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Woman Sues Over Stinky Car
Woman Sues Over Stinky Car
Margarita Salais bought a 2006 Ford Expedition in March, 2011, from a Detroit Ford dealership. Once spring brought warmer temperatures, she noticed a bad smell inside the vehicle. The heat of summer, according to Salais, turned the bad smell into a foul odor. She brought the car back to the dealership, who told her that the smell had come from a dead animal. A letter from her insurance company claims that Elite Trauma Clean-up Inc. determined that the smell was human in origin. Salais is suing the dealership, who won't let her return the Expedition, for $25,000 plus court fees, claiming they failed to notify her that the vehicle had been stolen three times and had once held a corpse.
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