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Man claims Ford truck he purchased in 2016 still has unrepaired defects

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By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2019

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PINEVILLE – A Wyoming County man claims that a truck he purchased new in 2016 has the same defects despite taking it to a mechanic multiple times for repair.

According to the filing in Wyoming Circuit Court, Derek Hatfield filed a suit against Ford Motor Co. for relief under West Virginia's Code Chapter 46A-6A, otherwise known as the Lemon Law.

Hatfield alleges that the 2016 Ford F150 he purchased from Ramey Ford Lincoln in November 2016 has been seen by a mechanic several times for a defective check engine light, that the truck uses oil, the engine "runs rough" and that there is a defect with the truck's idling. According to the suit, the truck came with a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty.

Hatfield seeks relief of $41,795.86, the amount he paid the dealership after financing and vehicle extras, as well as court costs and attorney's fees. 

The plaintiff is represented by attorney David Thompson of Pineville. 

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Warren R. McGraw.

Wyoming Circuit Court case number 19-c-68

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