How do I report a dealer who sold a vehicle that was dangerous to even be on the road

Asked by Aug 12, 2019 at 10:04 AM about the 2001 Ford Windstar Cargo

Question type: General

I purchased a car that a dealer said was sound and checked over and the
cradle is badly rusted and my granddaughter could have lost the steering ability
on the vehicle while going down the road and seriously injured or gotten killed
and other people.  I understand used and mechanical issued but this should not
have even been on the road.

1 Answer


As unfortunate as this is buying a used vehicle is often a gamble. Especially when the vehicle is 18 years old! Laws vary from State to State but ultimately it is the buyer's responsibility to inspect the vehicle or have the vehicle professionally inspected before the purchase. I would not expect that an 18 year old vehicle would be sold with a warranty of any kind. Before I bought my '94 Fleetwood which was 17 years old at the time I had it professionally inspected. It was a long distance purchase and I wanted to know what I was buying! The bad as well as the good. Because of the inspection I was confident that it would make the 600 mile trip home and give me little trouble afterwards. Which it did! Let this be a learning experience for you and your Granddaughter! Hope that helps! Jim

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