Can I Sue A Dealership For Selling Me A Bad Car??

You can sue a dealership for selling you a bad car if they did not properly disclose any known issues with the vehicle.

Often times, the only way to get the dealer to repair the vehicle or arrange for the car to be returned for a full refund is by having an auto fraud attorney sue the dealership.

What to do if a dealer sells you a bad used car?

Use the “Lemon Law”

Before you can use it, you must give the manufacturer or dealer a “reasonable number of attempts” to fix the problem. If the dealer cannot fix the problem, the dealer must take back the vehicle and refund your money, including fees and taxes, or replace the vehicle with a comparable set of wheels.

How do I file a complaint against a car dealership?

If your complaint is about:

  • Deceptive car ads or dealers — File a complaint with your state consumer protection agency and the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Terms of your auto loan agreement or payments — File a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Car warranty — Contact your state’s attorney general.

Can you return a used car if it has problems?

In general, there are no laws or rules providing a return period when you purchase a vehicle. In fact, there generally aren’t any laws or rules providing a return period. In most cases, it’s merely the policy of companies and retailers (like Walmart or Target) to allow refunds, rather than a legal obligation.

Can I sue a dealership for not fixing my car?

You can sue a car dealership for not fixing a problem that should have been fixed when you first brought the car in for repair. If a new engine was put in the car which you paid for, there shoukd have been no problems immediately with the engine after you left the dealership.

Is it illegal to sell a car for more than it’s worth?

A car can never be sold for more than it’s worth. That’s because the car is worth the price that is paid for it at the moment of sale. However, if you are asking if a car dealer can sell a car for more than it would cost you to buy it someplace else, the answer to that question is an unqualified yes.

What is the law on returning a used car?

Dealers are not required by federal law to give used car buyers a three-day right to cancel. In some states, dealers are required to give a right to cancel. In other states, the right to return the car in a few days for a refund exists only if the dealer chooses to offer this privilege.

Can a dealer sell a car that has been in an accident?

Remember, it is also illegal for a private owner to sell or trade in a vehicle without disclosing damage to the buyer, including a dealer. If the dealer did not know that the car had been in an accident when he purchased the car or accepted the trade, it could affect his responsibility in this matter.

Can a car dealer sell a damaged car as new?

New cars can get damaged in transit or on the dealer lot, and in many cases the dealer is not required to tell you if any repairs have been completed. If a car gets damaged on the dealer lot, it is usually repaired and can still be sold as new.

Can you sue a dealership for damaging your car?

To successfully sue a used car dealer, you must be able to prove that: you suffered a financial loss (this is not hard if you had to pay for repairs), and. the dealer is legally responsible for your damages.

Who do you contact to complain about a car dealership?

If you have questions regarding a complaint you placed or the complaint process in general, contact the DMV Complaint Unit at 1-518-474-8943. Office hours are Monday – Friday, am – pm.

What do you do when a car dealership lies to you?

If you suspect you have been lied to about your used car, it is best to:

  1. Review your purchase contact: Read the contract carefully.
  2. Contact the dealer: The used car dealer may not have intentionally lied.
  3. Get Legal Advice: Seek the opinion of a legal professional immediately.

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