Can I sue a dealership for selling me a car that supposibly didn’t have any accidents when it did?

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Can I sue a dealership for selling me a car that supposibly didn’t have any accidents when it did?

I purchased a car through a dealership about a year and a half ago. When I purchased the car I specifically asked the dealership if there was anything wrong with this car, they told me no. I recently went to get rid of it because I can no longer afford the car and the dealership that I took it to said that they will not even consider it because they can tell that it’s been in a major accident because the whole passenger side has been re-painted, I was not aware of this when I purchased this car. I called and asked the dealership where I purchased it from for the carfax

Asked on May 16, 2012 under General Practice, Minnesota

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the automobile dealership from whom you purchased the vehicle that you are writing about knew that it had been in accidents and did not disclose this material fact to you where such accident information had you been aware of such impacted the desirability or price paid for the vehicle, you may have a factual and legal basis to cancel the purchase and return the car based upon "concealment".

The issue is whether the car dealership knew of the problem that you are writing about when the sale happened and your ability to prove such.


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