Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty - why doesn't it cover broken springs?

I have a Zafira Tourer with Vauxhall's Lifetime Warranty. The car is less than four years old, with 39k miles on the clock. However, when a broken spring was found at the MOT, I had to pay for the repair. Shouldn't a spring last longer that that? Should I have to pay?

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If it was a rear spring then they could claim that at some time the car must have been overloaded. But, assuming you took the car back to the supplying dealer, you could challenge the decision. Law here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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