You may be wondering what to do when a car dealer lied to you. Here is another Blog we did on the Top 10 Dealer Scams
Unfortunately, it is a common practice for car dealerships to lie or mislead customers. Many times, customers do not find out about the lies or misinformation until they have already signed a contract.
Whitney, LLP’s lawyers for car dealership problems deal with car dealerships for buyers who were lied to and need help. We help car buyers fight back and sue dealerships for mistakes, lying and fraud. Our auto dealer fraud lawyers have successfully sued new and used dealers across Maryland to unwind bad deals and recover compensation.
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Some Common Car Dealer Lies
Dealer lies often come in the form of misleading information or withholding information. Sometimes, this withheld information is crucial to the sale.
1. The salesperson tells you that you need to buy a vehicle service contract or another additional item in order to get financing.
2. The salesperson withholds important information from you that affects the desirability or value of the vehicle you are buying. For example, they do not tell you that the vehicle was previously a rental car.
3. You are quoted a monthly payment that is padded with additional items you did not approve and not just the vehicle’s price, tax and interest.
4. You are told that a vehicle is brand-new when it is, in fact, used.
5. You are shown an old Carfax report that was clean at the time of pulling, but something happened to the vehicle since then. For example, a salesperson drove it and got into an accident.
Yo-Yo Financing and Spot Delivery
This is a common dealer trick that people often fall victim to. In this scenario, the dealer sells you a vehicle under a payment plan that you approve. The dealer allows you to take the vehicle home while telling you a lie that financing was approved.
Several weeks later, the dealer calls you and tells you that your original financing was rejected. They ask you to come in and approve a different financing plan, but this one costs quite a bit more. The dealer counts on the buyer being unable or unwilling to let go of the vehicle they have had for several weeks.
What to do When a Car Dealer Lied to You
When a car dealer lies to you, you should consider pursuing legal action. If the dealer lied to you once, they will most likely lie to you again. It is not in their interests to rectify the situation, and they often ignore customer complaints. They rarely ignore a lawsuit.
If you were lied to or are the victim of a dishonest car dealership, Whitney, LLP’s auto fraud attorneys may be able to help you fight back, unwind a bad deal contact, and recover compensation