Warranty period for used car sales
A general 24-month warranty period applies to goods sold by a business to a consumer. This is the case with the sale of worn/used items, except the following:
- the defect was taken into account at a lower purchase price;
- it is not a defect, but wear and tear of an item caused by its normal use;
- the defect already occurred upon takeover by the buyer and corresponds to the degree of wear/use of the item;
- if this is due to the nature of the item, i.e. typically one-day contact lenses.
In practice, the most common case of the purchase of a worn item is the purchase of a used car. Whether you are a dealer or a buyer of a used car, we recommend that you focus on the content of the sales contract to avoid unpleasant surprises later.
Status as at 24 April 2019