McMinnville, OR asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Oregon

Q: Can i sue the dealership?

I have a 60 day warranty. I brought it back after one week and told them we’re where issues, they said I’d have to pay 180 for diagnostic even though on paper it said 60 days DEALERSHIP PAYS for labor, parts used, diagnostics, etc. still tried to make me pay, decided whatever, power steering was messing up bad so i brought it back again. I let them know i ran two diagnostic on it from SOMEWHERE ELSE and gave them the specific codes to find the problem so they would fix it for free, “nothing found” they said. I now have check engine light on and my 60 day warranty is up but i told them the problem and it was not fixed. What can I do to them?

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Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It sounds like you may have enough evidence for a potential lawsuit. Of course, an attorney would need to verify the content of the contract and the diagnostic tests. This is a malpractice case and a breach of contract case. It is a breach of contract because they are not honoring the warranty you claim exists. It is a malpractice case because they are saying nothing is wrong with the car and another mechanic is saying there is something wrong with the car. Is the new mechanic willing to testify regarding the issues with the vehicle?

Normally, a demand letter with supporting documentation is sent by an attorney prior to filing a lawsuit.

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