Is a dealership required to refund purchase if a bogus warranty was sold with a truck?

UPDATED: Aug 10, 2012

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Is a dealership required to refund purchase if a bogus warranty was sold with a truck?

I purchased a lifted used truck strictly on the basis that an extended warranty was offered with it. When it came time to honor the warranty, they said my truck had a 6″ lift and they only cover 4″ lift, even though I did no modifications, this is how the truck was sold to me. Warranty company denied repairs. Because the warranty is void, and I would not have ever purchased the truck without the warranty, can I make the dealership take the truck back and refund the purchase price for the truck and the warranty?

Asked on August 10, 2012 under General Practice, Washington


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Although there appears to be misrepresentations made to you concerning the warranty with respect to the truck sold to you, unfortunately you cannot return the truck and cancel your purchase of it since there is nothing wrong per se with it. However, you can try and force the issue that the dealership honor the represented warranty that supposedly came with it at purchase. I would consult with an attorney that practices in the area of automotive law to guide you in the matter you have written about.

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