NorCalLeafOwner
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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:51 pm

Well, I agree for paying $50 it would give me something to at least argue with the dealer about a repair, but I'm still concerned that they will just say that not all of the scheduled maintenance was done according to the Owner's Manual. I actually had this exact same problem getting a home warranty honored when our A/C went out--the warranty company refused to pay for it because we didn't have records showing yearly maintenance on the system.

The previous owner paid $1714 for this extended warranty when the car was purchased new (she gave me the original sales agreement). She was not successful in getting the dealer to fix anything under it after her original warranty expired. :cry:

LeftieBiker
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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:58 pm

This illustrates the importance of buying from a dealer who at least seems trustworthy.
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GerryAZ
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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:04 pm

There is not much scheduled maintenance on LEAF and no requirement that it be performed by a dealer (except for annual battery test) so you should be able to argue that required maintenance was performed (refer to Magnuson--Moss warranty act) if you have an issue. I had home warranty plans provided by sellers on two different houses I purchased and was unable to get repairs performed under either one so I will never buy a home warranty.
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NorCalLeafOwner
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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:06 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:58 pm
This illustrates the importance of buying from a dealer who at least seems trustworthy.
I agree. I bought the 2015 Leaf a 100 miles from where I live. The Nissan dealer in my area has been great, including helping me get a goodwill main battery replacement on my 2011 Leaf after the warranty had expired. :D

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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:08 pm

I bought a $500 extended warranty with my 1986 Civic Si. Years later it developed a vibration at about 55MPH. The dealership where I bought the car replaced both front axles under that warranty - about a $1500 job.

(It turned out to be broken belts in two of the tires, but the point is that decent car dealerships do honor the warranties they sell.)
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GerryAZ
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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:09 pm

Since you have a good relationship with your local dealer, you should definitely spend the $50 to transfer the Nissan extended warranty.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
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NorCalLeafOwner
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Re: Transfer of extended warranty?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:25 pm

GerryAZ wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Since you have a good relationship with your local dealer, you should definitely spend the $50 to transfer the Nissan extended warranty.
Yes, agreed. I think it's worth it on the chance that my local dealer will honor it. I have had no problems with my 2011 Leaf after the main battery was replaced other than replacing the 12V battery myself. Hopefully, I won't need to use the extended warranty anyway.

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