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Old 03-31-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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Your Jeep "Goverment backed" Warrnety

With Osama saying yesterday that Chysler has 30 days to get re - in order, or have FIAT buy them out makes one must have a few BIG questions about warrenty items.

He said the goverment will back all warrenties by Chysler and GM,, wtf?

Who exactly is going to be doing the repairs? And how are these guys going to be trained,, and where in the F are they going to get parts from a company that no longer exists?

The thought of having to jump through govermnent hoops to get your lifetime warrenty handled makes me shutter. Let alone the idea of having generic workers wrench on my Jeep.

This also puts the brakes on my thoughts of jumping into a Wrangler with a nice fluffly lifetime warrenty.

Your thoughts?

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Government backed warranties. Oh Lord...that's going to be a mess....

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First off, Fiat is not buying them out. They, if anything, are buying in.
The repairs will still be done at dealerships, just which ones will still be around remains to be seen. Parts are already out there- just because a company goes out of business doesn't automatically mean all parts for their cars instantly vanish. It's happened before- life goes on. Sure, in a few years, you may have trouble finding some parts. Then they (the warranty provider) are required to find you a part that works.
Your warranty will be honored at dealerships same as ever, it's just who's paying for the parts that's changing. There will still be Chrysler parts depots and manufacturers. How many hundreds of different cars are out there that haven't been made in DECADES that still have parts available? Not to mention junkyards.
Also, Chrysler will not vanish overnight. IF they can't work a deal out with Fiat or another company, IF they go into bankruptcy, they will have yet ANOTHER chance to restructure. They can shed a lot of deadweight (Caliber, Nitro, Compass, and lots of sub-models for their vehicles), plus hopefully get SOME help in terms of making a small car that's worth something.
Obama's plan is not to scare people out of buying new American cars. He will support the American car buyer, if not the manufacturer. I work in a Jeep dealership- we're not going anywhere, even if the sign outside changes a bit. Have faith, and try not to be reactionary is the best advice to be given. If you were thinking of buying a Jeep, look into what dealerships are near you- if they have other brands there, they likely aren't going anywhere. Talk to the sales manager, man-to-man (insert appropriate genders), and get their honest answer. We in the business are concerned, too, of course, but we all know where we will be IF that shoe drops.
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First off, Fiat is not buying them out. They, if anything, are buying in.
The repairs will still be done at dealerships, just which ones will still be around remains to be seen. Parts are already out there- just because a company goes out of business doesn't automatically mean all parts for their cars instantly vanish. It's happened before- life goes on. Sure, in a few years, you may have trouble finding some parts. Then they (the warranty provider) are required to find you a part that works.
Your warranty will be honored at dealerships same as ever, it's just who's paying for the parts that's changing. There will still be Chrysler parts depots and manufacturers. How many hundreds of different cars are out there that haven't been made in DECADES that still have parts available? Not to mention junkyards.
Also, Chrysler will not vanish overnight. IF they can't work a deal out with Fiat or another company, IF they go into bankruptcy, they will have yet ANOTHER chance to restructure. They can shed a lot of deadweight (Caliber, Nitro, Compass, and lots of sub-models for their vehicles), plus hopefully get SOME help in terms of making a small car that's worth something.
Obama's plan is not to scare people out of buying new American cars. He will support the American car buyer, if not the manufacturer. I work in a Jeep dealership- we're not going anywhere, even if the sign outside changes a bit. Have faith, and try not to be reactionary is the best advice to be given. If you were thinking of buying a Jeep, look into what dealerships are near you- if they have other brands there, they likely aren't going anywhere. Talk to the sales manager, man-to-man (insert appropriate genders), and get their honest answer. We in the business are concerned, too, of course, but we all know where we will be IF that shoe drops.
Hope this helps allay some fears Cheers- Mark W.

ditto two times over. i read that first post saying dont try and scare the poor people. im just glad you wrote the long post correcting this thread the way it is supposed to be cause i didnt want to have to.
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^ Hah- that's why they pay me the big bucks, sir Mark W.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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Interesting that you and I own these companies so we will be covering our own warranties, thaduke2003 is right! Don't worry about, these parts come from so many different companies, Chrysler Corp., just puts their name on the product half the time (EXAMPLE: The Equinox, Pontiac Torrent, Suzuki Grand Vitara and two other models out there are the same cars - these bodies are made by another company in Canada, engines come from Isuzu and so one) They will continue to to mass produce these products under their brand replacement name - Its really not a big deal as long as the parts aren't low volume parts (these turn into costly scarce parts)
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My understanding it the government warranty is for those purchased when the "plan" goes into effect... not those already purchased
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The plan goes into effect today. The net's there- now we just have to hope Chrysler and GM don't fall in and need it- Mark W.
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Well, after having a couple of warranty problems...this is one thing that even the government can't screw up any worse than it was. I traded for an '05 that has a couple of years of 7/70 left and I haven't even transferred it, or will I. I will just fix it myself.
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I would- it will still be honored- Mark W.
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everything will be fine. lol. we'll all be in the poor house and the economy shot to hell but at least your car is covered... says O
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:52 PM   #12
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You shouldnt have to worry about parts. I worked for a supplier to Mercedes, and then for Mercedes, and we were required to have Aproxx 10 years of service parts available. Dont know if that was just for Mercedes or if it was "law".

