The Texas Court of Appeals refused to reinstate a customer's breach-of-warranty and breach-of-contract lawsuit against a Land Rover dealership that the customer said failed to "perform its contractual obligation" under the warranty and "to perform services in a good and workmanlike manner" on her 2014 Range Rover Evoque.
Angelia Hill said she bought the vehicle and an extended service contract from Land Rover of Southwest Houston in 2014. The dealership said she did not buy an extended service contract, only windshield and tire protection. The store replaced the engine under warranty at 28,528 miles and then, at over 56,000 miles, serviced it for "low coolant level."
When she returned to the store 11 months later, she had not changed the oil for 33,586 miles. The service department recommended a new engine, the decision said.
Hill sued, asserting the store wrongly refused to repair the Evoque under her supposed extended warranty. The case was dismissed without trial.
The Aug. 10 Court of Appeals decision upheld that ruling, saying Hill failed to present expert testimony that the dealership "breached its standard of care and caused the engine to fail." She plans to appeal, her lawyer said.