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Uncovering the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Deception: What to Do If You’ve Been Tricked by a Dealership into Purchasing an Accident-Damaged Vehicle

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2024 | Auto Law

Have you recently purchased a vehicle, only to discover the dealership tricked you into purchasing an accident-damaged vehicle? If so, you may have fallen victim to a deceitful practice that exploits the limitations of National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) reports. Here’s what you need to know if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

Understanding the NMVTIS Scam

NMVTIS reports are meant to provide crucial information about a vehicle’s title history, including any salvage, flood, or rebuilt titles. However, what many consumers don’t realize is that NMVTIS reports do not include details about accidents or damages, even frame damage / structural damage. Some unscrupulous dealerships exploit this gap by presenting NMVTIS reports that falsely indicate no accidents or damages have been reported for a vehicle. The way they do this is by giving you a NMVTIS report that lists potential issues like accident and damage with a notation of “no problem” or similar entry suggesting the vehicle has not been in an accident. NMVTIS reports never contain that information unless the title to the vehicle was branded.

Realizing the Consequences

Discovering that the vehicle you purchased has a hidden history of accidents or damage can be distressing and financially burdensome. The value of the vehicle is reduced and you may have additional problems later due to the prior damage and poor-quality repairs.

Seeking Justice

If you suspect that you’ve been deceived by a dealership into purchasing a vehicle with undisclosed damage or accident history, it’s crucial to take action to protect your rights. At Auto Law Firm, PC, we specialize in representing consumers who have been victims of automotive fraud.

How Auto Law Firm, PC, Can Help

Our team is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of consumers who have been misled by dishonest dealerships. We have the expertise to investigate your case thoroughly, a track record of success, and we are not afraid go to trial. Some attorneys are known in the industry to sell out their clients’ claims just to get themselves paid. That is not how we operate. We focus on what the case is actually worth and our client’s interests. We never charge to evaluate a case and consumer cases are taken on a contingency fee bases (meaning you pay nothing out of pocket for us to litigate your case).

Don’t Delay—Take Action Today

Don’t let a dealership get away with tricking you into buying an accident-damaged vehicle. Contact Auto Law Firm, PC, for a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We’re here to advocate for your rights and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Talk to us today to learn more about how we can assist you in fighting back against automotive fraud and reclaiming your rights as a consumer.