Car Dealership and Finance Company Settle Auto Fraud Lawsuit» Print This Page
Our client purchased a used pickup truck, and was told it was being sold with a warranty. Although the truck was being sold at one dealership, the paperwork showed the dealer to be a different dealership. Despite promising the warranty and providing him a copy of the written warranty, the dealership also required our client to sign documents stating that it was being sold without a warranty.
The dealer then assigned the contract to a finance company. The dealer and finance company were located at the same address, had the same president and director, and used the same registered agent.
Our client took good care of the truck. However, less than a month after buying it, the truck’s engine completely failed. When he informed the dealership about the problem and asked for it to be covered under the warranty, the dealership refused to cover the cost of the required repairs. Instead, while the truck was in the shop for diagnosis of the engine problem, the finance company repossessed the truck, and later turned it back over to the dealership.
After our client’s attempts to resolve this issue were unsuccessful, he hired us. Our investigation found numerous legal claims against both the dealership and the finance company for violating consumer protection and other laws, and not just for the warranty issue. We then filed our lawsuit. After the Judge denied their motion to dismiss the case, we obtained a favorable settlement for our client, including a refund of all payments he had made on the truck.
If you have suffered problems with your car, truck or van and the dealer refuses to honor your warranty, or if you have any other problems with a car dealer or finance company, contact us to learn about your consumer rights. We can help you seek justice when you run into unexpected problems with your vehicle, and will keep you informed every step of the way throughout your case. As a former automotive engineer and now as a consumer protection lawyer, Taras has sued many car dealerships and car manufacturers on behalf of our clients. Even if you the dealer claims you bought your car “as is” and even if you signed a warranty disclaimer, you should still call us to find out about your rights.Share This