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Hello,

 

I bought an approved used vehicle 11 months ago and while I was driving the water pump failed which in turn caused the cambelt to snap and more or less destroyed the engine. Before getting the keys of the car the dealer did a 100 points check and MOTed the vehicle with no problems found. The car was 5 years old when I got it so it's almost 6 now. Moreover it had only 18K miles when I got it and now has 26K. To whoever I've talked to said that this should not have happened according to the age and mileage of the car. I took it to an official garage to check it and they are telling me that it would cost £3600 to fix the engine or £4000 to replace it. The car was bought for £5000.

 

Do I have a chance to apply the Sale of Goods act of 1979 and ask for a repair of the vehicle?

 

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Why didn't I know.

 

The points you mentioned and the MoT would not have brought up any faults or likelihood of future failure with the water pump.

 

Search the net first off and see if this is an inherent fault, see if others with that model and year have the same problem.

 

Was there anti-freeze in the water ?

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