What is Volkswagen’s New Warranty Program?

By Product Expert | Posted in News, Safety, Service, Service Center, Volkswagen on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 3:27 pm
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People First Warranty Program Details

As automobiles are built on a global platform with similar safety regulations across markets, many features are quickly become standardized. Gone are the days where one company would develop fast cars, another company would build safe cars, and another company would specialize in bold designs and creative inclusions.

One of the features shoppers often assume will be the same across the board is the warranty a vehicle comes with. They have good reason to assume this. After all, let’s look at some of the more popular vehicles in the midsize sedan class, and compare their bumper-to-bumper warranties:

  • 2018 Toyota Camry – 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • 2018 Honda Accord – 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • 2018 Mazda6 – 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • 2018 Chevrolet Malibu – 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • 2018 Ford Fusion – 3 years or 36,000 miles

You can see where this is heading. For years now, the bumper-to-bumper warranty has remained a fixture in new car sales at 3 years or 36,000 miles. Coverage is always calculated by whichever number you hit first. So, for instance, if you’re a busy driver and rack up 36,000 miles only 18 months into your ownership, a transmission or exhaust repair would no longer be covered.

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As with a lot of automotive facets, Volkswagen likes to do things a little bit differently. Drivers who buy a Volkswagen from the 2018 model year onward will enjoy a bumper-to-bumper warranty that provides double the coverage of competitors.

The People First Warranty Puts People First

Expertly crafted and full of technology that punches above its budget weight, Volkswagen models enjoy some of the highest safety and reliability ratings in the game. With the new People First Warranty, Volkswagen is providing drivers additional peace of mind.

The new warranty covers 6 years or 72,000 miles of usage on any internal-combustion powered Volkswagen model. Not only will drivers enjoy double the amount of time and miles racked up before they are “on their own” for expensive repairs, but the warranty is completely transferable, meaning if you sell your Volkswagen or upgrade your model within those 6 years/72,000 miles, whoever becomes the next owner will also be able to take advantage of your warranty.

This increases the resale value of your Volkswagen!

“Volkswagen has always been ‘the people’s car,’ and with the People First Warranty, we’re putting our customers first. By bringing the right cars, at the right time and making the offer very competitive, we believe we’re in the position to grow in the US market.”

  • Hinrich J. Woebcken President and CEO – Volkswagen Group of America

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Ultimately, the People First Warranty exists to put people first! Your vehicle is safe and reliable, but should something go wrong, you don’t have to worry. When it’s time to upgrade to a newer model year, you’ll be able to enjoy a higher resale value, and used buyers will appreciate the included warranty.

If you have questions about Volkswagen or the People First Warranty, we’d love to help. Contact us today!