Purchased a used DS4 alloys corroding

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      Purchased a 62 plate DS 4 out of manufactures warranty. Alloys are showing signs of corrosion. Even though a lot of forums are saying the faults were present at manufacturing they don’t want to know. However, they replace the bubbling paint issue on the bonnet. Am I covered on the fit for purpose rule from when it was new?

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      Stuart MassonStuart Masson

      Hi Carl. The “fit for purpose rule” is part of the Consumer Rights Act, which is aimed at the overall vehicle that is faulty or not fit for purpose.

      Corrosion of alloy wheels is likely to be considered wear and tear rather than a fault. Wheels and tyres operate in a very hostile environment, so degradation of the painted or polished surface is inevitable and will cause some level of corrosion beneath. Even though the car is not very old (although you haven’t specified mileage), it would almost certainly not be enough to qualify for rejecting the car under the Consumer Rights Act – unless you can demonstrate that the wheels have been badly designed and/or manufactured in a way that has caused the fault.

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