What to do if I bought a car from a dealer and halfway home the car died?

UPDATED: Nov 21, 2012

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What to do if I bought a car from a dealer and halfway home the car died?

When I called the dealer he said “oh yea I forgot to tell you that the gas guage isnt right.” I had to pay $100 towing fee to be towed home. The next day the check engine light came on and the car started spuddering when you hit the gas. I had the car diagnosed and was told that it was probably the mass airflow sensor, I called the dealer and he said that he would send me one in the mail. Then 2 months went by before I received the sensor or my title after a whole lot of reminder phone calls. Once I finally got the part it turned out to ba a used part for a volvo and now he will not answer his phone. Can I do anything?

Asked on November 21, 2012 under General Practice, Georgia


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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country the seller of an item is required to disclose all matters with the item known by the seller that affects desirability or price paid by the potential buyer. Failure to do so is "concealment" a form of fraud.

Based upon what you have written about, you may have a basis to cancel the purchase of the car and demand your money back. I suggest that you consult further with a consumer law attorney for assistance about your matter.

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