I purchased a vehicle for my son through Craig's List where they described the car as running great. My son test drove the car and checked it over. He is in a diesel mechanics program, so he had the truck go through some testing when he went back to class. He found out the head gaskets were bad. It has been 4 days since the purchase. Do I have any recourse?
The general rule on cars is caveat emptor (buyer beware). Unless there was an express warranty or representation about the condition of the head gaskets, I do not expect you would be entitled to a recovery. I do not believe "runs great" is an express representation about the condition of the head gaskets.
The comments listed here are of a general nature and are not offered to create a formal attorney-client relationship -- that is, I am not, and I cannot give you legal advice here. I am Iowa licensed and, to become your attorney, I need to understand the particular facts and circumstances of your legal question and most likely meet you face to face.
Only if you can prove that the seller knew about the bad head gaskets and committed fraud by not disclosing that information.
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