test out of pocket. The results show the the car I brought needs to be serviced i.e. transmission need to be flushed, oil needs changing and brakes are at a 6mm ( scale for brakes are 3-9 mm), etc.The serviceperson said that I needed to repair br...
The state-mandated warranty is a warranty against "defects" arising during the warranty period that impair use or safety. The need for periodic servicing of fluids and similar items would probably not be considered a defect. Worn brake linings are a closer call, but if they have some useful life left and are not a safety hazard within the warranty period, they are probably excluded. If the dealer made specific factual representations about the present condition of the vehicle which have proven to be untrue, you might have a claim for breach of express warranty, but you might also have difficulty convincing a judge that such representations were made, since the dealer will deny it. It's too bad that you have to pay more money up front than you expected, but chalk it up to experience. Next time, get the independent inspection before you agree to buy the car.See question
The dealership where I leased my car from recently ...they got the asking price wrong ... they got the sticker price wrong... they got the bank quote Wrong.... the manager almost got violent with me I need some help!
You need to consult an experienced consumer protection lawyer. I would be happy to meet with you if you call my office on or after September 16. You may find someone closer to your home through the National Association of Consumer Advocates, www.consumeradvocates.org.See question
(ADVERTISED PURCHASE PRICE IN HAND), THAT WAS ADVERTISED ON THEIR WEBSITE FOR SEVERAL DAYS. VIEWED THE VEHICLE. TOLD THE SALESPERSON I HAD THE ASKING PRICE ON HAND, AND I WANTED TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE. I WAS TOLD THAT I COULD NOT PURCHASE THE VEH...
It's illegal to advertise a price intending not to honor it. Mistakes can happen, but just because an employee says it was a mistake doesn't necessarily mean that it was one. Since this happened at a large dealership, you may want to call it to the attention of the attorney general's office via a consumer complaint.See question
I bought a car in June of 2014 for $2,900 and was told that it was efficient enough to last 3 years. Unfortunately I was lied to because last month when I was smelling fumes coming out the car I went to get it serviced by a mechanic and he informe...
The oral claim that you are relying on would probably be considered a mere expression of opinion, not a warranty. There is obviously an element of risk associated with buying a $2,900 car, but you can try to manage the risk next time by having your mechanic look at the car before you decide to buy it.See question
I purchased a used car from a well known dealership, less than 2 years ago. I went to trade it in for a new vehicle and the new dealer told me that my car has a branded title, it was labeled a lemon in 2009. The dealer is trying to stay they had n...
The dealer knew or should have known more than whatever Carfax said about the car at the time they sold it to you, and also knows or should know that Carfax reports are not reliable. You will need to consult a qualified consumer protection lawyer to help you determine how to proceed. Find one near you through the National Association of Consumer Advocates, consumeradvocates.org. But with such a large gap between what you owe and what the car is worth, you may have bigger issues than misrepresentation about the title status of the car.See question
2 weeks ago I went with my girlfriend to replace a tire that had a bubble in the side wall. Today (7/8/15) She was driving and the side wall of the tire they put on blew out causing my girlfriend to lose control and crashing into a bush. Can I sue...
The fault might be with the tire or with the installation process or with the wheel on which the tire was mounted. You do not mention whether the accident resulted in injury to your girlfriend or damage to the car. These are all issues you can discuss with a lawyer if the dealership refuses to replace the tire.See question
I traded my car on 2/18/15 and kept the same plates. The city sent me two excise tax bill for both cars. Do I have to pay both even if I don't have the first car any more?
Call the city and explain the situation. You may need to request an abatement for one of the vehicles. It may be based on what percentage of the year you owned each vehicle.See question
I privately sold my 2002 GMC Envoy with 97226 miles I told the person what work that I knew of that needed to be done. I work out a bill of sale that says sold as it. Well the purchaser found more wrong with the vehicle that I was unaware of an...
I agree with attorney Boone. The proposition that your buyer relies on would be true if you were a dealer, but not if you are an ordinary person making a private sale.See question
i bought a new car Saturday 6/6/15 traded in my 2012 took possession that same day of my new 2014, signed contract finance manager said he would submit me that Monday to the bank, but the car was mine and plates transferred etc, received call on T...
If you signed a Retail Installment Sales Contract, you will see that it says up in the upper right corner that the Creditor/Seller is the car dealer. That means the dealer has agreed to extend credit to you on the terms you signed for. It's binding on you and on the dealer.
While the dealer intends to sell the contract to a bank, it's not your problem whether or not the dealer can do so on profitable terms. However, dealers simply refuse to recognize this legal reality and act as though the contract is just a rough draft which they can rewrite at will.
Although the dealer cannot legally repossess the car unless you fail to make payments as scheduled, I can't promise it won't happen. Anticipate this possibility by not keeping any personal property or papers, especially papers related to the car purchase, in the car.
Contact a qualified consumer protection lawyer immediately because you will probably need help. You can contact my office for an appointment if the dealer was in Massachusetts. You can also find a practitioner near you through the National Association of Consumer Advocates, consumeradvocates.org.
when I bough the car they kept it for a week trying to fix something, they told me it was the AC which wasn't. Since then I have had a lot of problems with it and now it is enough and i want to change it without me being affected by anymore.
I am not sure why you think you have the right to exchange the car. The "30 day period" you refer to, if it is the normal warranty on an older used car, means that the dealer promises to repair defects that become apparent during the 30 days. If the dealer cannot repair the defect, the dealer may be required to cancel the sale and refund your money. But there are very specific requirements you must meet in order to prove you are entitled to a refund.
Dealers often resist complying with their duties under the warranty. You should consult a qualified consumer protection lawyer about this problem. You are welcome to contact my office for an appointment.