Tag: warranties

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Aug 01, 1999

Is spontaneous combustion covered under warranty?

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My beautiful Caprice Classic four-door sedan with only miles on it -- and no dents or scratches -- is now a pile of junk While parked in front of my home the engine began to smolder then it burst into...

fire warranties

Sep 01, 1998

If you have an extended warranty do you still get to have a say in where you go for repairs and parts?

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In your experience do people who purchase extended warranties have to take what is offered when their vehicle is in need of repair or may we demand replacement parts better than scrap-yard parts -- David TOM Even though extended warranties...

warranties

Sep 01, 1997

Is Toyota's "rust warranty" void in Wisconsin due to salty winter roads?

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I'm going to buy a new car -- a black Toyota Camry for use in Wisconsin The dealer says the Toyota rust warranty is essentially void in Wisconsin because we use salt on the roads in the winter Is he...

rust warranties

Aug 01, 1997

Don't let the dealership wait you out until your warranty expires.

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I have a Toyota Camry LE V with an automatic transmission and a little over miles on it It has been properly maintained At about - mph a high-pitched whine develops in the transmission while the accelerator pedal is depressed...

warranties differentials dealers

Aug 01, 1997

Is a $1,600 extended warranty on my Lexus worth it?

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I have a Lexus ES the cheap Lexus How I managed such a car is beside the point but I will own up to being good at saving money and being middle-aged In a year my warranty will expire and...

warranties

Apr 01, 1997

Will I really be doing my new Mazda a disservice by taking it to a quickie-lube place for oil changes?

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I just bought a brand-new Mazda three months ago The time will soon be approaching for its first oil change Like a mother about to send her baby off to kindergarten I want to make sure it's a good experience...

maintenance oil changes warranties dealers

Jan 01, 1997

What can I do if I think my dealer is trying to wait out my extended warranty that expires in 800 miles?

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Help My extended warranty expires in miles and I can't seem to convince the Toyota dealership that there is actually anything wrong with the transmission on my ' Celica GT Liftback Recently in the last six months I've noticed that...

transmissions dealers warranties

Jan 01, 1997

I dropped a driveshaft on my brand new Ford Ranger on the way home from the dealership!

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On September after years of deliberation I decided to purchase my first new vehicle a white Ford Ranger extended cab pickup -- automatic -liter engine and rear ABS About two miles from the dealership I brake fairly hard to slow...

warranties Ford Ranger

Apr 01, 1996

Rocker panels falling off Camrys due to design flaw. Is Toyota responsible?

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The rocker panel covers fell off my ' Camry and cost to replace Each black strip which runs between the wheel wells is a thin membrane of rubber around a piece of ungalvanized steel When the supporting strip rusts to...

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Jan 01, 1996

Any chance my extended warranty will cover a delaminating paint job?

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I have a Dodge Caravan which I purchased new with an extended warranty I would like to know what you are supposed to do when it has under miles on it and the paint starts peeling real bad I mean...

warranties paint