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Spontaneous combustion - compensation?

My 4-year-old Audi A1 spontaneously combusted 800 metres from home and is totally written off - potentially lethally for my wife who was driving. Had she been on a motorway, in traffic, or unable to stop instantly she'd have been overcome by acrid fumes. Should the manufacturer compensate me (sale of goods act etc)? Morally, yes. Legally??

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Depends what caused this and it may be impossible for you to establish. We have one report of an A1 1.6TDI being delivered with a loose nut on the fuel line. If that was the cause then you may have a case against the supplying dealer.
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