PRINCETON – A Mercer County woman is suing a Chrysler manufacturer, alleging a car she purchased was defective, despite attempts to repair the vehicle.

Leslie Leaseburge filed a suit in Mercer Circuit Court on Jan. 8 against FCS US LLC and Ramey Motors Inc., citing that the defendant violated the Consumer Protection-New Motor Vehicle Warranties Act in West Virginia for selling the plaintiff and allegedly defective vehicle and failing to repair it.

According to the claim, Leaseburg purchased a 2014 Chrysler 200 from Ramey Motors Inc. on April 24 for $27,058.32. The Chrysler warranty granted with the vehicle purported to cover the vehicle in all aspects for a period of three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. In addition, the manufacturer’s warranty reportedly covered care of the vehicle’s drive train for five years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. 

The plaintiff claims to have returned the car to one of Chrysler’s authorized repair centers at least three times for vehicle vibration issues. Leaseburg alleges that the subject vibration is included in the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Invoking provisions in the Consumer Protection-New Motor Vehicle Warranties Act in West Virginia, the plaintiff charges the defendant with causing her inconvenience and aggravation.

Leaseburg seeks a refund of the value of the trade-in and down payment; purchase price, including sales tax; license and registration fees; finance charges and incidental costs in a sum no less than $27,058.32. The plaintiff also seeks $10,000 for inconvenience and loss of use, attorney's fees, and all further relief pursuant to the New Motor Vehicle Warranty Act. She is represented by William O. Huffman of Princeton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge William J. Sadler.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 16-C-7




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