You have recently discovered your newly purchased vehicle has major defects and you strongly believe you are a victim of auto dealer fraud. So, what to do if you have no idea what actions to take with your faulty vehicle? Well, there are steps you should take straight away. Here is when hiring a lawyer should be your first step!
When Should You Call an Auto Dealer Fraud Attorney?
Auto dealer fraud refers to the deceptive and unlawful practices used by an auto dealer at almost any stage of the vehicle purchasing process. Examples of auto dealer fraud include “bait and switch” advertising practices, deceptive inflation of vehicle prices, and failure to disclose information about a vehicle.
If you think you might be a victim of auto fraud, first try to stay calm (at least a little). Second, hire a lawyer if any of these happened to you:
- You purchased a car and paid more than the advertised price;
- The auto dealer increased the amount of the down payment from the amount agreed upon.
- Your newly purchased vehicle keeps breaking down;
- The auto dealer failed to disclose prior engine defects, major repairs, prior accidents, prior frame damage, prior use as a rental car;
- The dealer rolled back the odometer in order to display a number that is lower than the vehicle’s actual mileage.
Although many consumers believe that they may have been a victim of auto fraud, most have no idea how to act. Don’t be one of them! Save all documents related to the sale and/or repair of your vehicle (copy of the original advert, any agreements or documents you signed, mechanical reports and photographs of the fault) and hire an experienced lawyer to protect your consumer rights.
Don’t Wait – Talk to an Auto Fraud Attorney Today
If you have been a victim of any of the fraudulent dealership practices mentioned above, you’d better contact an experienced auto dealer fraud attorney right away. Attorneys at The Margarian Law Firm will evaluate all aspects of your case and explain all options available to you.
Your auto dealer attorney will help you get out of contracts, replace, repurchase, or even return your vehicle to get your money back.
We encourage you to contact us today at (818) 553-1000 and tell us about your case. The consultation is FREE!