Yes, both. The truck had a safety inspection certificate on the windshield at the time of purchase. Also, the truck came with a 3 month 4,500 mile warranty for only engine and transmission related repairs - I believe (we don't have the warranty with us - it is at home right now).
Did you get our last message. We need to know what to do because we just checked out of our hotel and we have no where to go because we are in Fredericksburg, VA and live in Edgewood, MD.Thanks for your help.
We just called the used car dealership but they are closed today. Pep boys said the fire started because the brake on the driver's side rear locked up which caused the passenger rear side brake to have to compensate for the loss of braking power on the driver's side rear tire and the passenger rear side brake set fire. Is that a safety inspection violation? The vehicle had a safety inspection that the used car dealership claimed had passed inspection.
One last thing. The tow truck driver mentioned to us yesterday that the dust shield on the driver's side rear axle was rusted off. I took photos of the missing dust brake shield as well. That same axle is where the brake lock up occurred. Brake dust can cause an axle to lock up and catch fire just like ours' did yesterday. Pep Boys did state that not having a brake dust shield in place is negligence on the part of the dealership. We could get that in writing from one of the mechanics of Pep Boys. We are also going to have Pep Boys save the passenger side brake dust shield and the original parts of the brake system that are being replaced. If we take those steps would we be able to pursue litigation against the used car dealership?
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