Okay, go easy on me. I'm a bit of a vehicle lightweight. I can do basic maintenance, but in terms of "how bad is this," I'm usually lost.
My boyfriend bought a 2010 VW CC a few days ago. Two days after buying it, he discovered (through an inspection at a mechanic) that it looked like it might be leaking oil. Took it back to the dealer because it was still under warranty and it turns out it has a bad seal. They're working on repairing it, but he's concerned that this is a big issue, as who knows how long it's been like this / if it may have been run low on oil.
I suspect it probably wasn't run low on oil, as it was previously a fleet vehicle, and I would expect the oil leak would have been fixed if they noticed it was bad enough to notice the oil was low every time it was changed. I worked somewhere with company vehicles, and we were required to baby them. Obviously I have no evidence to know it wasn't run low, though.
By the contract, he originally could return it in the first five days for a full refund if he wants, which they're holding until he gets it back. He's considering it, but is this bad oil seal something which is that big of a deal?