Hi, We purchased a new car in 2009. In June this year, on the 16th day, outside the new car warranty, the timing chain broke, causing considerable damage to the motor. Timing chains, as opposed to timing belts, are considered to last the life of the motor. Servicing and/or replacing the timing chain is not listed at all in the service manual for the car. The car was fully maintained by authorized service centres. The 1987 Trade Practices Act specifies a test for 'reasonableness' in instances such as this, where the warranty has expired. The manufacturer has refused to refund the cost of repair, or contribute toward it. Is our case considered worthy of taking to a Magistrates court under Australian Consumer Law?