Probably. It's a small claims case if under $10,000.00 and you can bring that on your own in the area where the seller lives.
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Did you buy the vehicle from a dealer? Or from a private party?
If it was from a dealer, what sort of warranty did you get? Was anything in writing? Unfortunately, buying a used vehicle in California can be precarious. You should probably have an attorney review the transaction to see what laws were broken, if any, during the transaction.
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Your message indicates the seller knew about pre-existing problems and did not disclose them. If that is the case he had a duty to disclose those problems and his failure to do so arguably constitutes fraud. Did you purchase the car from a private seller or a dealership? That will be a pretty big factor into whether you pursue this matter in small claims court or superior court. Also, how long after the purchase did the problems you mention show up? If they showed up shortly after the purchase that will help your case. If you would like to discuss this further, I invite you to call me for a free consultation. Good luck with this.
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