Oklahoma City woman hoping for change in state's lemon law

Monday, March 7th 2005, 6:10 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) One woman is hoping her struggle with a faulty car will help make change in Oklahoma's ``lemon law.''

Soft-spoken Angie Gallant is an unlikely advocate. But with a 3-year-old daughter on her hip, Gallant is cornering lawmakers in the halls of the state Capitol and working for change.

Gallant says she struggled to get a new car after the one she bought stopped running. Gallant says Oklahoma's laws don't protect consumers who get a bad new car and they are often victimized.

Gallant, whose husband was fighting in Iraq, says she fought General Motors 10 months to get her defective car replaced.

The company eventually bought the car back but charged her more than $1500.00 for the miles she put on the new car.