What to do if a dealer never told methat Iwas buying a rebuilt salvage vehicle?

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What to do if a dealer never told methat Iwas buying a rebuilt salvage vehicle?

i bought a car almost 2 yrs ago and went to a dealer for trade and found out it was a salvage rebuilt. I never knew anything and always thought I had a clean title. The dealer I bought it from never said anything about it period even that there was damages; he just sold it to me like it was normal. Can I do anything about this? Would he take it back and give me something with a clean title?

Asked on September 3, 2011 under General Practice, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you write, it may be that the dealer committed fraud. From is generally the knowing or intentional misrepresentation of material, or critical, information which induces someone to enter into a transaction which the other party would not otherwise have entered into. It can also sometimes be the deliberate omission, or withholding, or information that a person has a duty to disclose or which any average reasonable person would conclude should be disclosed in the course of a transaction--such as that a car was salvage. Therefore, there is reasonable chance thaty in not saying the car was salvage, the dealer committed fraud, and if so, that could give you grounds to rescind the transaction or seek monetary compensation. You should discuss this matter with an attorney in detail, an should do so quickly; if you take too long, you may run out of time to take legal action (the statute of limitations may be exceeded).


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