I purchased a used BMW from a Lexus dealership thinking that it had the remainder of the manufacturer warranty. The sales person verbally confirmed that this was the case. 2 months later the engine light came on and I took the car to BMW to find out that I need a new engine. BMW will not pay for the new engine because they have no record of oil changes and say that is the cause of the engine failure. In fact BMW voided the warranty well before I purchased the car. Lexus sold me a car thinking that I had a manufacturer warranty but that was not the case.
Normally when you buy a used car from the dealer there is a warranty notice that you get. It either says there is a warranty or there is isn't. I am guessing the form indicated that there was no warranty which is why you're now relying on a verbal promise. If that's the case you're most likely out of luck. The courts will usually go by what the paperwork says, so make sure you go back and check the paperwork.
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I agree with Attorney Allen above. It would be helpful if you could explain why BMW voided the warranty before you even purchased the car.
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