Do I have any recourse in Florida law and how do I go about getting some help.
I am sorry to hear what you are going through. Unfortunately, Florida is a "Buyer Beware" state which means the dealer can sell a used car "as-is." If there is a warranty they are only bound to the terms of the warranty. They have no duty to disclose as the state believes the buyer must exercise due diligence to ascertain the vehicle they purchase is fit for their purposed. The only legal protection a buyer has is when the dealer refuses to comply with the terms of the existing warranty or specifically makes a misrepresentation regarding the particular part that has malfunction
to induce the buyer to purchase. If this has occurred you would have the legal right to file suit for misrepresentation and breach of contract. Unfortunately the state has no free legal services on these types of consumer issues. The next best thing would be the local Better Business Bureau which only helps to negotiate a remedy if they find you have legitimate claims.
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