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Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a licensed attorney. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, under Ohio law, when you purchase a car as-is you are basically letting the seller off the hook for any maintenance problems which may exist at the time of the sale or may develop shortly after. Assuming the seller has not switched out equipment or rolled back the odometer, they have no liability to you for any problems with the vehicle once you drive it off the lot.That is why many people who buy an as-is vehicle will insist, before they buy, that it be inspected by their own mechanic.You can file a consumer complaint with the state attorney general. They will investigate and take appropriate action.I hope this is helpful in answering your question even if it was not the answer you were hoping to receive. If you have more follow up questions please let me know. It is never a problem.
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