Suit against GM claims Camaro was a lemon

Kelly Holleran Jun. 25, 2011, 10:51am

A Fulton couple has filed suit against General Motors after they claim the Chevrolet Camaro they purchased had multiple defects that a manufacturer's warranty failed to cover.

George and Lilia Advincula filed a lawsuit June 17 in Jefferson County District Court against General Motors.

In their complaint, the Advinculas claim they experienced multiple problems, including clutch pedal issues and missing transmission bolts, with the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro they purchased on Jan. 2, 2010. In fact, the vehicle has been in the shop at least 12 times and spent about 45 days there since the Advinculas bought it, according to the complaint.

The Advinculas name General Motors as a defendant because they say the company violated the Texas Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act.

"The limited remedies in the manufacturer's warranties failed of its essential purpose and deprived Plaintiffs of the substantial value of the bargain because Defendant did not correct the defects within a reasonable time," the suit states.

Because of the issues with their vehicle, the Advinculas claim they suffered a diminished value of their vehicle, lost the car's use, incurred repair costs and lost income and profits.

In their complaint, the Advinculas are seeking actual, statutory and exemplary damages, plus attorney's fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest possible legal rate and other relief the court deems just.

Craig M. Patrick of the Patrick Law Firm in Dallas will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A190-308

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