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Is it legal to sell a car with a warning light on?

I seem to have stumbled upon a whole world of hate this past week. I recently just passed my driving test and purchased my first car. The car in question was a Volvo C30 R Design. I don't know diddly about cars. I bought it from a garage and it had one previous owner before said garage purchased the car. It came with the anti skid service light already on. The garage who sold me it said it wasn't a problem and I obviously believed him, thinking I will get it serviced and all will be fine. But I have had it in at a local garage and the diagnosis looks to be the dreaded ABS pump. The garage I bought it from put it through the MoT, with the warning. Is this legal? Also, with it being second hand and out of warranty, is it viable that Volvo can do anything for me?

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It was illegal for the dealer to have sold you the car in this state and you can immediately reject it for a full refund, threatening Trading Standards and police if he does not comply. If the case goes to Small Claims, this type of dealer may ignore the CCJ, so it's vital to pay an extra £70 for enforcement by High Court sheriffs who are empowered to seize the dealer's assets to the value of your claim. More here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/ This is nothing to do with Volvo and everything to do with the dealer who sold you the car.
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