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Your contract is with the dealer, not the manufacturer. If this fault has persisted since the purchase and the dealer hasn’t arranged for it to be fixed, and the defect being material, you can reject the car as being of unsatisfactory quality since it’s purchase. You should request a refund. If that isn’t forthcoming you will have to sue the dealer in the sheriff court. If the cost exceeds £5,000 you should instruct a local litigation solicitor to act for you and claim costs back from the dealer.
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I would argue that you do. A battery in a car should last for substantially longer than 6 months.