Elk Grove, CA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California

Q: Have been looking for a new 2021 Mazda Miata certain color certain make and there seems to be only this one that is avai

Have been looking for a new 2021 Mazda Miata certain color certain make and there seems to be only this one that is available at a Mazda certified dealership and the person that takes pictures of the car disclosed the information that this car had been in an accident and that it did not need to be disclosed to anybody like DMV or Carfax VIN check due to not having a title when I asked about it they said the car was on a test drive and somebody rear-ended it and they had to find another vehicle for that buyer my question is if the other person insurance paid for these repairs Mazda did the repairs on site shouldn't something be traceable as far as these repairs

1 Lawyer Answer
Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It should be traceable IF anybody filed a DMV SR-1 report. Otherwise, I doubt there is any way to know.

I suggest you ask the dealer to provide you with a copy of the collision damage repair statement. The car was probably sent out to an independent shop. Most dealers do not do their own collision repairs.

Frankly, I would stay away from that vehicle.

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