What can I do if I purchased a car about 1 month ago and the transmission is going out?

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What can I do if I purchased a car about 1 month ago and the transmission is going out?

I bought it at a used car place, making payments. When test driving I noticed some probs that I brought up and they said they “fixed” them and when picking up the car they seemed to be fixed cpl days later all warning lights came on and I took it to local cadi dealer found $7000 in repairs needed. I have paid about $3000+ in repairs and now trani is going out. I purchased car as is but is there anything I can do about this?

Asked on March 20, 2012 under General Practice, Texas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you purchased the vehicle that you are writing about at a used car dealership and you made inquiries about certain issues about it before the sale and you were reassured that it was fine, the car dealership if it knew or should have known about a potential problem with it, is obligated to make good to you on the sale since the transmission went out within a month of purchase.

I would ask the place that you took the vehicle to for inspection after the sale if it thought the dealership should have known about the problems with it before sale. If so, you are in a good position to cancel (rescind) the purchase to get your money back.

I would consult with an attorney that practices in the area of automotive law about your situation and/or consult with your local department of motor vehicles in that it regulates car dealerships in many states.


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