Reseda, CA asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for California

Q: Is there a law protecting consumers from auto dealer fraud?

I bought a Camaro in July. After major issues almost immediately with the vehicle, I started questioning the dealership. I was given certified papers that the car only had one previous owner, had never been in an accident and that their mechanics had gone over the car. When the rear end fell off, I noticed bondo. I decided to do my own vin check and learned it had the previous owners, insurance had paid out totaling the vehicle twice from major roll over accidents and the dmv started the odometer is inaccurate. The dealerships response was to repossess the car.

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

A: Yes, California has the consumer legal remedies act which protects car buyers from such issues. There are also many warranty laws that may apply here. There are specific attorneys practice dealership fraud law. Call and have a consultation. Make sure you have all your paperwork ready to provide to the attorney.

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