Many consumers purchase a vehicle and have mechanical problems. Sometimes these problems occur quickly. Sometimes the problems do not appear until months or years after the purchase. If you have problems, the dealer may be required by law to repair or replace your vehicle, or you may be able to return the vehicle and get your money back under California’s “Lemon Law.”

If you ask if there are any mechanical problems with a vehicle, and the dealer does not tell you about a problem they know about, the dealer committed fraud. A dealer cannot lie to you about the mechanical condition of a vehicle, even if you did not buy a warranty, and even if the vehicle was sold “As-Is.”