It has gotten worse since I have gotten it. I wouldn't be concerned if the dealer could diagnose the issue. I am concerned it may become an issue down the road. Do I have a case under Lemon Law.
answered on May 8, 2023
You can begin Michigan's Lemon Law process after 3 repair attempts for the same defect/condition and/or 25 days out of service within the first year from delivery. To set yourself up correctly to get your vehicle repurchased, avoid these 5 errors:
5 critical errors consumers make when... Read more »
I recently bought a car from a used car dealership in MI that was greatly misrepresented. The seller was just a guy who the owner was allowing to sell cars out of his dealership, not an employee. After many issues, I sued the person and the dealership, and the seller has since fled the country. Is... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2023
Do you have a judgment against the seller? If you do, you may be precluded from now going after the dealer because generally you need to bring in everyone you can when you first file an action. If you don't have a judgment, you will need to somehow legally tie the dealer to the seller.
My Ford escape with EcoBoost engine blew up. This is a common problem there are class action lawsuits. Can I sue Ford in small claims court and would it be worth it.
answered on Jul 26, 2022
Can you? Yes. Should you? No. You need to understand that major corporations like Ford have entire departments full of attorneys working for them, any of whom would have a field day with a pro se litigant. The first thing they will do is remove the case to the general civil docket because 1)... Read more »
Vehicle went in for routine oil change to dealer. Was told I need a new engine. Dealer has no loaners. Car manufacturer customer service offered $60/day for rental but says I’m responsible for taxes and fees from the rental. For 9 month rental replacing a 6 passenger car costs $18k-$24k with... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
I suggest you contact an auto warranty lawyer to review your issue on more detail.
A recall (ECU software update) that came with an emissions warranty came out in 2019. I tried to have the recall done in 2019, dealership said they couldn't do it due to modifications made to the vehicle. In 2021 I went back to have the recall completed with same "modifications"... Read more »
answered on May 27, 2022
I suggest you hire a lawyer to address this matter. At the very least you should have an attorney send a demand letter to both the manufacturer and dealer.
Repair service came out and agreed there was a problem. Supposedly they order a part. Nothing has been done as of January 17, 2022. Can we demand a refund?
answered on Jan 17, 2022
Likely depends on the purchase agreement, company policy, as well as the status of the part that was ordered. Demanding a refund and getting a refund are two different things, and being custom furniture, your question requires a much deeper than typical contract analysis to get a closer answer.... Read more »
Chrysler service has had my car for 9mo, & have been taking it in for over a year now. They've tried everything but the discontinued part, because it cannot be sourced. now they are just giving me my car back without doing a buy back or anything. I believe the car would be considered a... Read more »
answered on Jul 29, 2021
Knowing the year/make/model of your vehicle would be helpful.
The first thing you should do is send a final repair letter. Immediately. A lawyer can do that for you. However, Michigan’s Lemon Law, like most other States, requires the consumer to provide the auto manufacturer with one... Read more »
I purchased a car from a private seller. He assured me there were no issues other than cosmetics, after driving it home I immediately informed him that the car ran rough, on the highway. He told me that if I found any issues, we could trade back the next day. I told him this is what I wanted. He... Read more »
answered on Jul 5, 2020
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it could be a difficult situation - one party's word against another's, as the communications/agreements appear to have been verbal. One option could be to review the terms and conditions... Read more »
Interested in a particular vehicle at a used car lot but was told I will not be allowed to take the vehicle to another mechanic's location to have the mechanic inspect the vehicle. I need to know if this is legal in Michigan or not.
answered on Feb 28, 2019
It may not be illegal, but it should be a red flag to any buyer. Take your business elsewhere.
As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about your specific situation before choosing to rely on any information you get from internet discussion boards, such... Read more »
Cracks in walls, cracks in foundation/basement, shoddy craftsmanship, cupboards falling off the walls, water heater leaks, A/C unit not working, basement flooding after the cracks had been "fixed" with caulk. Was given 1 year warranty and the house is falling apart around me.
answered on Feb 21, 2018
There is not a 'lemon law' per se, however, there IS the possibility of proceeding against a builder's license IF ALL ELSE FAILS. (Note that caveat!)
You HAVE to give the builder the opportunity to repair issues, and provide appropriate notice before you can do anything... Read more »
Now my car is worth substantially less than what I paid for. Is it legal for a dealer to be dishonest about a vehicles past history?
answered on Nov 7, 2017
There is no disclosure requirement in Michigan. Generally, the seller does not have to tell a prospective buyer about repair history. The main goal of a used car salesman is a to sell vehicles for substantially more than they are worth.
engine has to be rebuilt which would cost me double the price of the car and it's just two months since I bought. I had already spent some thousands of dollars on it so far and now this engine replacement has come. The dealer is in Detroit and I stay in Lansing unable to go that far by this... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2017
I would need to review the purchase agreement and finance agreement to give you a more detailed response. However, most used vehicles are purchased "as-is". If you purchased the vehicle “as-is” it means you buy it with all its defects and nonconformities. Essentially, because the... Read more »
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