Good Timing - Warranty

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  1. Bryan X

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    It always sucks to have a problem with a vehicle, but the timing was good this time.

    I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT and Friday the Airbag Warning Light came on and has stayed on all weekend. The van will be 2 years old the end of next month. The warranty is the standard 3 year/36,000 mile. When the light came on, I looked down at my odometer -- 34,568! Whew!

    At the rate I put on miles, I'll be over 36,000 in a few weeks. Actually, the only reason I'm not over 36,000 miles already is last summer we flew to take a cruise instead of the usual 3,000 - 4,000 road trip we do each Summer.
     
  2. Scott L

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    Depending on your luck they may just reset the light and give it back as repaired [​IMG]
     
  3. Bryan X

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    LOL. I thought of that. Actually, the dealership I take it to is extremely nice and have gone above and beyond to take care of any issues I've had in the past with vehicles I've purchased from them.
     
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    Aren't the airbags covered for more than 3 years/36,000 miles? I am thinking they are separate from the vehicle warranty, much like the emissions control warranty for the vehicle.
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    Or they'll say: "Oh, I'm sorry, your extended warranty doesn't cover airbags, wheels, locks, headlights, windshields, belts, hoses, anything electrical, the exterior, brake pads, muffler, struts, or anything else that has to do with the car." [​IMG]

    ...turning your "WHEW!" into a "WTF?"
     

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