Boone Co. woman alleges Dodge dealer sold defective vehicle

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 22, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Boone County woman is suing a Dodge manufacturer and distributor, alleging breach of duty, breach of implied warranty, fraud and negligence.

Jackie Kelly filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against FCA US LLC and Boone Motor Sales Inc., doing business as Stephens Auto Center, alleging they obtained profit through distribution of a substandard product.

According to the complaint, on June 13, 2016, Kelly bought a new 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 from a Boone County dealership. The suit says Kelly has suffered monetary loss, emotional and mental distress, aggravation, anxiety, loss of use, annoyance and inconvenience, because the vehicle was later discovered to be defective and nonconforming to warranties.

The suit alleges more than six times the Dodge Ram was sent to an authorized dealer for repairs but it remains defective. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide a comparable replacement vehicle or reimburse all moneys paid by Kelly, and impaired the use, value and/or safety of the vehicle.

Kelly seeks trial by jury, consequential and incidental damages, declaratory relief, punitive damages, court costs, attorney fees, additional damages, interest, and all further just relief. She is represented by attorney Charles M. Love IV of The Love Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1102

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