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Chevrolet Camaro

Case Type:   Lemon Law New Car Purchase
Case:   Ronald Maiorino v. General Motors / Chevrolet
Date:   January 25, 2017
Plaintiff Attorney(s):   Anthony T. Ballato, Esq., of Massapequa, NY
Defendant Attorney(s):   General Motors, Lynn Foster, Customer Relationship Specialist, of California
Facts:   On February 20, 2016, consumer Ronald Maiorino purchased a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro from Atlantic Chevrolet Cadillac. Consumer brought the vehicle to the dealer for service for the engine recall and the HVAC was not working. The consumer brought the vehicle back in for service because the HVAC was not working correctly. Consumer alleges that while he was driving the vehicle the new dashboard was rattling. A recall was performed on the oil pickup tube bolt retention, the oil pan was replaced, the oil pan pick up bolts were replaced. The service tech found nothing on display for the HVAC. The heater control was not working, the tech replaced the heater control and it still did not work. The tech called TAC Case #8-2135473163 and was told that he needed to replace the module. The module was on back order. The dashboard had to be removed the HAVAC box had to be replaced, because the factory put in the wrong one.
Verdict:   After several attempts to fix the vehicle and over sixty (60) days out of service, the consumer hired Anthony Ballato, Esq. to represent him. Mr. Ballato sent a letter to Chevrolet Motor Division demanding they repurchase the vehicle. After extensive conversations and emails with the manufacturer’s representative, Lynn Foster, in Detroit, Michigan, the manufacturer settled for a full value replacement or repurchase at the consumer’s choice. General Motors repurchased the vehicle in the full amount of $36,687.93 plus $2,000.00 in legal fees.

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