- Mar 10, 2013
The car was bought from a dealer yes. I have been told to try and contact the dealer but what if the dealer says they did not know of the issue. Or that it was fine when they had the car. The dealer bought the car from an auction so I dont think there is much help there for me??
As per the previous advice, the fault has occurred during the first 30 days. You will be able to prove from any receipts/inspection reports produced to date. Contact the dealer/trader ASAP. Regardless of where they have sourced the car originally, your contract is with the trader, and they must comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The fact that the fault occurred in first 30 days from a legal perspective, would indicate that the fault was present at the time of purchase, hence you have a good case for them to put right or refund you.
I have had a look at different parts and repairs but I can't just jump into it and get everything replaced, it will cost too much. And I can't afford it.
Agree. The Consumer Rights Act is there for you protection as a consumer, and should cover the costs. With regards to the coolant system, unless a stone has punctured the radiator, or a weld has cracked due to vibration (fatigue), virtually everything else is outside of the realms of wear and tear if the vehicle has been properly maintained.
Will a pressure test show me if EGR valve is the problem?
It depends. A pressure test works by placing an instrument where the expansion cap fits (hence it will not prove if the cap is faulty), and then pressurising the coolant system - if there is a leak, the pressure will drop over time; if external, the leak will be visible, if internal, then the Seat/VAG dealers have a check list of things to check. With regards to my vehicle, it was traded in before 100% confirmation of either EGR or heater matrix, but the heater was not working on the driver’s side - it was flushed and appeared to work initially, but I believe that this was a temporary fix, before ultimate failure.