miimura
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

z3scot wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:42 am Hi Al,
Thanks for your post, guess you got the Platinum too.
I was looking at my expired one, they sent a nice little book after I bought it.
I bought it Dec 5 2016 just before you bought yours, but the activation date was my original purchase date.

The Platinum that I got has
agreement type new
$0 deductible
transferable yes
Roadside assistance yes
Dislocation Benefit $100 day / 5 days max
Substitute Transportation $50/Day 5 Days per repair visit
"New Car" plans are from the original sale date entering service and total odometer mileage. "Used Car" plans are from the date of purchase and odometer reading at the time of the Service Agreement.
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davewill
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

I was never able to find anyong willing to sell me another warranty when mr first one was expiring. I got close with a guy that @miimura referred me to, but he refused at the last minute. I've given up unless someone finds a lead for me.
asavage
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

Dave, perhaps your vehicle's mileage is a factor. Mine has 104k, which is fairly low, and that might be a reason why I received a quote. How many miles were/are on yours?
Regards,
Al Savage
2014 Rav4 EV, Shoreline Blue Pearl, #2609, first use 04Jun2014, 49k miles (Aug2017), OpenEV-SE 40A. First DU replacement May2018 59k.
2018 Model 3 LR AWD, blue. 9.6kw solar
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z3scot
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

davewill wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:10 pm I was never able to find anyong willing to sell me another warranty when mr first one was expiring. I got close with a guy that @miimura referred me to, but he refused at the last minute. I've given up unless someone finds a lead for me.
Yeah I called that guy too, but he told me he was told that he couldn't sell them anymore.
davewill
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

asavage wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:21 pm Dave, perhaps your vehicle's mileage is a factor. Mine has 104k, which is fairly low, and that might be a reason why I received a quote. How many miles were/are on yours?
92,000 miles. I got one other guy to give me a quote, but he insisted I come in to sign in person, which was not doable. No amount of negotiation would get them to budge.
z3scot
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

I just got a quote on a Toyota Platinum warranty, but the dealer said it didn't cover the battery.
Is this true? I have 79K mi, I think the value of these policies is the risk of battery problems. My battery was replaced 4 years ago due to a bad contactor inside. I hate to pay ~$3K and then have the battery go out.

Anybody know about this?

Thanks,
Scott
miimura
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Re: just before the extended warranty runs out - buy another?

z3scot wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:52 pm I just got a quote on a Toyota Platinum warranty, but the dealer said it didn't cover the battery.
Is this true? I have 79K mi, I think the value of these policies is the risk of battery problems. My battery was replaced 4 years ago due to a bad contactor inside. I hate to pay ~$3K and then have the battery go out.

Anybody know about this?
I believe this is true. Even with the Platinum Warranty, if your contactors fail, it will probably not be covered. "Batteries" (unspecified types), "Fuel Cell Vehicle Battery Pack", "Hybrid Vehicle Battery Pack", are all excluded from coverage. Expecting a "Electric Vehicle Battery Pack" to be covered because it is not explicitly specified is a bit of a stretch. "Hybrid Vehicle Relay Assembly" is also excluded. All of these components are covered under a factory warranty of at least 8 years & 100,000 miles. In some cases they are 10 years and 150,000 miles, depending on the model.

So, given the above, I expect that if the contactors in my Tesla Battery Pack fail, now that my car is more than 8 years old, I will have to pay a third party to drop the pack, open the cover, and replace the contactors. A dealer will not do this service because it is part of the whole battery pack which they consider to be a single field replaceable unit.

I purchased an additional 5 years and 60,000 miles Platinum Warranty after my original 8 years and 100,000 mile "New Car" Platinum plan expired because of other things that are likely to fail like the drive unit and the cabin heater.
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