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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
What is your legal question about the situation you have described?
Thank you for your follow up.
When did you receive the title for the vehicle and did the title state that the vehicle was a "rebuild"?
When and how did you find out that the title was for a rebuild vehicle?
Do you have a copy of your bill of sale and does it state that the vehicle has a rebuild title?
How did you find out that the title is for a rebuild vehicle?
Did the dealer do any repairs after you discovered that the title was for a rebuild vehicle?
Do you have a written warranty that states that the vehicle is covered from bumper to bumper?
Have you seen a copy of the title that stated it was rebuild?
Generally, the dealer is legally obligated to provide a written disclosure to the buyer that the vehicle has a rebuild title due to flood.
If the dealer failed to provide such written disclosure, then generally, the first step would be to obtain a written copy of the "rebuild" title and file complaint with the Attorney General Office against the dealer and if the AG Office fails to resolve the dispute, then generally a lawsuit can be filed against the dealer based on fraud and misrepresentation.
It is also a good idea to consult and hire an experienced local consumer protection law attorney to write a letter to the dealer regarding the issue once the copy of the rebuild title is obtained and in the letter, the lawyer can demand to rescind the transaction based on fraud and letting dealer know that if the transaction is not rescinded, that legal action would be pursued.
I wish you the best of luck!
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