ORANGE -- Claiming she was sold a lemon, Terri Jones has filed suit against Harmon Chevrolet and General Motors Corp.

Jones' suit was filed Aug. 13 in Orange County District Court.

In her suit, Jones says she purchased a Chevy Equinox from Harmon Chevrolet on Aug. 18, 2006. During the first year of ownership, the vehicle's ignition switch allegedly malfunctioned on several occasions.

"Since owning the vehicle, and within the period of express warranty, the ignition switch … required replacement four times," the suit says.

"Prior to the expiration of the express warranty, plaintiff brought the vehicle to Harmon … for repair, and the defendants refused to honor the warranty."

Jones alleges both defendants are guilty of breaching their warranty and of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

"The conduct of the defendants …. Was a proximate cause of plaintiff's economic damages," the suit says.

Jones is requesting a trial by jury and is represented by attorney Clay Dugas.

The case has been assigned to Judge Pat Clark, 128th Judicial District.

Case No. A-080316-c

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