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Old 17th September 2007, 18:18   #1
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Question Effects of warranty on selling the car.

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hi,

just came across the fine print of the 3yr/1L km warrenty of chevrolet. It says "3 yrs or 1L kms whichever is earlier to the first owner".
So does that mean that if i buy/sell a 1 yr old chevy vehicle, the second owner will not get the warrenty?

What is the case with other manufacturers?
Isnt this kind of cheating.
What does warrenty has to do with the owner?

Any anyone throw some light on this?

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Old 17th September 2007, 20:13   #2
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If it says so , the warranty will be valid for first owner only, probably only 1 year warranty will be valid for the second buyer. Check with the service/showroom ppl.

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just came across the fine print of the 3yr/1L km warrenty of chevrolet. It says "3 yrs or 1L kms whichever is earlier to the first owner".
So does that mean that if i buy/sell a 1 yr old chevy vehicle, the second owner will not get the warrenty?
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It will be valid for the time given to the buyer to as many 2nd, 3rd owners.
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Tata also does not transfer Warranty or Extended Warranty other than to First Owner.
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Despite all the brickbats that are aimed at Ford, let me enlighten those here that Extended Warranty on a Ford vehicle CAN be passed on to the next owner.
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Old 18th September 2007, 10:06   #6
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@AM Each manufacturer has its own policy, thats why i suggested that you check with GM directly.

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If it says so , the warranty will be valid for first owner only, probably only 1 year warranty will be valid for the second buyer. Check with the service/showroom ppl.

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It is outright cheap for a manufacturer to not transfer warranty on sale of the vehicle. What can possibly be the logic behind this?
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It is outright cheap for a manufacturer to not transfer warranty on sale of the vehicle. What can possibly be the logic behind this?

This is the same case with almost all manufacturers, even in computers/electronics segments...warranty is non transferable.
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Old 18th September 2007, 13:16   #9
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i dont know much abt other manufacturers(of electronic products), but I do have seen ppl sell there TV/fridge saying still under warrenty!
and AFAIK the warrenty document of none of my electrical /electronic equipment mention that the warrenty is valid only for the first owner.

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Old 18th September 2007, 13:47   #10
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Well thats because unlike automobiles (RTO), we do not 'register' ourselves anywhere...try buying a used laptop under warranty and claiming warranty..its going to be an issue...

I am not sure about refridgerators, but branded computers sure do not allow transfer of warranty
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See its like this. Normally, when you take the car for its free service (within warranty period) they replace any reported faulty component free of cost. In these cases they do not ask you to furnish your identity and establish that you are the person who bought the new car. I am sure it will work the same with GM.

Here the problem is a little different though. We are talking about a 3 year warranty. This type of warranty (extended) is normally given through the insurance route. They basically take out a policy against the 1st buyer's name to cover the car for the extended period. Any cost of replacement or repair is borne by the insurance company from whom the manufacturer recovers the cost.

The insurance people in turn have their own rules under which they grant such a warranty (say, the car will not used for racing or any other unintended purposes, will not be used for commercial purposes etc). One such rule probably says that the policy is valid only for the holder of the said policy (the 1st buyer). Any claim will require the policy holder to sign on the claims form. So the company can not do much in such cases. They do not get the coverage from the insurance guys in case of resale cars and hence they can not extend it to the subsequent buyers.
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I thought that none of the manufacturers transfer extended warranty. Maruti does not.
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so Zappo, rohan_fonseca,
what you are saying is that the "Extended Warrenty" is non transfarable.
But what abt the default warrenty. Is that transferable?

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As far as i know default warranty is not transferable either
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As far as i know default warranty is not transferable either
Its transferable in GM cars AFAIK.
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