hat to do if I bought a car at a dealer “as is” but it was in a bad accident and suffered frame damage which was unknown to me until I took it to a mechanic for inspection?

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hat to do if I bought a car at a dealer “as is” but it was in a bad accident and suffered frame damage which was unknown to me until I took it to a mechanic for inspection?

When I purchased the car, the wrong VIN number was put in my paperwork and they say they submitted a “correction form” to the DMV. I’d like to know if I have any legal recourse if they aren’t willing to work with me? As a side note, in a screenshot of the original ad online it shows that they represented the mileage as much less than the actual mileage and had BBB accreditation stickers in the office when they aren’t accredited. I see all this in hindsight.

Asked on December 4, 2012 under General Practice, Pennsylvania

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country the seller of an item is required to disclose to all potential purchasers of an item all matters known by the seller that affects price paid or desirability.

If you can prove that the seller knew about the problems with the vehicle that you purchased and did not disclose such to you before the sale, you have the right to cancel the purchase and get your money back. Based upon what you have written you should consult with a consumer law attorney to assist you in your matter.


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