Volkswagen introduces 7 year extended warranty package covering major drivetrain components, along with suspension, cooling and electrical systems.
Volkswagen has introduced an add-on warranty cover for its cars which will now provide total coverage of up to seven years or up till 125,000km. The move is aimed at easing the ownership experience by reducing the load on customers' wallets. The add-on warranty will cover the vehicle post its standard two-year warranty or post the extended warranty (if applicable). The add-on warranty will be applicable for a term of one year or 20,000km and will have to be renewed annually. However, the odometer reading must be less than 125,000km and should be within 7 years of the vehicle's date of invoice.
While the add-on warranty can be purchased by any Volkswagen customer, only privately registered vehicles are eligible for it which rules out all commercial vehicles. Also, only the cars that have undergone periodic maintenance at a Volkswagen authorised dealer and have a detailed service history record there are eligible for the add-on warranty. The add-on warranty is also transferrable (in case of change of vehicle ownership). However, the transfer can only be done up to two ownership changes.
Despite being a 'curtailed' version of the standard/extended warranty, the add-on warranty covers major components of the engine, manual or automatic gearbox, suspension and steering, braking system, fuel system, diesel-injection system, air-conditioning system, electrical systems and oil seals. Despite the add-on warranty being applicable across the model range, the German carmaker is yet to announce the add-on warranty prices for the Polo 1.0 and Ameo 1.0 variants, Passat and the Tiguan.