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Lifetime power train warranty inspection

Discussion in 'Car Dealer Hangout' started by KOG, May 22, 2019.

  1. KOG

    KOG KOG

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    Had one of these done at 5 years on the 09, just got a letter from dealer today saying that it was time for another 5 year courtesy inspection to maintain the warranty. I was told after the first one that no more would be required. ???
     
  2. valiant67

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    You were told wrong. It is every 5 years.
     
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  3. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    As I understood it the inspection was to be performed every 5 years.
     
  4. CudaPete

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    Yup, I had my second in February.
     
  5. mdh1776

    mdh1776 Well-Known Member

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    Make sure to get it performed. Our store has had a couple of owners put it off and come in past the grace period to have it completed. Sometimes FCA will help, sometimes they won't. Don't risk losing the warranty.
     
  6. KOG

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    That's what I needed to know. Have a couple of months left to get it done, not waiting that long. Will call today to schedule it. I thought it was rather suspicious last time when I was told that only once was required.

    What would be cause for canceling warranty at these inspections anyway?
     
  7. 1999 White C5 Coupe

    1999 White C5 Coupe Well-Known Member

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    You should read your warranty paperwork to determine what is required to maintain the warranty.
     
  8. georgef

    georgef Well-Known Member

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    This is how it reads, in the warranty manual, that I received with my 2009 Grand Caravan (emphasis added):

     
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  9. Theodore Alatsas

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    When you get your inspection done....READ CAREFULLY....
    Make sure you ask for the inspection worksheet and make sure you have a copy of it showing that it passed!!!!
    I brought my 2007 Grand Cherokee for its second 5year inspection in October of 2017. I have the repair order that shows I brought it in for the inspection. I also have the invoice for that same visit that shows the inspection was PERFORMED and SUBMITTED!!!
    BUT....and this is a big BUT, IF they DO NOT enter it into the system you are SCREWED!
    This is why you need a signed copy of the worksheet showing it has passed so you have the proof when you show up a year later for a repair.
     
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  10. vipergg

    vipergg Well-Known Member

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    If only they would go back to this warranty . Guess they were losing too much money.
     
  11. ImperialCrown

    ImperialCrown Moderator
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    They were looking at the Lifetime powertrain warranty to help instill public confidence and to help sell cars at the time of the last bankruptcy.
    I don't think that they necessarily lost money on it. Many cars have already changed hands which nullified the contract or rusted out around here in Salt Belt, NY. My sister still drives her '07 Caliber with the Lifetime contract, but mechanically I'm sure that it will outlast the body structure.
    Selling a comprehensive factory service contract with the car is more profitable.
     

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