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Before the expiry of the warranty period Replacement of two vehicles for consumers at the PACP

24/09/2019

The Complaints Department at the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in Muscat has managed to replace two vehicles for two consumers. This comes within the framework of the efforts exerted by the Authority in resolving complaints by amicable ways between the parties and finding appropriate solutions according to the procedures set forth in the Consumer Protection Law, regulating the relationship between consumers and suppliers and working to ensure that consumers have access to all their rights guaranteed under the law.

 

In the first case, the Complaints Service received a complaint from a consumer stating that he had purchased a new vehicle from an automobile agency. After receiving the vehicle, he noticed that the engine was abnormally chopped and turned off. After contacting the agency and discussing the contents of the complaint, and the fact that the malfunction occurred during the specified period in which the consumer is entitled to replace the item or return the price according to Article (16) of the law, the complaint was amicably settled by the replacement of the vehicle.

 

In the second case, the consumer purchased a new vehicle from an automobile agency. After receiving the vehicle and using it for a period not exceeding fifteen days, he noticed a malfunction in the driver's front seat. In light of this, he contacted the agency, which had repaired it several times; however, the malfunction remained. Accordingly, the complainant was summoned to discuss the complaint and the legal requirement to replace the vehicle was taken.

 

The General Authority for Consumer Protection confirms that it continues to fulfill its mission in order to preserve the rights of consumers in accordance with the legal procedures. It also calls on all consumers to be aware of all their rights and to refer to the Authority in case of breach to take legal action against each violator, through its channels dedicated to communication.

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