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Buying a Used Manufacturer Buyback (Lemon)

I was browsing 2014's and thought I had found a great deal on the exact build I was looking for, with very low miles to boot. I started doing some VIN searches and it looks like it was a manufacturer buyback that was auctioned off. I wasn't aware this was possible, but I guess so. Obviously I don't want to touch this one, but what repercussions would the buyer have if there were any future lemon-related issues? I would assume the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty...

Seeing this definitely makes me want to be extra cautious if buying pre-owned.

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I was browsing 2014's and thought I had found a great deal on the exact build I was looking for, with very low miles to boot. I started doing some VIN searches and it looks like it was a manufacturer buyback that was auctioned off. I wasn't aware this was possible, but I guess so. Obviously I don't want to touch this one, but what repercussions would the buyer have if there were any future lemon-related issues? I would assume the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty...

Seeing this definitely makes me want to be extra cautious if buying pre-owned.

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Your repercussions would be defined by any warranty on used vehicles and the lemon laws in your state, possibly with a bit of complication for buying a florida car from texas for an alabama resident.

I don't suppose Experian would would have details on the lemonosity?
It might not be something you'd care about...

If you work thru a local dealer, wouldn't they be able to pull up a service history [unfortunately only dealer service history] on any prospects...

As for what happened here being possible, don't get too shocked until you see seaweed on the seatcovers.
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Re: Buying a Used Manufacturer Buyback (Lemon)

any more input on this? I am looking at the same dealer with some buyback jeeps, but still hesitant on jumping the gun
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I would leave it alone. Its not worth it IMO at any cost.
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ya it seems like best to let it go
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Re: Buying a Used Manufacturer Buyback (Lemon)

Have them run the Vin and pull service history and see what issue is.

Sometimes the original owner can be a useless non-cooperative sack of $hit!

Local dealer sold a Limited to a customer who bitched about a hi-frequency whine. They assigned to one of the techs who had 3 separate techs drive it. Couldnt find anything wrong. They changed an altenator and then a power steering electro hydro unit in it.

Customer brings it back and demands a new one. SM, takes her for a ride in 5 others, to show they make the similiar noise. Customer then tells him it is my dog wont ride in the Jeep because of the noise and demands a new one.

Dealer made chicken salad out of chicken $hit, got her into a 300S(bring maxxy down and make sure he will ride in it) and took the Jeep in a trade and sold it in 2 days.

But this can be the mentality of these buybacks, some are legit but other are bogus BS, or can be fixed.
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