Some dealers may state you can only return a faulty car within a specific time period and that they won’t be responsible for faults after that period. This is not accurate.
Under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA), a car must be of acceptable quality. This means you can expect a car to last a reasonable amount of time. What a ‘reasonable amount of time’ means depends on the particular car you bought and how the car dealer sold it to you.
Read more about what acceptable quality means.
Dealers who say they aren’t responsible for faults covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act and other consumer laws may be in breach of the Fair Trading Act.
If the dealer refuses or fails to fix the faults, or doesn’t do so in a reasonable time, then you may be able to reject the car and ask for a replacement or a refund. The time period for you to do this is limited, so you should act as soon as possible.
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