I purchased a used truck about 1.5 years ago from a dealer. When asked about prior damage if any the dealer told me there was only minor. The car fax report only shows minor as well. While I was under the truck checking the size of the spare tire I noticed there is frame damage on the left rear. I... Read more »
answered on Mar 5, 2023
Regardless of liability or lack thereof, your first step is to get a written repair estimate, then demand that the dealer pay it, and if they balk, say you're planning to take legal action. That may or may not work, but there's no downside to doing it. That said, whether the dealer is... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2022
Your son needs to schedule a consultation with an attorney for review of the purchase contract and the history of the situation. What his consumer rights are depends on a number of factors, especially the terms of the purchase contract and warranty, if any. Regarding the $$ he still owes, if that... Read more »
I am about to fly to Florida from Texas to purchase a vehicle. I noticed on the contract that the dealer was charging 995 for a pre delivery fee and 495 for security edging.
I'm not familiar with a pre delivery fee on an used car only know it to come on a new car and usually covered... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2023
This is a matter of contract negotiations between the parties; there is likely no issue of "does the law allow it?" Dealers insert into their proposed purchase contracts some bullcrap fees and charges with various labels, with the actual purpose of increasing their profit margin. These... Read more »
Marco advised I ask google, isn't this ask a lawyer. If google is the best answer, I knew lawyers are part of the problem
answered on Jul 8, 2021
It's not an acronym.
[20-22] "... (Britain, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
(US, law) "the Bar" or "the bar" The bar exam, the legal licensing exam.... Read more »
I need to resolve my injunction in 3/23/2015.\
answered on Apr 3, 2021
This question does not make sense. You need to provide more information.
Child Custody question:
I served my ex boyfriend with a petition to establish paternity and child support on 3/1/20 in Florida. He just filed his answer on 4/3/20 and in his answer he has a CT address listed as his current address, and he has his income listed at $0. He was working when he... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2020
Yes, of course he can leave the state if he wants to. Presumably you are not asking if he can take the child; he can't without court permission. This will have to be resolved, hopefully between the two of you in the shared custody plan, or, if not, by the judge.
2 days after taking vehicle home, found out it needed a transmission. My salesman literally blocked me and my family from contacting him. So i filed a complaint with the Department of Motor Vehicles. 30 days later, expired tag, car doesn't move <haven't moved since dealership service... Read more »
answered on Sep 24, 2019
You didn't ask a question, but I suppose you are asking, "Can I take legal action against the dealer?" In your situation, you can't get a quick answer on-line. You must sit down with an attorney who will review all your documents related to the transaction and discuss the... Read more »
answered on Jan 14, 2019
Your inquiry is far too vague. Don't know if you are trying to say you have a potential discrimination claim and wondering how you obtain compensation if you win, or you already pursued and prevailed on a claim, received a judgment in your favor, and are having trouble collecting on the judgment.
answered on Jul 1, 2018
There is more to the formula than just the time in the shop.
Consult a consumer attorney for further guidance on your specific case.
It is a 2015 Toyota Corolla and have taken it to the Toyota dealership about 3 times already and they told me it was a manufacturer problem and they won't do anything about it. A friend told me about the 'lemon law' and I wanted to know if it applies to my situation.
answered on Jul 1, 2018
lemon law applies to new vehicles only purchased off the dealer lot.
If you bought the car in 2015 and the trouble just started, its unlikely that you can proceed under lemon law. Its also unclear what the problem is and why they wont fix it.
You might want to speak with a... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2018
I believe the Georgia law would apply. It is doubtful if you could even sue in Florida, depending on whether the dealer does business in Florida.
answered on Apr 20, 2018
There is no way to explain the in's and out's of the Florida Lemon law via this type of forum. You can google the Florida statutes. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your area about your specific set of facts to get specific advice on whether your situation falls under the... Read more »
There are multiple factors to the situation: the car is not in proper functioning order as was promised, and my contract for financing is not for the price which was agreed upon with the salesperson(the amount is higher).
answered on Mar 26, 2018
Did you actually sign the contract knowing this? You will want to carefully review your paperwork to see what, if any GUARANTEES were made in writing.
Florida's Lemon Law pertains to new vehicles only.
answered on Feb 24, 2018
No way to give an answer. Just not enough details.
Ie: was the truck new or used
Was it purchased as is or was there any type of warranty
You should consult with an attorney in your area to get a thorough evaluation.
Craigslist AD and seller states “ good reliable vechicle” however started making noises and check engine light came on before I was able to drive it home. As is warranty was signed however this car was not in the shape that was described by dealer in his ad or verbal statements made to my... Read more »
answered on Feb 22, 2018
No way to say here online. Best option is to consult with an attorney in your area to go over the facts and any paperwork in detail to determine if this is a case worth pursuing in court.
If a consumer is aware of the law, what can they do about a car dealership selling them a new car that has an open recall on it that hasn't been repaired? The issue with the car in question is that the powertrain control module needs to be reprogrammed--the brain of the car needs to be... Read more »
I purchased a vehicle at 22k, paid for 3
Years @ 405.00/month, after this time I tried to trade in and was still 15k underwater which I found out when trying to trade the car value was 7-8k, 102k miles, the finance co. Padded and doubled my loan balance due to insurance premiums they put on... Read more »
answered on Dec 4, 2017
Your first step, is to consult with an attorney in your area to have all of the paperwork you signed related to the car purchase as well as in new information to determine if anything was done contrary to the contract.
It is the same problem since I first got it home. I have returned to the dealer 9time as of yesterday. I have asked him to change the car or return my money,but he refuses. How should I deal with him , and how do I deal with the lender. I contacted them about the problem but they have no interest... Read more »
answered on Oct 19, 2017
The state of Florida has a “Lemon Law” which may apply in your situation. Essentially, you will deal directly with the car’s manufacture to have your car fixed or get your money back. You can find out more information on the process by going to the website of the Florida Office of the... Read more »
Now the car won`t start most of the time and if it does if we go anywhere we can`t turn it off because it might not start again. And also the dealer still has not transferred the registration as of yet. My wife are both on social security and live pay check to pay check and are both under a doctors... Read more »
answered on Sep 18, 2017
No way to say for sure here online. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in person on the issue, but suggest that since you purchased the car "as is" then you likely have not recourse against the dealer as he did not make any promises regarding the car.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.