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Just took over a lease car that has been in accident.

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Oct 24, 2019
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Just took over a lease car that has been in accident.

Just took over a lease car that has been in accident and signed the transfer lease paper at dealership around more that a month ago, did not know that until now when i checked carfax report online, the last leasee cheated to me saying that the car is accident free, the car was repaired and looks ok now and is also passed the safety provided by last leasee, but i just feel like i get fooled.
is there anything i can do in this case? like legal approach to the last leasee? but since i already signed the transfer paper there is no way to do to withdraw that right? The car lease is only one year left, maybe i just have to stick it through?
The lease includes the return warrenty(covers small dents, scratches), would that help?
sorry guys my English expression is not good any suggestion would help
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Newbie
Mar 12, 2016
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Did the dealer tell you car was in an previous accident and is it written on bill of sale? When lease finished and you return the car they will consider the accident and lower the car value. Might want give these guys a call and see what they say: https://www.omvic.on.ca/portal/
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Feb 17, 2015
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If all are verbal forget about it and enjoy the car. If it is written in the agreement that it is accident free and you have the time and effort to get something out of this then go and start the fight.
Deal Addict
Mar 3, 2018
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If the car is now worth less because of a collision, it's the car company's problem, not yours – you don't have to pay for that loss. So unless you were planning on keeping the car after the lease ends there will be no loss to you.
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lomohi wrote: Just took over a lease car that has been in accident and signed the transfer lease paper at dealership around more that a month ago, did not know that until now when i checked carfax report online, the last leasee cheated to me saying that the car is accident free, the car was repaired and looks ok now and is also passed the safety provided by last leasee, but i just feel like i get fooled.
is there anything i can do in this case? like legal approach to the last leasee? but since i already signed the transfer paper there is no way to do to withdraw that right? The car lease is only one year left, maybe i just have to stick it through?
The lease includes the return warrenty(covers small dents, scratches), would that help?
sorry guys my English expression is not good any suggestion would help
What's the problem?
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Nov 24, 2012
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lomohi wrote: Just took over a lease car that has been in accident and signed the transfer lease paper at dealership around more that a month ago, did not know that until now when i checked carfax report online, the last leasee cheated to me saying that the car is accident free, the car was repaired and looks ok now and is also passed the safety provided by last leasee, but i just feel like i get fooled.
You will have a problem while returning the car ONLY if the repair was not up to the mark (colour matching, panel alignment, etc.). Other than that, enjoy the car.
Deal Addict
Jun 26, 2009
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As long as it leaves 2 tire tracks, you should be fine. If you see 4, you are in trouble.
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lomohi wrote: Just took over a lease car that has been in accident and signed the transfer lease paper at dealership around more that a month ago, did not know that until now when i checked carfax report online, the last leasee cheated to me saying that the car is accident free, the car was repaired and looks ok now and is also passed the safety provided by last leasee, but i just feel like i get fooled.
is there anything i can do in this case? like legal approach to the last leasee? but since i already signed the transfer paper there is no way to do to withdraw that right? The car lease is only one year left, maybe i just have to stick it through?
The lease includes the return warrenty(covers small dents, scratches), would that help?
sorry guys my English expression is not good any suggestion would help
No realistic recourse now. Enjoy driving for the next year, return it at lease end, and walk away with a lesson learned for next time - do your research and get independent inspection done yourself BEFORE finalizing a deal.
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Jul 12, 2003
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Just thanks god that you are leasing it and not bought it.
A year later, you will return the car and get another one. Aslong as the repair was done by dealer's authorized repair shop, there will be no issue to you.

Don't waste time to go after the original leasee, you won't able to get anything back from them.
The car is sub leased, basically a long term used car rental. Just drive it and get a another one when the lease is up.
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