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Author:  Admin [ Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Warranty letters, be careful, they're not from Subaru

Many people have been getting postcards and letters saying their warranty is expiring.
These don't come from Subaru. While some companies offering aftermarket warranties are legitimate, many are not. Don't send money or give out your credit card!

Subaru does not sell your information. These companies buy your registration information (name, address, car, date) from various states and/or other businesses, and then letters are sent at various intervals.

If you have questions please contact your local Subaru dealer. Yes, your Subaru dealer does sell extended warranties. It's best to buy while the car is under the 3 years, 36,000 mile period but warranties are available after that as well.

Here are samples people have received. Have you gotten a letter like this? If you have samples please add them (click 'post reply') or send to me and I'll do it.

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Author:  Admin [ Sun May 02, 2010 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Warranty letters, be careful, they're not from Subaru

April 30, 2010

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is driving a multistate investigation into companies that hawk pricey extended auto warranties through deceptive junk mail, illegal telemarketing robocalls and misleading TV ads. Today, the state announced lawsuits against two of the worst offenders.

“If you own a car, there’s a good chance you’ve received a phone call or official-looking postcard claiming that your auto warranty has expired or will soon,” Attorney General Rob McKenna said. “The marketing companies behind these pitches have tricked hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide into buying expensive service contracts that often don’t cover promised repairs. Their illegal marketing practices have to stop.”

Washington and four other states filed civil lawsuits today against Credexx Corporation, of Irvine, Calif., and its president, David J. Tabb. Credexx did business as Auto One Warranty and Auto One Warranty Specialists.

Nine states are suing recently defunct U.S. Fidelis today and two additional states are expected to file suits. Additionally, several states are asking that an independent trustee be appointed to manage the company’s assets during bankruptcy proceedings.

Assistant Attorney General Mary Lobdell, with the Washington Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, led the investigation. It began in 2008 with 18 states and swelled to approximately 40. She said the defendants are responsible for millions of illegal mailers and telemarketing calls.

“U.S. Fidelis and Credexx created an impression that their service plans were ‘extended warranties’ provided by car manufacturers or dealers that provide ‘bumper to bumper’ coverage of all major repairs,” Lobdell said. “Unfortunately for consumers, their representations were lies.”

PARTICIPATING STATES: The following states filed suits against Credexx today in their local courts: Idaho, Kansas, Ohio, North Carolina and Washington.

These states are suing U.S. Fidelis: Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington.


* Under federal law, a “factory warranty” or “extended warranty” can only be offered and sold by an automobile manufacturer. Other plans are called service contracts.....

click for the full press release

Author:  porcupine73 [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Warranty letters, be careful, they're not from Subaru

Good information. I've heard many of those third party warranties will barely cover anything. i.e. some may claim to cover the engine and transmission. I've heard for example a case where the engine had an oil leak and got damaged from lack of oil and the 'warranty' paid for the engine oil that was lost but not for any repairs to the engine that were required as a result.

If anyone goes for such a warranty, make sure to look over things that are specifically excluded. These warranty plans don't make money by paying for lots of transmission rebuilds and other repairs.

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