Houston, TX asked in Consumer Law for Texas

Q: dealership sold me a car with a salvage title and did not tell me nor did they give me the salvage title.

They gave me the original title to car thetefore i was denied a title in my name. We paid cash for the car and paid top dollar $12,000 they also sold us a type of after matket warranty on it, that would be invalid if we had tried to use it. I live in Texas and bought car in Louisisna. It's been almost 2 years and I still don't have a title

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Because this appears to be a used car, the Lemon law doesn't apply. You should contact an attorney in or near the parish in Louisiana where you purchased the car to pursue a claim against the dealership. They should have disclosed that the vehicle had a salvage title and should have provided that to you so that you could transfer title. You should pursue this matter very quickly because your rights may be subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Unfortunately, pursuing your legal rights against the dealership may end up costing you more than the $12,000 you paid for the car.

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