Norwich, CT asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Connecticut

Q: is it legal for a buy here pay here dealership to sell you a car with an open recall and faulty ignition switch

Bought and 09 chevy cobalt from a buy here pay here dealership. They never mentioned that the ignition switch had not been fixed and now I'm recieving letters in the mail from GM telling me it needs to be replaced or death/serious injury could occur.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: The letters presumably say they will pay. In which case, no harm, no foul. If they aren't a GM dealer not sure they have a duty to check each car for recalls--especially as that can be done as easily by you.

If you have further questions why not get a consultation from a consumer attorney, www.naca.net?

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