Camshaft snapped due to missing shell bearing from new - what shall I do?
I bought a 2009 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI Zetec with 34,000 miles on the clock three months ago. However, two weeks ago it starting making a loud noise which turned out to be a broken camshaft due to a shell bearing missing from new. Ford have now told me that they are not willing to offer any financial recompense for the repair because it is out of the three year warranty and I had taken the car to a non-Ford dealer for diagnosis (I took it back to where I had bought it as it was within the three months). Do you have any suggestions as to what I should do?
You could try to invoke Clegg v Olle Andersson, House of Lords, 2003 which give a remedy for products that were faulty from delivery, against the original supplying dealer. But I think it's impossible for the engine to have run for five years with a missing camshaft shell bearing.
Answered by Honest John on