Can statements made about a car's quality be treated as an express warranty?
Is there a specific statute that establishes this?
I've heard before that things that someone tells you about a car's quality or condition can be treated as an express warranty, but am not sure where, specifically that rule comes from.
If something mentioned about the car is found to be not true, would that be considered a breach of warranty and would the seller then be liable to either correct the issue or take the car back?
If so, is there a limit to the scope of issues that would apply here? (i.e how small of an issue would count)
I am not writing in regards to a specific issue I've had, but am purchasing a vehicle privately and was curious about this.
In my own scenario, I've been texting someone I know about purchasing a car, and have several statements in writing from this conversation regarding the condition of the car.
As an example, if someone told you that a car had an aftermarket, performance exhaust installed on the vehicle and you then found that it was just the stock part, would that count?
What if someone told you that the car was in good condition and hadn't been in any accidents, but you later discovered there was frame damage on the car?