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

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Intercooler pipe spliting fair enough brakes discs and tyre's NO excuse get the best deal you can get if you like the car but remember the dealer is full of BS so make sure he pays his part of the bill upfront 🙂
 
Selling not roadworthy car is dangerous and considered as criminal offence so I hope that they understand this and that they will work with me. Worst case scenario they get reported to DVSA and Trading Standards!
 
Selling not roadworthy car is dangerous and considered as criminal offence so I hope that they understand this and that they will work with me. Worst case scenario they get reported to DVSA and Trading Standards!
Out of interest did this "unroadworthy" car come with a new MOT when you bought it?
Nope it's not brand new mot, why?
 
You say the pads were worn beyond legal limit ? that should have shown up both on it's 'new' MOT and on the dashboard warning lamp.

Have the pad sensors been bridged out ? If so , by whom ? Whole deal sounds dodgy to me.
 
You say the pads were worn beyond legal limit ? that should have shown up both on it's 'new' MOT and on the dashboard warning lamp.

Have the pad sensors been bridged out ? If so , by whom ? Whole deal sounds dodgy to me.
Again mot was not new, but previous owner was mechanic at mot place, so possibly they passed it. guys at my independed garage confirmed that brake pads sensors were rewired, they have fixed this too. Dealer covered 1100 repairs, so I had to chip in 350. Car drives really well.
 
Sound like a right bunch of Cowboys. Mechanic can not issue an MOT unless he is a certified MOT tester. Who's name is on the MOT .

You sound happy with the car . Fair enough , but I would avoid this mob in the future.

Does make you think what else they have disconnected/coded out etc ?
 
Selling not roadworthy car is dangerous and considered as criminal offence so I hope that they understand this and that they will work with me. Worst case scenario they get reported to DVSA and Trading Standards!

Nope it's not brand new mot, why?
If it had been a fresh MOT then it would obviously have been dodgy and would have questioned what else had been missed. It is a bit academic now if the car has been inspected and sorted. fyi you can look up the location of all MOT tests for your car with the V5 reference number on the .gov.uk MOT records site.
It sounds like you have come out OK - many do not do as well and end up not getting any compensation from the selling dealer so well done for that. Lesson learned for next time.....assume that everything you are told is utter crap and if it turns out to be true then it's a bonus - and get your next car inspected at a specialist before finalising the purchase.
 

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