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Can I sue a car dealership for misinforming and adding extra charges to the bill without consent?

Jim Thorpe, PA |

We have recently bought a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. During the first month we have realized that it was a big mistake. The transmission is acting up, there is paint chipping off of the front bumper, they promised we would have equity in it since we traded in a pretty expensive car for it and we actually have negative equity now, the gas mileage is nowhere near where they promised, the pre-delivery inspection paper they gave us was for the wrong car so who knows if ours was even inspected, they tacked on a 700 maintenance package which we did not ask for, we called within 30 days to return it and they said we couldn't which we were then told by the head of mitsubishi that there is a 30 days return policy, they sold us a demo car with 3,200 miles on it as brand new and sticker price.

Attorney Answers 3

  1. It sounds like there are issues. Set up an appointment with an attorney who handles consumer fraud/ lemon law cases. Most provide a free consult.

  2. It sounds like the dealer really took advantage of you here. I think that your next step should be to contact an experienced consumer law attorney in Pennsylvania. You can find one here: Most consumer law attorneys will review your case for a low or no cost fee and make the dealer pay your attorney fees.

    Good luck,

    Beth Wells

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  3. Contact a lemon law / consumer fraud attorney for a free consultation. Keep all of your documents in order to provide them to the attorney for the evaluation and evidence for the potential lawsuit. A consumer attorney will be able to handle your case free of charge at no cost to you.
    Keep a handwritten journal of any statements the dealership makes to during the course of repair visits in addition to keeping the repair orders.

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