Hello my name isXXXXX purchased a 2006 freightliner century class from prime time equipment in fontana ca for 27000..they told me i had to put 12000 cash down in order to get financed so i did..They said i would recieve my IFTA and apportion plate in 3 days but it took them over 45 days to get me my IFTA sticker and apportion plate so i could operate the vehicle..After recieving plates.i drove the tuck 5500 miles within 8 days the engine blew up..they said im out of luck cause i bought is AS IS..Is there anything i can do to have them fix the truck or buy it back?..thanks
Tried to get them to fix it..It has been in their mechanic shop 43 days and im still paying the note for $1479 for a truck that doesnt run in order to protect my credit..I bought the truck to make money for my family and my daughter education this fall but i dont have a job without the truck and struggling with my bills..that was my life savings they took..PLEASE HELP
Hello and welcome, Jerald.Do you have any reason to believe there was something wrong with the truck when they sold it to you that they knew or should have known about?You did purchase the vehicle "as is"?
I only operated the truck within 8 days with $12000 dwn..What would you recomend to me on how to deal with this?..Does the lemon law applies
No used vehicles and vehicles sold without a warranty are NOT typically covered under the state lemon laws unfortunately. It is best not to make such a large investment without a warranty.However, the implied warranty of merchantability could aid you if you did not waive it, or you could allege fraud if the seller made intentional misrepresentations to you about the condition of the vehicle.First, you could file a complaint with the BBB in an attempt to resolve the matter. If the seller wishes to protect their reputation, they will reasonably attempt to resolve the situation through that process.However, retaining a CA consumer protection attorney would likely resolve the matter faster since you are losing money the longer the situation remains unresolved.Here is a link that explains the implied warranty of merchantability:http://law.onecle.com/california/civil/1791.1.htmlSince the vehcile does not run, the seller has arguably breached this warranty. However, they will argue that since it did run as intended for 5,500 miles, they did not breach this warranty.However, if they intentionally misrepresented the condition of the vehicle, they could still be held liable based on a fraud theory of law.
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