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I bought a used Bentley 3 months ago. Car was still on the

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I bought a used Bentley 3 months ago. Car was still on the warranty. I have noticed that the driver seat was internally damaged and requested the reapair to be covered by original manufacturer warranty. Bentley refused to cover a driver seat repair under the warranty, explaining that the prior owner was probably too heavy and the seat damage is related to excessive wear and tear. Finally after my letters they agreed to cover 50% of the seat repair cost. That includes replacing seat cushion and seat leather cover plus work cost. The total cost of repair is estimated at 3500$ and supposedly it may be even higher depending on what will be found when the seat will be taken apart. I do not want to pay 50/50 as I want the repair to be cover by Bentley original manufacturer warranty. What should I do.
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If they refuse to honor the original warranty, you have two options. You can pay for half of the repair, but make it clear that you are paying under protest (write that under the check), then sue for a refund. The primary benefit to this approach is that it gets your seat repaired faster, and you can file the suit in Small Claims Court. The other option is to file a suit asking the judge to order them to make the repairs.

If you're still negotiating with them, the third option is to have a local attorney send a demand letter giving them one last chance to fix it without going to court. They might give it more attention coming from a lawyer. The Illinois Bar Association has a service that might help you find someone local.
http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/

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