Exploding airbag

My husband was driving his Peugeot 307cc at 60mph on the motorway when the passenger door airbag suddenly exploded, filling the vehicle with smoke and gases and causing him to lose control of the car.

Amazingly he emerged uninjured despite the vehicle turning over. The 2005 vehicle is no longer under any warranty. How would you expect the local Peugeot dealer to respond in this case (it was originally bought 18months ago from another garage)? Should we consult a solicitor?

Asked on 11 January 2013 by fortytowers

Answered by Honest John
It's more than 6 years old so Peugeot has no liability and it was purchased more than 6 months ago so the selling dealer has no liability. No chance, except an insurance claim.
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