Loud bang while driving, limp mode and engine light on afterwards.

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Forget the Indy

Have the dealer collect the car on a trailer and request it is fixed per markjay’s advice

Leave EVERYTHING to the dealer. In law, this is their issue to fix - not yours.

Involve an Indy and there is the potential for cross-blaming and you will lose out.

Keep it simple - dealer issue
Could be wrong but I don't think it's quite as simple as that. Under the CPA I think that you have to arrange to return the vehicle to the dealer yourself if you collected the car originally from their premises. A weird anomaly but worth checking.
 
Could be wrong but I don't think it's quite as simple as that. Under the CPA I think that you have to arrange to return the vehicle to the dealer yourself if you collected the car originally from their premises. A weird anomaly but worth checking.
I checked, if you reject Car dealer covers costs, If you want to return it then cost is on you.
 
Just wanted to give you an update. Spoke with dealer, we have agreed to take car in my near Mercedes specialist garage on 16th of May and plug it in and see what's up there. Then we will take it from there he said. I said that I want all the costs to be covered. If dealer will not want to cover high costs then I will reject the car and ask dealer to take it back as I will still be within 30 days window. I will send him WhatsApp message to confirm all of that in writing, but I hope that we can come to agreement as he is not funny about it and very cooperative. He still prefers to take this car to my local garage. He probably hopes it will be cheaper fix rather to collect car from my place and take it to their garage. I am happy with this option as well as I will ask these guy to do throughout inspection and if car does not have any more hidden issues and dealer will cover cost of repairs done by my local garage, then I will accept the car. If dealer will try to deflect covering costs, then I will still be able to reject car, i will also have inspection report handy as proof of good reasons for rejection. What do you think, makes sense i hope?

Thanks again for all the info, it was very helpful.
 
incidentally for the future, there is an independent Merc specialist in Loughborough so not far away if you are in Leices. No need to travel 100 miles. ;-)



Keep us updated as to what the issue was. :)
 
Dealer needs you to do some of his work for him. By all means play along, but mark jay's advice is sound. I'm sure that you want the car that you bought, but I doubt that you want a car that's full of faults. So see if it can be fixed, and if it can be then fine. But if there are issues and uncertainty, just give it back.

And remember, these are the issues that you've found so far.

There'll be others around the corner on a vehicle that's done that many miles.
 
Dealer needs you to do some of his work for him. By all means play along, but mark jay's advice is sound. I'm sure that you want the car that you bought, but I doubt that you want a car that's full of faults. So see if it can be fixed, and if it can be then fine. But if there are issues and uncertainty, just give it back.

And remember, these are the issues that you've found so far.

There'll be others around the corner on a vehicle that's done that many miles.
I agree with you. That's what I intend to do, speak with guys and see if there are anymore issues and if current ones can be fixed. If the car is not in adequate quality like advertised then yes unfortunately I will have to reject it.
 
You are probably finding out why the previous owner got rid of it. If it is an adblue car then, at ten years old and 145k miles, you have most likely just bought yourself a "money pit".
 
You are probably finding out why the previous owner got rid of it. If it is an adblue car then, at ten years old and 145k miles, you have most likely just bought yourself a "money pit".
I hope not! Car was advertised as maintained to the highest standard. Dealer said that previous owner was mechanic himself and did lots of work himself at his work. I guess I will find out after having inspection report in 16th of May.
 
I hope not! Car was advertised as maintained to the highest standard. Dealer said that previous owner was mechanic himself and did lots of work himself at his work. I guess I will find out after having inspection report in 16th of May.
Is there a record of the service history with the car?
 
So the only evidence you have of it being well maintained is the selling dealer telling you.........:rolleyes:
Most dealers will tell you anything to get the sale. Most of the time it is utter BS. Sorry.
The good news is that you have a solid plan - my advice is to stick to your plan and don't get suckered into keeping the car if has multiple problems.
 
Hi all,

I though I will give you an update. Took car to a garage. The loud bang was intercooler tube split. Air suspension airbags needs changing. Also front disc pads and discs needs changing as the are below legal limit. Pads has been completely used up. Also both rear tyres not road worthy as they are very weared down on the inside due to suspension issue. Total repair cost 1460 pounds. Dealer so far offered to pay 1000 to cover costs or take car back. If they take car back I will be still loss on fuel to get there to buy this car. Insurance, tax etc. So approx 350 pounds. I was thinking to accept deal of they pay 1200 pounds. What do you think? Otherwise garage said that car is in good condition.
What are your thoughts?
 
If you like the car that sounds like a fair deal to me.
 
Mechanic owned Ehhh.!!! Did lots of work on it .............. :rolleyes::rolleyes: Shame he didn't know what he was doing.
 

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