After the emission scandal (called Dieselgate) which rocked Volkswagen in September 2015, the German automaker, in a bid to win back consumers trust, increased its warranty program for new cars to 6 years, 72,000 miles. An increase which began in 2017 with the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas before expanding to other 2018 model year cars in their product lineups.
But as it stands now, it's about to end. Reports reaching Naijauto says, Volkswagen is scaling back the company's 6 years, 72,000 miles warranty to 4 years warranty, 50,000 miles. Howbeit, the German automaker is throwing in 2 years of free maintenance.
The new warranty for new cars will start off with 2020 model year cars
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Yes, Volkswagen is making up for the short warranty program. The company's senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for North America, Duncan Movassaghi, said,
We felt that a combination of a strong warranty with a service and maintenance package and the co-op program for our dealers, which is where we netted out, was the best way forward
The new warranty program will start off with the 2020 model year cars. And don't worry if you're about to purchase a 2019 Volkswagen, the 6 years warranty is still covering it. Again, the new warranty is transferable if you decide to sell your car.
While some customers might be disappointed with the warranty reduction, the new warranty is still higher than some rivals like Toyota and Honda's 3 years, 36,000 miles warranty
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