Were you tricked into buying a prior rental car? Did a car dealer fail to tell you that the automobile you purchased had previously been part of a rental fleet? If so, the dealer may have committed a type of consumer fraud and you may be entitled to cancel the transaction and receive a refund.
At the Vachon Law Firm we are experts in representing consumers in car dealer fraud cases, including cases in which a car dealerships trick customers into buying prior rental cars without telling them about their vehicles’ histories. Keep reading to find out more about your legal rights and how we can help.
Consumers Should be Wary of Buying a Rental Car
Many consumers believe that rental cars are crudely treated, roughly used, and/or poorly maintained. As a result, there is a concern among the car-buying public (whether justified or not) that rental cars may be more likely to suffer from defects in the future and accordingly a higher cost of ownership due to costly repairs.
Consumers are also justifiably concerned about how being labeled a “prior rental” car will affect an automobile’s value. Because of the concerns many consumers have when it comes to purchasing cars that were previously a part of a rental fleet, rental cars tend to have a lower fair market value than other cars of the same year, make, and model year.
California Law Requires That Dealers Disclose Known Rental Histories
Because of the concerns that California consumers have about prior rental automobiles, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has enacted regulations governing car dealers that requires them to disclose known rental histories. That means that if a car dealer knows that a used car used to be a part of rental fleet, then the dealer MUST disclose the rental history to a California consumer before he or she purchases it.
Want to Talk to a Lemon Law Lawyer About a Rental Car You Were Tricked Into Buying?
If you purchased a car, truck, or SUV and later found out that it was previously registered as part of a rental car fleet, you should immediately call an experienced lemon law attorney to inquire about your legal rights. At the Vachon Law Firm, we don’t only litigate lemon law cases – we also represent consumers in prior rental car cases, accident-damaged used car lawsuits, and illegal repossession matters. What’s more, at the Vachon Law Firm consultations are always free! So call us today at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665) to discuss your prior rental car. You can also contact us via email.
At the Vachon Law Firm, we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to prove what car dealers knew and didn’t know about your used car. So if you purchased a rental car, and want a refund, contact us today to find out if we can help.