Based on the facts you have presented you would not be liable for the $1,300 unless she can prove you were negligent in the repairs. From what you present you took reasonable efforts to correct the problem, from contacting the manufacturer and replacing the converter multiple times. This shows you took reasonable efforts to fix her car. The most you would be responsible for would be to return her original payment to you ($229) for the costs incurred. She would only be entitled to the $1,300.00 if she can establish you intentionally caused the failure or you were negligent in your repairs
. Negligence means you failed to follow appropriate and reasonable steps as are reasonable by the automotive business community to make the repairs. Again this would be her burden to prove and your obligation would be to show she failed to show you were negligent.
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