Sunday, July 22, 2012

How does Florida Law Protect the purchaser of a used vehicle?

The purchase of a used car is not protected under Florida's Lemon Laws, however, there are several other types of laws that can be used to help you in the event you discover that you've bought a used car lemon. First, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has what's called the Used Car Rule that requires dealers to provide consumers with a Buyer's Guide with warranty and other types of information. If the dealer has in any way failed to abide by the FTC Used Car Rule, you may have the basis for a legal claim. Second, each state has what are called Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) laws. If the dealer has, for example, made verbal promises or didn't tell you about issues relating to your used car, you may have a cause of action. Third, Florida has a version of the Uniform Commercial Code may provide you with a remedy. Lastly, the Truth in Lending Act and the Federal Odometer Act might also be valuable in obtaining lemon justice. Each of these laws may provide legal protection that may hold the seller of the vehicle liable if the car you bought is unsafe or in a bad condition.

Need more information:
Check out these helpful websites:​Florida-Lemon-Law.aspx

Please note that is purely informational and is not intended as legal advice. If you want legal advice it is best to contact a lawyer directly. this information is provided by a attorney licensed by the Florida Bar and graduate of St. Thomas School of Law.

Posted byCarolyn Jonesat11:48 AM

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