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Q: What chance do I have at getting money back from as is auto purchase less than 30 days ago still owe money on
Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on Jul 23, 2020

There is no way for us to give you a reliable answer to such a general question. You need to take the contract for purchase to an attorney and speak to the attorney in detail about what was said about the car and so forth, and what was wrong with the car.

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Q: Bought car as is can I get money back. Been less than 30 days. Broke down in less than 10
Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on Jul 23, 2020

There is no "lemon law" for a used vehcile in North Carolina. You need to personally speak to an attorney about what was represented about the car in order to determine if you have a case. This is way too fact intensive to be asked on an online forum such as Justia. In gereral, your... Read more »

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Q: We have a Jeep that is less than 2 years old that we have now sunk about $6,000 in repairs. What is our recourse?

There was a recall on the clutch and we fixed that issue before the recall and are trying to get reimbursed. The same issue has happened though on top of other issues. The car is used to and from work and normal use. It is only about 18 months old and we have sunk about $6,000 repairs on a brand... Read more »

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on Jun 17, 2020

I assume you purchased the vehicle new. If you purchased a used vehicle, the lemon law does not apply. Here are the basic lemon law details for a few vehicle.

The problem occurs in some part of the vehicle that is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and you are within the warranty...
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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
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.

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Q: Is a dealer allowed to sell a car with a fraudulent inspection? Can I sue for them to fix the items that wouldn't pass?

I bought a van a month ago and took it just yesterday to have to oil changed. I found out the the powersteering boot was ripped open and leaking, among other problems. According to the service department at Toyota, the van should not have passed inspection. If this is true, is the dealership I... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Feb 16, 2016

You might have a claim, but more info is needed. Talk to a local lawyer. A strong letter from a lawyer might help.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work...
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