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Dealer fined for selling unroadworthy car described as 'fabulous'

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A car dealer has been fined £2,000 after selling an unroadworthy Hyundai which he had described in an advertisement as “fabulous”.

Rajinder Singh Hayer, who was trading from Readycar, on Millers Road, Warwick, at the time of the sale pleaded guilty to five charges at Nuneaton Justice Centre following an investifation by Warwickshire Trading Standards, the Warwick Courier reported.

Investigators bought a Hyundai Getz hatchback which they found to be riddled with a series of 14 faults – including seized brakes, leaking exhaust, suspension, steering problems and a seized bonnet catch – despite being advertised as “a fabulous low insurance motor car ready to drive away today”.

Hayer pleaded guilty to five offences under the Road Traffic Act 1991, The General Product Safety Regulations 2005, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the Companies Act 2006.

In court, he told officers that he had never been in trouble with Trading Standards before, during his 15 years in the trade, and vowed to improve his paperwork and change his procedures.

Hayer was fined £2,000, ordered to pay £499.19 costs and a £120 victim surcharge, the Courier said.



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