Buying a used car and then realizing there's a problem. Do you have recourse? Walt Kane explains.

It's a common complaint -- people say they buy a used car and then realize there's a problem. Do they have recourse? Walt Kane is in your corner to explain your rights and expose one common myth.

Walt Kane

Sep 1, 2022, 10:07 AM

Updated 653 days ago

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It's a common complaint -- people say they buy a used car and then realize there's a problem. Do they have recourse? Walt Kane is in your corner to explain your rights and expose one common myth.
Neeka has an issue with a used car dealer. She says she was sold a used car and returned it two days later after a mechanic check, but when she returned it, they didn't want to refund the money.
Neeka even sent pictures of what her mechanic found, and looking at them, it's clear why the mechanic thought there were problems.
But Neeka has a problem of her own, it's a big one -- simply put: cars are not returnable.
Over the past few years, there's been a myth circulating on the internet and social media that says you have three days to return a car for a refund -- that's just not true. Once you sign the contract, the car is yours, so unless It's covered by a warranty or the used car lemon law kicks in, repairs are on you.
It’s a shame because Neeka did do something Walt always advises car buyers to do if possible: she got a mechanic to inspect the car, but you have to do that before you buy.
Do you have a consumer question, or know something Walt needs to investigate?
If you have a consumer question or a story that needs to be investigated, click here to see how you can get Kane in Your Corner.  


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