Maybe a weird question. In need of legal advice


Asked by Jul 20, 2014 at 09:07 AM about the 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I bought a truck and the day after it
broke down and won't start or even turn
over, called the dealer said they would fix it
no problem. Took them 2 day to replace the
battery and some fuzes. I checked the
fuzes before I had it towed an they were
fine, anyway 2 days after getting the truck
back same thing happen and now they are
saying not our problem you drove it off the
lot so I'm SOL basically...bit a warranty on
the truck but I don't want to fix it, I would
like to take it back but how? Its been almost
2 weeks since I bought the truck and I've
only driven the truck twice and the majority
of the time its just sitting, not turning over
or making an amtemp.

4 Answers


so you got a bad horse in the deal and now the horse trader left town- it is a story as old as people have had horses- when you buy a used car, there is no warranty- and a dealer will have a sticker on the window that says that, up front- PEOPLE BE CAREFUL! when buying a used car- if you get a bad one, intentionally or unintentionally on the part of the seller, the deal is done, and you will be stuck with what you bought- if there is a question about the horse's condition, have a good horse doctor look the animal over BEFORE you hand over the money- it is like this because when someone sells a car, they may not know what is ready to go out- and can not always be held responsible for every little thing- or they would go out of business- but this leaves it wide open for CROOKS who DO know they are selling junk- no difference to the buyer, you are still left holding JUNK- the real problem is that the nature of the beast (the automobile) is that it is a machine that will wear out and have problems- and horses will just up and die- this is the game- be more careful next time- sorry-

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Tom Demyan

Yup. So you don't want to fix it? To sell it, you will need to get the truck running in order to get something out of it. Even then you will lose money. I'd have another mechanic diagnose the problem and get it fixed properly and drive it. I suspect the dealer wasn't looking to hard at the real problem of why it won't start because they didn't want to spend the extra money.

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The other two posters are correct. You're pretty much stuck with it. But, did you say that you bought a warranty? If so, call the warranty company directly and explain what's been going on. Perhaps they'll be able to recommend another repair facility that will honor your warranty. HTH. -Jim

John Carson

Most cars as stated above that are used, has a "As is" notice on it. if it is through a dealer. You can go through small claims for the cost of repairs, or if the court will allow, return of the truck and a full refund. You can hire an attorney or pay for advice, but you problem more than not can be fixed for far less cost of going to court or paying an attorney for advice. Let the buyer beware. We've all been there and done that, so don't feel bad.

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