3 Transmissions in 6,000 miles

Bought a brand new 2005 Dodge Dakota 4-door on Memorial Day, had 12 miles on it. Last week the truck would not go in reverse with only 5900 miles on it. Find out this week that the transmission had been
rebuilt with only 9 miles on it! The dealer did not inform me of this as it was driven off the showroom floor. What is my next course of action, thanks.
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Homocide sounds like a good option to me.
Seriously though, wave the lemon law at them and demand your money back. I would run away from this and threaten to sue for fraud. You might consult a lawyer.
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Since you paid for a brand new transmission ... demand a brand new transmission (factory not rebuilt).
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snipped-for-privacy@metronet.com wrote:

I agree with this, tell them you want a new tranny and you want to see verification of it too. If no deal get a lawyer and invoke the lemon law.
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It sounds more along the lines of fraud rather than the lemon law. I would get in contact with a lawyer to find out if it was even legal for them to sell you the vehicle this way as new, especially without disclosing this information.
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ratabor wrote:

go to court get ALL of what you paid for this and the GET MORE because what they did in Alabama is against the law and it is more than likely that way ware you are.Threaten to sue for fraud hell sue them for it you get enough to pay the lawyer and a new truck and new house. Do not let them get away with this crap anymore.
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ratabor wrote:

1 800 lemon law
JAM
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Johnny Thunder wrote:

It's not really a lemon law issue. More like fraud. Selling a car as new that has rebuilt parts is fraud and illegal.
The lemon law varies in most states and some do not have one at all. Most require a problem to occur 3 times in a given time frame and also requires arbitration before the lemon law buyback would apply.
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Possible fraud. Contact -in writing- your state attorney general's office. Repeat, in writing. This goes for the dealership. Speak personally to no one. If you have a grievance, put it IN WRITING.
A private attorney specializing in -CIVIL- law can pursue this for you and likely will achieve faster results, but they will also charge you a substantial fee, likely a couple thousand bucks. Yes, you can also sue to recover your legal fees, but I'll tell you right now you're not likely to collect because the dealer will want to settle out of court. - and you'd be a fool not to settle. No one but the attorneys win in court.
So make up your mind what form of relief you're seeking
Your options include a refund minus approx 35 a mile for every mile you've put on it and minus a damage allowance if you have: 1) put any damage whatsoever on the exterior or interior, or 3) smoked in it You could also ask for a replacement vehicle. However, once again the dealer is entitled to recover 35 a mile for every mile you've put on the first one and he's entitled to get his vehicle back in the same physical condition (exterior and interior) that it was in when you took delivery of it.
Beware that at 35 a mile you are looking at a $2065 mileage deduction, so I'd be careful about storming into the dealership and banging your fists on someone's desk. You have rights, but you also have obligations. If you've smoked in it that's likely to cost you at least another $500 off the value. They are NOT going to give you another brand new truck straight up in exchange for one that has 5900 miles on it. That is not going to happen in your lifetime.
Your best option is to request a negotiated settlement and/or perhaps enhanced value. For example, if you did not purchase their best extended warranty I would insist on them giving it to you at no charge.
But first let them know -in writing- that you feel that you were deceived. Don't call anyone; Don't talk to anyone; Put it in writing.
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Buy a big jar of vasoline.
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I think if your area has a lemon law you should file both, get a new truck and recover damages due to fraud, But talk to a lawyer before you do anything.
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