Hollywood, FL asked in Contracts for Florida

Q: Hello, So I bought a used car. The break alarm isn’t working.

Couple months back I bought a used car. I didn’t know the break alarm wasn’t working until I drove it off lot. I contacted them on multiple occasions to get it fixed. They tried to ignore me but eventually I got them to. But even though they said they fixed it it still has the warning signs and the beeping sound. Now I sent it to them again and I have to pay for it to get fixed since I cannot return it. They also didn’t disclose that the car was in an accident. But I bounded myself to some contact I didn’t understand about and now I’m stuck.They also added and additional 7000 for something I have no clue about.

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You did not ask a question. If you are wondering if the dealer is living up to its end of the bargain, schedule a consultation with an attorney to review the transaction documents and go over the communications you had with the dealer. The failure to disclose that the car had been in an accident may or may not be a big deal, depending on what pre-purchase representations they made to you, what questions you asked of them, and how relevant the prior accident is to any faulty condition now existing. The additional money added that you "have no clue about" is either supported by your written agreement(s) with them, or it's not. You would start out by asking them what part of the agreement supports the extra amount.

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