Buying a car is a big deal to most people, especially if it’s your first time. You have taken the time to research exactly what you want. You’ve saved up for the down payment and you are excited to make your purchase. That’s why it’s really upsetting to find out that the dealer wasn’t honest with you.
Dishonest dealers will look for ways to sell cars that have hidden problems. A first-time buyer is especially vulnerable because they are new to the world of car shopping. When you realize that something is wrong with your new car, you may feel helpless and wonder if you have any recourse.
Reasons to sue a car dealership
When you realize that something is wrong with your new car, you may feel helpless and wonder if you have any recourse. Even though you probably signed an agreement with the dealership, you can sue them if you discover they’ve been fraudulent. Some of the reasons to sue include:
- Odometer fraud: When you purchase your vehicle the dealer will give you a certificate of title. This document includes the current mileage of the car. If you find out down the road that the car has more miles on it than were disclosed you can sue the dealership for the cost of repairs.
- Breach of contract, evidence of fraud and failure to disclose: When a dealer lies about a car or the terms of a contract, those are valid reasons to consider suing.
Pennsylvania has a very strict lemon law. If you discover any problems with your car that were not disclosed to you upon purchase, you have grounds for a lawsuit.
When you discover that you have been a victim of dealership fraud, you should seek guidance from someone who knows the law and can help you recover the cost of repairs and damages.