Thanks for your question.
Used vehicles are often covered by a limited warranty. If this is true in your daughter's situation, she will have to check the terms of the limited warranty to see what is covered. If the items you've mentioned are included in the limited warranty, if there is one, the dealer will have to pay for the repairs.
Sometimes used car dealers will make comments that create an express warranty, for instance, by making statements such as "this car is in great running condition," or "there's not a thing wrong with this car." If that's true in this situation, the dealer can be held liable for problems that appear within a reasonable amount of time after purchase.
If she purchased the vehicle as is, without a warranty of any type, the old saying "let the buyer beware" would apply. If the vehicle was sold in an as is condition, the dealer would not be responsible for paying for any of the repairs.
If the dealer can somehow be held responsible, either through a warranty or through verbal (or written) representations about the vehicle's condition, but he refuses to pay, your daughter can sue him in small claims court to try to recover her costs of repairing this vehicle.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).