I'm one of those guys! Just take your $5k, put it in a bank account and save it it case your emissions system ****s the bed. Problem solved.^^^^^^^^not for the guys that have $4000-$5000 in play or ( risk) as they I am pretty sure want an answer to what is actually covered.
Yes, exactly. Buying a third-party warranty is always irrational. An OEM warranty sometimes makes sense (because they can fix the vehicle for less money than anybody else, so it isn't a zero-sum game). But the only reason I was even considering it was due to potential expensive emissions failures..this "emissions exclusion or non inclusion" really makes it a deal killer.
Absolutely in my opinion. Our extended warranty has already more than paid for itselfI understand the Mercedes warranty to cover emissions for 5 years just like the engine. Here are the costs I received yesterday from my local dealer for the Sprinter Extended Limited Warranty: 1 year or 100K for $1300; 2 years or 125K for $2275: 3 years or 150K for $3250 : 4 years or 175K for $4225. Is it worth the cost?
Yep. Same here. I realize that some people believe otherwise, and a (very) few have reported actually receiving coverage of emissions issues under an extended warranty. But the contract itself seems pretty clear on this point, and when push comes to shove, that is what counts.The reason I have not purchased an extended MB warranty (in Canada anyways) was that they told me the emissions parts / system was not extended beyond the manufacturer warranty period. That was the tipping point for me.
California emissions warranty is nearly as long as the full extended warranty so we are good hereYep. Same here. I realize that some people believe otherwise, and a (very) few have reported actually receiving coverage of emissions issues under an extended warranty. But the contract itself seems pretty clear on this point, and when push comes to shove, that is what counts.
What does the fine print say about "consequential damages"?In your judgement and I suppose expectation would the insurance company cover the supply & install of a new engine at shop rates plus a new CAT & DPF?
What about the deductible ?
A lot of companies in Colorado do not offer a specific glass coverage due to the shear number of windshields getting replaced here (sand and pebbles used in winter). You'd have to file a standard claim, subject to standard deductibles. I'm sure some auto companies still do glass coverage as a standalone, but USAA doesn't (they did for us in the mid-west). The MB glass coverage has very low deductibles.My insurance covers glass with no limits as part of comprehensive coverage............so why would you want double coverage.
As for emissions coverage there are dozens and dozens of posts where even under the regular emissions warranty where the dealer has denied coverage. With MB customer service comments like the dealer makes the decisions.......which is just crazy and wrong..........but it's well documented.
Then there is the time period problem, five years from the date of purchase is not a five extension and might be no extension of the already emissions in some states as mentioned in post #70 ( if emissions are covered at all).
Honesty, I just don't think about things like that. I took our Cayenne Turbo up over Georgia Pass on street tires. We've forded multiple deep streams with it, rocketed down back country highways well into the triple digit speeds. We'd take our old air-cooled 911 camping on remote dirt roads without much in the way of tools. Sh!t happens, usually it works out. Sometimes it won't.A mini quiz for a Saturday morning.
You have a fairly new Sprinter on a FULL extended warranty covering all the engine /driveline basics and the emission system.
One day the turbo lets go on your van climbing up I/70 to Georgetown and the resultant oil loss takes out the crank /crankcase and the thing end up with a leg out of bed!
Inspection report shows it needs a new engine and the CAT DPF is laden with oil, old lube oil expelled when the turbo let go!
In your judgement and I suppose expectation would the insurance company cover the supply & install of a new engine at shop rates plus a new CAT & DPF?
What about the deductible ?