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Old 10-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
F3nris
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Default Need some advice - Inspection Related

So, I just bought a '04 Forester XT, As is, no warranty, which is somewhat obvious due to its age.

But it was sold 'inspected'.

The dealer has a local shop that does work for them, and did end up putting a sticker on, after fixing an exhaust leak at the axle back on the dealer's dime.


Now then, the issue is, after getting it up on a lift myself, I found that the car should not have passed. Torn front CV boot throwing grease on the downpipe and a broken front sway bar link.

Do I have a leg to stand on as the vehicle was sold as 'inspected'.

Or do I move on, lesson learned, and fix the issues ASAP.

Side note, roughly how big a risk of fiery death am I facing with CV grease on the down pipe shields?

Other wise its a very clean car that just needs some simple maintenance.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Are you talking about a state emissions/safety inspection? Or a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Neither of those items would cause a fail at 99.9% of inspection stations. They simply dont look for those issues.

You bought a car as is. You have no leg to stand on anywhere.

CV Grease on the downpipe CAN cause a fire. As me how I know. But at the same time, I know many people who have had the boot fail, sling grease everywhere including the exhaust, dealt with the smell until there was no grease left. Replacement EMPI axles are $65 and take about 30 minutes to replace.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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replace axle, replace/upgrade end links?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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State Safety Inspection,

I'm guessing he got a 'good ole boy' sticker on the vehicle described as "As-is" inspected with 20 day plate.

I plan on just fixing it any way, I'm just annoyed. And to top it all off, it just popped a CEL, Ive owned the car for about 250 miles now, but I did get it at a good price.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
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Heh, hope if I want to be a dick perhaps.

IV. "Used motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle as defined by RSA 259:60, I, which has been previously leased, rented or sold at retail.

358-F:2 Inspection. -- Before selling to any customer any used motor vehicle which is unsafe for operation upon the highways pursuant to RSA 266:8, the dealer shall, upon the request of the customer, conduct or have conducted a safety inspection of such vehicle. If the vehicle is found to be unsafe for operation, the dealer may sell the vehicle to the customer without correcting the defects, but only if the dealer presents to the customer at the time of sale a notice which states:

This motor vehicle will not pass a New Hampshire inspection and is unsafe for operation. The following defects must be corrected before an inspection sticker will be issued.

The dealer shall list all inspection defects under this statement and specify the date on which the inspection was conducted and the person who performed the inspection. The dealer may make a reasonable charge for conducting the inspection.

358-F:3 Notice of Rights. -- Each dealer shall notify each customer of his rights under this chapter before selling an unsafe used motor vehicle to the customer and shall obtain a written acknowledgment from the customer that he has been so notified.

358-F:4 Remedy. -- A failure of any dealer to comply with the provisions of this section, or a concealment by any dealer of any defect which was discovered, or should have been discovered, during the inspection required by RSA 358-F:2 is an unfair or deceptive act or practice within the meaning of RSA 358-A:2. Any right or remedy set forth in RSA 358-A may be used to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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Go get 'em!

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