Problem with a used car bought from a dealer

What are my rights?

The dealer told me the used car had never been in an accident. I found out later it had been. Can I do something?
  • Yes
  • No

You bought a used car two weeks ago. It's already broken down twice. Your mechanic advises the engine now needs rebuilding or replacing. What can you do? Your legal rights and options vary depending on many factors, including who you bought the car from. Learn where you stand if you bought from a car dealer — whose business is selling vehicles. (If you bought the car privately, see this page.) 

What you should know  

Work out the problem

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2022
  • Time to read: 15 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Mario Garcia, CarbonCure Technologies

Mario Garcia

Also on this topic

Still not sure what to do?

If you're looking for advice specific to your situation, there are options for free or low-cost help.

Options for legal help

We are grateful to work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, whose Peoples continue to live on and care for these lands.