South San Francisco, CA asked in Products Liability and Lemon Law for California

Q: 2011 Hyundai Sonata engine blew with only 72,000 miles from Carvana.

I'm asking this on behalf of my younger cousin. She baught a 2011 Hyundai Sonata with only 72,000 miles from Carvana in May of 2021. Last week the engine blew out. Got it back from the mechanic yesterday and it will be $7000 to fix. The car was sold to her for $10,000 but she ended up with a total of $15,562 with tax. Carvana claims they do a 5 point inspection on the engine, transmission and everything else on the car. She keeps up with maintenance like, changing oil and refilling up as you should. I did my own research on YouTube on Carvana and seen countless of news stories of people having the same exact issue, engine or transmission blew, car wont start, Carvana not sending out titles months to a year after car is paid off. She has two kids, ages 2 and 6. She also does work for Instacart so she uses her car for work. We believe no 5 point inspection was done and they knew about the issue before they sold it to her. Is there anything we can do.

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

A: you cousin needs to call and consult with an attorney than handles dealership fraud cases. these cases are very fact and document specific and until an attorney does a full review, it will be very difficult to give your cousin any legal advice.

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