VW's hippie ad includes classic Microbus and Beetle but no new carsOct. 13
It's rare for an automaker to run a TV ad that does not include a single shot of a new car. But that is what VW is doing with a hippie-filled spot touting its new six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
VW boosts 2018 warranties to 6 years/72,000 milesSept. 29
Double duty for 2 VW crossoversJuly 3
VW enhances warranties to draw consumers to new crossoversApril 11
New fronts in dealer-factory war over warranty reimbursementFeb. 20
Ohio is the latest state to adopt detailed rules requiring automakers to reimburse dealers for warranty work at the retail rates charged by the dealerships. Some service directors say they fear factory retaliation.
Lifetime parts/labor warranty can cover every Volvo ever madeNov. 21, 2016
You might think that the last thing a service adviser at a Volvo dealership would want to see chugging onto his service drive is an ancient 240 or 740 or 850 with a million miles on the odometer. You'd be wrong.
Nissan to dangle 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty on 2017 Titan lineupAug. 15, 2016
Nissan will offer a five-year/100,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 2017 Titan as it prepares to launch two new, volume variants of the large pickup. With the expanded warranty, Nissan hopes the Titan, still unfamiliar to many pickup buyers, will garner more consideration from truck shoppers.
First Shift: Tesla's task: Curb warranty costsApril 29, 2016
High warranty costs reflect Tesla's struggle with qualityApril 27, 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors his electric car company will stop burning cash and turn a profit this year, and corralling costs associated with quality problems will be critical to making good on that pledge.
Md. bill would require OE repair parts for first 2 yearsMarch 11, 2016
The recurring debate over the use of original-equipment vs. aftermarket parts for vehicle repairs has taken a new twist in Maryland. A proposed state law there would mandate the use of original equipment parts for the first two years of a vehicle's life.
BMW trims free service, adds dealer bonusJan. 18, 2016
80,000-mile warranty gets the deal doneDec. 7, 2015
Cunningham Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep of Edinboro in Pennsylvania offers extended powertrain service contracts as standard on almost all of its new and used cars. Doing so has especially helped to close used-vehicle sales.