Did you really purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle, or did the dealership simply tell you it was certified in order to charge you more money? Under California law, a dealership must provide you prior to sale with a completed inspection report that itemizes all components that had been inspected. (See Vehicle Code § 11713.18.) Thus, you should be able to buy a certified vehicle with confidence knowing that the dealership has in fact inspected the vehicle.

The Auto Fraud Legal Center is finding that dealerships are not disclosing prior accident damage or prior body work that should have been identified as part of the pre-certification inspection. In Martinez v. Forman Donald, et al. Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2018-00974537-CU-CO-CJC, we allege that Tustin Nissan failed to disclose prior damage, but still sold our client a 2014 Nissan Versa as “certified.” We anticipate that Tustin Nissan will argue that the manufacturer, Nissan, allows them to certify vehicles even though it has prior accident damage or prior body work. This then begs the question. If this is so, then why did our client pay additional money to buy a certified vehicle?

The lawsuit we filed demands that Nissan and/or Tustin Nissan repurchase the 2014 Nissan Versa. Contact Jeff Le Pere to address any potential lemon law claim or dealer misrepresentation claim you may have.