Saint Louis, MO asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Missouri

Q: Can a dealership sell a used car in Missouri with faulty airbags without disclosing it?

We just purchased a used car in Missouri from a dealership. Within a couple hours after turning the car on, the light that says airbag failure is on. Is this something that the dealership should have disclosed or that they should have known based on the inspection laws in Missouri?

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The challenge you might face is proving that the dealership knew of the problem and made a misrepresentation to you. If you can prove this, you might have a decent claim under Missouri's consumer fraud statute, the Merchandising Practices Act. Contact a local attorney to discuss.

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