I bought a car privately from an Auto Trader advert approx. 4 weeks ago. Within two weeks, warning lights come up including the ECP light and the emissions control light. This was occurring regularly so I took it to my mechanics.
They have had to do a lot of work which will cost approx. £950. They say parts were put in incorrectly and the seller was a mechanic who said he worked on the car although the issue in question isn’t on any of the MOT, service documents.
We both signed a declaration at the time that the car was bought as seen and the seller put a line in saying no commitment after this sale. What I would like to know is do I have any rights as the car was taken to the mechanics within two weeks and has been with them for over a week?
Can I ask the seller to part pay, fully pay for the extra costs or do I have no rights as it’s a private sale and I signed the declaration, including the line saying no commitment after sale?