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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

I've been considering this myself. I'd go lifetime because 100k in seven years isn't many miles to me. (Got mine in late Feb 2013 and went over 20k today.)

The 2005 I traded in was costly after I hit 100k (traded in at 150/ six years)

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Question is, when your electric dash panel needs yet another flashing, QuadraLift gives out, or window stops going up and down, is that stuff covered?

Sorta sounds like no. So what IS going to be covered "unconditionally"???
Exactly! I would imagine that most of the electronics should last more than the paint and body although you can argue that as well. Gets more tricky with mechanical items which ALWAYS wear down and will always eventually break.

My hesitation comes from being screwed by insurance many times. When it comes to selling you insurance policy (which essentially what this extended warranty is) they ALWAYS do say " yeah it is covered". When it comes to paying it comes down to fine print and you find out that: well you have X deductible, and btw Z and Y is not covered because <whatever> and actually if this happened on Friday the 13th we will not pay you a dime as it is an act of "devil".
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I bought the lifetime warranty online. I will worry about what they will not cover after 100k miles, for now I will enjoy my GC.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

With the miles I put on every year and the myriad of systems in the beast I gladly opted for the Lifetime Coverage.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

Looking for some input here. I have 2014 and would like to get extended warranty (probably max care). Here is my dilemma.

I can get:
- 7 year/ 100K for ~$1600 or
- lifetime for ~$2200

I usually keep my cars until wheels fall off. Don't need the latest and greatest every 2 years so warranty makes sense for me especially given the fact that Chrysler has no Toyota or Subaru like reputation for reliability.
You are not going to need the warranty because the wheels fall off but because of the electronics, sensors, controllers, modules and so on. If you keep the car more than 7 years, buy the Lifetime. Otherwise No. You can ALWAYS extend the warranty via a 3rd party or from Chrysler itself if you keep the car longer.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

I would get the lifetime specifically for the electronics. I know a service manager and a couple techs at the local store, and I visit them a lot when picking up parts, they always tell me if you get a new one buy the lifetime then everything is covered less brakes and some wear stuff like belts.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

I wonder if you can get a portion of your money back on the lifetime warranty if you decide to sell the vehicle with in a few years or by some fate it was to get totaled?
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I wonder if you can get a portion of your money back on the lifetime warranty if you decide to sell the vehicle with in a few years or by some fate it was to get totaled?
From Jeep.com;

" CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are the original purchaser of the Plan, and coverage under the Plan has not expired or been terminated, you may cancel if you have not authorized transfer of Plan coverage to a new owner. To cancel the Plan you may take your Plan to any Dealer. The Dealer will contact us to request termination of your contract.
If your Vehicle is repossessed or rendered a total loss and your Plan was financed with your vehicle, your rights under this Plan transfer to the lienholder. The lienholder is then responsible or requesting termination of the Plan through the Dealer where the Plan was purchased. If the Plan was not financed, any refund due will be paid to you by check in your name from Chrysler Group.
If there is no Dealer in your area, mail your cancellation request along with your Plan Provisions, proof of payoff and current mileage on the Vehicle to:
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Please specify the Option Code(s) you wish to cancel. Option codes can be found on the first page of this document below Option Description.
On cancellation requests received* within the first 60 days from the original purchase date of the Plan, you will be refunded the full amount you paid for the Plan, provided no claims have been paid against the Plan. In the event claims have been paid, or requests received* after 60 days, your refund will be based on the full amount you paid for the Plan, less a pro-rata adjustment for time or mileage used, whichever is greater, less a $75 cancellation fee.
We reserve the right to cancel the Plan after issuance should it be discovered that: (a) the Vehicle is ineligible or has been modified/altered to make it ineligible after Plan coverage has been in effect; (b) failure of the customer to maintain the Vehicle as prescribed by the manufacturer; (c) the odometer has been tampered with or has not been repaired by the customer, (d) non-payment of premium or (e) the Vehicle is registered outside of the of the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Your refund will be based on the full amount you paid for the Plan, less a pro-rata adjustment for the time or mileage used, whichever is greater, less claims paid.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

I have a quick question related to this. I'm probably going to buy the Lifetime MaxCare. But similar to the OP, I worry about what is considered wear and tear versus mechanical failure. As an example, I have the air suspension: if after 100k an airbag goes, is that covered? Or is there some usable life where they need to be replaced and considered a maintenance item like worn shocks on regular coil susp, etc?

But if everything is truly covered until the cost of the vehicle is lower than the contract, for someone that plans to hold the vehicle for 7-10+ years it's really a no brainer (at least at the prices Ziegler quotes).
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Lifetime warranty is NOT transferable. All the other ones are transferable. Kind of exception to the rule.
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I have a quick question related to this. I'm probably going to buy the Lifetime MaxCare. But similar to the OP, I worry about what is considered wear and tear versus mechanical failure. As an example, I have the air suspension: if after 100k an airbag goes, is that covered? Or is there some usable life where they need to be replaced and considered a maintenance item like worn shocks on regular coil susp, etc? But if everything is truly covered until the cost of the vehicle is lower than the contract, for someone that plans to hold the vehicle for 7-10+ years it's really a no brainer (at least at the prices Ziegler quotes).
Seems like concensus here is that it actually is covered. Seems to good to be true for me ... but ... would not complain if that was the truth.
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I have a quick question related to this. I'm probably going to buy the Lifetime MaxCare. But similar to the OP, I worry about what is considered wear and tear versus mechanical failure. As an example, I have the air suspension: if after 100k an airbag goes, is that covered? Or is there some usable life where they need to be replaced and considered a maintenance item like worn shocks on regular coil susp, etc?

But if everything is truly covered until the cost of the vehicle is lower than the contract, for someone that plans to hold the vehicle for 7-10+ years it's really a no brainer (at least at the prices Ziegler quotes).
Pretty much everything mechanical is covered. They do specify things that are not. Brakes is a good example of what is not covered. You should be able to find all the particulars on the Jeep site. And, if you are unsure about something you see, you will probably find the answer in the long list of FAQs. You can also contact them and get your answers directly.

If you saw my apology to Roki, you know that asking specifics on a forum could possibly get you a wrong answer.


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