Dodge Ram truck owners seek damages after truck caught fire

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 18, 2017

WILLIAMSON – Two Kentucky consumers allege a truck they purchased caught on fire and that its defects have not been corrected.

Dallas Reynolds and Eric Reynolds filed a complaint on Aug. 25 in the Mingo Circuit Court against FCA US LLC, doing business as Chrysler, alleging violation of West Virginia's Lemon Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in July 2015, they purchased a 2015 Dodge Ram truck from the defendant's agent in Mingo County.  The suit states that they took the truck back to the agent on Aug. 7, 2015, with complaints of a burning smell. They allege that the vehicle "burst into flames" in Aug. 11, 2015, and that the cab was destroyed, the suit states. They allege the truck was taken to the agent and remained in the agent's possession until October 2016, but the defects have not been resolved.

The plaintiffs hold FCA US LLC responsible because the vehicle allegedly was not reasonably fit for its intended use.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, all legal fees, general relief, and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Greg K. Smith of Law Office of Greg K. Smith in Williamson. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Miki Thompson.

Mingo Circuit Court Case number 17-C-149

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