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I have a question about the lemon aid law in Massachusetts. does this law pertain to a consumer trading in a vehicle to a dealer? Do I have to disclose any problems with a vehicle when I am trading in to a dealer?

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In Massachusetts, it a 2008 Porsche Cayenne turbo with 63 100 miles

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We made a deal, I have a purchase and sales agreement signed by the dealership and I have the vehicle from him. The next day he wanted his vehicle back

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He said I frauded him. Will the lawyer know Massachusetts lemon aid law?

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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MA has one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the US, but they apply to businesses and not private parties.
However, when trading a vehicle you must make full disclosure of any and all known defects, because failure to do so can cause the dealership to actually sue you for not disclosing them, which is a violation of the MA laws as well as breach of the common law warranty of fitness/good faith and fair dealing and the implied warranty of merchantability. Thus, if the dealer discovers later that you knew of the defects, then they can sue you for failure to disclose them.
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