Arnold, CA asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California

Q: Does the lemon law apply to a 2011 vehicle?

I bought a used car at a dealership and in the the next few days I noticed a rod knock in the engine I told the dealership about it and they said to bring it in and they'd look at it. When I got there the mechanic said yeah sounds like a piston flap. The dealer that I bought the car from told me he would give my money back if there was any catastrophic failure after they inspected the vehicle they found that it was indeed a rod knock and the only thing he did was offer me to buy an extended warranty which I did it started getting worse so I took it back to the dealer again and said he put new bearings on the crank and camshaft I took it home two days later it started knocking again so I took it back yet again and told him it was doing it again and he said no it's not 4 days later it threw a rod. Took it to a different mechanic and tried to claim the warranty but they denied it because they said it was pre-existing condition can I get my money back somehow I owe $10,000

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

A: it's not lemon law but it could be auto fraud. call and consult with an auto fraud attorney right away (have all your purchase and mechanical paperwork ready to send to the attorney).

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