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If the dealer advertised a "Buy-back" Program and that induced you to buy the Chevrolet, then the dealer must allow you to return the vehicle within the time allotted and give you a full refund.
I researched "GM CPO Program", and found that GM uses the initials "CPO" for "Certified Pre-Owned" vehicles, but saw nothing referring to a buy-back program. I also researched Chevrolet Buy-Back Programs and found that they advertised a Buy-Back Program where the buyer could return the vehicle within 60 days if the buyer was not satisfied. The Buy-Back Program was good for 2012 and 2013, but it was restricted to new vehicles, not pre-owned.
However, you are still protected under both Federal and State law and if the car dealer advertised that a buyer who was not satisfied with his purchase could return the car within 3 days or 150 miles, then he is bound by his advertisement. Go to the dealer and tell him that you are demanding that he honor the representations he made in his advertisements. If he still refuses, then you can file a lawsuit against him and base your rights on both Federal law and State law and take the steps I have outlined below.
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") regulates deceptive and unfair practices of businesses and is the Federal agency which acts as the consumer's "watchdog" which has the power and authority to investigate and prosecute businesses which use false and misleading advertising to defraud the consumer. If the car dealer refuses to honor his advertised policy of permitting the buyer to return the car they bought and give a full refund, you should file a formal Complaint against the dealer with the FTC which can be done on their Official website,
New York has enacted laws to protect consumers from false or misleading advertising in any medium, including ads placed in newspapers, on television, radio, or the internet. Consumers who believe that they have been misled by false statements in advertising by a New York licensed business through false or misleading advertising are granted by law the right to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages. These rights are embodied in New York General Business Law, Article 22-A "Consumer Protection from Deceptive Acts and Practices" Section 349 et seq.
Article 22-A §350 of Article 22-A provides in part,
" it is unlawful for any person to make false advertising in the conduct of any business, trade or commerce or in the furnishing of any service in New York.
An Attorney General can bring an action against any person, firm, corporation or agent who engages in any act violative of any of the provisions in this Article and is entitled to recover damages as set forth in Section 350-d.
Pursuant to Section 350-e, any person can bring an action to recover his/her actual damages from any unlawful act or practices enumerated in the provisions of this Article."
Section 350-e provides that
"...any person who has been injured by reason of any violation of this Article may bring an action to recover actual damages or $500, whichever is greater, including reasonable attorney fees. [Emphasis added] The Court in its discretion may also increase the award of damages to an amount not exceeding three times the actual damages, up to $10,000, if the Court finds that the defendant willfully and knowingly violated the provision."
In addition, if a consumer has been defrauded by false or misleading advertising placed on the internet by a New York licensed business, including car dealers, the consumer should contact the Office of the New York Attorney General who can file a lawsuit against the business on behalf of the State and can recover a civil penalty up to $5,000 for each violation.
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