I'm a senior citizen and purchased a used vehicle on my own. (which my chldern are still upset about). One week later it stalled several times at red lights etc. but it stalled again as I was pulling onto a major road. Since i had no power steering it landed across the 2 lanes of heavy traffic which could have ended very badly. I took it to the dealer immediately. He "fixed" the problem and told me it was good to go. It stalled 5 min later. He picked it up from where i was & kept it for 5 days. I was told again it's "safe" to drive; "nothing is wrong with it". It stalled again a few days later but assumed it was low on gas (1/4-1/2 tank) so I did not report this and fill the tank. Yesterday (w/full tank) it stalled as I was exiting a busy high way. Again I was at risk of injury and/or death as hevy traffic continued to exit the highway. Since I'm too nervous to drive it and my childern don't want me in it; I called the dealer requesting a refund or exchange. They had two chances to fix it and found no problems. The declined my request and offered to look at it again. do I have any rights as a concumer to assume that a vehcile should 1. run w/out stallinf and 2. be safe to drive?
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I’ll be happy to assist you. Please stand by while I review your question, and do any necessary research.
I need some additional information.
Did your purchase come with a warranty, or did you buy it "as is"?
Are you still there?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).