FRESNO – A Clovis consumer alleges a used vehicle he purchased from a Fresno County dealership has defects and is seeking either replacement of or restitution for the vehicle.
Manuel Valdez filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in the Fresno County Superior Court against General Motors LLC; Riverpark Auto Center Inc., doing business as River Park Automotive Center; and Does 1 through 20 citing the Song Beverly Warranty Act and the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 16, 2018, Valdez purchased a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu manufactured by General Motors from River Park Automotive Center for $25,783.92 under a retail installment sale contract.
The plaintiff alleges the vehicle has engine malfunctions and despite taking the vehicle to an authorized service and repair facility, the vehicle still does not conform with its warranties.
The plaintiff holds General Motors LLC, Riverpark Auto Center and Does 1 through 20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to service or repair the vehicle to match the written warranties.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for replacement or restitution of the vehicle, damages, actual attorney's fees, costs of suit, prejudgment interest, and such other relief the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Christopher M. Lovasz of Consumer Legal Remedies PC in Long Beach.
Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG04568