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he Used Vehicle Warranty Law protects consumers who buy used vehicles from a dealer or private party in Massachusetts. ( M.G.L. c. 90 §7N 1/4) The law requires dealers to provide consumers with a written warranty against defects that impair the vehicle's use or safety, and requires private parties to disclose any known use or safety defects.
The law applies to used cars, vans, trucks and demonstration vehicles, and which:
The Used Vehicle Warranty Law requires private party sellers to inform buyers about any and all known defects which impair the safety or substantially impair the use of the vehicle. The law applies to all private party sales regardless of sales price or mileage. If you discover a defect that impairs the vehicle's safety or substantially impairs the use, and can prove that the seller knew about the defect but failed to disclose it, you may cancel the sale within thirty days of purchase. The seller must refund the amount you paid for the vehicle, less 15 cents per mile of use.
If it is a dealer, rather than a private party, then a different standard applies.
The limited used vehicle warranty provided by the dealer gives you the right to a refund if the vehicle was either:
Anyone who sells four or more vehicles in a one-year period is a dealer under the Used Vehicle Warranty Law.
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