My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California
I bought a "new" car from a dealership 27 months ago. I say "new" because it actually had about 40 miles on it, and the salesperson said they had gotten it from another dealership. I've always thought the passenger door's paint looked a little wavy but I could only see it under certain conditions and couldn't convince myself it was there. Yesterday I noticed the front of the door panel doesn't line up with the back of the fender. On it's own it's not terrible, but I compared it to the left side and now there's no doubt in my mind.
So I've convinced myself now that there's probably been dealer damage to the car. According to what I could find online, in CA they would have no obligation to report damage to me unless the repairs were more than 3% of MSRP, but what if I'm unsatisfied with the repairs? Is it too late for me to do anything?
If I go to the dealership and ask for them to tell me what if any repairs have been done to the car, are they obligated to tell me?