What are rights for requesting a full refund regarding a used vehicle purchase?

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What are rights for requesting a full refund regarding a used vehicle purchase?

After driving off the lot, the gas tank was malfunctioning and is need of repair. So I took the vehicle back to the dealership and was told that they would repair it. Then 2 days later I was told to pick up the vehicle and it was fixed. Upon taking it to local gas station, the gas tank was fixed or better. I took it back to the dealership and was told that they have over $400 worth of repairs in it. I took it to a mechanic of my choosing and they told me that the gas tank was apparently never touched and no repairs were made to the gas tank.

Asked on November 6, 2012 under General Practice, Maryland

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Maryland’s Lemon Law does not apply to used cars. Maryland law does require the seller of a used car to present the buyer with a Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate, which is valid for 90 days. However, a used car can be sold “as is” if it is more than six years old and has more than 60,000 miles. All other used cards sold by a dealer come with an implied warranty that the car will function for a reasonable period of time.  I would strongly suggest contact your state attorney general's office for guidance on the next step here.  Good luck.


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