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My son in law has bought a car with fords under a loan agreement

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My son in law has bought a car with fords under a loan agreement and is under their 12 month warrenty, he only bought the car in the last couple of months, the car needs some work done, they cant fit him in for a good week, the work will take a week and the work is free under the 12 month warrenty, however fords say they cannot provide a courtesy car for the wait before they take it in or during the work, my son in law cannot work without a car and fords are saying they can not help, they will repair the new car free of charge but its up to my son in law to provide a car for him getting to work they will not take responsibility because they are doing the work and that is all they are legally required to do. Are they right?
Hello does the warranty say anything about this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i dont know i have asked for a copy of the warranty paperwork from my son in law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i have sent what paperwork is on file with fords on terms and conditions for their warranty policy, understand my son in law will forward his own warranty once he is able
Thank you for your response. I will review the relevant information and laws and will get back to you as soon as I can. Please do not respond to this message as it will just push your question to the back of the queue and you may experience unnecessary delays. Thank you
Many thanks for your patience. Having looked at the terms and condition there is nothing in there which gives him the right to request or expect a courtesy vehicle for the duration of the repairs, whether before he sends the car in to them or after. They may provide that as a goodwill gesture for good customer service but that is left at their discretion.
As far as the law stands, the Sale of Goods Act which covers him in this case, does not give him the automatic right to charge them for the costs of a hire vehicle or to force them provide one. There is a requirement that they have to make any repairs without significant inconvenience and that would really cover a courtesy car whilst the conduct he repairs but not beforehand.
So it is an unfortunate situation but he may indeed have to make arrangements for alternative transport himself until they take the car in and provide a courtesy car then.
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