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I just got my V back from service today and was wondering what the total amount in dollars of warranty I have had performed so far. Let me be more specific: say I paid $45000 for the car and have had $4500 in warranty-covered work performed on it since purchase. Thus, the answer would be 10%.

The reason I ask this is because I am beginning to think that I am getting close in total cost of warranty work to the price I paid for the car (very, very, very sad, but true). 4 diffs, 1 tranny (another soon I have a feeling), right rear wheel stud and brake assembly including rotor (most recent service), all the TSB's, and probably 30+ miscellaneous items that have been repaired under warranty since I got the V. Not including my accident at the beginning of the summer that was in the mid $20s to repair
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4 rear ends
Various bushings
1 NAV system
PCM reflash
Airbag Recall
Rebuilt Transmission
New Flywheel
New Pressure plate
New Slave Cylinder
New Clutch
New Rim
TSB Bushings
22 days of loaner cars

I'd guess I'm somewhere around $12-$13,000.
 

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Your new sig rocks! Sort of reminds me of a story I heard about a slow platinum V one time...

3 rear diffs.
3 homelink sun visors.
Various normal recalls and tsb's.
Diff bushings (2X)
Clutch and pressure plate (upcoming)
power steering rack and pump (upcoming)
center console
nav
seat belt
sunroof (complete assembly)
water temp sender and harness repair
headliner
sail panels
battery
a-pillar trim
top windshield trim


But I must confess, of all of these items, the only that were "broken" were the diff replacements, battery, and the two trim pieces mentioned. Everything else was marginal (the visors coming apart could EASILY be fixed, more easily than reprogramming homelink upon replacement) or suggested by a TSB and the dealer has (lately) been trying to take extra good care of me. Something about a directive higher up to "...make and keep all V owners happy...".

To be fair, my dealer service rating has gone up since the "teleconference of King V's" a few months ago :D
 

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Are we just guessing at the price tag of the repairs? none of my paper work shows time on job that I know of (I could use a fixed rate to calculate) or cost of parts (altho I'm pretty sure I have pn#s).
 

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Tranny
Rear End
Bushings
Clutch
New Roofliner
Armrest
2 Gas Tanks
Reflash
Over 1 month of Loaner Caddies
Airbag Recall

...and anxiously awaiting the new STS rear


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wildwhl said:
CVP33 -

Your new sig rocks! Sort of reminds me of a story I heard about a slow platinum V one time...

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Thanks. Put a little time into it trying to convey the message "fairy tale" style and stay under 500 characters.
 

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Going on 9 months with Zero warranty, V running like a charm. Had the headlight washer issue and took out the fuse.
 

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04 V - Early build, delivered in Feb 04. 6100 mi.
Battery.
If you're counting recalls:
That suspension washer thingy and the oil temp software reflash. Haven't done the air bag recall yet but got the letter.
 

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I'd get that airbag recall done. I believe the recall is to keep the airbag from deploying when you start the car. That would be a pretty shitty way to start the day. :banghead:
 

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I kow this is the V forum but i have an 01 DTS certified. Over the 18 months of the warranty 75k miles. The dealer and I have systematically replaced everything on the car. It was awesome, now that it's past warranty nothing has gone wrong. It runs like brand new. everytime some mad a sound or got a code I was at the dealership dropping it off and driving away in my loaner. I know its a pain in the ass but damn, there never questioned a thing regarding replacements. I had the car up there once, with 55k miles and the dealer had it over 2 days so i called and asked if they still has my car or did they sell it. The service Advisor responds to me, "yea we still have it i got the engine out right now" well, there was a tech bulletin on some piston slap so they replaced a 8 pistons, rings and wrist pins. it didin't cost me a dime.
 

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StealthV said:
19,700 miles; zero warranty expenditure.
18K, zero here. Rear starting to make some noise though.

-Chris
 

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I'd really like to know how some people have diffs that hold up and others go through 4 diffs. Is it the driver, the car, or the dealership techs?
 

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9,200 miles, no warranty work, not even a frickin' squeak or rattle... :thumbsup:
8,100 miles here - '05 built May of 2004 ......same as above (oh, sorry, I did have to have the alarm activated.)
 

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9k miles. Bushing replacement and recall for the computer flash so far. I have an intermittent clutch issue, but it probably won't get cleared up until I have to replace the clutch.
 

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I'd really like to know how some people have diffs that hold up and others go through 4 diffs. Is it the driver, the car, or the dealership techs?
I've had 4 diff's in two V's. If it's me than someone needs to explain my 2000 LHS with zero drivetrain issues at 106,000 miles, my 2002 Tahoe with 56,000 miles and my Geo Prizm that topped 130,000 with the original brakes. I am extremely hard on all my vehicles but I maintain them meticulously. The only one that quit on my was my V.

All is forgiven for now as I'm new or nearly new from engine to exhaust.
 
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