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dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:00 PM
i bought my car from a used dealership..when i bought it it wrote somewhere 20$for checkin the vin..long story short i think my car has been accidented...if i check the vin and it says accidented or salvaged or something can i take legal actions?this is y..i have a 97 z and it was said it the ad fully equipped ..i got the car it was in ok shape..but i noticed it didnt have power mirrors..but when i took out the door panel i saw the wires for it..secondly some weird stuff are missing ..like the trunk release switch ..usually next to the drivers seat..not there..and its really loud inside..like horribly insilated..i finally got to drive another one a 98z ..and it was day and night

Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:11 PM
My trunk release is a button, above you left knee. Maybe the owner installed aftermarket mirrors, and put it back to stock before trading it in. ALSO use CARFAX when you buy used STUFF.



Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:21 PM
That trunk release button was started in 2003. Before that only cars that do not have keyless entry had a cable-pull system on the floor beside the driver's side seat.

Definitely sounds fishy though. If the report comes up clean, at least the dealer is mostly off the hook as they can claim they didn't know. If it IS on the report then they should have known and I expect you should be able to return it if you choose.





Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:26 PM
i noticed the mirror thing too. I have the connector in my door panel. But i think that they just prewire all of them.



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Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:35 PM
i have the trunk button in my 02






Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Thursday, February 10, 2005 7:04 PM
Mine too. WW needs to get out more often.



Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 1:00 AM
My 00 does not have a trunk button. If the title says salvaged and you bought it without knowing, you should report it. Thats not cool.One place in Modesto CA got busted for selling used cars that they welded together from wrecked cars. I think they have to let you know. But as for being in accidents. They don't have to let you know. My car has in 2 accidents. I didn't find this out until I started pulling panels off. Looks like just a few fender benders.


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Friday, February 11, 2005 5:33 AM
That was my bad. I meant 02.






Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 7:55 AM
best i can say is find some one at the dealer and have them run the options list for the VIN # for your cav


not all Z24's came loaded


if the car came with keyless entry , there will not be a inside release , easy to verify that is open the trunk , pull the carpet down on the drivers side where the inner wheel well is there will be a black box , that is the keyless module







Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 7:59 AM
My '96 had a trunk release on the inside, and keyless.

However my '01 only has keyless, not interior trunk release.





Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 10:53 AM
ya that trunk release is a mystery to me...I think they just tossed them in there randomley






Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 11:15 AM
same here, my 96 had power windows and interior trunk release. my 97 doesnt have power windows or interior trunk release, does that mean it has h\keyless entry and they just didnt give me the remote? i do feel some type of electronic thing when i lock it from the inside.


Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 12:10 PM
yeah my 97 does have the inside


95-96 mighta been different







Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Friday, February 11, 2005 11:03 PM
well i can guarantee you theres something fishy...i drove my friends 98z and its day and night...everything feels different its way smoother ..quieter...as for my power mirrors..only the drivers has the manual stick thing..the passengers doesnt ..its like is it was electrical..i'm gonna go check the vin..then if anything comes up..i'm gonna go to consumers thing..and see what they can do for me....but i bought the car in july of last year..so i don't know what they can do ..anyways i'll keep you guys posted
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Saturday, February 12, 2005 5:38 PM
mine 97 doent have an in side trunk release but has a key popper thing for the trunk


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Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Saturday, February 12, 2005 5:48 PM
tommyZ24 wrote:

well i can guarantee you theres something fishy...i drove my friends 98z and its day and night...everything feels different its way smoother ..quieter...as for my power mirrors..only the drivers has the manual stick thing..the passengers doesnt ..its like is it was electrical..i'm gonna go check the vin..then if anything comes up..i'm gonna go to consumers thing..and see what they can do for me....but i bought the car in july of last year..so i don't know what they can do ..anyways i'll keep you guys posted


The mirrors are right... manual mirrors come with a 'stick' on the driver's side and nothing on the passenger side.



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Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Saturday, February 12, 2005 6:02 PM
By law the dealer only has to tell you if the vehicle has been in a accident if its a NEW vehicle. I was working on a FX35 the other day and the lady was complaining about the drip rails falling off of the roof. After looking at the Fx for a little while i remembered my friend telling me about a FX that had come into the dealer he works for with horrible hial damage. Turns out this was the same car, it had had the roof, windshield and hood replaced. The owner had no idea this had happened. So yeah theres nothing you can really do about it



Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Saturday, February 12, 2005 9:11 PM
theres nothing you can do about it...if you didnt get it checked out its your fault...if you had asked them and they lied..AND it was on the carfax report as proof then you could do something...but otherwise your SOL...the mirros ARE correct as stated above the drivers side has a stick and the passenger side does not...mine is that way on my 96 Z...unfortunately your stuck with it....as far as the reall loud noise...maybe its not bad insulation or somethin of that nature..you might have a bad wheel hub...does your floor vibrate and does the noise go away if you turn the wheel to the right or left



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Sunday, February 13, 2005 3:12 AM
you lucky asses, my car didn't even come with any trunk opener except my key!!!!!



Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Sunday, February 13, 2005 6:53 AM
ok for the mirrors..when i took out my door theirs the wiring for power mirrors is there...for the trunk release i do have keyless entry..witch is a bitch cause i can't open it while the car is running for some reason...for the noise..i can't really explain it..its like air is coming in...like on the highway its very noisy inside....like an airplane(sorry for the vague description)but thats excactly how it is...even in the city doing 60km/h..its really loud inside,,,,also from the dash to the windshield theirsa gap ..is that normal?
Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Sunday, February 13, 2005 7:30 AM
i don't know if cavs came with a power seat option or not in 99 but there is a connector under the seat that just sits there and makes me wonder every so often, hmmm what does that do?, but then i drive away. as far as road noise on the highway, that is a little different than road noise alll the time. if it sounds like an airplane like you said then it could be your b-pillars are loose/cracked or the seal on the door does not seal right.

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Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:17 AM
Connector under the seat is the seat belt... if that's not plugged in, you won't get chimes for the seat belt not being done up....

Here's a thought... what if the car had been owned by someone who broke the driver's side power mirror? And they replaced it with a non-power one from the wreckers, leaving the harness there...?

Just a thought.

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Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Sunday, February 13, 2005 12:59 PM
tyhe sound is just crappy gm cars my 97 z24 does it and i dont have a trunk release im my car and alot can be done if they didnt tell you it was a salvaged title there are laws about all of that



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Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 3:23 PM
The keyless not working while the car is running is a safety feature what if you were goin down he highway at 70 and some how ya accidently hit the button, would'nt want your trunk popping open would ya?
Re: dealer didnt tell u car has been accidented???
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 3:40 PM
Hey Tommy....

My 97 Z24 didnt have a trunk release either inside the car. I had to use the keyfob to pop it.

Your best bet is to take it to a body shop. They'll be able to tell in a second what area has been hit or worked on. I did that with mine when I found out it was an accident car (not written-off though...thank god), and the mechanic was able to tell in about 5-10 mins that it had been previously hit in the rear qtr panel, and repaired.

Also, Im not sure if this applies or not, but some dealerships will offer you full bumper to bumper warranty for 30 days after the date of purchase.

Hope that helps


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