Dangerous defect in a car, my rights?

Discussion in 'Cars, cycling and transport' started by Minny2212, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Minny2212

    Minny2212 New Member

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    Hi All, I bought a 08 car from our local garage about 10th of September. After about 3 weeks, I noticed that the lights were turning off intermittently while I was driving. The garage tried to fix it, but it happened again 3 times last week. They have tried to fix it again, but are basically troubleshooting, and have told me that I will need to keep driving the car to see if it happens again. As this is obviously very dangerous, I am seriously not happy. I dont trust the car any more, and would just like my money back. The car is not roadworthy, and from looking at various websites, it is an offence for me to even drive it. Any thoughts?
     
  2. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    They have attempted to fix the fault a couple of times and failed. Cash back or a replacement car. A serious intermittent electrical fault like this may indicate a car that was flooded or had a serious leak near the fuse box or into the wiring loom. In any case the car is theirs, the full cash price paid is yours.
     
  3. Minny2212

    Minny2212 New Member

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    Thanks Mathepac, My thoughts exactly, not looking forward to trying to get it though :)
     
  4. Sue Ellen

    Sue Ellen Moderator.

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