a. You assumed the seller would fix the problems
If, before you bought the car, you had a conversation with the seller about fixing the problems, this may apply. If the seller later refuses to make the repairs, or is unable to fix the problem, then you may be entitled to give the car back. This situation will usually not apply, however, if you did not discuss repairs prior to sale.
b. You did not know about the problems
This situation applies to two different types of sales: when the problem is the kind that is hard to discover (engine problems that only happen sometimes, for example) and when the seller makes misrepresentations about the car, or takes steps to hide problems from you. In both situations, you would be entitled to give the car back, if conditions 1 and 3 are also met.3. You must return the car within a “reasonable time.” There is no set period of time for how long you have to return a car. Often, it depends on the circumstances. We have had some clients that have returned their cars well over a year after they bought them. However, if you’ve known about a problem with the car for a long time before trying to give it back, it is possible that it is too late. The biggest exception to this is when you’ve continued to bring the car in for repairs, relying on the seller’s statements that the problems would be fixed. In that case, the law is a bit more forgiving. 4. Fraud or Misrepresentation A consumer may also have the right to return the car if there was significant fraud or some misrepresentation about the car, its history, or contract terms. If you have discovered that the car dealer lied to you about something, you might be able to return the car to the dealership. Car dealers will usually refuse to take back cars, even when they are required to do so. It is usually best to consult with an attorney in these types of cases. A lawyer will be able to evaluate the facts and determine whether you are entitled to return your car. Additionally, a lawsuit may be necessary in order to get a refund of the money you paid.