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Can a car dealer be liable for selling a flood damaged car?

Question Details: My husband and I bought a car about a month ago from a dealer with good reviews. We got the car for a good deal but like three days after the check engine light turned on. I started to get suspicious of the car thinking that it was salvage since it had a weird smell and yesterday I noticed that under the driver's seat the metal it's starting to rust. I couldn't contact the seller today because it's labor day but I want to be prepared when I go in to talk to him.

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