Audi Monterey Peninsula Sued for Selling a Wrecked Car
- March 22, 2013
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Audi Monterey Peninsula a dba of Cardinale GMC, has been sued in Monterey Superior Court for allegedly selling a car without disclosing that it had been in a wreck. A local man bought a car from the Seaside, CA dealership and unknown to him the car had been involved in a prior collision suffering frame damage. The lawsuit alleges that the car was repaired, including repainting the front passenger side to make it appear like new and, allegedly, to conceal the collision damage. Frame damage still exists and the car is unsafe to drive. The lawsuit alleges that Audi Monterey Peninsula knew about the collision and the subsequent repairs. The lawsuit alleges that despite Audi Monterey Peninsula knowing about the accident and collision the car dealership put the car for sale on its car lot and sold it without disclosing the previous collision. In fact, the lawsuit alleges that prior to purchase the area man asked Audi Monterey Peninsula whether the car had been in an accident or wreck and the Seaside, CA dealership told him that it would never sell a car like that. The area man feels like it was all a used car scam.
The lawsuit suit seeks actual damages, restitution, punitive damages and attorney fees. Furthermore, the lawsuit seeks an injunction to require the disclosure of previous collision damage to the public and prospective buyers.
Cardinale GMC is a corporation that operates several dba’s including Cardinale Way, Cardinale Automotive Group, Cardinale Nissan, Cardinale Mazda and Audi Monterey Peninsula. Some locations are located in Salinas, CA.
If you bought a car that was in a prior collision, accident or wreck then you may have a legal right to demand that the car dealership buy back your car. Used car scams are illegal. Each year cars that are involved in accidents or collisions are not repaired by the owners and instead given up for sale. Later, many of those cars are obtained by 3rd parties, repaired and then sold to the public. Many times a consumer learns about the used car scam when it is too late. The public is entitled to know whether a car has been in a prior accident or collision if that car is for sale on a dealer’s car lot. Feel free to call or e-mail the Law Office of Balám O. Letona, Inc., if this has happened to you or if you have any questions. My initial consultations are always free. I do both in person and telephone consultations.