Phoenix, AZ asked in Contracts for Arizona

Q: Can I sue a small dealership for them failing to fix my vehicle when it needed a new engine and now they want to repo?

Financed a vehicle threw auto action the failed to fix it 3 times when it needs a new engine per their mechanic/warranty and they never put one in. I lost my job not being able to get there. And now they want to repo cause I haven't paid in 52 days I'm starting work Dec 9

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Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: In Arizona, the implied warranty on a vehicle is 15 days or 500 miles, whichever comes first. This warranty covers issues that make the vehicle inoperable within that period of time. I'm not sure if you purchased an additional warranty, because that is most likely your primary resource to fix your car. Whether or not you can sue them is debatable because it's unclear if they've done anything wrong. Furthermore, your non-payment and subsequent repossession is hurting your own credit, so I would advise against doing so.

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