WRIGHT TWP. — A lawsuit filed against the manufacturer of a truck purchased last year by Wright Township claims the vehicle is a lemon and has been in the shop numerous times for repairs.
The suit filed by the township in Luzerne County Court seeks damages under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection laws from Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, Ore. The suit said the price of the truck, excluding collateral charges, was $78,445.
A spokesman for Daimler Trucks North America said the company does not comment on pending litigation.
According to the suit, since the township took possession of the truck in June 2012, it has undergone repairs for, among other things, a defective engine and serpentine belt at an authorized service facility. The repairs are covered under warranty and the manufacturer failed to effectively make them.
As a result, the suit said, “the vehicle cannot be utilized for the purposes intended by (the township) at the time of acquisition and as such, the vehicle is worthless.”