My car needs new alloy wheels as they have corroded - is the manufacturer liable?

My Kia Rio failed an MoT on a faulty airbag device. This had to be replaced and recalibrated at a cost of £500. My seven-year warranty ran out in March although I have only done 7500 miles, not the 10000 they also quote. It also now needs four new wheels as they have corroded so badly the tyres won't stay inflated. Do I have any chance of getting my money back from Kia?

Asked on 2 September 2019 by Mrs Amelia G Heawood

Answered by Honest John
Sale of Goods supplier (e.g dealer) and manufacturer liability end after six years. Kia generously offers a seven-year warranty so has already exceeded that. If the airbag fault had been the subject of a recall, you would be entitled to the repair FoC, but there are no safety recalls recorded for a 2012 Kia Rio. For a reasonably priced replacement set of high-quality Alutec wheels, speak to www.tyremen.co.uk /

Check Tyres On The Drive (bit.ly/2ZlEVaR) and Blackcircles.com (bit.ly/2JM6bqG) for sizes and prices and read our Tyre Buying Guide (bit.ly/2wsFHBU)
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