Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Car design fault causing severe and expensive engine damage. What my rights? Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Hi
    I have a 2007 fiat panda diesel. There is a major design fault with the air filter box that could result in rain water getting into the cylinders and ruining the engine which would write the car off.

    http://totalcarmagazine.com/tech/201...ltijet_engine/

    This is a well known problem as the link shows. It's clearly a fault of the manufacturer Fiat and damage directly is a result of this manufacturer design fault not the ware and tear or fault of the owner.

    My car is second hand and well beyond warranty, but this is a well documented design fault by fiat.

    Should my engine be damaged by this defect would I have any rights to claim against Fiat?

    I mean recently Vauxhall Zafira owners have been refunded after a manufacturer defect caused fires to start in the heating system. Refunds have been granted on cars as old as 2005.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    My car is second hand
    Your warranty lies against the seller, not Ford.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Break up or unrequited love?
    Useful resources
    Bizarre things students have spent their loans onThings you should budget for at uni

    Sponsored features:

    Making money from your own website

    Need some cash?

    How to make money running your own website.

    Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

    Handle your digital footprint

    What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.