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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Virginia on

Q: Is the shop responsible for towing if work performed incorrectly and car breaks down after leaving shop

Jay Braddock Jackson answered on Aug 21, 2019

Yes, the shop should pay for the tow, if the breakdown is due to the incorrect repair. If the breakdown is due to the original problem, and the repair was ineffective, that may be more difficult. If you took the car in for a repair and they told you that it was completely repaired, then you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for North Carolina on

Q: A dealer wiped the error codes from a car we were looking to buy, claiming it was perfectly functioning.

He also claimed it wasn’t in a collision . A pre purchase inspection found it was falling apart, many codes hidden, and there was evidence of it having been in a collision. Is this legal in NC?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

No, it violates federal and likely state laws. If someone bought it they need to contact the consumer division of the AG's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Maine on

Q: I purchased a mobile home. In Maine to be moved to nh. During the process of getting a mover.

During the process of getting a mover. They moved I to another part of there property. I since had two moving companies tell me it's not movable. I told the people I bought the trailer from that I can't move it so I need my money back and they are telling me no. Well just bought the trailer... Read more »

Fred Bopp III answered on Aug 18, 2019

If you have a written agreement with the seller for the purchase of the mobile home, that should be consulted first. If there is no written agreement or if there is one, but the written agreement fails to address this situation, did you explain to the seller before you purchased the mobile home... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on

Q: Who is responsible for late/penalty fees from dmv at the time of sale? Or after the sale?

At the dmv i found out there was a $900 balance owed for penalty fees due to not being registered for 2 years. The seller says it's my truck now and i bought it "as is"

Do i have to pay the $900 to get the truck in my name? Oh and there is an illegal 2019 sticker on the plate...

William John Light answered on Aug 18, 2019

"Penalties may be waived upon payment of the registration fees due when a transferee (including a dealer) applies for transfer and it is determined that the registration penalties accrued prior to the transferee’s date of purchase and the transferee was not aware that the registration fees for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on

Q: Do I have to pay the loan balance of a car that was said to be a lemon , given to my ex in divorce and she repoed?

Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Aug 14, 2019

You will need to read your settlement agreement and/or ask your attorney.

It will almost certainly spell out your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Tennessee on

Q: I did a voluntary repo my used car that was in the shop more than my drive way they say i owe 14000 what can i do

I purchased a used car from drivetime. After about 4 months I started having problems. 3 batteries 2 alternators and a transmission later the car still did not run properly. It would turn on when it wanted to the the gear shift would not stay in drive it pops out while your driving. The transition... Read more »

Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 12, 2019

You may still be able to redeem the vehicle. But if you did a voluntary repo without first seeking other redress from drivetime, then you would still owe the lien holder any outstanding balance after a commercially reasonable sale. You may still have options but you would need to see a local... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on

Q: How do I get Apple to honor their warranty on a $4K 2018 MacBook Pro with extreme heating and component failure issues?

I've had the unit for five months. Reported the problem the first week. I was cut by screen shards from an exploding screen. Apple said they will repair the defective components but not the screen, citing "Accidental Damage" which it's not. The screen failure in the lower left corner is from... Read more »

William John Light answered on Jul 28, 2019

Sounds like Small Claims for breach of contract and breach warranty of fitness and breach of warranty of merchantability.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Banking, Collections and Lemon Law for Arizona on

Q: What makes a contract void or voidable in AZ

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 26, 2019

Void and voidable are not the same thing. Please explain what you want.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Contracts for Georgia on

Q: I purchased a vehicle yesterday from Toyota and today the engine light came on. Can I return it and my contact be void

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 8, 2019

Probably not; but you should take the new car to the dealer for repairs under the warranty--otherwise it may void the warranty. If the dealer discovers some terrible problem, they will either replace it or fix it. None of this has anything to do with the debt you agreed to pay for the new car.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Products Liability for Delaware on

Q: Dealership and manufacture will not work with me on my defective camper. Can not find a layer for help.

Sorry meant Lawyer for help.

Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2019

Based on these limited details, it's difficult to say why you were not able to find a lawyer to help you. It's possible that lawyers you spoke with did not see a strong or viable case, they may have felt that legal costs would have been out of proportion with the scope of the dispute, among other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on

Q: What are options in California when purchased a vehicle at a dealership and was not informed the car had salvaged title

What options do I have in California when I purchased a vehicle at a dealership and I was not informed the car had salvaged title? It was not disclosed to me prior to the sale, nor was it displayed on the vehicle anywhere? I had no idea until I tried to get insurance on it.

Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jun 13, 2019

You're going to have to act from this moment forward, as if you are in a lawsuit. You will need to marshal all of your evidence. You will need to only communicate in WRITING going forward. You will need to figure out how to PROVE you were not told as they will say you were. Here is a solid... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Nebraska on

Q: I reside in Nebraska. I bought a car from a buy here pay herr as is no warranty. However, I don't want the car anymore.

I called and ask to speak to finance and the guy that sold me the car said he is finance. I understand that most have in house finance but is it legal to have a different business name associated with the same address as the dealership? They literally claim they are calling the finance company... Read more »

Julie Fowler answered on Jun 10, 2019

It is possible for a parent company to own both a car dealership and a financing company.

Unless the contract has a return policy, you can't generally return a used car after purchasing due to changing mind. If you can reach an agreement with the seller to allow the return, great. In...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Lemon Law and Trademark for South Carolina on

Q: I traded our motercycle for a jeep about 3 weeks ago. Before doing so the owners of the jeep told us it had no issues.

We are now having to tow the jeep. It has many issues that we were not informed about before the trade. We have messages where the owner told us the jeep had no issues. The car clearly had issues as they started a mile from their house, where we signed titles over. Is their anything we can do?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Probably not, because neither the Jeep nor the motorcycle are worth enough money to make it worthwhile for you to hire a litigation lawyer and fight the seller. Unless you want to try in a small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Products Liability for Hawaii on

Q: I bought a car from a seller (LLC) and same day found defects he did not disclose, that I believe were known.

The seller and I both signed a bill of sale that stated the seller will disclose any known issues that would affect the condition or drive-ability of the vehicle. He did show an external fan switch but claimed it was due to "common fan problems in jeeps". The seller claimed "no overheating issues"... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

You certainly have enough reason to want to sue the seller; However, since it sounds like the car you purchased was made for off-road operation, I am certain that the seller will dispute everything you said and will blame the breakdown on your "driving (the Jeep) at freeway speeds for an extended... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for California on

Q: Is it possible to return a used car and get refunded for intermittent everyday starting the engine problems?

I bought a used car from VW Ventura

And the car is broken from day 1

I'm have intermittent problems when i try to start the engine won't work

I returned the car to the dealer the next day and they refused to take in for the car not showing an engine check sign

The... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on May 27, 2019

The used car dealers have to obey the law. Hire the “Lemon Lawyer” And let him handle your case. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on

Q: I purchased a vehicle from a used car dealer and was reposed illegally and was not given the opp. to reinstate

they gave me one explanation in writing and another verbally and they charged me a fee to give me back my property and kept given me the run around wat can I do?

Scott Richard Kaufman answered on May 22, 2019

You have rights. I'd STRONGLY recommend you get in touch with the DMV Investigations unit to see what they have to say. My guess is that they can help, fast.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on

Q: Can I sue this auto auction.

I purchased this car for $1500. The registration was pass due and it was almost $400. The engine light came on the time I went to drive it from my home. Ford says I need a whole engine. A important sensor is missing. That is not a overnight problem. I feel as though they sold me lemon.

Scott Richard Kaufman answered on May 13, 2019

Sounds like you are correct. Here is a YouTube channel with some thoughts for you:

Good luck with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Kentucky on

Q: I need to talk to someone about false advertising laws

Bought a car on the 25th for 1800, ad said mechanically sound, perfect condition safe and dependable. The 27th had to replace battery, car was running on alternator, 30th took car to friend and there was a broken spring, bad struts, had to replace those. Ad said perfect ac and heat, on the 30th the... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on May 2, 2019

Consult a local attorney about a fraud claim against the seller.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Tennessee on

Q: Can I take someone to court for fraudulent information on selling a vehicle and no title at time of sale?

If I bought a vehicle "as is" but immediately have starting problems (3rd day)followed by being towed and now been confirmed my engine needs replacement after just a few weeks. Now I have no vehicle and seller wont do nothing about the situation. Also since time of sale I'm still waiting for a... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 23, 2019

A Tennessee Court has no Jurisdiction. Hire a Kentucky attorney to get a violation against his Dealer's License for failing to transfer Title filed with the State. Or possibly get a Warrant issued for the Statute related to the same. The Mechanical stuff is solely a civil issue with probably no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Contracts, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for New York on

Q: Dell sold me a 5k defective laptop and downgraded its hardware, can I get around their mandatory arbitration agreement?

Dell knows they sold me a 5k lemon that never worked because both graphics cards were never recognized, and it was missing a blu ray burner that I paid for and I have the documentation, e-mails, phone calls and tracking numbers to prove it. Dell know that instead of repairing my computer in June... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 15, 2019

IMPO, the arbitration clause in the contract is valid regardless of how bad the laptop was when Dell sold it to you--or how many terrible things Dell has done since--or how much proof you have against Dell.

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