Dealer refuses to pay for clutch repair - what should I do?

I recently purchased a Vauxhall Astra from a dealer. I have had the car for five months and done 2000 miles. The car has 10,000 miles in total on the clock and was built in 2009.

The clutch and flywheel has gone and the dealer has told me it has burnt out due to misuse. I only drive 10 miles to work and back. The car came with a one year warranty and I presumed it would be covered although the dealer has said this is not covered under the warranty. What should I do?

Asked on 19 April 2016 by corey whitton

Answered by Honest John
Because this happened within 6 months of buying the car you can contend that the dealer is liable because the DMF and flywheel were already damaged before you purchased the car. The dealer is liable and if he charges you for the repair you can sue him for your money back. Your rights are here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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