My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: ID, WA, TX
Purchased a car from WA, delivered in TX. Trying to get the car registered but there were problems in the WA dealership - they cannot produce the title.
The WA dealership purchased this car from Kellogg, ID. At that point my assumption is that the WA dealership should have already secured the title before they put this car up for sale.
I purchased the car (unseen), got a Financial institution for the loan and eventually delivered in TX.
3 months later, I still can't register the car and the lien holder don't have the title. The issue with the title problem wasn't disclosed to me prior to and during the sale process. I was initially told that by the WA dealership that they will overnight the documents to TX so I can register the car. I'm at my 3rd application of the temp tags and still no resolution for the title (for registration).
Now WA dealer says that they cannot get hold of the ID dealer. That the ID dealer have lost the title (or don't have possesion of the title, etc blah, blah, blah). The financial institution also told me that they can't do anything - they are just waiting for the WA dealer to send them the title.
My worry is that if I get denied the 3rd application of the temp tags, I can't drive this car. Even if I get the 3rd application done - it seems there is no immediate resolution to this problem and i'm running out of patience. I don't get any communication from the financial institution and/or the WA dealer unless I start calling and pressuring them the do something about this.
I'm diligently paying my monthly notes to the financial institution -- but if this (issue) causes me problems - where I cannot register the car, or can't refinance it, or can't trade it in (or sell it), i'm thinking of returning this car to WA (either to ship or drive there).
My question is, can I return this car if I can't register it in my current state? can I get full refund and lawyers fee if incase I go to the lawyer/legal route? what kind of lawyer do i need to get to help me sort this mess?
Thank you in advance.