If your car has developed a fault, or for consumer advice, turn to Honest John by emailing [email protected] Juke ’box jury My friend bought a used, 2014 Nissan Juke but the gearbox failed after about two months. The selling dealer replaced the faulty unit with a used gearbox, which has also failed. After considerable debate, they have agreed to fix the car again free of charge – but on the condition there will be no warranty. Is the company within its rights to refuse a warranty? DK Assuming your friend bought the car in April this year or later, the dealer was liable for any fault that could have been present or developing for six months from the point of sale. He does not have to warrant the replacement part for longer than that. However, if the drivetrain fails again, you have the conclusive proof in the twice failed gearbox that the car was fundamentally faulty and probably would have a small claims case for a refund of the car’s market value. Forget … [Read more...] about Honest John: can a used car dealer refuse to offer a warranty?
Convertible car seat reviews 2015
A baby girl died after being strapped into a car seat almost continuously for 15 hours in a hotel room on a family holiday. The girl, was one of three of the couple’s children to die in the space of two years after two sets of twins were born “extremely prematurely” just 11 months apart. Of the seven children the mum has given birth to since June 2015, only four have survived longer than 16 months. Nick Lloyd, road safety manager for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said that research shows almost all car seat deaths occur when the car seat is being used outside the vehicle.Read the full statement from RoSPA hereHe said: "RoSPA advice is that travel be minimised in the first few months of a baby's life, keeping journeys to a period of one hour or shorter."If the journey is longer than this, it is important to make regular stops."Avoid keeping a young baby in a seat for longer than 30 minutes."An independent serious case review has been … [Read more...] about Baby girl died after being strapped in car seat for almost 15 HOURS when recommended maximum time is 30 minutes
A "high risk" 10-week-old baby died after being strapped into a car seat almost continuously for 15 hours in a hotel room. The girl, identified only as Child M, was one of three of the couple’s children to die in the space of two years after two sets of twins were born “extremely prematurely” just 11 months apart. Of the seven children the mum has given birth to since June 2015, only four have survived longer than 16 months. An independent serious case review has been published by Wigan Safeguarding Children Board following the tragic death of the infant in July 2016. The probe revealed how the parents had left three infants for a period of six hours while they went drinking on a family holiday, checking in on them on “some” occasions.The report contains 11 recommendations which, if applied at the time, may have prevented the infant’s “potentially predictable” death. Authorities were aware that both parents had problems with alcohol, but … [Read more...] about “High risk” baby died after being left in car seat for almost 15 hours
Review: Is Mazda’s MX-5 RF Sport Black a worthy newcomer? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Mazda has never shied away from a special-edition machine. In fact, boot up any Gran Turismo game, head to the used car dealer and you'll see a virtual recreation of the dozens upon dozens of MX-5 variants the firm has thrown out over the years. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/review-is-mazdas-mx5-rf-sport-black-a-worthy-newcomer-37179444.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37188869.ece/22228/AUTOCROP/h342/18862257-1.jpg Email Mazda has never shied away from a special-edition machine. In fact, boot up any Gran Turismo game, head to the used car dealer and you'll see a virtual recreation of the dozens upon dozens of MX-5 variants the firm has thrown out over the years. Well, it's not stopping anytime soon - this is the MX-5 RF Sport Black, the latest UK-only limited-edition version of the sports car. It's not even the first special-edition this year, following on … [Read more...] about Review: Is Mazda’s MX-5 RF Sport Black a worthy newcomer?
4 The Ford Mustang has a special place in American hearts. From Martha Reeves and the Vandellas singing Nowhere To Run in a Mustang convertible on the Dearborn assembly line in 1965 to its appearance in Goldfinger and Bullitt, this is a model cemented in the collective consciousness of a nation. The US Navy even ran a recruitment advertisement intoning: "The Beach Boys. Apple pie. The '67 Mustang. Three things worth fighting for". Ford sold 700,000 in the first nine months and nine million in the ensuing 54 years. But you shouldn’t expect too much of a Mustang, and in some ways that’s the point; the original was based unexceptional chassis parts from the Falcon and Fairlane saloons, topped with stylish sheet metal. Dubbed the ‘pony car’ this was a new and cheap sports coupé aimed at the post-war baby-boomers. Powerful, certainly, but not a great drive, even by the standards of the time. From the original 1964 coupés, the 1968 Mach 1 and … [Read more...] about Ford Mustang review – ‘it sounds glorious, like two brass bands having sex’