My brother got a new car.. 2 weeks ago now we come to find out the car has coolant leaking into the oil which would require a new engine replacement.. we have come to realize that we where deceive by the dealer, on inspection of the car we noticed no coolant and ask for it to be top up which was not done when we got home we did and a few days discover the problem also the radiator cap was left half close so the problem would not have been notice until it was too late
Ordinarily, when you purchase a new vehicle and you sign all of the paperwork, you accept the car and you cannot later change your mind However, if the seller made false, misleading or deceptive statements that induced you to purchase the vehicle, you may have a cause of action. Further, there are warranty issues that provide you with options of having the dealer repair. I strongly urge you to immediately contact an attorney in your area who specializes in consumer rights litigation. Most will offer you a free initial consultation. Avvo is an excellent source for locating well-qualified attorneys in your area. Best wishes.
I am assuming a NEW TO HIM used car but not a NEW car is what you mean. That stated if it was AS IS sale and this issue was discovered 1 week or so later he will have a difficult issue as coolant leaking in to the oil indicates a cracked block and THAT likely occurred by running the engine with little or no coolant or oil. The fly in the ointment here is how could your brother know the coollant was NOT topped off unless HE lifted the radiator cap to look and looked at the overflow. Had he done so he would have notice the problem with the cap and "topped off" the coolant himself. THIS suggests that the car dealer will likely claim that your brother put the cap back on wrong and drove around with the engine light on or the temp gauge pinned causing the engine damage himself - so he will have to PROVE this was damaged before he drove off the lot.
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