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I recently bought a Mazda 6 (2010 plate) took it back to car

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Hi there I recently bought a Mazda 6 (2010 plate) took it back to car place I bought it from a day later due to engine management light coming on and clucking noises from steering column and under front of car. I also did a car check and its say my cars vin number has not been supplied or in valid. Is this a issue or has the car been in a accident?? What happens now ???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  indy-tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jonathan .

Okay with just being bought this will be under the warranty still .

The check engine light has come on while the management system has encountered an malfunction with in the system.

Looks like they cleared the codes for the sale , depending on the issue the check engine may take a few days to a week before it has covered all the test drive cycles .

The seller will have to check the knocking from the steering column and rectify this for you .

check engine light as ABS,SRS light will cause a MOT failure so this has to be done .

When you get the car back let them know you want the malfunction code that was recorded and then have it rechecked for codes at another local shop when the light comes back on .if it does and compare ,if same code issue was not rectified .

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Greg
The steering column is a new one but there told me they have to code the steering column to car? Is this correct??
I've organised for another garage to connect to to there diagnostics machine when I get car back. He said the fault will still be detected even if car computer had been cleared xx
Expert:  indy-tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jon.

Yes this is true why they did not do this before the sale is Odd.

Good work always good to have a second opinion .

History codes will be there if they where not cleared also ..

Have him check both ones the check engine light comes back on after receiving the car .

Rgds Greg