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Certified Used Car or CPO Fraud
The major car makers all advertise that their "Certified Pre-Owned" ("CPO") used vehicle programs, through which they and their dealers sell pre-owned vehicles that they represent have been scrutinized by thorough certification to certify that the can earn the moniker of "certified" used car, which all the car makers claim are "like new" cars and trucks. To meet CPO standards, a used car or truck should have low mileage, a title that is clear, and must be a mult-part inspection performed by a mechanic certified by the manufacturer such as a 172-point inspection and reconditioning.
Most consumers don’t know, that the car makers all delegate the inspection and reconditioning to their own dealers. We have found that on occasion, some unethical or careless dealers, who are eager to earn the extra profit that goes with selling a CPO car or truck, certify rebuilt wreck or flood vehicles that do not meet CPO criteria.
Consumers also don't realize that most car makers will not stand behind the certification and typically false claim that the certification inspection is entirely the responsibility of the used car dealers. They claim that the consumers have purchased a used car dealer certification and not the certification of large multi-national corporation.
For decades, our Chicago consumer protection lawyers have fought to obtain justice for our clients who have been victims of this scam. We have pursed claims under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act against most of the major car makers including Audi, Ford, Toyota and GM. In these cases, we have obtained full refunds or all of our clients’ money damages along with payment of our attorneys' fees and costs. You can review some of our Chicago auto-fraud lawyers wins against major car makers on our record page.
The Chicago Auto-fraud attorneys and Chicago Auto Dealer Fraud attorneys at Lubin Austermuehle have decades of experience defending and prosecuting consumer fraud claims. We keep abreast of the evolving changes and complexities in auto-fraud law. We fight of our clients in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. With offices in Chicago, Elmhurst and Wilmette, Illinois, we have litigated auto-fraud and auto-dealer fraud and certified used car fraud suits throughout the Chicago area. To schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, you can contact us online or call us on our toll-free number at 630-333-0333.