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Rejecting a car after 27 days

Home Forums Buying a Car Rejecting a car after 27 days

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    ALEX NORTH

    Hi. I bought a 2011 Vauxhall Corsa which was a “cat c” write off at half the price of a normal one. The trader gave me a 12 months warranty in the price (although the invoice stated them separately).

    I did 620 miles in 3 weeks then the water pump went. I took it to a garage who told me the thermostat had gone and a sensor £260 which i paid for then it broke down a week later.

    I contacted the trader told him i was rejecting the car and that he had to pick it up. He asked me why I hadn’t used the warranty for the pump etc, I said I just want to reject it, he offered to get a local garage to pick it up and see why it had broken down. I refused, I just want a refund. Am I correct or should I go to court? Many thanks in advance. alex

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    Stuart Masson
    Stuart Masson
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    Hi Alex. If it is a simple fix to repair the car’s fault, you may struggle to reject the car under the Consumer Rights Act – especially as it is a Cat C write-off and you were aware that it had suffered previous significant damage.

    Within the first 30 days you do have the right to reject without accepting a repair, but if you go to court then there is certainly the risk that a judge will rule against you.

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