Is a used car dealership held liable for engine failure if the car was sold under the pretences that everything was in great running condition?

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Is a used car dealership held liable for engine failure if the car was sold under the pretences that everything was in great running condition?

Asked on November 25, 2012 under General Practice, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country thr seller of an item is required to disclose to all potential buyers all items known by the seller that affects price paid or desirability of the item. If the dealership knew of items wrong with the car before the sale and did not disclose such to you then it would be liable for the vehicle's repairs at its own cost.


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