Do I have to let the dealer put a GPS on my car 2 months after buying it?

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Do I have to let the dealer put a GPS on my car 2 months after buying it?

I bought a car 2 months ago that the dealer was forced to finance after the 10 day clause passed and they failed to get it financed. Yes, I have bad credit but I have already paid them $4000 down and a my first monthly payment. They now want me to bring the car in so that they can put a GPS tracking system on it saying they can’t get the car financed otherwise. They already told me that they financed it themselves and I have already made my first payment. A GPS is not in any contract that I signed. Can they compel me to do this at this point?

Asked on March 31, 2012 under General Practice, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your purchase contract for the car that you purchased says nothing about a gps system placed on the vehicle pending your payments on it nor there are no other documents that you signed with respect to this car allowing for the installation of the gps, you are not contractually obligated to have the dealership place such a device in the car you are making payments on.

From what you have written, the dealership that you bought the car from cannot compel you to have such a device installed in the vehicle you are writing about.


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