Sorry to hear of your situation. Unfortunately the Consumer Assistance Repair program is not available for vehicle's undergoing a title transfer. We should point however, Section 24007 (b)(2) of the Vehicle Code states it is the responsibility of the seller to provide a valid smog certificate at the time of delivery of the vehicle. Therefore, per California law, the seller is responsible for making sure to provide you a passing smog certificate when selling their vehicle; even if a vehicle is bought as-is. The law does not recognize "as-is" where it applies to the smog check. Please note, this is not legal advise, simply an overlook on the matter from our experience.
posted by SmogTips Support