Faults alarm

I purchased a used Ford Ka 2009 from a Vauxhall dealer, less than 2 months ago. I am a relatively inexperienced/new driver so perhaps I am not as aware of how a car should feel. My mum drove the car for the first time last week and said that the brakes didn't seem very good and I should get them checked.

2 days later the car came up with the message "brake fluid low". I checked the level and it is full to the maximum level. The Vauxhall dealer said all he can do is check the brake fluid level for me and that any faults should be covered by the Ford warranty. I think Vauxhall should have sold me a usable/safe car so it should be his responsibility. Ford said brakes aren't covered by the warranty nor are the seals on the lights as I have condensation in the lights that Vauxhall told me to get fixed under warranty. What should I do?

Asked on 26 September 2011 by EJ, Tongham, Surrey

Answered by Honest John
Fords come with only a 1 year manufacturer warranty followed by 2 years dealer warranty. But in law the dealer you bought the car from is responsible for the faults, not Ford and not Ford dealers. So take it back to the Vauxhall dealer and tell him to either fix the car or give you your money back. Law here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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