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Used Vehicle Warranty Law Private Party Car Sales

When you purchase a used vehicle from a private party and the bill of sale indicates “as is”, does that exclude the buyer from being protected under “The Used Vehicle Warranty Law” if the private party seller does not inform the buyer about any and all known defects which impair the safety or substantially impair the use of the vehicle?

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Massachusetts law allows sellers to sell cars "as is" but the law still protects buyers.  Under the so-called lemon aid law, buyers can return a car, “notwithstanding any disclaimer of warranty,” if it fails to pass the safety or emissions inspection within 7 days of the date of the sale.  And, as your question suggests, sellers are in some cases required to disclose known defects.  For more information, follow this link to a thread dealing with selling used automobiles "as is". 



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