What are my options if the dealership I bought my car from lied about the mileage and condition of the car?

UPDATED: Aug 10, 2012

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What are my options if the dealership I bought my car from lied about the mileage and condition of the car?

The car was purchased 7 months ago and since then I’ve had only 1 major repair to it . I just took the vehicle for the first inspection its had Since we have owned it luckily I took it to somewhere besides the dealership where I bought it. And much to my surprise I found out that both back springs were broken but what caught my eye the most was the mileage in and mileage out section the car was sold with 128,000 and now reads 136,580 but what the inspection paper reads is over 255,000 and the odometer disclosure paper states that the odometer is correct. What are my options I have all the paperwork.

Asked on August 10, 2012 under General Practice, New Hampshire


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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult an attorney that practices in the area of automotive law about the situation that you have discovered where the odometer may have been "tripped" back by the seller to see what your legal recourse is. If you can demonstrate that the seller knew about issues about the car that you bought affecting price paid and desirability then you may have a legal basis to cancel the purchase and get your money back.

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