You can file a fraud action against the dealership. Call a consumer attorney for a free case evaluation, send them all of your documents for the vehicle. An attorney in this area of the law can assist you with this type of claim so that you can be made whole and receive additional damages if fraud is proven.
The dealership can't get out of responsibility for frame damage by saying it wasn't on the carfax. It doesn't matter if it was on the car fax or not. The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law says a dealership can't sell a car if it knew or should have known there was frame damage. I have had many cases where the dealership denied they knew about the frame damage but I was able to prove that they should have known. Contact a consumer attorney who specializes in fraud, but do so quickly. There are attorneys, such as myself, who represent consumers for fraud cases who do not charge any fees or costs to consumers. You can also learn more about car fraud on my website.
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The million dollar question is “Did you ask if the car was in an accident prior to purchase?” if you did, and the dealer knew or should have known of the accident, then you have a potential claim against the dealership under the Unfair Trade Practices Act and/or common-law fraud.
If the five aforementioned repairs were for the same issue and covered under the manufacturers warranty, you may also have a claim under a Federal Law known as the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. This would enable you to go after the manufacturer for monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle as a result of the defect. The legal representation under the Magnuson Moss Act is completely cost-free.
I agree with both other attorneys that you should reach out to counsel to explore your legal options. I wish you the best.