Who do I sue because my 57 Chevy Pickup doesn't have airbags, seatbelts and spews gas if overfilled? How long is a manufacture responsible for technical shortfalls? If the EPA chabges the way a nozzle shuts off does the manufacturer have to retrofit every single vehicle they ever sold prior to that? Add that "probable" future expense to the units sales price.
Warranties have limits for a reason. The previous owner chose not to address it while it was still warranty-able and YOU BOUGHT HIS OFFTHROWN PROBLEM - which dynamic is common knowledge to every individual who has ever pondered buying new (problem free) or used (some one elses screwups). Used cars say "as is" on the window for a reason... due dilligence is the term for knowing if you are buying a product that can meet your expectations. In this case DD would be to LOOK at the filler. Has it been replaced? Yes = buy with no worries -or- NO = plan expense of repair or walk away from sale.
If you weren't even aware there WAS a problem - then your efforts at due diligence really do lack... its a very well known issue.
J Wm Bishop EA, ASADE
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