(Car purchased with a possible) Fake Safety Cert - Ontario
Last Sunday I have purchased a vehicle privately in Toronto, ONT. I test drove it and didn't really feel anything suspicious so I pulled the trigger. Paid roughly 8k for it. It is a rare car and not too many around that's why I made an impulsive decision. Car was pre safetied by local safety station. Just to give myself peace of mind. I took it to my local mechanic for a checkup. Turns out the rack and Pinion is full of oil leakage ($1500), both front struts have been leaking bad/blown ($400) two rims are bent pretty bad(????$$$). There is also another leakage around transmission as well. In this shape no way the safety certificate should be issued. I literally put the car under my name 3 days ago and safety was issued 15 days ago. Mechanic told me to go to Canadian Tire and get their safety report and if it doesn't meet the criteria follow up with MTO. Has anyone dealt with similar situation before? I literally have had the car for 4 days.
Any help will be much appreciated.
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