If I purchased a used vehicle at a dealer and it acknowledged further work needed to be done, does that protect me?

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If I purchased a used vehicle at a dealer and it acknowledged further work needed to be done, does that protect me?

I signed a conditions of delivery and acceptance forms; they say the dealer is responsible for fixing a few things. I haven’t had the car 10 days and it’s been in the shop for 4. Now they are asking me if I emmersed the car in water? That they may not be able to fix the car. However, I bought the vehicle under the impression from the salesman that only a sensor and seat were to be fixed. How do I get out of my loan with the credit company or get my money and down payment back from dealer since I have no car?

Asked on March 26, 2012 under General Practice, North Carolina

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If it has come to a point where there are more problems with the car that you purchased than what were disclosed to be, then you might consider speaking with the car dealership's manager that you want to cancel your purchase (rescind) and return the car where you get the return of what you paid for it. If that is acceptable, your loan will need to be terminated. The end result is that there was no contract for the purchase of the vehicle you now have.

Mak sure you get any rescission in writing signed by the dealership and the lender.

As to the agreement by the dealership that it would fix certain problems with the car, you would seemingly be protected under the agreement for the agreed upon repairs but not for repairs that were not specifically stated to be fixed by the car dealership.


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