Faults found in second hand vehicle bought less than 48 hours ago

I bought a second hand minibus less than 48 hours ago. Queried sluggishness and black smoke coming from the exhaust with the buyer on the drive home (over the phone), he said if it was something like the turbo the warranty would cover it.

Put the minibus in the garage this morning for a once over and faults have shown up - inlet manifold split, ABS sensor wires have been temporarily fixed (the ABS light was on during test drive so I asked for it to be sorted).

The warranty says it will not cover any faults found within 48 hours of buying the vehicle. Can't get the dealer on the phone but I've left a message. They are two hours away from me so can't just pop round!

Asked on 18 June 2012 by ladypegasus

Answered by Honest John
Your rights are against the dealer who sold you the bus; nothing to do with the warranty insurer. Don't be sidetracked. Law here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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