Dealer lied about number of owners and service history on my car. What are my rights?

I recently bought a Volvo V40 from a garage. It was advertised as having one former keeper, yet so far I have found three - the first being a leasing company. It also came with seven service stamps and a fresh MoT with no advisories. Within a month, the breaks failed, tyres were illegal and after a safety check with local Volvo dealer - I was told it hadn't been serviced since 2016 and gearbox was faulty. I managed to locate one owner who sold it to webuyanycar, who put into auction and then was bought by the garage who sold it to me. I have been passed from pillar to post since and can't ask about service history as the first four stamps are by companies who've gone bust. I would really appreciate any help you can give me on finding out if can prove this service history is false. The last two services were done by service centres, yet the MoTs were done by different centres in different towns. Some of the stamps also look like they've been written by the same person.

Asked on 3 June 2020 by kevin gibbs

Answered by Dan Powell
Reject the car and demand a full refund. It is clearly not as described and the dealer has misled you on its condition. I would also report the dealer to Trading Standards, as this is very shoddy service. For your legal rights, see:
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