Dealership Settles Case on Automobile Fraud, Violation of VA Consumer Protection Act, and The Federal Odometer Act.
The complaint alleged that the dealer misrepresented the vehicle's mechanical and accident history, committed fraud, violated the VA Consumer Protection Act, and The Federal Odometer Act. During Discovery, it was revealed that the misrepresentations about the car's history may have happened to others as well. The defendant denied it had done anything wrong and claimed that it had no knowledge of any prior damage and or mechanical problem. After the purchase, the buyer discovered that the engine in the vehicle was not the original engine but in fact was from a salvage yard, the vehicle had been in more or more accidents, and the dealer admitted that the odometer disclosure it provided was incorrect although it denied the odometer roll back claiming it was a mistake. Shortly before trial, the case settled for $57,000.00.