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Q: What am I legally allowed to know about a car purchased in a private sale?

Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Dec 4, 2018

You can know everything there is to know about the car. What I think you mean to ask is if there are any necessary disclosures that the seller must make and that answer is none. A seller can sell a car 'as is' and make no representations or warranties about the state of the vehicle.

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Q: I sold a car on Craigslist, now the buyer says the transmission is bad, am I at risk of having to ray her for the repair

I sold the car on 3/4/2017. Now today 3/6/2017 she called me saying hat the transmission is going bad. She and a friend test drove the car before they bought it. We even took it to advanced auto because they wanted to see if any codes came up to see what was wrong with the car. We did that and only... Read more »

Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Apr 9, 2017

There's nothing stopping her from suing you for the cost of the transmission or for fraud. The real question is whether or not she would be successful. Unless you made any guarantees, offered her a warranty or had knowledge of a material defect, which it does not sound like you did, the odds may be... Read more »

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Q: I got a riding lawn mower from a friend and was not posted as an as-is said it was ready to mow it wasn't do I have a c

Do I have a case since he posted this not as an as is said it had things fixed on it and was ready to mow.. he won't come fix or look at it and won't give me my money back. I have the post. Plus all our conversations..

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 11, 2016

Yes if he said it was ready to mow. You can take him to small claims though if he is a friend might make sense to have a mower mechanic look at it and say what is wrong and give you an estimate of what it'll take to fix it.

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Q: Do repair shops have to specify (used or aftermarket parts) on bill so consumer knows hes getting old parts?

Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 7, 2011

I am unaware of a state statute governing the repair shop. There is currently legislation pending in Congress known as the "Damaged Vehicle Information Act”that may apply. Additioally, case law concerning fraud would apply if the repair facility passes used parts as new or aftermarket parts as... Read more »

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