ROLLS OUT NEW WARRANTY FOR 2002 MODEL YEAR
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced a new vehicle warranty
available on all 2002 Volkswagen models that begin arriving at
U.S. dealerships this month and throughout the summer and fall.
said it based its new warranty for the 2002 model year on
customer research and feedback, creating a more optimal warranty
focused on providing even better comprehensive coverage for
today's Volkswagen customer.
the 2002 model year, all new Volkswagen vehicles will come
standard with an increased four-year/50,000 mile (whichever
occurs first) bumper-to-bumper warranty, up from two
warranty covers wear-and-tear items and adjustments during the
initial 12 months or 12,000 miles of ownership.
addition, Volkswagen will offer a fully transferable limited
powertrain warranty that covers five years or 60,000 miles
(previously 10 years/100,000 miles, but transferable only from
the original retail owner to a family member).
previous Protection Plus Warranty, which was the first of its
kind in the industry when we launched it some six years ago, has
offered many customers benefits (more) especially to those
owners who plan to own a Volkswagen for many years to come, said
Frank Maguire, vice president in charge of sales and marketing.
want to be responsive to our customers and research tells us the
new 4/50 offers what today's buyer expects from a premium
warranty. It reflects our commitment to meeting the evolving
preferences of our customers.
new warranty plan also includes the added security of a
four-year/50,000 mile, 24-hour roadside assistance program
(increased from 2001Ős two-year term).
corrosion perforation coverage remains 12 years with no mileage
limit for all fully-galvanized Volkswagen vehicles (Cabrio
covered for six years, Eurovan for eight years.)