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Happened to my dad (but it was w/ his Jeep) (archive)

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Posted by (MORE) J.D. on June 10, 1999 at 23:10:20:

In Reply to: Simple solution...either they fix it or give you posted by a new car (more) on June 10, 1999 at 21:47:28:

: UCC§2 (most of which has been adopted in some manner by each state) allows a buyer to revoke acceptance of a goods after a reasonable amount of time if the goods don't function as promised. This is because you can't necessarily discover all defects upon initial inspection. Clearly, you should be able to exercise this right if your car becomes inoperable (due to no fault of your own) within the first 3000 miles of ownership. If the product you were sold does not meet acceptable standards, you shouldn't have to bear the burden of the manufacturer's failures. Check your state's lemon laws if you have questions on your rights as an owner.

He bought a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee in 1995, and the trans went out a 2000 miles!!! After going through 3 or four other trannys, my dad demanded that they fix it, or he would ask Chrysler for a new Jeep (as per the Lemon Law).

Well, they had the car for a week, and his lease agreement stated that he gets a rental car for all warranty work, so he asked for one. The dealership called and said the car was ready. We got there, and they claimed that in a week, they couldn't find anything wrong with it, despite the fact that they "looked at it exstensively each day". Well, since the car had to be towed in (ie, it didn't run), and now it miraciously runs just fine -- even though no work had been done! LOL!

Since the dealer claimed that no work had been done, the said that my dad had to pay for a weeks worth of rental car usage.

Furious, my dad asked for the parts list. Well, they were dumb enough to hand it over, and it ruined their story. If they have a 3 page list of parts ordered for our Jeep, then obviously work had been done. They still claimed that my dad had to pay for the rental. So, he demanded to set up a meeting with the car dealer who sold us the car, the service manager, and the dealership owner/operator/head-ripper-offer. After the meeting, they decided that they would pay for the rental (go figure) and offered us a free oil change!!!

Needless to say, my dad found a new dealership.


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