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Deceptive Road Worthy

Discussion in 'Accounting, Tax & Legal' started by pearls, 12th Nov, 2012.

  1. pearls

    pearls Member

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    Hello,

    I have bought a used Peugeot 2000 on oct 03 which came with a road worthy issued 02 oct. Last week when I noticed the car was not running good, I took to my mechanic who inspected and estimated >3000$ repairs. I paid 5000$ for it and cant afford any more repair costs. Now, I feel decepted and dont know what to do

    can I complaint on the local mechanic who issued a road worthy to a car which has so many major repairs, if so to whom I can report to?

    In Qld, the road worthy is valid for 60 days/2000km whichever comes first, so I still have time to take action against the mechanic

    could anyone tell who is responsible for this, the seller/the mechanic who issued RWC?

    Thank in advance
     
  2. Superman

    Superman Well-Known Member

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    Are the mechanical issues things that were specifically ticked off as being 'OK' but were not?

    Such as:

    tyres
    brakes
    steering
    suspension
    body rust or damage
    windscreen
    lights.

    Please note:
    From: Safety certificates (Department of Transport and Main Roads)

    Some great info from the RACQ here:
    Obtaining safety certificates & gas certificates | Motoring | RACQ

    Good luck mate - something happened to me with a car many years ago and it was painful.

    SM