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Negotiating in a Foreign Language Contract Fraud

foreign-Language Contract Fraud

If a dealership, either orally or in writing, negotiates the sale or lease of a vehicle to a consumer in the Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog or the Vietnamese language, then the dealership must give that consumer a translation of the Buyer's Guide and the vehicle's final contract in the language that the sale was primarily negotiated in prior to presenting the buyer with a final contract for the sale or lease to sign.

There must also be a notice conspicuously posted in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog or Vietnamese informing the consumer that the dealer is required to provide a contract or agreement in the language in which the contract or agreement was negotiated, or a translation of the disclosures required by law in the language in which the contract or agreement was negotiated.

If a Vehicle Dealership is guilty of not providing a contract, agreement and/or translation of any negotiation or agreement that took place in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog or Vietnamese, then the buyer may be entitled to have the contract or agreement rescinded.

As of the United States Census of 2000, California’s diverse population has more than 12 million people who speak a language other than English in their home. The top five languages other than English most widely spoken are Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean and account for approximately 83 percent of the 12 million Californians who speak a language other than English in their homes.

If you negotiated the lease or purchase of your vehicle primarily in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean and you weren't given a translation of the Final Contract or Buyer's Guide in that language prior to signing the those agreements, then either give us a call at 213-282-2000 or fill out our FREE Vehicle Evaluation Form and one of our CA Dealer Fraud Attorneys will review your case to discuss what legal options are available to you.

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