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Vauxhall is offering a 'lifetime' warranty on all newly registered cars

Vauxhall has announced that all of its new cars registered from 1 August 2010 will come with a 'lifetime' warranty.

The Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty covers the cost of replacement parts for the first 100,000 miles, but there is no time limit.

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Vauxhall expects that this will equate to a lifetime's worth of cover for 90 per cent of its customers.

The comprehensive OEM warranty applies to the first owner of any Vauxhall car from the day of registration and covers all major components, including powertrain, steering system, brake system and electrical equipment.

Car owners will need to have a free annual vehicle inspection at a Vauxhall dealer.

It is not currently transferrable from first owners, but details of how second owners can purchase the warranty are set to be announced soon.

Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's managing director, said, “We are making a strong statement of confidence in the quality of our products and a clear intent to provide the very best customer service in the UK.”

Vauxhall’s offer comes after a series of manufacturers introduced new incentives.

Following recent recalls, Toyota has introduced a new five-year, 100,000-mile warranty on most new cars and Hyundai offers an unlimited-mileage warranty for five years.

Andrew Papworth

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andrepaul999 9 August 2010

Re: Vauxhall unveil new warranty

nice that everybody is moaning about something for nothing

You have something this week you didnt have last week and it doesnt cost any extra.......what is there to complain about???

HaggardPete 9 August 2010

Re: Vauxhall unveil new warranty

Leaving aside wear and tear items (including items like clutches, shock absorbers), the T&C also state "Wiring harnesses, hoses and connectors are excluded."

So as the car gets older the owner will have to prove faults are not a result of wiring issues.

Fuel, braking and air conditioning all rely on hoses. E.g. a set of air con hoses can be c. £400. Typically these start to fail after 5 years.

Connectors? in a modern car? There are thousands of them.

After 7 years or so the number of faults covered by this warranty are likely to be dwarfed by the number not covered . Best see this as a limited terms 7 year warranty. Which is a nice bonus if you wanted a Vauxhall in the first place.
shawks 6 August 2010

Re: Vauxhall unveil new warranty

If this thread is anything to go by, the attempt by Vauxhall to instill more / any confidence in their product has fallen rather short! Does anyone know if the Kia warranty someone mentioned is a lot of hot air, too?