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Posted over 3 years ago.

Thanks to all three of you, it just really frustrates me that my husband and i specificly asked if it had ever been wrecked and the individual said NO, and the title did not say anything stating that it had either, it wasnt untill we obtained the NEW title in my name form the BMV that it showed REBUILT...and after further looking on the car we have noticed a possible repaint job on the passenger side of the car.. we did only pay $2,550. for the '02 Pontiac Grand Am GT that still booked for around $4,000. but amd scared that down the road it will have mechanical issues or that I may not be able to resale in the future

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman, Lemon Law Attorney - Los Altos, CA
Posted over 3 years ago.

Noting your concerns, I would strongly consider chasing the individual(s) responsible. These rebuilt wrecks can be very dangerous to you and to others on the road, and at that price, how much effort could they have put into "fixing" it?

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Posted over 3 years ago.

If I contact the BMV will they be able to send me a copy of the title that was in his name before it was changed in mine so that I may compare and show proof?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman, Lemon Law Attorney - Los Altos, CA
Posted over 3 years ago.

That's best answered by your BMV. Usually, if there is an ongoing lawsuit, they will in fact respond to a subpoena, but, absent a lawsuit, your guess is as good as mine. Try contacting them directly and/or a local consumer protection atty.

Ronald Lee Burdge
Ronald Lee Burdge, Lemon Law Attorney - Dayton, OH
Posted over 3 years ago.

BMV records are public records and you can get a copy yourself by going to the local BMV office. Still, Scott is right that you really need to talk to a local attorney about what your rights are - and also how to use the small claims court process on your own. It might cost a little but the info would very likely be very well worth it.