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Have you gotten anything from a mechanic in writing stating what they believe the cause of the leak is?
In Washington state do we have the right to contend the vehicle the dealer delivered was damaged and consequently did not provide the new vehicle we agreed to purchase?
Unfortunately no. You can contend it is defective, but not that is is not the specific vehicle you purchased. That is determined by the VIN number on the contract, so if you received the vehicle with the VIN number on the contract, then you did receive the new vehicle you contracted to purchase.
Now if it is defective, then the manufacturer has to cover it under any warranty and make repairs to it so that it functions properly and as intended.
But if you are asking this to see if you can get out of the contract or force them to give you a new vehicle, then I am afraid that they have no legal duty to do that, only repair your vehicle at their expense.
No, I think that you would be able to demand the parts be replaced simply because that is an indication that some type of moisture has come in contact with the parts and rust and water exposure never improve a part... If they repair any leak and then don't replace the parts, they might have been degraded by the rust and then will fail.
So I think you definitely have the right to demand that the leak be repaired and any affected parts be replaced. You didn't purchase a vehicle with rusted parts, so they should replace them under warranty.