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Magic Auto Center Sued for Selling Lemon Used Car

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The consumer rights attorney author of this blog hereby announces the filing of a lawsuit against Magic Auto Center of Panorama City, California. The lawsuit was filed on March 14, 2013 and is titled Gonzalez v. Magic Auto Center, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. LC100049).

Complaint Against Magic Auto Center

The Plaintiff in the lawsuit is Sandra Gonzalez, a Los Angeles County consumer who purchased a used Lexus GS300 from Magic Auto Center’s Panorama City location in September, 2012. The complaint alleges that a Magic Auto Center’s employee told Ms. Gonzalez that the Lexus GS300 had been thoroughly inspected and was in excellent condition. However, Ms. Gonzalez alleges that after she purchased the vehicle, she soon discovered that it had defects that cause the vehicle’s suspension to bounce in an unsafe manner and which also cause the check engine light to illuminate. The lawsuit alleges that she also found out that the Lexus GS300 had been in at least two serious prior accidents.

Based on these allegations, the complaint alleges that Magic Auto Center violated the implied warranty imposed by California’s lemon law, committed common law fraud, violated California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, is engaged in business practices that violate California’s Unfair Competition Law statute.

The complaint also alleges that Magic Auto Center has an illegal practice of requiring that used car purchasers sign documents purportedly requiring them to reaffirm their purchase contracts if and when they declare bankruptcy. According to the complaint, this is an unenforceable promise that is without any legal effect.

Click here to read a copy of the complaint against Magic Auto Center in this lawsuit:

Please note: it is important to remember that these are only disputed allegations made in a lawsuit, Magic Auto Center has denied all liability and wrongdoing, and the Court has not yet made a finding that Magic Auto Center did anything wrong or in any way illegal.

Did You Buy a Used Car From Magic Auto Center?

The lemon law attorney author of this blog is looking for more Magic Auto Center customers to discuss their experiences with Magic Auto Center. If you bought a used car from Magic Auto Center in the last four years and think it has been in a prior accident or violates the lemon law statute, please call the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665). You may have important information and we might be able to assist you as well! Please call today!


About the Author
Mr. Vachon is the founder and principal of the Vachon Law Firm. He is in expert in the California lemon law and has represented California consumers in hundreds of lawsuits against automobile manufacturers, car dealerships, and finance companies.