AnswerID: 229576 Submitted: Sunday, Mar 25, 2007 at 09:56
My son in law purchased a 2000 model 3.0lt auto Patrol in Dec '06. It had 122,000 on the clock the day he picked it up.
They tried to sell him an aftermarket warranty that only covered you for $2000 for any one claim. The cost of the warranty was $1500 for an extra 50,000km or 2 years. We discussed it and decided $2000 wouldn't go far if a piston or turbo let go and he'd be better putting his money in the bank.
My daughter asked the dealer why they couldn't get the extended Nissan warranty as it was only 2000km outside the original warranty mileage. (I was getting my extended warranty on my 2004 model at the same time) The Nissan dealer told us that because the vehicle was 6 years old (Dec 2006), Nissan wouldn't extend the warranty. My daughter asked them to ask Nissan Australia
and after insisting several times for them to request this of Nissan they finally agreed to ask.......low and behold, Wednesday that week they were sold an extended Nissan warranty for an extra 50,000km or 3 years for $1295.
They then hitched up their new secondhand van and headed off down South.
Two months later the vehicles injector pump gave way and was replaced by Nissan at a cost of $6065 (parts) plus labour....total charge to them was $100 excess. Since then they have also had the aircond clutch and bearing assembly and the tensioning pully assembly replaced for a $100 claim fee.
The only problem they have had with the warranty is convincing the Nissan dealers that it does indeed have a genuine Nissan extended warranty and it's not until they look the vehicle up on their computers that they actually believe it.
I've never heard of anyone else getting an extended Nissan warranty on any vehicle that was even marginally outside the first warranty period. But then again, people don't generally insist the dealer should make the request of Nissan.
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FollowupID: 490389 Submitted:
Sunday, Mar 25, 2007 at 12:41
thank you all just one question
even with the extra oil is blowing a hole in a piston going to happen
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