Car owners in Pennsylvania should be aware that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may recall a vehicle if there is a manufacturing or design issue that makes the vehicle unsafe in some way. When this occurs, owners of the recalled vehicles can go to dealerships and have the defective parts replaced or repaired at no cost.
Used cars often present good value for consumers in Pennsylvania, but people should exercise due diligence when considering the purchase of a used vehicle. A trustworthy private seller or dealership will willingly share information about a vehicle's past. People even have the right to contact a former owner when investigating a used car.
Buying a vehicle can be a stressful decision. Not only is it expensive, but the mechanics of how the car runs and will hold up over the next few years is difficult to predict and, for the average consumer, impossible to understand.
I am happy to report a Dealer Fraud trial success. On Monday, April 2, 2018, a civil jury in Philadelphia found that Pacifico Ford had fraudulently misrepresented a vehicle sold to my client, had acted outrageously, and imposed punitive damages. The jury found that Pacifico Ford had committed fraud and violated the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.