Does it show anything on a carfax report?
Yeah, try that first definitely!!I know the same thing happened to another forum member and he got money back form the dealer! contact your lawyer
That was me... Check this out http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?p=735708#post735708I know the same thing happened to another forum member and he got money back form the dealer! contact your lawyer
No reports does not mean that there are no damages... No report might mean there is no SERIOUS damage... but it could be well abused and fixed by a cheap shop and not reported to the insurance...If there are no reports of damage, then it has not been "damaged".....hehehe. I say that because paint is under the warranty and extended warranty. If your paint is cracking, you should get a new paint job for free. No? Or at least the portions that need to be repainted.
Its very common for people to pay for the body damage in cash instead of getting hit with a deductable, and then higher rates. Thats why it is the buyer's responsibility to check for damage, or indications that a panel may have been removed. There is no law that states that CarFax has to be 100% accurate, and the dealer has no liability since they were informed as much as you.
BTW does anyone know what the factory warranty on paint is? Where can I find that info?
Per my knowledge any dealer in most states are liable to disclose damages prior to sell. Esp if the car is a certified pre-owned... Check your local Lemon Laws...Paint should be covered under the factory 3 year/36K bumper to bumper warranty, but it only covers factory defects, and blemishes.
I can drive my truck into a lake pay to fix it myself and it would never show up on Carfax / Only reported claims will show up .No reports does not mean that there are no damages... No report might mean there is no SERIOUS damage... but it could be well abused and fixed by a cheap shop and not reported to the insurance...
I say read my post on that link i just sent.
Agreed... to clarify my "SERIOUS damage" comment: I assume people will want to get insurance $ if they total their cars... if it is a fender bender or damages that does not hurt the pocket to fix it with out going to their insurances, then those will not show on Carfax...I can drive my truck into a lake pay to fix it myself and it would never show up on Carfax / Only reported claims will show up .
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I did the same... I ended up going after work hours and in dark and did not see the paint defects on mine... I bought it and then realized stuff... went back they acted like they do not know me... but after 7 months I got $ back for repairs. You could be someone who has no idea about anything buying a car. If the damages are obvious to a professional eye, in this case it is the dealer! they are obligated to inform you with issues...Thanks everyone for the advice. I am not sure what I am going to do, I really feel like the dealer knew/saw the damage and played dumb. Didn't denny but didn't disclose either and that is what bugs me. It is true that it was my responsibility to check it all out and I fell short on that. Lesson learned.