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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
Should I get a warranty with a cheap second hand automobile? I'm buying a second hand automobile from a dealer and my price range is between €1,500 and €3,000. Should I expect not to get any warranty? If not maybe private sale is better for me.
Filed under warranty - Asked by Mark Jordan (Dublin) - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:29
I recently bought a 1.4 petrol Volkswagen Passat and the main dealer where I bought it gave me a six-month warranty. Should I have been given a 12-month warranty?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Kevin Mc German (Cork) - Wed, 08 May 2013 21:00
Do the batteries in the Lexus GS 450h hybrid need replacing? Will there be a big expense in the near future?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Tony Higgins (Tralee) - Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:10
Hi. I would like to buy a 2010 BMW 5 Series in 2012. I would like to know if I should buy from a BMW dealer or would it be ok to buy from a SIMI-registered dealer, as there is a three-year warranty with BMW.
Filed under warranty - Asked by Tom Higgins (Cork) - Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:41