Can I request the manufacturer to pay for the broken engine when my car was just out of the manufacturer’s warranty?

A few days ago, my friend heard a noise coming from the front of her car 2016
Land Rover. She took it to a dealer and was told that the engine was broken. It
needs replacement which will cost more than 20,000. Her car is 7000 miles beyond
the warranty mileage 50,000.

Asked on November 2, 2019 under Accident Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You can "request" in the sense that you can ask, but there is no way to mak ethem pay if they choose to not do so. A manufacturer is not liable or responsible for an engine breaking after three years unless this is covered under a warranty--but you write that the car is past the warranty mileage; therefore, the warranty no longer applies.


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