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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Odometer

The Dangers of Odometer Fraud

By Consumer Law PA |

Recently, the owner of an Arizona used car dealership was arrested for selling vehicles with false odometer readings to unsuspecting consumers. During its investigation, the Arizona Department of Transportation discovered that in addition to altering the mileage on its vehicles, the dealership had also removed the letter “C” designation from many of their titles,… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Law May Make it Easier for Used Car Dealers to Sell Defective Vehicles

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Last year, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a new state law that requires used car dealers to disclose when one of their vehicles is subject to an open recall. Initially hailed as a victory for consumers across the state, a number of safety groups have since raised concerns that the law can actually be used… Read More »

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Signs that Your Transmission May be Defective

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The transmission plays a critical role in the proper functioning of any vehicle, as it transfers the rotational power generated by the engine to the car’s wheels. This in turn, makes it possible for the gear ratio between the engine and the wheels to change as a vehicle speeds up and slows down. Although… Read More »

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Undisclosed/Concealed Frame Damage

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Under Pennsylvania law, used car dealers are required to disclose when their vehicles have certain types of damage, including bent and cracked frames. Unfortunately, this type of damage is difficult to see with a visual inspection, so when unscrupulous dealers fail to disclose problems with a frame, an unknowing purchaser could end up with… Read More »

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