Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California

Q: Is there anything I can do about a car I purchased st a used dealership. It broke down 2 days after axle broke then brak

The car broke down a total of 4 times within 30 days I’ve had to come up with over 3000 the car was purchased cash this last time it was in the shop for something to do w transmission Nd it’s still not running right 6170 cash price no financing

1 Lawyer Answer
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Studio City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: if you purchased the vehicle with a warranty the dealership should be given the opportunity to fix the issues. If you purchased it as is but it was sold with issues that needed to be disclosed, you can sue them in small claims. Small claims is appropriate for anything under $10,000. Lawyers are not allowed to represent you in small claims so you have to go online and find the paperwork necessary and file the case yourself. There are self help desks available for small claims by either calling or going in person and asking questions.

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