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Can a car dealership refuse to refund a deposit?

Can a car dealership refuse to refund a deposit?

Most dealerships use a “purchase order” form that states that any deposit is nonrefundable. This contract language, known as a “liquidated damages” clause, provides that if the consumer does not go ahead with the purchase, the dealership can keep the deposit as damages.

Can a buyer return a used car to the dealer?

There are many helpful consumer laws aimed at helping buyers to get out of a contract before returning a used car to the dealer. In most states, when a dealer or finance company engages in fraudulent practices, the buyer has remedies to revoke the contract and get a full refund.

Can you return a car for dealer fraud?

Here are additional situations where you might be able to return a car for dealer fraud: Odometer Fraud – The following could indicate odometer fraud: a low-mileage vehicle with old carpet and upholstery, replacement equipment on a low-mileage car, missing screws, or scratches that indicate dashboard replacement.

How long does it take to get a refund on a car?

The speed with which you get your refund depends on several factors: How fast the Finance person sends the paperwork to the dealership’s office. Often they will hold the paperwork for a while, because once the refund is processed it means a charge back against the Finance person’s commissions.

How to return a car to a dealership for a refund?

Discuss refund possibilities and the next steps you have to take to return the vehicle. If your car is a lemon, or there is a clause in your contract that allows returns, mention this to the dealer. The dealer may have to contact your bank if you financed your vehicle through a lender.

Can a car be returned to the dealership with a lemon?

If the dealership has tried to fix the problem multiple times without success, lemon laws typically allow you to return the car to the dealership for a full refund. The exact process for doing so varies by state.

What happens when you trade in a car at a car dealership?

The purchase contract requires the car dealer to return to you all consideration (i.e., everything) given for the purchase. This includes your trade-in vehicle. If you gave a $2,000 down payment and a car as a trade-in, the car dealer must give you back both the $2,000 and the trade-in when you return the car you purchased.

What to do if the dealer won’t take your car back?

What If the Dealer Won’t Take the Car Back 1 Refinance. When you purchase your car with a bank loan, you might have the option to refinance your loan to lower the rate. 2 Sell the car. If you absolutely don’t want the vehicle, you might be able to sell the car in a “like-new” condition. 3 Upgrade your options.

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Ruth Doyle