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Bought a car, the exhaust has snapped at the joint after 3 days, is this covered under the 3 month warranty

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
checked the website but nothing on there.
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#1
Did they provide a new MOT? If so take it back to the garage and demand it replaced under warranty. I know MOT only actually states the vehicle was OK at time of MOT but for an exhaust joint to break less than a week after an MOT is carried out means the inspection was poor as this sort of thing should have been spotted.

I'd state that an exhaust breakage should be covered under a 3 month warranty.
#2
It is physically impossible for an exhaust to break in three days meaning they sold it either knowing it was about to go or they didn't notice either way it should be covered as it now means the car is undrivable in it's current state take it back and tell em if they don't fix it you want your money back
#3
TheJamesS
It is physically impossible for an exhaust to break in three days meaning they sold it either knowing it was about to go or they didn't notice either way it should be covered as it now means the car is undrivable in it's current state take it back and tell em if they don't fix it you want your money back

It would be wear and tear for exhaust unless the car is brand new. And its not impossible for it to break in three days it only takes seconds for them to break if they are already worn/old.
#4
An exhaust is a consumable item, so I doubt that it is covered by warranty.

Also an exhaust can be damaged by the user, speed bumps etc.
banned#5
tara1082
TheJamesS
It is physically impossible for an exhaust to break in three days meaning they sold it either knowing it was about to go or they didn't notice either way it should be covered as it now means the car is undrivable in it's current state take it back and tell em if they don't fix it you want your money back


It would be wear and tear for exhaust unless the car is brand new. And its not impossible for it to break in three days it only takes seconds for them to break if they are already worn/old.

+1

doubt it will be covered by warranty

Edited By: csiman on Aug 30, 2010 10:28: sdfg
#6
May not be covered by the warranty, but surely as a gesture of goodwill they would sort it for you, how old is the car and what did you pay? as these are factors to take intro consideration.

If no joy then do what I have resorted to on encountering poor service, hang around and tell potential customers of the service you have received, I did this to the orange shop when they refused to deal with a phone which was in warranty, stood just outside the doors telling all customers entering, they ended up calling the police but as I wasn't on their premises and was telling the truth they refused to get involved. Ended up with a better phone as replacement and a £10 top-up as compensation to get rid of me.
#7
Make sure when you go back to the garage-today would be good .
Loots of people around.
Ask nice and say what will you do about this prob.
If they say nothing.
Get louder and louder and watch as all the other buyers start to leave lol.
#8
If you bought it from the Garage, I am 80% sure they have to sort it out for you under Sales of Good Act. But if you have bought it privately, it is a hard job..
#9
your not having much luck with this car, if the car had an mot recently they may have advised there was a problem with the exhaust (corroded,small pin hole leak etc. ). check you mot paper work, if the vt20 pass certificate says there were advisories issued but you had no advise sheet with it, you can check on-line what they were. As a few have said exhausts are regarded as a consumable item, but i grant you should have possibly lasted slightly longer then you have had it, polite but firm word with the garage should get you sorted or at least a goodwill gesture from them ask them about your power steering pipe as well.

Edited By: richp on Aug 30, 2010 11:49: .
banned#10
bang the MoT number or V5 into the DirectGov website and see if there are any advisories on it

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/Mot/DG_10020539
#11
garbage456


yes but not after 3 days (just 1 hour of usuage) half a mile down the road over no speed bumps, plus a new MOT and service should of picked this up.


The MOT doesn't come in to it, it was obviously OK at the time of the MOT, as it was when you collected the car.

The service has nothing to do with an exhaust, an exhaust can look OK, but fail within the hour.
#12
You have a case for taking it back IMO. You may even have grounds for rejecting the car should they refuse.

Your best bet however is to call them and see what they say about it - if it's not a favourable answer, call consumer direct and ask them for professional advice, rather than guess work on here.
#13
garbage456
took it back and been replaced free of charged, had a look on the internet and
1 FE874 CENTRE PIPE £66.60
1 FE950 BOX WITH TAIL PIPE £88.20
1 FE873 FLEXIBLE PIPE £92.70
All available exhaust parts £247.50


thats good news.

garbage456
trouble is other car is £200 for new pipes and bearings, so both have cancelled each other out.


the joys of motoring !

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