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Individual seeks refund of purchase price of Hyundai vehicle because of alleged defects

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 19, 2018

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PINEVILLE – A consumer is seeking a refund of the price of a Hyundai vehicle over allegations it has defects that have not been repaired despite attempts to do so.

Christopher Scarlett filed a complaint Jan. 23 in Wyoming Circuit Court against Hyundai Motor America Inc. alleging that the automobile manufacturer violated the Consumer Protection/New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 9, 2016, he purchased a new 2016 Hyundai Veloster for $23,645.59. Since purchase, the suit states the vehicle was taken in for repairs three or more times for the same non-conformities, which the plaintiff alleges are life-threatening. 

The plaintiff holds Hyundai Motor America Inc. responsible because despite repeated attempts to repair the vehicle, the defendants allegedly failed to make repairs to conform the vehicle to its warranties.

The plaintiff seeks revocation of acceptance, the refund of the purchase price and award for incidental and consequential damages, in the alternative, award for the total damages of $28,761.75, plus attorney's fees and costs associated with this action. He is represented by Timothy P. Lupardus of Lupardus Law Office in Pineville. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Warren R. McGraw.

Wyoming Circuit Court case number 18-C-06

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