Dealer Fraud

Volkswagen Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuit

As of November 9th, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officially added Volkswagen and Audi to the list of vehicles subject to recall due to the defective and potentially deadly airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, which have already claimed several lives and resulted in hundreds of injuries. This is a direct consequence of the nationwide Volkswagen Takata Airbag Recall, which so far, along with the recalls of several other auto manufacturers, affects affecting approximately 42-million vehicles, making it the largest in U.S history.

California Lemon Law & Buying “As-Is” Vehicles

Many consumers opt to purchase less expensive used vehicles, and sometimes those vehicles are sold with an “as-is” disclaimer. These “as-is” disclaimers are meant to inform consumers that the vehicle may come with defects or flaws that are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

10 Day Right to Cancel, Canceled Car Sales, & Auto Fraud

California law allows dealers a 10-day right to cancel window in which they can revoke the sale of a vehicle. This can be frustrating for vehicle buyers who have gone through the long and stressful process of buying a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle. Even though a dealer has a right to that limited window in which they can cancel a sale, they must follow strict regulations so that they are operating in accordance with the law.

Rewritten Contract Backdating Fraud

Rewritten Contract Backdated

Rewritten contract or backdating fraud happens when a dealership has you sign a new contract for the purchase or lease of a vehicle, and then backdates the newer contract to the date of the first contract.

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Your Auto Repair Rights

  • You have the right to service your vehicle at any authorized repair facility.
  • You have the right to take your business elsewhere if you dislike the estimate that a repair facility gives you, or don't feel comfortable with the service they are providing you with. You may, however, still be charged a reasonable amount of money for the time spent preparing the estimate.
  • You have the right to a written Work Order or Repair Order with a specified dollar amount. You are only required to pay up to the amount written on that Work Order or Repair Order.
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Odometer Fraud / Odometer Rollback Fraud

Odometer Fraud

Odometer Fraud may be the largest act of fraud committed against the American consumer today. Under the Department of Transportation, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that close to half a million vehicles are sold each year that involve some form of odometer fraud. The collective cost paid by the American consumer in inflated car prices for these vehicles is estimated over one billion dollars.

Automobile Sales Finance Act

California Civil Code Section 2981-2984.4

2981.As used in this chapter,unless the context otherwise requires:

  • (a) "Conditional sale contract" means:

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Automotive Fraud, Dealer Fraud and Repair Fraud

In California, Dealership Fraud and Repair Fraud are so common that many employees in the automotive business may not even know that their exaggerations or omissions are illegal. Whether intentional or simply through negligence, The California Civil Code protects Auto Buyer's from being misled.

Repair and Dealer Fraud in California applies to all vehicles and transactions and is defined by the Civil Code as follows:

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