Fraudulent Automotive Sales That We Handle
If your dealer didn’t tell the truth, you may be able to sue them and get your money back…
The automotive lawyers at our firm handle many types of bad car sale cases:
- Prior accidents that were not disclosed
- Prior frame damage that was not disclosed
- Bait and switch and false advertising
- Car loan fraud: changing the terms of a loan; altering down payments; adding options without disclosing to buyers
- Odometer rollback
Types of Automotive Dealer Scams and Fraudulent Practices That You Should be Aware
In many scam car sale cases, the buyer is not aware of a problem with the car until our automotive lawyers look into the faulty contract
Used car scams and car dealer scams happen every day. Our automotive lawyers review every contract and every document to find evidence of auto dealer fraud. The most common types of fraud that auto dealers include:
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior engine defects and major repairs
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior accidents
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior frame damage
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior rental use
- Selling the car for more than the advertised price
- Deferred down payment
- adding options without disclosing to buyers
The auto fraud attorneys at our firm file lawsuits on the grounds of dealer fraud. Our legal team often finds evidence of a car buying scam when a dealer hides information from a buyer. In many cases, the buyer is not aware of a problem until our auto fraud attorneys review the history of the car and the contract.
Used car dealer fraud is very common at the time of purchase. Under California law, you can file a lawsuit against a dealer if they do not tell the truth; dealers must provide written terms or disclosure for the following:
- down payment
- monthly payments
- sale price
- advertised price
- clean title
- prior accidents
- prior rentals
- existing defects
- mechanical problems
- financing and the terms of the loan
The auto fraud lawyers at our firm will file a lawsuit against a dealer for fraud and get your money back, no matter when the fraud occurred; even years after the sale of the car. The auto fraud attorneys at our firm help car buyers to get out of their contracts, and replace, repurchase, or return their cars and get their money back under the California lemon law and state and federal consumer laws.
The auto fraud lawyers at our firm help even when car buyers don’t know that their dealer is breaking the law. We often find evidence of dealership auto fraud when we receive a call for one issue, and the contract reveals many violations of the California and Federal consumer laws. If you believe that the dealer has lied to you when you purchased your car, contact one of the auto fraud Lawyers at our firm today. Our lawyers will review your contracts and disclosures for free and make sure that your dealer did not break the law.
Auto Loan Fraud at the Dealership
Car loan fraud is very common when financing your car
There are many ways that auto dealers take advantage of buyers who finance the purchase of a car. A dealer may be engaged in car loan fraud in situations like the following:
- Asking a buyer to come back and sign a second contract: backdating contract
- Changing the amount of the monthly payment or the interest rate to make the buyer pay more than the amount agreed upon.
- Increasing the down payment from the amount originally agreed upon
- Changing the price and payment from the amount originally agreed upon
- Failure to disclose the price of a trade in vehicle in the contract
- Up charging for accessories that are not needed and labeling as “required”
Dealership fraud is possible when the dealer changes the amount of the monthly payment or the interest rate to make the buyer pay more than the amount agreed upon.
The dealer will make more money by increasing the down payment, auto loan fraud is common when the sales rep negotiates a price and payment, and later the finance rep negotiates a completely different price and payment.
Another common deceptive dealer practice is the failure to disclose the price of a trade in vehicle within the purchase contract. Buyers often are not aware that financing raises fraud issues until they contact a car loan lawyer. The automotive lawyers at our firm will review your purchase contract and finance agreement for free. If you believe that the dealer has lied to you when you financed your car, contact one of the auto fraud attorneys at our firm immediately.
Auto Repair Fraud at the Dealership
Non disclosure and non repair of mechanical problems is typical with older cars
The auto fraud lawyers at our firm will sue the dealership for auto repair fraud when a buyer takes a car back to a dealer and the dealer charges for repairs that should have been covered under the warranty or the dealer fails to make adequate repairs.
Our auto repair attorney investigates claims against the dealer when buyers purchase extended warranties, or buy certified cars or cars still covered under the manufacturer warranty. In many cases, dealers charge for repairs that should be covered under the warranty. When a buyer needs their car they are at the mercy of the dealer and pay just to get their car back.
The auto fraud lawyers at our firm will get money back from the dealer for excessive repair bills and overcharging buyers. If your car is covered under a warranty and the dealership charged you for repairs, call the automotive fraud lawyers at our firm today to discuss your claim.
Defects That Cause Car Accidents and Vehicle Recall
Our auto accident lawyer investigates every claim and every recall to see if there is a link between the defect in your car and the accident
If your car was subject to an auto recall you may have a claim against the dealer and the manufacturer for a lemon or for an accident that was caused by the defective condition of your car.
A vehicle recall is a clear sign that your manufacturer has discovered a defect in your car. Unfortunately, in many cases, the defect is the reason that the car fails to operate safely and an accident results.
If you received a notice for a recall on cars and you believe that the defective condition caused an accident, it is best to call our auto accident lawyer immediately to discuss your case. Our auto accident lawyer investigates every claim and every recall to see if there is a link between the defect in your car and the accident. If it is proven that the defective condition of your car caused the accident, the manufacturer is strictly liable for the damage and must compensate you.
We Sue the Dealership When They Break the Law
Before we sue car dealership, we take the time to look at all the facts and figures
Can you sue a car dealership? This depends on whether the dealership has lied to you and whether there is any proof.
Can You sue a dealership for lying? Is the lie enough to prove car dealership fraud?” Chances are, your circumstances will determine whether you have a case or not; either way you should talk to one of our auto fraud attorneys to discuss what happened.
The auto fraud lawyers at our firm investigates every case and every claim before deciding to sue dealerships or recommend against taking action. Before we sue car dealership, we take the time to look at all the facts and figures; we make sure that going to court is the best option for you. We inform you about the process and the expected outcome so that you can make a decision to file a lawsuit or resolve any disputes by taking other actions. If we take your case, we will spend a lot of time and energy to sue car dealers for you, and we will get the outcome you deserve.
No Win – No Fee – Automotive Lawyers
Most clients do not need to pay legal fees, the court will award our fees when we win
The automotive lawyers at our firm work on a contingency fee basis; some people call us “no win no fee lawyers”. In most cases, the auto fraud lawyer fees are paid by the dealership that is being sued. That is typically in the terms of a settlement agreement. If we have to go to trial, fees are awarded by the court at the end of a trial.
Our auto fraud lawyers are here to help if your dealer has taken advantage of you. We sue car dealerships for violations of California and Federal consumer laws; even when car buyers don’t know that their dealer is breaking the law. Our lemon law lawyer will take the time to investigate any and all contractual issues, recall issues, financing issues, beyond the multiple repair claims.