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I just bought a 2010 Skoda Octavia from a local small time dealer just five months ago and he gave me a six-month warranty. I had been back twice with the automobile losing power and he told me it was a filter. Just last week the automobile wouldn't start too easily for me and now the dealer put it in to a main Skoda dealer and they have said it's the EGR valve and the small dealer says he won't cover this under his engine and gearbox warranty.
So my question is, where do I stand here on this matter?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Andy O Brien (Cork) - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:57
Hi, I'm going over to buy a 2013 Volkswagen CC in England at the weekend. There's 66,000 miles on it. I'm looking at buying a private warranty for it that gives me some cover when it's back in Ireland. Would you be able to recommend a private warranty company? I'm getting mixed messages about Mapfre and Automobileprotect.ie.
Filed under warranty - Asked by Eoin Kelly (Naas) - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:34
I have a 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel. Recently there is a severe vibration from the passenger side front of the automobile on standing idle. It disappears after a slight rev on the engine is applied. Would appear the automobile body is lightly built and the diesel engine vibrates the engine mountings. Is this a common fault and or have you had other queries similar to this on the Qashqai?
Filed under warranty - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Sun, 20 Mar 2016 15:32
The clutch bearing has failed on my 2014 Mazda3 with 34000km on the clock. Should I expect Mazda to replace this free of charge?
Filed under warranty - Asked by John Lester (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:01
I have a 2004 MINI Cooper and the other day my automobile suffered sudden failure of the power steering. I believe in 2013 BMW released a letter stating they would extend the warranty coverage for the power assist steering pump and associated cooling fan for 13 years. My automobile is currently with my local garage and they informed me that the steering pump needs to be replaced and will cost nearly €800 to repair. I am wondering if my automobile is covered under warranty within Ireland?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Catherine Flood (Dublin ) - Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:02
Hi, can you tell me from what date in 2013 did Ford begin its five-year warranty?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Noel Sweeney (Letterkenny) - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:21
My sister drives a Peugeot 308 bought new in 2012. About a month ago the air conditioning system stopped working and I brought the automobile to my local dealer and was annoyed that it cost me €60 for gas to be refilled in the system, and not under warranty. I was told it was "a lack of use" that caused in.
Is it really true that if you don't use your air conditioning it will sieze up? And why didn't Peugeot pay for it under its four-year warranty?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Ian Abbott (Longford) - Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:12
I bought a Hyundai i30 off a dealer last July; I paid €6,500 with my own automobile, which I got €1,600 for. I had six months warranty and in March I discovered an oil leak and brought it to my own garage just up the road. He put in a seal and it cost €100. Then in May the starter went in the automobile so I had to pay €400 for a new starter.
Then last week I was driving down the road and without warning the automobile just started to seize. I pulled in and turned off the engine. It was leaking a lot of oil and my local garage collected it. I decided to ring the person I bought it from when I discovered that the engine was gone in my automobile. I was shocked and expressed my concern to the dealer I bought it from. He told me my warranty was out and that he was not liable, though he said if I paid for an engine that he would fit it free of charge. This will cost me €800 to €1,000 on top of what I paid for the automobile. My local dealer told me that the engine had been opened before and he found this strange. My question is, is the dealer who sold me the automobile liable considering it was the engine?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Martina Murphy (Kerry) - Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:08
Thank you so much for answering my other question. You are providing a fantastic service.
I am planning on buying a BMW 520d (2010 or 2011). BMW dealers offer a two-year warranty but charge more for the automobile. I was wondering if it would be better/possible to buy from another SIMI dealer and maybe purchase a warranty myself from BMW at
Thanks a million, Bill
Filed under warranty - Asked by Bill Hughes (Dublin) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:46
I got a second hand engine put into my automobile about six weeks ago and now find that I have a couple of major oil leaks. Where do I stand with regard to warranty?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Peter Murray (Dublin) - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:54