Illinois woman sues O'Fallon car dealer for allegedly lying about repairs

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Oct. 16, 2015, 12:13pm


An Illinois woman is suing an O'Fallon car dealer, alleging it was involved in a pattern of deceptive and unfair misconduct concerning the repair of her car.

Dian Ducey filed a lawsuit on Sept. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Meyers Bros. Auto Company, doing business as Meyer Honda in O'Fallon, alleging conversion and consumer fraud.

According to the complaint, Ducey purchased a new CRV Honda from the defendant in June 2007.  The suit states Meyer Honda began its misleading behavior in July 2011 when Ducey brought her vehicle to the dealership to fix a problem with the car's air conditioner. Over the next four years, the lawsuit states, the defendant misrepresented what repairs were necessary to correct the vehicle's erratic performing air conditioner, charged for the unnecessary repairs and said the repairs corrected the problem.

Moreover, the lawsuit says the defendant removed the clutch hub from the CRV without Ducey's permission in an attempt to hide that the clutch was detective and improperly installed.

Ducey seeks compensatory and exemplary damages, in addition to attorney fees, court costs, and other relief deemed appropriate by the court.  She is represented by attorney Pat Ducey of the Law Office of Pat Ducey in Troy.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-512.

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