Do dealers have to keep parts available for cars up to 10 years old?

I have a 9 year old Vauxhall Meriva B 1.4 Petrol Turbo. The steering pump has failed (again) and has failed its MoT. I cannot find a replacement pump either new, reconditioned or even second hand.

A garage has told me that there are plenty of parts that will fit but will not extinguish the yellow light so will automatically fail the MoT. Any suggestions as to what to do with my very expensive paperweight? I thought that there was a requirement for dealers to keep parts for at least 10 years

Asked on 15 November 2023 by astherk

Answered by David Ross
It is surprising to hear that this part is not available given that your car is not particularly old or rare. We have no doubt you have tried many different companies to source a replacement, but we would suggest trying other Vauxhall dealers around the country, Vauxhall specialists, online parts specialists, breaker's yards, online auction sites or even Vauxhall owner clubs. You may also wish to try an independent Vauxhall specialist who may be able to fit a pattern part and extinguish the warning light to avoid the MoT failure.
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