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Hello,

 

I purchased a used car from a local independant dealer. It was funded through their in house finance (ie the dealer lent me the money) but with a fixed sum loan agreement rather than hire purchase.

 

I have had the car since 19th August (4 weeks) and they have been aware of the following faults since the first week after collecting:

 

The cruise control does not function at all.

An extremely loud and embarrasing screech when the car changes gear.

Binding brakes

 

They have already had to repair a tyre, replace one and put new brake pads on.

 

They have finally arranged for it to be sent to Citroen for a diagnostics after fobbed off for 3 weeks (the usual phone me back a week next tuesday rubbish) but I would rather just hand them the vehicle back and be done with it.

 

I know that the rejection period must be within a reasonable amount of time but what if the dealer was made aware but did nothing for 3 weeks?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Before rejecting, you need to allow the seller the opportunity to investigate and repair the fault(s). Write a formal letter requesting that they either collect the car and repair it to a satisfactory standard at no cost to you or allow you to obtain a repair elsewhere to which they will pay. Give them a time limit of 7 days to reply and send by recorded delivery keeping a copy. You could also ring them asking the same question indicating that you will be following up with a written request and see what they say but send the letter in any event.

 

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I would always urge to seek face to face professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

It went off to citroen for the check and they phoned me 4 days later saying that it wasn't financially viable to repair the vehicle and as the cruise control is only a minor feature we would like to offer you an extended warranty in settlement.

 

I said no thanks as I had already bought an extended warranty so another one would be useless. That was 2 weeks ago and I still haven't collected the car. They still refused to exchange the car until I walked in there and gave them a 7 day letter before court action. They are now waiting for the manager to ok the exchange but are confident that he will.

 

Are we allowed to name and shame?????

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Henry, if its not financially viable for them to repair the car, then warranty company would take same view and say problems not covered by warranty. Do name and shame---also think about reporting them to Trading Standards.

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Rejection is difficult with new cars let alone older cars.

I have now had five cars bought back you may need to use another tact.

Did the car have any form of warranty as you can go for breach of contract.

I would give them a chance to repair car,

If fault still persists have it inspected.

A lot of companies know we threaten court but it is expensive and motor traders use companies like law data that only costs them a monthly subscription so thay dont care.

Your attack should be with the finance company and if they dont help use the financial onbudsman it is free.

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This is a loan and not HP so there is no issue with finance company. Problem though is that the OP has a loan now and perhaps the loan cannot be cancelled. Mhenry needs to clearly state that he wants the loan cancelled with no interest charges added.

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