Car buying is a decision that the majority of consumers thoroughly investigate prior to commitment and purchase. But what if, after all your careful vehicle purchase considerations and decision-making, that perfect car (literally) doesn’t ride you off into the sunset?

When your car is a bust – the law intervenes.

You may have picked the perfect car that meets all your needs and personal preferences. But the particular vehicle that ended up in your driveway isn’t living up to its promises. Now what? The law determines the optimum course of action, depending on the type of car you bought (i.e. new or used) and the problem you are running into. For example:

The Lemon Law protects new car buyers. If your car new, and it has a defect, Pennsylvania’s lemon law determines whether you have a claim. Read more about how we can help you with the lemon law.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act protects buyers with a warrantied vehicle. The MMWA is federal law protects you from deceptive warranties. Read more about how we can help you with warranty promises.

Breaking down used car auto fraud laws.

Your used car auto fraud case is against the dealership where you bought the car, not the manufacturer. But first we must determine if your vehicle matches Pennsylvania’s legal definition of a used motor vehicle:

“A motor vehicle which has been sold, bargained, exchanged or given away; which has had title transferred from the person who first acquired it from the manufacturer or dealer; or which has an odometer reading of 500 miles or more, not including mileage incurred in delivery from the manufacturer or in transporting the vehicle between dealers for sale.”

Each used car auto fraud situation has several possible legal alternatives to protect you. For used cars, every factual scenario is different. You may be a victim of automobile sales fraud, odometer fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, violations of implied warranties, negligence – and the list of scams goes on.

Navigate the auto fraud laws with the experts!

The automobile industry is an economic powerhouse. Statistics show that – across the nation – auto sales are at record profits. Statewide, Pennsylvania car dealerships alone average $31 billion dollars in sales*. It’s a big business and dealers and manufacturers are prepared to defend their bottom line.

That’s why it’s critical for you to have a qualified expert to fight for you. We document and investigate our cases with our own internal and external experts to uncover and document valuable historical information on your vehicle. If needed for your case, we enlist qualified mechanics to inspect a vehicle for frame damage and other issues.

What’s more, Pennsylvania law may permit the Court to make the dealership pay for our representation, which means your case is free until we win. If you think you have a case of auto fraud, the best thing you can do is give us a call. We will guide you in the right direction.

*Source: National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Automotive Retailing: State by State – Pennsylvania