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April 28, 2009 10:27 AM Subscribe
I need a source for NY state law (not NYC) pertaining to the sale of used cars.
posted by cedar to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We recently purchased a used SUV (1998 Ford Explorer) from a licensed dealer. Upon subsequent inspection it was discovered that the front drive shaft had been removed -- yes, removed -- disabling the front wheel portion of the on-demand all wheel drive.
It is my thinking that this is a major oversight on the dealers part (and ours, hell, we bought it with half the drive train missing and didn't even notice) and clearly his responsibility. Is this accurate?
The warranty was 30 days or 1000 miles, we're at day 26 and 700 miles.
Extra bonus question: the ball joints also need replacement. It is my understanding that while no longer a part of NYS inspection it is part of the dealer "inspection" and while not explicitly covered by the drive train warranty should not have been overlooked by the dealer before putting the car on the lot.