Thanks for responding @Miles Roberts
. I do acknowledge the sterling work that you have personally done to promote the brand and address issues in the past. The fault has now been identified by a large number of new owners and seems likely to me that it will occur over time on most vehicles, but may take a while for owners to notice if they don't habitually visit these forums or check under their cars. It does seem crazy to me that MG are prepared to take the reputational hit to save a few pounds.
Have you any idea how much it would cost to purchase and fit a new breather without authorisation from MG?
I for one would choose to purchase a vehicle from a dealer who took it upon themselves to do this over one that didn't so it might give you a competitive advantage to do this as part of the PDI regardless.
Hell, I'd even pay up front for it to be done, rather than have it leak on my driveway, potentially need to call out AA, have to take time off work to return it to the dealer and potentially be without a car for a while. I'd still bitch about it on EV forums, but I'd likely pay it to avoid later inconvenience. Maybe that option should be offered?
I note on the MG forum today that Chorley has come to an amicable agreement with the member who was going to reject his car after 3 days due to this issue. That sounds like a good result for all concerned, but frustrating that the whole sorry event could have been avoided.