Cam belt has snapped on my Citroen Dispatch van - who should pay for the repairs?

I purchased a used Citroen Dispatch four months ago from a dealer. The van is a 2017 model and has 74,000 miles on the clock. Today, the cam belt snapped and caused considerable engine damage. Can I claim the cost of the repair from the dealer that sold me the van?

Asked on 9 September 2021 by Stephen Parkin

Answered by Dan Powell
I think you have strong grounds to argue that the cam belt problem was developing at the time of sale. I'd suggest taking the van back to the dealer and asking them to put this right. If they refuse, seek legal advice. Citizens Advice is a good place to start their legal help is free.
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