Bought a car from private party in Az. Found it won’t pass smog. Who is responsible to get repairs to pass?
- Anonymous1 month ago
You live in Cal and are unaware it has the strictest emission laws in the country?
- Christin KLv 72 months ago
You are. You buy what you buy--hence the term "caveat emptor" or "let the buyer beware." All repairs after you buy a used car are your responsibility.
- RichardLv 62 months ago
- hartLv 62 months ago
use engine stop leak
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- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
With the exception of California, most state have ZERO requirements of vehicles sold by private parties as long as the seller actually owns the vehicle, and doesn't LIE about its condition. That is why if I by from a private individual, my first condition is we meet at a shop of MY choice and I don't commit to the purchase until the shop returns an inspection report acceptable to me. That doesn't necessarily mean I won't buy the vehicle if they find an issue, but I may reduce the amount I am willing to pay to compensate for the cost of repairs.
In short, unless they explicitly told you it had recently passed when it had not, you have no legal recourse in MOST states.
Note: If it passed any testing required in AZ, but failed testing required in another state to which you moved the vehicle, you wouldn't have a case even it they stated in writing it passed.
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
Your car now. Your problem now. Give us the OBD2 codes if you want more help.
- car253Lv 72 months ago
If you bought in California the seller has to make the car pass smog. Big mistake you bought in Arizona. You are responsible. What is wrong with the car ?
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
You are. When you buy from a private party, you buy "as is."
- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
You are. You bought a used vehicle and there is no warranty or guarantee.
If it's a P0420 or P0430 code you need a new catalytic converter. The 02 sensors are okay. You won't set those two codes unless the 02 sensors are working.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 72 months ago
Private sales are "as is".. You could have had it inspected before purchase. You are responsible for the repairs