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Good evening. Generally an as is sale operates under the premise of "caveat emptor" - buyer beware- unless the buyer can prove that the seller knew or should have known of the defect. Since this involved a salvaged title with an as is sale, I am sorry to say that I think recovery would be unlikely; but give me a few moments to see if I can find something to the contrary.
Unless you can prove that the seller purposely misled you (i.e. false statements, misrepresentations, etc) it would be very difficult to bring a claim under the DTPA. Please see: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/weeklyag/2009/1109deceptivetrade.pdf.
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