Van engine has failed after ten months of sale - is the dealer liable for repair costs?

My friend bought a used 2012 plate Ford Transit for her business in September 2016 for £6000 from an independent trader. After 10 months of ownership the engine has blown and it will need a reconditioned one. This is likely to cost around £2500. What, if any, are her rights to repair or refund?

Asked on 23 June 2017 by Sue Butcher

Answered by Honest John
None, unless she can prove that the engine was faulty when it was sold to her and it is extremely unlikely that she can. The dealer was automatically liable for the first six months, but not after that. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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