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    VIC Car damaged by mechanic

    I took my car in to have the door lock fixed under warranty. They cleaned the car and t was filled with spray/water when I picked it up. There was a leak coming from the sunroof which had never happened before. They cleaned the lines and said there was no leak but it kept happening. The car has...
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    NSW unlawful mechanic repair

    Hello! I took my car to a car restoration company, the mechanic said that it would cost me around $50K and that he will charge as he goes. for 6 months I try to see the car but the mechanic told me that he would lose concentration. He also told me that work is going slowly due to a number of...
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    NSW Car with Issues from Gumtree - What to Do?

    I bought a car from a private dealer 1 week ago and he informed me that rego was paid for a year. He also put this information in the ad on Gumtree but when registering the car in my name I was informed that rego was expired and it needs to do the pink slip. I took the car to the mechanic and...
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    NSW Mechanic damaged my gearbox

    Hello, I recently took my gearbox into a mechanic to have a bearing replaced. The gearbox was not in a vehicle and I had already pulled the rear housing off (where the bearing is located) to personally inspect everything inside. The mechanic changed the bearing but only temporarily bolted the...
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    NSW Mechanic ruined my engine!

    Last August I had to replace the timing chain in my car. Fast forward to the August, the car starting making a funny noise when idling and then it just completely shut down. Had to get it towed to our local mechanic and he had a thorough look through it. Turns out that the mechanic that replaced...
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    QLD Shady mechanic in Brisbane , Qld

    Hi thank you for your advice ! A few months ago, I took my vehicle to a mechanic to give me the opinion on whether the vehicle was worth repairing or not. He advise ld me that it was not worth repairing at all and that it would be sent to the wreckers and he would advise me when that had taken...
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    QLD Major fault 3 days after mechanical repair

    We recently bought a boat from an auction house with specialises in used equipment and insurance disposals. The boat had suffered water damage and we bought this knowing that we would need to have the engine thoroughly checked out and possibly repaired. For this reason we took it into a local...
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    SA Car with Engine Problem from Dealer - Help?

    We bought a car from a dealer. During the inspection, we already pointed out that there is a thick white smoke coming out of the exhaust upon start-up and he said that it’s normal and that it should get resolved by driving for 500km with 98 petrol. Since then, we had a flat battery, worn wipers...
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    QLD Australian Consumer Law on Hidden Defect on a Motorcycle?

    Hello, About a month ago, I bought a 2005 YAMAHA R6 from a private dealer for 3800$. During the first interview with the dealer, I inspected the bike as much as I could (I have a record of this) but I didn't find anything suspicious. The ad on gumtree was marking the bike as 'already crashed'...
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    NSW Dealer Sold Me a Faulty Car - What to Do?

    Hi, I bought a used car from a Dealer in St Mary's NSW on the 26/5/2019. Just shy of 2 weeks later the car wouldn't start luckily a friend who is a mechanic was there and said it was the Starter Motor he gave the Starter Motor a wack with a jack pole and the car started. The next morning I rang...