I bought a 2014 Infiniti qx60 certified pre-owned in 2016 with an extended warranty. A week after driving it, I felt issues with my breaks and I brought it to a friend that owns an alignment and break shop. He told me my rotors were completely shot. I told him that's impossible because I just bought this car and it was "Infiniti certified." He told me to bring the car back to the dealership and let them look at it. I did and was told by them that they "forgot" and they would fix them immediately. This was all shown in the car fax report. I drove the vehicle for a couple more years and I still wasn't happy with the way it rode so I decided to trade it in. I brought my Infiniti to the dealership and I was informed from the sales manager that my vehicle was in an accident in 2015 which decreases the value of my car substantially. They showed me a car fax and it showed that the first owner was involved in an accident in 2015 a full year before I bought my vehicle. This was not shown in the car fax when I bought the vehicle in 2016. The accident was added to the car fax on December of 2017. I found out that Infiniti knew about the accident, fixed the car, and sold it accident free...
You should consult with a consumer protection attorney to get further clarity on your rights and obligations of the dealership, if any. Nothing in your post shows a cover up. The question is whether the dealership was required by law to disclose to you that the vehicle was in an accident. I am unaware of any such laws. The second question is whether you specifically asked if the car had been involved in any prior accidents. And if so, did the dealership represent to you that the vehicle was free of accidents despite knowing otherwise. If none of those things happened, then the dealership sold you a vehicle that they were lawfully able to sell and disclosed no more information than they were required by law to disclose or were asked to disclose by you.
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