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We bought a 2007 Toyota Camry (for $6500.00 cash) Jan. 15 at

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We bought a 2007 Toyota Camry (for $6500.00 cash) Jan. 15 at a used car lot. We signed an as is warranty when we bought the car. We had a light come on the next day and the manual said it was the brake. We then took it to the dealer today (had been out of town so had not driven it), the dealer says the car has over $3000.00 in serious issues. One is regarding the light that came on and has to do with the computer board in the car ($2200 for repair in it alone), also the water pump and alternator bearing need replaced. Is there any kind of legal action that we can take or anything we can do regarding this issue?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Dear Customer,

I am sorry to learn of this situation.

I would recommend reviewing this opinion written by the Kansas Attorney General's Office regarding "as is" warranties and automobiles. If it appears (based on the condition of your vehicle - which very well may be the case based on your description), that your dealer has violated the consumer protection laws of your state - you may be able to convince them to void the contract, repair the vehicle, or enter into some other contract with you to your mutual satisfaction.

But do read the opinion in full, it details the distinctions between the different types of warranties and obligations in your state:

If you find that your dealer has violated the statute and refuses to work with you, (or if you simply want to report bad business practices), you can file a report online here:

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