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

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    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.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    My car is second hand
    Your warranty lies against the seller, not Ford.
 
 
 

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