Jeep buyers say manufacturer violated warranty law

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

WHEELING — Two consumers are suing the makers of Jeep, claiming a breach of an implied warranty of merchantability.

Sara Voyles and Trent A. Voyles filed a complaint on Aug. 15 in Ohio Circuit Court against FCA US LLC, alleging that the manufacturer violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 31, 2015, they purchased a new 2016 Jeep Cherokee, manufactured and warranted by the defendant. After the purchase, they experienced serious non-conformities with the vehicle that substantially impaired its use, safety and value, they allege. The plaintiffs hold FCA US LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to deliver the vehicle for its intended use, failed to effectuate repairs within a reasonable amount of time and failed to conform the vehicle to its warranty.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek revocation of acceptance, an award for damages to be determined at trial, attorney's fees, costs, pre-judgment interest and such other relief as the court may deem appropriate. They are represented by Christina Gill Roseman of Roseman Law Firm PLLC in Pittsburgh.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 16-c-260

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