Jeep Compass owner seeks refund from manufacturer over alleged defects with vehicle

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 11, 2019

GALVESTON – A Galveston County consumer is seeking a refund of a Jeep vehicle she purchased last fall over allegations it has defects that the manufacturer has failed to repair.

Arica Shermine Smith filed a complaint on May 13 in the Galveston County District Court against FCA US LLC alleging breach of warranty and breach of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

The suit states the plaintiff purchased a new 2018 Jeep Compass on Oct. 5, 2018, from a dealership and that the vehicle came with a two warranties.

The plaintiff alleges she found that there were a number of defects in the vehicle, including a faulty temperature gauge, defects in the thermostat housing, check engine light deployment, stop/start warning indicator illumination, malfunctioning heater, powertrain control module defects and other issues.

The plaintiff alleges she took the vehicle to an authorized dealership for repairs but the defendant failed to repair the vehicle to bring it into conformity with its warranties.

The plaintiff is seeking to revoke her acceptance of the vehicle and a refund.

The plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury, relief of more than $100,000, judgment against the defendant, interest, court costs, attorneys' fees and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Adam Mott of the Law Offices of Jason S. Hegedus PLLC in North Miami Beach, Florida.

Galveston County District Court case number 19-cv-0858

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