What to do if I purchased a “lemon” used car?

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What to do if I purchased a “lemon” used car?

I purchased a car about 3-4 months ago and within the first month it started to overheat. It turned out to be the radiator and cap needed to be replaced, so they suppossedly replaced it. However, just yesterday it did it again. I had to pull over and this time I heard a bubbling sound which did not sound very good; it actually scared me because it was also smoking badly as well. I pulled over and popped the hood, their was antifreeze all over around the radiator cap. I looked at the coolant tank and the liquid in their was a brown color not a green like it should be. Do I have a case here?

Asked on December 12, 2012 under General Practice, Minnesota

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the used vehicle that you purchased is a "lemon" then under the "lemon laws" of all states in this country you would have no legal recourse. However, if the seller of the vehicle knew of problems with the vehicle before the sale and did not disclose such to you, then you would have a legal recourse for the repairs of such. The problem for you lies in proving such prior knowledge of the seller.


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