Many automobile manufactures supply warranties for their automobiles and equipment. Along these lines, manufacturers notify and deal with warranty recalls. In order to determine how Fleet Management deals with recalls and warranties, let’s look at a Manufacturer recalls and warranties policies.
To ensure that manufacturer is able to keep up your vehicle’s maintenance and care, manufacturers offers many different warranties. For example, some offers a factory limited warranty, which covers all components and parts on your vehicle, except for tires, that are defective due to factory-supplied materials of workmanship. This limited warranty generally lasts for thirty-six months. Although the manufacturer, under warranty, pays for most of the repair, the vehicle owner often covers certain items, such as batteries and oil changes. Besides the general limited warranty granted by the manufacturer, all vehicles come with hidden or secret warranties. Hidden warranties, like emissions warranties, provide extra coverage for your vehicle, up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. This type of hidden warranty allows you to ensure that your vehicle is performing up to standards, without creating any extra pollution than they should be. Hidden and secret warranties place a strain on the manufacturers to ensure that the products they are constructing are up to par. Otherwise, the manufacturers must pay for the repairs. Some manufacturers do offer an emissions warranty, which is on a limited basis. Along with this hidden warranty / secret warranty, some offers corrosion or rust-through limited warranties and specific component limited warranties. Each of these warranties provides you, the consumer, with extra coverage in the event that your vehicle needs repair in these areas.
Recently, a company released information about recalls. It recalled some of their pickup trucks and SUVs due to a switch problem. The manufacturer claimed that the switch could short out, cause a fire to break out under the hood of the vehicle. In this case, along with any other recall cases, they offered to fix the problem free of charge. First, the manufacturer will notify dealers to deactivate this switch, and later, replace the switch once they have an adequate supply of the switches to go around. As is the case with warranties, any repair on a vehicle under the recall, such as replacing the switch in these trucks and SUVs, is paid for by the manufacturer. Whether it’s from using hidden and secret warranties or under a recall policy, they will make sure to fix the vehicle, so that it is up to standard regulations and functionality.
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