A statutory warranty applies only to vehicles purchased from a licensed motor vehicle dealer, such as Motobuyers. The Department of Commerce provides the following information on statutory warranties in Western Australia:
“The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act requires licensed dealers to fix certain defects in used motor vehicles they have sold. The statutory warranty also applies only to motor vehicles that have a purchase price of $4000 or more and motor cycles that cost $3500 or more, together with limits on age and the number of kilometres travelled at the time of sale.
The following table outlines the statutory warranty provisions:
|Age of Car||Kilometres travelled at time of sale||Warranty Entitlement|
|Not more than 10 years||Not more than 150,000||3 months or 5,000 km (whichever happens first)|
|Between 10 – 12 years||Between 150,000 and 180,000||1 month or 1,500 km (whichever happens first)|
|More than 12 years||More than 180,000||No warrant|
A statutory warranty does not cover:
- routine services
- tyres (however, tyres must be roadworthy at the time of sale)
- defects that arise from an accident or misuse of the vehicle.”
For further information please visit the Department of Commerce.