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Dear Customer. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. Your vehicle may be protected under traditional contract law for fraud or intentional misrepresentation. If the dealership was the one that removed the emissions device, or knew the device was removed yet failed to tell you, you may be able to recover the cost for any damages related to that failure. Unfortunately, the lemon laws for vehicles such as this limit recovery based on the length of time you have driven used vehicles, but you are still permitted to file a lawsuit and see if you can recover under those principles for your damages (I do not have all of your facts in front of me, and perhaps the recurring damage with continued fixes creates a basis for a claim under this law. You can find more about the Illinois Lemon Law here: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/lemonlaw.html
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