Engine seizure on a car I bought four months ago - can I get a refund?
I bought a Mazda3 2.2 diesel 2010-plate through a finance company from a forecourt in September with a three-month limited parts and labour warranty. Last week the engine seized and the car will no longer run. I know the car is out of warranty now but do I have a leg to stand on repair or replacement with the dealer?
Depends what you did. If you failed to service it properly, let it run low on oil, or something like that then it will be down to you. But otherwise, if a car fails with a fault that could have been present or developing on date of sale then the supplier is liable for up to 6 months from the date of sale, so there's a chance. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/ If the dealer cuts up rough, try using Section 75 of the 1974 Consumer Credit Act.
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