SAN DIEGO — A Hemet, California, couple has filed a class action lawsuit against a vehicle manufacturer, alleging design defect.

Ryan and Sarah Wildin, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals, filed a complaint Dec. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against FCA US LLC, alleging violation of California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition Law and Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act.

According to the complaint, in September 2016, the Wildins purchased a new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at an authorized FCA dealer in San Diego County and relied on the defendant's advertisement that the vehicle would be safe and reliable. The Wildins are part of a class that alleges they have experienced a stalling defect on multiple occasions and that FCA US has made no repairs despite the plaintiffs returning the vehicle to an authorized FCA repair facility. 

As a result, the owners say they have suffered an ascertainable loss of money, property and value of their vehicles. 

The plaintiffs allege FCA US failed to disclose the defective nature of the Chrysler Pacifica and intentionally concealed material facts and breached its duty not to do so.

The Wildins seeks trial by jury, more than $50,000 in damages, attorney fees, court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other appropriate relief. They are represented by attorneys Jordan L. Lurie, Tarek H. Zohdy, Cody R. Padgett and Karen L. Wallace of Capstone Law APC in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:17-cv-02594-GPC-MDD

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