Many people believe that if you buy a used car you are not covered. While buying, as is where is, can be difficult to overcome in some cases it does not mean you cannot tap into the used car lemon law and get the protection you deserve as a consumer. The common belief is that if you buy a used car you are on your own. Once you pull off the dealership’s lot you have no recourse if the car should fall apart shortly thereafter but the truth is that dealerships are in violation of the used car lemon law if they sell a used car that they know:
* Has current safety recalls
* Is knowingly defected without disclosing it
* Is knowingly a “salvaged titled vehicle” and not disclosing it
In other words, as is, does not necessarily mean, at your own risk. Many consumers make the mistake of not getting everything in writing when they buy a used car, which of course can be a problem as well, but again does not mean that you are not entitled to protection under the law.
Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained
If you have purchased a used car (and some of them are really good as new) and you are having serious mechanical problems or safety issues than you may be able to recoup some of your losses and might even be able to get the cost of the vehicle refunded to you. There is only one way to know for sure whether your situation is covered under the used car laws. You will have to have your case analysis done by a trusted law firm that specializes in helping people just like you get the support that they need.
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will take a look at your case and let you know where you stand!