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I just bought a new car last Thursday in Michigan and during

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I just bought a new car last Thursday in Michigan and during the labor day weekend I happened to find that my car's hood VIN# ***** ***** to my documented VIN# (anywhere else on the car VIN#s match). I think my car now is in an illegal status and I can't drive it anymore.
I called the dealer yesterday and they can't give any logical or believable explanation. Today the dealer orally agreed to change a new car for me in next week but threatened us not to call the manufacturer's customer service and asked me not to put more miles on the odometer (now reading is 180mi only), and they refused to provide their promise in e-mail.
I want to know if the dealer is against any law; and if they play games in next week not to change the car, or ask additional fees or conditions, can I or do I need to file a lawsuit against them?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

The dealer has a contractual obligation to provide clear and merchantable title. If the numbers are not matching, and the maintenance records do not explain the discrepancy, they are in breach and you can sue them for the breach of contract. You can also file a consumer complaint with the state attorney general. They will contact the dealer and take action, if deemed appropriate.

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