What to do if I was told that a problem with a car that I justbought would be fixed, however aftersigning the sales agreement which included “as is” language, the dealerchanged its mind about repairs?

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What to do if I was told that a problem with a car that I justbought would be fixed, however aftersigning the sales agreement which included “as is” language, the dealerchanged its mind about repairs?

I bought a truck from a dealer. It had a problem when I took it for test drive. I was then told it would be fixed an we did paperwork. I also signed an “as is” paper but before signing was told again that the problem would be fixed. I made an appointment to have it looked at. Afterward they said they will not fix because the car was sold as is.

Asked on March 10, 2012 under General Practice, Ohio

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you signed a contract indicating the car was sold "as is." This means without warranties or responsibilities on the part of the dealer. What ever these people told you verbally prior to signing makes no difference now because you signed the document. At this point, you can file a complaint with your state attorney general or the entity or agency who regulates this entity and indicate this issue is that it was misrepresentation on the part of the dealer and that you would not have signed the contract if the repairs were not going to be made. The other option is to sue for voidability of the contract and to get your money back in exchange for returning the motor vehicle.


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