Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Virginia

Q: Just bought used car that was inspected (Va. State inspection) and shouldn't have passed due to tire tread depth?

The dealership inspected the vehicle and passed the same month I bought the vehicle. Both tires on the rear look good as far as outer tread but the center of the tire is worn down below code. Is this legal and how do I deal with the issue. Its a used vehicle with as is no warranty. But can it be inspected and sold by Crossroad Ford in Prince George Virginia

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If it being inspectable was part of the deal--i.e. it was inspected before sale, then it's presumed that it met inspection requirements. Have it checked out to see if anything else is below the line, ask the dealer to give you new tires as part of the deal was inspectability. They don't, file a complaint with the state and ask them to order the dealer to pay cost of new tires.

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