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A bought a 2003 Honda Civic salvage titled vehicle approximately

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A bought a 2003 Honda Civic salvage titled vehicle approximately five months ago. He bought it,"as is." Now the latch is wobbly & won't firmly secure the hood so he had to attach a bungee cord to the hood.
Q: Does A have a legitimate claim under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act?

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Hi! LegalGems here. My goal: To Do My Best To Assist You. Please remember, I can only provide general information,as this is a public forum.

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Good evening. Generally an as is sale operates under the premise of "caveat emptor" - buyer beware- unless the buyer can prove that the seller knew or should have known of the defect. Since this involved a salvaged title with an as is sale, I am sorry to say that I think recovery would be unlikely; but give me a few moments to see if I can find something to the contrary.



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Unless you can prove that the seller purposely misled you (i.e. false statements, misrepresentations, etc) it would be very difficult to bring a claim under the DTPA. Please see:

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I hope you found the information I provided useful. I wish I had better information for you, but those As Is sales can be quite harmful to the buyer.

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