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If i buy a car and check engine light turns on 3 weeks later can i make auto dealer repair?: I have a 30 day motor warranty on my used car. But check engine light turned on yesterday after having it checked it turns out its the catalytic converter. Shop thinks this was an existing issue that was hidden from me. The check engine light was reset and therefor issue was not noticed at purchase time.

Asked about 1 month ago in Lemon Law

Douglas’s answer: I agree with the other attorneys who have answered. I would add that since this is a "motor warranty", the dealer may claim the catalytic converter is not covered. You may have to fall back on a claim that they concealed this problem from you. Make sure the shop has given you a written estimate showing the failed converter, since this is an important piece of evidence.

You haven't said what kind of car this is, or how many miles were on it. Manufacturers are required to give a 100,000 mile warranty on the catalytic converter, so it's possible that is still covered by that warranty.

Best of luck!

Doug Sohn

Answered 30 days ago.


Can I sue the dealership that sold me my truck?: I purchased a brand new Ford F250 recently. After a couple of days a lot of the features that i was told about the truck were not true. The car salesmen lied to me about some features that was a real selling point for me in purchasing this $65,000 truck. I recently found out through ford customer service and online research that the features do not exist in this truck. The customer service agents also verified it through the vehicles VIN number. I've contacted the dealership about this and they stated there isn't much they can do now that the loan is signed and the truck is mine.

Asked about 1 month ago in Lemon Law

Douglas’s answer: I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with this sale. If you can prove that the salesman lied to you about features that were important enough that you would not have bought the truck otherwise, or made a major difference in the value of the truck, you probably have a case. Ask yourself this, however, if you took this case in front of a judge, and the salesman lied on the stand, would you win? In other words, do you have any proof besides your own testimony? Was there anybody else with you when he made his statements? Is there anything in writing that talks about these features, either way (that they are on the truck or are not)?

I would suggest that you have your case reviewed by an experienced auto fraud attorney in your area. Most will do this at no cost to you.

Best of luck!

Doug

Answered about 1 month ago.


I bought a car from a Car lot when I got home the transmission went out so can I exchange the car with another car from the lot: I want to exchange or refund my down payment

Asked about 1 month ago in Lemon Law

Douglas’s answer: I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with this car. You probably have the right to take the car back and get your money back. I depends on whether you got a warranty, or it was sold "as-is" or the dealer told you anything about the possibility of the transmission going bad. However, unless he told you "I'm pretty sure the transmission is going to go out soon", you should be entitled to cancel the deal. Watch out for them charging you anything extra, or for giving a deal on another car that is not as good as the first deal you got.

I would recommend that you have the car towed to a reputable transmission shop and get a written estimate of the cost of repair, then calling the dealer and insisting that they take the car back and give you your money back. Keep the estimate as evidence in case they aren't cooperative. Do this right away, so they can't claim the transmission failed after you'd driven the car for a long time.

I would recommend that you get your money back and go to another dealer who has better cars.

Best of luck!

Doug Sohn

Answered about 1 month ago.