Q: I purchased a Used Car from Carmax. I was told on Monday that they could not get the title and had to turn in the car to the aucti

asked by on

I purchased a Used Car from Carmax. I was told on Monday that they could not get the title and had to turn in the car to the auctioneer. On Tuesday another car hit me. Carmax said I need to get the car fixed. I'm at a loss. If this is not my car then why do I need to get it fixed and why don't I have a title? And isn't it illegal to sell a car without a title. I've had the car since the end of may.

Hello, thank you for writing in. This is a legal issue that is above the advice and services that we can give. You should check with your local courthouse and see if there are any legal advisers you can speak with. Most states offer some kind of free legal advise hotline. A horrid situation like this involves the person who hit you, their insurance company, Carmax, you, and the insurance policy covering "your" vehicle. Carmax is putting it onto you to figure out, which may or may not be legal. Carmax may be at fault for allowing the vehicle to remain in your possession, and they are going to try to avoid responsibility for that to the fullest extent. Seek legal help, and good luck!

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I purchased a Used Car from Carmax. I was told on Monday that they could not get the title and had to turn in the car to the aucti

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: A garbage truck backed up on the hood of my 2016 kia optima my hood is crunched up to the wind shield. My airbags did not deploy.

Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, there was a major recall of your make, model, and year for an air bag front end crash malfunction. You need to look up your VIN and verify that your vehicle was...

Q: Could my accident have caused motor mount damage?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive way to tell for certain if the broken motor mount was caused by the rear-end impact. It may have been possible in an extreme situation, but again, it would be hard to prove. If there...

Q: Hesitation of the transmission before downshifting

The transmissions in older vehicles have a cable hooked to the transmission and the throttle and when you stepped down on the throttle, you manually moved a valve in the transmission and the downshift happened pretty quickly. Now, the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...