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Hi! I sold a 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT to an individual. Before I sold it to the individual there was no visible transmission slipping problems. The car was drivable. I did not drive it for long distance and a mechanic who had checked it before I sold it had indicated a possible fuel pump or throttle body issue. Other potential buyers had checked out the van and did not indicate any transmission issues. I could not afford to fix it and when I sold it I made it clear to the buyer that there was a hesitation issue and a mechanic who looked at it indicated there could be a throttle sensor or a fuel pump issue.
When the guy came to pick it up, he brought a mechanic who put a scanner and said there were a heat sensor issue and had worked on the car before he drove it off. Despite the advise of the mechanic, the buyer had the van driven over 25 miles. He called me that evening after the van was driven from my residence saying the car could not go up a hill and had transmission issues. He is taking me to court saying the transmission was bad. I need to know if him driving it for that distance with a heat sensor issue and other sensors indicators, and without the corrected throttle body problem could have caused the transmission to be damaged or cause other major damages to the van?
Thanks in advance
Dj, thanks for the quick response. I stated the Transmission was good on the ad. The mechanic the buyer brought did not tell me the codes. He told the buyer that the heat sensor and a few other sensors were the issue. If you could just explain in a bit more detail how the Transmission could be damaged based on the sensor issue not resolved, I would be very satisfied with your response. No I did not say "As Is" or No Warranty". Thanks in advance.