What to do if I bought a car and now my warranty is not being honored?

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What to do if I bought a car and now my warranty is not being honored?

In the contract it states that the vehicle has to be fit for use for 15 days. The day I got the car the car salesman lied to me about some noises the car was making and said the noises were just because the parts on the car are new. The salesman told me if I didn’t believe him that the parts were new I can take the car to their machanic and if it does need fixing they will fix it for me but garanteed there was no problems. I took it to the mechanic and he said he does not fix those things but they did need to be fixed. Well they ended up chaging some belts on my car and then on the 15th day of my warranty my engine blew and they will not give my money back. Is that legal?

Asked on October 3, 2012 under General Practice, Arizona

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

1) If you were given a warranty for 15 days and you made a claim under the warranty on the 15th day, they should have honored it (assuming it was something covered under the warranty you received); a warranty is a contract, and is enforceable as any under contract, under its plain terms.

2) If the seller knew or reasonably should have known there were material (significant) problems but did not disclose them to you, the seller may have committed fraud, which would give you grounds to seek monetary compensation and/or rescind the sale (return car; get money back).

You therefore appear to have one or more grounds to take legal action against the seller if need be.


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