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Warranty 101: Warranty and You - TD1, recalls, updates, Magnuson Moss, etc...

Jaber

Modero
Different car. But I had Ford ESP on my jeep. They covered about $1700 worth of warranty work on it. Ac system, some sensor, and starter.


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DBESTGTI1

Go Kart Champion
Thanks so much for bringing your real world experience to bear on this often gray area........

Regarding Third Party Extended warranties....is there a $ threshold that sics the Appraiser on you?
When my water pump goes I am gonna be uber pissed if my tune disqualifies me from ever putting in a claim.
Along those lines....would you say that having an extended warranty is pointless with a modded car?

I don't know dollar amount triggers an inspection, it probably varies from company to company.

As for a water pump, the extended warranty company wouldn't know it's chipped unless the dealer told them. If it's a common repair they seem to be less likely to send an inspector.

Personally I think extended warranties on Volkswagen are a good deal if you buy a good one. A lot of cheaper ones exclude a lot of parts and only cover major repairs like engines and transmissions and stuff like that, but they wont cover a wiper motor, or a NAV unit and things like that.
 

Irishbri

Go Kart Champion
I don't know dollar amount triggers an inspection, it probably varies from company to company.

As for a water pump, the extended warranty company wouldn't know it's chipped unless the dealer told them. If it's a common repair they seem to be less likely to send an inspector.

Personally I think extended warranties on Volkswagen are a good deal if you buy a good one. A lot of cheaper ones exclude a lot of parts and only cover major repairs like engines and transmissions and stuff like that, but they wont cover a wiper motor, or a NAV unit and things like that.
Thanks man. I do think I bought a good one .."the platinum FWIW"....I definitely paid enough for it, I know that. Proof is in the pudding though. They don't seem to have very many "authorized" shops in my area.
 

GoodTimesIndeed

Go Kart Champion
Thanks man. I do think I bought a good one .."the platinum FWIW"....I definitely paid enough for it, I know that. Proof is in the pudding though. They don't seem to have very many "authorized" shops in my area.
Platinum warranty here as well.

Awesome info here! Thanks for clarifying things and speaking "from the horses mouth".
 

Irishbri

Go Kart Champion
I hope you don't mind I linked to this thread in my POLL for Warranty coverage when modded....

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88504

Working on breaking out the Mod Friendly/Unfriendly Lists into its own thread....and would like to continue to link to this to avoid it derailing too much....and to spread the great info you've compiled here....
 
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resilientsoma

Go Kart Champion
Very good post; thank you. Helped me learn a lot.


I have a 2011 and found out today my warranty has been void since May of 2012 due to my GIAC tune.


Now my car is at the dealership waiting more diagnosis for a timing chain tensioner failure causing the engine to seize. Car is only 2,700 miles past the powertrain warranty. So looks like no help from VWoA for me!
 

blazoo

Passed Driver's Ed
Thank you for your very good post.

Just wondering what happens if you reflash you car back to stock before visiting a dealership... Would they be able to see the modifications done in the past (stock -> tune -> stock) ?

Thanks
 

resilientsoma

Go Kart Champion
Thank you for your very good post.

Just wondering what happens if you reflash you car back to stock before visiting a dealership... Would they be able to see the modifications done in the past (stock -> tune -> stock) ?

Thanks
Yes they can tell. It's no secret anymore so use caution. Pay to play.

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