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:08 PM   #13
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With Osama saying
i'm not a big fan of 'mr hope and change', but i assume you meant obama.


that being said....as a new jeep buyer i was/am a little concerned about this also.
feeling a little better now, after hearing about the government warranty.
it's better than nothing.

i think.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:45 PM   #14
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The Germans couldn't help Chrysler pull its head out of its arse what makes anyone think the Italians or Obama can?

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May be we should buy an Auston Martin..... from their web site...

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But then that is out of my budget.... oh well... no warranty means no fear of voiding!!! EXTREME MODS!!!!
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No worries.....You'll call the government issued 800 number that will be answered by the call center in say India, where the operatore will be so sorry for the problem you are experiencing while he works through his scripted responces. When he is unable to assist you they'll turn you over to the level 2 folks who will schedule the appointment at the government run repair facility. There the technician who arrived into the US yesterday on a government issued work visa will attmept to work on your Wrangler 4x4 (What the hell is 4x4) as the VW bug he was just working on was 2 wheel drive. Moving to Seattle and Canada is looking better and better every day.
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Atlas shrugged...
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We've become socialist all!
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Funny how one person/comment evokes so much fear? Stop, think and then react. We'd be in the same boat no matter who the captain is! I bought a JK three weeks ago and haven't lost a minute of sleep over Chrysler going kaput. They have to downsize, period and the more important question is who the F wants to drive a F'n Crossfire?
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silvrevo...................you a bush fan?
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We've become socialist all!
2nd time i heard that today.
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white house officials have said that if chrysler does not restructure/negotiate an agreement with fiat within the next 30 days, their assets will be sold off one by one.

"Lawmakers briefed on the subject told the news agency Obama is also ready to let Chrysler face bankruptcy and be sold off piece-by-piece if it is unable to form an alliance with Italian automaker Fiat."

I read the above in an article that is linked below.

My question is, what will happen to Jeep if Chrysler's assets are in fact sold by piecemeal?

i understand that of all chrysler's assets, jeep is the one of the most valuable, and i'm sure that you guys are right in saying that this is not the end of the world for chrysler car owners/perspective owners, but i think its important to consider jeep's future
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^ This is part of what I have been telling customers- Jeep is one of the more profitable car brands out there- it has a DEDICATED following of loyal customers, and is recognized the world over for its tough 4x4's. I would be shocked if Jeep goes away in any of our lifetimes- it is a symbol of American ingenuity and love for the outdoors. I, for one, am proud and excited to own one, and will keep on being that way for the life of the vehicle, regardless of who backs the badge- Mark W.
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dead on thaduke2003

i don't actually own a jeep at the moment but i like your attitude about the situation
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- it is a symbol of American ingenuity...
So is the Constitution but have you seen where that is heading?
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i'm not a big fan of 'mr hope and change', but i assume you meant obama.


that being said....as a new jeep buyer i was/am a little concerned about this also.
feeling a little better now, after hearing about the government warranty.
it's better than nothing.

i think.

I believe if you read the fine print you will see that it only covers new purchases...not the ones already sold.
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Atlas shrugged...
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I believe if you read the fine print you will see that it only covers new purchases...not the ones already sold.
i didn't read the fine print.

i can't see, how they would warranty some, and not all. chrysler has been in a mess for awhile.

i'll be real pissed off if i'm not covered.


i can't see how they would do that.
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i didn't read the fine print.

i can't see, how they would warranty some, and not all. chrysler has been in a mess for awhile.

i'll be real pissed off if i'm not covered.


i can't see how they would do that.
It's very simple and is based on dollars. Backdated warranty insurance would cost the government big bucks and would do nothing to move the current inventory off of the lots. People who are purchasing now need to know that the car isn't going to become a white elephant. My car was purchased as a jeep but could become a white elephant. If I had known that when I bought it maybe it would have changed my mind....well, not my mind but others on the fence regarding the purchase. It would take a lot more to spook me about the purchase. Like some of the posts above say, jeep ain't going anyplace soon and even if they did, there will still be parts. Some other company will take up the line like Chrysler did from AMC.
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These tight ass car co's are splitting hairs. Why would they separate them selves from their warranty? Why would our govt let them if they are taking bailout money? Warranty issues are a known risk with an attached dollar amount and the company needs to figure it in the bailout. If they are separated I say screw'em, I don't want to pay for your warranty. I think as Skeet would say "its more smoke and mirrors".

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