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Rejecting a car (Land Rover Discovery Sport)

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This topic contains 2 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Avatar Hazel 1 year, 4 months ago.

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    Austin

    Hi Stuart
    I purchased a new Land Rover Discovery Sport in March 2017. I noticed a strange noise and advised the dealer in December 2017. They confirmed it was a defective balance shaft and repaired it in Jan 2018.

    The noise returned in May 2018 so the balance shaft issue has not been resolved. I sought to reject the car because they failed to fix the issue on the first attempt. They declined my rejection on the basis I did not detect the issue within the first 6 months of my ownership and they fixed the issue under the warranty and presumably could fix it again under warranty.

    Notwithstanding the 6 month rule, please could you advise if I have any basis upon which to reject the car given that (a) the balance shaft issue is a known defect with these engines and (b) there is every possibility that I will have to have it repaired every few months including when the warranty expires?

    Many thanks

    Austin

  • #132425 Reply
    Stuart Masson
    Stuart Masson
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    Hi Austin. The Consumer Rights Act only works in your favour for the first six months, so after that, the onus is on you to prove that the car is faulty – and that is difficult.

    If you want to pursue a rejection via the Act rather than trying to have Land Rover resolve the problem under warranty, I would suggest you speak to a lawyer who can help you progress your claim, otherwise, your chances of succeeding will be very slim.

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    Hazel

    Hi I bought a car from a dealer 2.5 weeks ago. To cut a long story short I have let them know within 2.5 weeks of purchase that it needs a new gearbox so would like a refund. The seller is sort of agreeing sort of not, and wants me to bear the cost of returning the car to him as he is in Reading and I am in Bristol. I know that he has to cover the cost. My concern is, if he picks the car up, when should I receive my money? What happens if he takes the car and I don’t hear from him again. At what point of hand back of the car should you receive your refund?

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