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West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing about an automotive case from another state. According to a recent report, the plaintiff had purchased a Chevrolet truck from a local dealership. He says that it had auto defects and claims the dealership was unsuccessful at repairing them.

The lawsuit states that the man purchased the truck on Aug. 29. He says that it had various defects in workmanship and materials, affecting the steering box, shock absorbers, electronic systems, exterior appearance and interior cosmetics. The plaintiff asserts in his complaint that he provided the named defendants plenty of time to remedy the defects.

However, he says that they left the more dangerous auto defects unrepaired. As a result, he says that the auto malfunctions continued to substantially impair the overall use, safety and value of the truck. Now, he is seeking a full refund of the price that he paid for the truck, in addition to various other expenses, and he expects an annulment of the sales contract.

Auto manufacturers have a duty to ensure the vehicles that they are sending to dealerships for sale to consumers across the country, including in West Virginia, are completely safe to operate. When manufacturers and dealerships become aware known of auto defects, it is their duty to thoroughly remedy the conditions for consumers. Failing to do either of these things can result in a product liability lawsuit. Each situation is different, so it may be beneficial to discuss one’s particular situation with experienced legal counsel to determine whether there is a valid claim to take to court. 

Source: louisianarecord.com, “Truck buyer sues GM, dealer over alleged faulty workmanship and repairs“, Robert Hadley, Jan. 15, 2016