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Has anyone gone with Extended Warranty?
How much did they sting you for that?
Worth it you think guys?
My truck runs outa warranty next week and seeing paint hasnt been fixed yet am seriously thinking will extend my warranty so they cant use that as an excuse.The new quote finally goes in tomorrow fingers crossed.
 

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I got quoted about $1050 for extended time (3 more years) and $1350 for extended Drive (3 more years/150000kms)

I eventually manager to get all the details including a PDS from Nissan. there are a few too many vague statements for me to just jump in and purchase it. I need to see some more things in writing before I would even consider to commit
 

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If I had it to do over again, I would do it as long as there are no strings attached. Factory warranty that is, none of the private screw you up the wall companies. There is a lot of stuff I could get them to fix on my truck that would be more than a couple thousand dollars.
 

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Too many questions for my liking....

On another forum, a member has the extended Nissan warranty. He has a gearbox problem. Nissan are telling him that he has to pay for it, then they will consider the case before making a decision on either (a) reimbursing him or (b) telling him that he has to wear the cost himself. Sounds a little off colour to me...

Obviously everyone has their own perspective on these things, but for me - I've had no reason yet to claim warranty on my vehicle. Yes, I have the shudder/rattle in the clutch master cylinder check valve but hey...if that's as bad as it gets I can live with that.

When I think back through the last few vehicles I've owned, I've had few reasons to claim warranty work. I had an NF Hyundai Sonata. Lovely vehicle. Claimed the ambient temp sensor because it was inaccurate. Nitpicking I know :) Claimed nothing on the 2 years so far I've had my Merc. Claimed a faulty low fuel light on a Hyundai Terracan I owned some years ago. Due to poor workmanship in the workshop, that resulted in two pieces of follow-up work, however that is not the fault of the manufacturer, and I would not regard them as truly warranty claims as such.

Aussie - with regard to your paint - the law is crystal clear on that matter. It was brough to their attention BEFORE the expiration of your original warranty. They MUST BY LAW (we're talking Trade Practices Act) honour the claim if the claim is proven. An extended warranty won't help you in that regard.

But anyway...I tend to buy my vehicles new and am quite picky. That being said, as shown above I've rarely had reason to claim warranty over the last several years. Maybe I've just been lucky, or maybe my stringent maintenance routines and mechanical kindnes pay off. Who knows. Either way, it would be a cold day downstairs before I would spend my hard earned money on an extended warranty.
 

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Thanks for that Ants
so anything that has been brought to theit attention as a warranty issue like my paint and megga inaccurate fuel guage are going to be covered even after the warranty expires as they havent been able to fix it to date. Thas good
 

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i have the extended warranty with 7 year bumper to bumper. already had to use it for heater motor and resistor. i get to write off my car expenses, but i have always found extended warranty on new cars a good idea. i have $0 deductible, acts like a regular warranty
 

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Buyer beware !

One thing they dont tell is , if you have made any mods at all eg; suspension upgrade that your drive line may not be covered due to the increased angles (there words not mine) and if you chip it no warranty on the engine , same for wheels etc etc etc , look into probably before you pay them any more $$$

There is no reason why Pissan can not match Mitrubishi warranty
 

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Hi Guys
sorry havent been back on been crook with some flu thingy
I got a call from the dealers on Friday. Nissan Australia have told me "Nissan Australia is not able to assist you any further with your warranty claim" on the paintwork on my truck. The dealership was megga pissed off as the kind individuals in Nissan head office had yet again gone back on their word.
So in a nutshell painting a truck a different colour and screwing up the finish on some panels is no longer covered by warranty. The fact the paint is peeling off the roof again not covered by warranty as they have decided , on the work of some inspector from PPG , that I have in fact scratched the paint off the roof.
The fact NSW Office of Fair Trading inspected the truck and said they screwed it up big time.Nah totally ignored.
Funny thing is the paint being reported nearly 3 years ago and the fact the fuel gauge was reported 18 months ago means that they are still required to be fixed by Nissan under warranty even though my warranty officially runs out on the 22nd Feb 2010.
Would I give Nissan another cent of my money so I can get more warranty claims rejected again mmmm Nope dont think so.
 

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Buyer beware !

One thing they dont tell is , if you have made any mods at all eg; suspension upgrade that your drive line may not be covered due to the increased angles (there words not mine) and if you chip it no warranty on the engine , same for wheels etc etc etc , look into probably before you pay them any more $$$

There is no reason why Pissan can not match Mitrubishi warranty
To quote from the Genuine Nissan Extended Warranty PDS
"B. This warranty will cease to operate and no claims will be accepted where the Vehicle:
1. Has been modified from our original specification"

Oh also in that same section... "6. Is being used for a purpose for which it is not designed"

I hope that does not mean 4WDing, i'm pretty sure the adverts promoted the Navara as an off-road capable vehicle

Point 1 is the reason I have not bothered looking too much further into the warranty. Unless Nissan can provide a written statement specific to the modifications I have made, there is no chance I would give them any more money just to get "Sorry Not Covered" when I do need to make a claim
 
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