If I bought a van with a used transmission that went out after 3 weeks and will cost $1700 to fix, can we make dealer pay for that?

Can we make the dealer pay for the repairs or get a refund?

Asked on July 31, 2012 under General Practice, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You first need to see i the van that you bought is still under any warranty as the first solution to your problem. Next, whether or not the dealership is repsonsible for the transmission's repair depends if you bought the vehicle "as is" or not.

If the purchase was "as is" then the only way the dealership would be responsible for the repair of the transmission would be if it knew about the problem and did not disclose such to you before the purchase.

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