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  • In our previous two blogs we looked at the choices a consumer has if he purchases a defective of a damaged item; especially related to motor vehicles.

    What we call the three R’s ie the choice is repair, replacement or a refund.

  • The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): The Consumers rights to safe, good quality goods. Continued: Section 55: Section 55(5) & (6).

    In our last blog we looked at Sections 55 (4).

    Today we will turn our attention to sections 55(5) & (6).

  • Car Warranty

    Besides your common law rights; you may well also have a civil claim against the producer, importer or distributor of that defective motor vehicle.

    The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA):

    Section 56(1):

    In our last blog, we had a look at section 55 of the CPA as it relates to the purchase of defective or damaged motor vehicles which have been bought by a consumer from a service provider.

    Today; we turn our attention to section 56 of the CPA and we will be looking at this important section over our next three blogs.

    Section 56 deals with the implied warranty of quality for all goods.

    We start off with section 56 (1) which reads as follows:

     Section 56 is headed: Implied warranty of quality:

     Section 56 (1) states; “In any transaction or agreement pertaining to the supply of goods to a consumer there is an implied provision that the producer or importer, the distributor and the retailer each warrant that the goods comply with the requirements and standards contemplated in section 55, except to the extent that those goods have been altered contrary to the instructions, or after leaving the control, of the producer or importer, a distributor or the retailer, as the case may be.”

  • CONSUMERPROTECTION

    Motor vehicles are one of our most prized possessions and yet many of us have nightmares when we buy a motor vehicle from a dealership and we have numerous problems with the vehicle we bought.

    This happens often; but there is a solution.

    Over the past month; we have had numerous queries from consumers who have bought cars from second hand car dealers; and who are a short while later, discovering various serious defects in those vehicles.

    This clearly is a problem and the dealers, by and large, do not abide by the law or otherwise seek to interpret in a manner which is beneficial to them and not the customer.

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