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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Customer alleges Charleston auto dealer sold defective Dodge truck

State Court

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2019


CHARLESTON — A man who purchased a Dodge Truck from a Charleston dealership claims they sold him a vehicle in defective condition and failed to repair the defects properly.

Robert Estep III filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Dutch Miller of Charleston doing business as Dutch Miller of Charleston and FCA US LLC alleging  violation of West Virginia's Consumer Credit and Protection Act, breach of implied warranties of merchantability and breach of contract.

According to the suit, Estep claims the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT he purchased from Dutch Miller in January began to experience malfunctions including the radio going to maximum volume when the truck was put into reverse, front axle issues and other numerous mechanical issues.  When Miller had to return the truck to Dutch Miller for repair just days after driving it and with only 218 miles on it, was told the vehicle had "serious and dangerous issues" and claims the dealer "knew or reasonably should have known" about the truck's defects. 

Estep seeks monetary damages, punitive damages, interests, trial by jury and all other just relief. He is represented by Kurt Entsminger of The Estep Entsminger Law Group PLLC in Charleston. 

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-883

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