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2 years ago I purchase a 2013 LDV V80 Big premium van for

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2 years ago I purchase a 2013 LDV V80 Big premium van for acourier run went t 2 get a warraht 3 doors on the van would not pass. The hinges on the 2 front doors where broken on the left side door hinge pull out form door frame right sliding door would not slide because it would not stay in top track arm on top of door broken.Went to see dealer ipurchase van from told me to see a panel beater $4000 to fit door. went back to dealer told me he would pay to fit doors not cover under warraht it was wear the van is 2 years old 70 000km a lot of people pus panel sad it is 2 years old dealer should pay because it was sold as a couier van doors get open a lot.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: new zealand
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: yes dealer was show paid of job and work parts need to do jod
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: offer to pay haft job is being do will be do mon tues I will have to pay before I can take van I brought the van because I did not think I would have doors broken after 2 years
JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.
Customer: ready
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 9 months ago.

The dealer must help pay for the van repairs, because there are implied terms as to fitness. So if he won't help pay, you can take a claim to the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal, which is a special Tribunal set up for Disputes like this. You don't need a lawyer and they can order him to pay for the repairs. The link for making a claim is http://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/motor-vehicle-dealer-disputes

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