What are my rights a seller of a used car?

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What are my rights a seller of a used car?

I sold a car 2 weeks ago in a private sale. The buyer called to let me know something is wrong with it and wants half her money back or to return the car. If I do neither, she is going to take me to court under the lemon law. Does she have a claim against me?

Asked on February 10, 2012 under General Practice, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The lemon law prevailent in most states does not apply to the sale of used vehicles by private parties. In your situation, you had an obligation to the buyer to disclose all known defects regarding the vehicle to the buyer. If you failed to do so, then the buyer is entitled to return the car to you and rescind the purchase.

Only you know whether or not the buyer has a claim against you concerning the car you sold her.


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