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Helping You With Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Concerns

While Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are a great option to purchase a car for a lower price, it does come with the risk of fraud. If a dishonest seller or auto dealer did not properly inspect the vehicle or duped you into buying one with significant concerns, you may have a valid auto fraud claim in California. At Auto Law Firm, PC, attorney Michael Klitzke and his experienced legal team assist clients throughout California to obtain justice in certified pre-owned vehicle fraud cases.

Attorney Michael Klitzke focuses his practice solely on auto fraud claims. With a top 100 verdict in California for 2022 and a six-figure victory that won him the Best of the Bar award, you can trust him to fight to protect your rights and obtain the justice you deserve.

Understanding Common Problems With Used Vehicle Sales

Certified Pre-Owned (“CPO”) vehicle purchases frequently result in fraud lawsuits. CPOs are portrayed as better than other used vehicles because the vehicle allegedly passed a rigorous 120–180-point inspection. In truth, many dealer technicians lack the basic training and tools needed to do the inspection. This is especially true when it comes to inspecting for prior accident damage. As a result, many accident-damaged vehicles are sold as CPOs.

California Vehicle Code § 11713.18(a) prohibits the sale of “certified” vehicles where:

  • The odometer has been rolled back or reset
  • The vehicle was a Lemon Law Buyback under any State or Federal law
  • The vehicle has any title brand, including title brands used by other states
  • The safety of the vehicle has been substantially impaired due to an impact, fire, or flood
  • The vehicle has sustained frame or structural damage
  • The dealer fails to provide the buyer with a completed inspection report prior to selling the vehicle
  • The vehicle is sold “As Is”
  • The dealer attempts to disclaim the implied warranty of merchantability

When you purchase a CPO, you should receive an inspection checklist. The checklist is a crucial part of your claim and makes it more likely to obtain a favorable result. If you were sold a CPO and experienced any of the issues above, the auto fraud team at Auto Law Firm, PC, can help get your money back.

Get Started On Your Case Today

If someone sold you a used vehicle that has any unreported defects or problems in California, don’t wait to contact an experienced auto fraud attorney at Auto Law Firm, PC. To schedule a free consultation at the California auto law office, call 619-878-7037 or fill out an online contact form.