Dwayne Lane Dodge in Everett, WA Complaint - selling unsafe and making fraudulent claims about vehicles
EVERETT, WASHINGTON -- I purchased a 2001 Dodge 3/4 ton diesel truck on 08/13/05 from Dwayne Lanes. The past owner was a salesman at the Dealership. I was told they don't normally sale vehicles that belonged to employees.
Well my journey. I noticed this morning (8/20/05) that the tailgate was not quite right. I climbed underneath and found the frame rail on the passenger side rear was bent and moved about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch forward. A carfax showed the title clean. However the right rear also was repaired with fiberglass tape and a poor paint job. I have informed Dwayne Lanes of the problem and am waiting for them to fix the problem. I will know more on Monday 8/22/05. I am hoping they will provide me with a new truck or cancel the deal.
There are issues I believe of non-disclosure of a damaged vehicle (frame rail can be a safety and very serious issue). Putting up a vehicle for an employee and not disclosing this information is fradulent ( I will be contacting the WA Attorney General on Monday also).
The vehicle was pre-inspected. I am not sure what they are looking for since my wife was able to find the damage when I asked her to look at the rear of the vehicle.
So for now I will be optimistic and believe they will make it right on Monday and I will can this from a complaint to a compliment. We shall see.
If they is anyone else with similiar issues please email me.