My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: NY...
I live in and bought a car in the state of NY from a licensed dealership. The dealership advertised the car on the local paper's auto website and I have a receipt from the sale with the business name. I don't buy cars often maybe I'm a sucker and I do give way too much slack giving people a chance to "fix things." I guess that's why I;m in this position.
The way the paperwork played out is as if I bought it from the previous owner who had a lien on the vehicle who traded it in for another purchase. I was given a ten day sticker from the DMV (with ten days to get an inspection). There were a few "minor" issues to get the vehicle to pass inspection, I brought it back a couple of times to get the inspection and other things the dealer promised to fix, he made good on those repairs he promised. I was originally told inspection was on me, then I found out about the small "problems" that needed to be corrected, he agreed to get the vehicle inspected. Not inspected on pick up, no prob, I got a ten day sticker from the DMV when I registered it. When he made the other repairs, no inspection. I agree to meet him again, one problem gets corrected and I was kind of blown off or forgotten after that.
I feel these "small problems" turned into a big problem, more of pain in the ass than he thought, or more expensive than he thought ( didn't make a ton of money off of me).
I was talking to someone after and was told as a licensed dealer he MUST provide the vehicle with an inspection at the time of sale, the sale MUST go through him and he cannot pass a vehicle off that was traded into him as me buying it from the guy who traded it into him. I look online and sure enough the state sight says a licensed dealer must provide an inspection, but nothing about what my options are.
It's been over a month, what are my options at this point? The small problems are error codes that are being falsely tripped due to a small problem but if I'm afraid of going to a licensed inspection station because I'm afraid they will try to charge me thousands to repair the systems instead of a few hundred bucks to correct the real problem.