Car owner alleges she was sold vehicle with inaccurate odometer reading

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

HOUSTON — A buyer is suing an Oregon business, alleging she was sold a car with an inaccurate odometer reading.

Christina Marie Whitten, formerly known as Christina Marie Glutz, filed a complaint March 12 in Harris County Circuit Court against Delta Electric Services LLC of Bend, Oregon, alleging violation of the odometer act.

According to the complaint, in fall 2017 Whitten plaintiff was shopping for a vehicle. The suit states that the plaintiff's 2013 Cadillac Escalade had previously been transferred by the defendant and the  Oregon certificate of title that transferred the vehicle from the defendant to Ally Financial included an odometer reading that was not legible. 

The suit states Delta Electric was aware that the odometer reading of 35,609 actual mileage on the certification was false--the true reading was more than 50,000 miles--and that the low reading factored into Whitten's decision to purchase the vehicle.

The plaintiff says had she known the true odometer reading, she would not have purchased the Cadillac.

Whitten seeks damages of $100,000 and trial by jury.  She is represented by attorney Dana Karni of Karni Law Firm PC in Houston.

Harris County Circuit Court case number 2019-18070

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