My wife rented a car from cacarhire. We ...

Asked by JanB on 20-04-2016 08:55:43
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
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My wife rented a car from cacarhire. We paid the deposit and rental for 1 month. On the second day the car overheated and the engine is now damaged. The fan switch was faulty, they admit that, so the fan did not come on and thus the oil light came on so the engine overheated at which point my wife stopped the car at the nearest gas station next to the N2 for safety. Now they are saying my wife did not stop soon enough and the engine damage is her fault. Now they want my wife to pay for the repair work on the engine. We have been waiting for 2 months now for feedback from the mechanic and nothing. Is she responsible for the cost even thou the car was faulty?

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