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If you knew these were problems before the purchase, then no. If you did not know that the check engine light was broken, maybe. Anytime you look at a prospective car, turn on the ignition, without starting, and look to see if all the lights are working. It is a violation of federal law to deliberately remove or disable the emissions control light, (check engine light). Your problem is proving the seller did this. There is an old saying, "Buyer Beware". Contact your State Attorney General and ask for advice. In the future have the car inspected by a trusted mechanic before the purchase. This will be money well spent.

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Q: If you buy a car as is with a broken check engine light and MAS and O2 sensor and misfires is there anything you can do to get your money or repairs?
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