Yes, a service organization that provides warranty support for the manufacturer gets paid by the manufacturer to provide the repairs. There are a lot of different terms and conditions set forth by different manufacturers.
Typically the service company gets paid a reasonable rate, but it is lower than what they would charge otherwise.
Therefore, increasing the manufacturer's warranty period not only costs the manufacturer more, but it also takes money off the plate of the service organization.
However, you could argue the other point that says the specific manufacturer's authorized service organization will gain business by the increased warranty because the consumer who now has a problem that is under warranty versus not will go to the authorized warranty repair place instead of shopping around. Therefore, the service organization will make more money even if it is at reduced prices.
But then you could argue that this takes money from independent service company's who may provide the service to the customer after warranty has expired.
Robbing from peter to pay paul?
Either way, I'd rather have a choice down the road IF any repairs are necessary rather than paying more for peace of mind up front.
On top of that... I'd rather pay more up front for a product that is proven to have less down time or probability of failure/need for repair.
Now you must be thinking to yourself... "Why'd this guy buy a Jeep then?"
Well... I like the way it looks
and a whole bunch of other reasons.
But, knock on wood, I haven't had any issues yet except doing the ESC and Trans/driveability computer flashes....
We'll see how it pans out. I'm just hoping for not much down time out of the Jeep.