Two DPF failures in 12 months - can I take legal action?

I own a Vauxhall Corsavan 1.3 CDTI, which has suffered its second DPF failure in 12 months. Vauxhall informed me that the first failure was down to me driving it wrongly. I had argued but was unsuccessful and paid £1763 to get it back on road.

Now it has failed again (even after being used for long distances) and I'm very unhappy. Can I take legal action?

Asked on 10 November 2014 by Paul Eccles

Answered by Honest John
Standard problem with this engine in Vauxhalls and FIATs, but FIAT won't acknowledge the problem. It's because in the pre-programmed 'active' recycle the engine puts too much fuel into the DPF. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/

Then go to one of the solicitors listed and sue the supplying dealer not only to fix your van but to refund the £1763.40 you have already paid.
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