Consumers allege Hometown Preowned Vehicles sold them car that was not safe to drive

By Carrie Bradon | May 24, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Putnam County couple alleges they were sold a vehicle that was not safe to drive by a Raleigh County business.

Eric Blackburn and Sally Blackburn filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Hometown Preowned Vehicles Inc. and Pioneer West Virginia Federal Credit Union alleging breach of express warranties and other counts.

The suit states that the plaintiffs entered into a contract for the purchase of a 2015 Subaru on April 30, 2018, from Hometown that was financed by Pioneer.

When the plaintiffs went to see the vehicle in person, they allege a Hometown salesperson told them that the vehicle had been in a minor accident but had been successfully repaired.

The plaintiffs allege they noticed that the trunk was misaligned, but based on the defendant's representations that the issue would be fixed, they purchased the vehicle. 

The plaintiffs allege six months after the vehicle was purchased, it was damaged by a deer. They allege when they took the vehicle to a collision specialist, they learned the vehicle had not been properly repaired prior to its sale and that it was not safe to drive.

The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, a cancellation of the contract, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by Kristina Tomas Whiteaker and David L. Grubb of The Grubb Law Group PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Tera Salango.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-365

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