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duncanbooth

Hi,
I purchased a vehicle from a company (gst invoice was supplied). The vehicle was NOTHING like the description under which i purchased it and it broke down within hours of me collecting it. I was stranded halfway down the north island for 3 days with a failed alternator. The cause of the alternator failure was investigated and not only was the incorrect alternator fitted to the vehicle, wiring that had been removed prior to me collecting it, had been cut and shorted the main alternator feed directly to ground. This had caused the regulator to fail and diodes on the rectifier plate to blow. All repairs have had to be carried out at MY cost of nearly $1000 and with no help from the company that has sold it to me. Where do I stand legally in regards to any sort of reimbursement? Thanks.

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Anon

Hi there,
Please follow this link with regards to your rights when buying a car from a dealer. https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/help-product-service/cars/

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duncanbooth

I've clearly stated that the company is NOT a dealer.

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Anon

If you bought secondhand goods from a company or someone in trade, the CGA can still apply. https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/general-help/consumer-laws/consumer-guarantees-act

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duncanbooth

Will the Contract and Commercial Law Act apply due to the vehicle condition being misleading? Rather than the CGA. The only information I can find on the CGA mentions vehicles purchased from a dealer, not from a normal NZ company.

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