Akron, OH asked in Consumer Law for Ohio

Q: If some one buys a car from dealer ship and sign a as is contract but later find frame damge that was not disclosed

Was not disclosed when purchasing vehicle

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A: Many car dealers believe that selling a vehicle “as is” prevents the buyer from bringing a lawsuit for defects, but it does not bar all future claims. A transaction may include both implied warranties and express warranties. An “as is” clause disclaims implied warranties only. Any express warranties – specific representations made by the dealer – would survive even if the dealer uses an “as is” clause. In other words, anything the dealer tells the buyer about the vehicle is an express warranty and the dealer could be liable for it. For example, if you were told that there was no frame damage, or that the car had never been in an accident. If you have witnesses to your conversations with the dealer, specially as to any express warranties you were given, you may have a good case. You should discuss the specifics with a local attorney,

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