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We bought a car from a dealer on Monday. While test driving

the car we smelled radiator...
We bought a car from a dealer on Monday. While test driving the car we smelled radiator fluid and noticed a small amount a fluid had leaked on the ground while parked at the bank. We drove back to the dealer and he had a mechanic come look at the engine. The mechanic replaced the thermostat and hose thinking that that was where the leak was coming from. Thinking that was the problem we proceeded to buy the car. On Tuesday morning one of my daughters friends who was sitting in the backseat on the passenger side noticed the rug was saturated with green fluid. On Wednesday we brought the car back to have them look at the car. Turns out the heater core was leaking and needs to be replaced. The sales manager said that it was not he responsibility because the cooling system is not part of the engine or drive train. We do have a implied warrantee that came with the car. The dealer said that we can not return the car,(15 day 500 mile warranty of merchantability) but will pay for half the repair bill. The cost the to repair the car is close to $700.00.My daughter who is buying the car wants to return the car. What can/should we do I no mechanic but the car can not operate with a cooling system.
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Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am JudgeLaw and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide you excellent service.

Before we begin, a bit more detail would be helpful please.

Can you confirm that you have an express warranty for 15 days or 500 miles?

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
yes I think so
Customer reply replied 4 years ago
it may be Implied
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX the additional information.

There is no such thing as an implied 15 day warranty.

If you bought the car as-is then take the offer of one half the repair bill because the seller has no responsibility to repair the vehicle if sold as-is.

If you have an express warranty then the seller is responsible for upholding the terms of the warranty and you could sue them for breach if they fail to do so. Though, you should check the warranty for the process of appealing a denial of claim because there may be mandatory arbitration required before you can file suit.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
there is a section that states that the seller herby warrants that the vehicle will be fit for the ordinary purposes for the vehicle is used for f 15 days or 500 miles after delivery. We can drive the car with out a cooling system nor with antifreeze leaking into the car can we?
Thank you Rich. That is very helpful.

Correct. The seller is required to fix the cooling system under the express warranty provision.

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
I not sure if I understand the definition of express warranty provision means. Can you explain what it means please
An express warranty is one in which the terms are written out.

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