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Yes I bought it new at end June 2007 and before that bought another Landrover , Td5, from the same dealership in 2001. Both cars have been servcies/repaired at the same dealership.
There was a 12 months warranty, starting 06/2007, but I would argue that at this relatively low mileage there should not be a problem. This is a unique type of fault, rare and the dealership said it was a daunting repair. I saw the engine in bits in their workshop, am a chartered engineer, and would agree with that. It is clearly a manufacturing fault in the engine cylonder heads that has taken it time to come into effect.
The order was placed on 20th June 2007 and registered on 29th June 2007. i.e. 6 years ago exactly today - a coincidence. I have the docs. to prove this
The fault i.e.leak was first noticed at New Year 2012
Why would I be time barred - from what? please?
I do not understand the point in your first para. above. The 6 years period only expires today and the car was ordered and registered within that period. Furthermore the dealership first tested for leaks in November 2012 i.e. 7 months ago and the repair work was executed within that period too being completed this week.
Please explain this disparity - have you fully understood the question?. I can understand your point about the manufacturer but in this case the engine is a Ford engine and Ford owned Jaguar Landorver until they were taken over by Tata group.
I feel certain that any self-respecting chartered engineer would not argue this was a case of fair wear and tear - tyres yes, engines no.
You say time runs from the "sale with faults"- the sale was within the 6 year period unless you can define the point of sale outside this period - if so how do your each such a conclusion
Thank you. Clearly the UK doesn't work over weekends [ are you in the USA?] so I take your point, and I don't know what would be considered as a "proper negotiation" at law.
Just to recap they have already offered 50% of the repair cost [£2000]against a new car with a request from me to reconsider that and put this in the repair pot - to the CEO. I can't go higher than that and he has not replied yet. Perhaps he didn;t do so deliberately ??
If this does boil down to a legal definition of it being Saturday today and I am time barred, in effect because of the weekend, perhaps the law should be redrafted in favour of the consumer.
Do let me know what you think on this one - thank you again.