How to get out of a vehicle purchase?

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How to get out of a vehicle purchase?

I just brought a vehicle and had it 1 week. I’ve taken it back twice they kept it 3 days and problems with vehicle is still not fixed. I would like to get out of this contract. Does this qualify under the lemon law?

Asked on September 8, 2012 under General Practice, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

1) If it's a new, or a still-fairly new (withing warranty period) car, your state's Lemon Law may apply. As the state itself says, the requirements/criteria are fairly specific, so you would be best served contacting your state Department of Motor Vehicles about the  situation, to see if it applies and they can help you. I've included a helpful link at the bottom of this answer.

2) If the seller knew or reasonably should have known (that is, any seller in that position must have known) of the problem(s) and concealed them from you in making the sale, that may be fraud. Fraud can provide a basis for either rescinding the transaction (return car, get money back) or seeking monetary compensation. If you think fraud may have been committed, consult with an attorney in detail about the situation.

Here's the link: http://www.txdmv.gov/protection/lemon_law.htm


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