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Old 06-19-2002, 05:07 PM   #1
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Post Is the wrx turbo covered in the powertrain warranty?

I searched i-club and only found one thread with 2 posts regarding this issue. It stated that the turbo was only covered in the 3yr/36k warranty and not the 5/60k powertrain warranty.

However... I have found (via google) that VW/Audi covers their turbos into the powertrain warranty.

Does anyone have an answer? I just need reinforcement that it is or isn't covered under the 5yr/60k.
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Old 06-19-2002, 06:12 PM   #2
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The turbocharger and oil hoses are covered on the 5/60k powertrain...

the coolant hoses or anything related to "coolant" is on the 3/36k...

hope this helps!
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Old 06-19-2002, 08:34 PM   #3
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Great, thanks for your response subiegal!
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Old 06-20-2002, 12:25 PM   #4
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That's not what my dealer told me. I was specifically told that the turbo and intercooler ARE NOT covered under 5/60. On the Subaru website, the 5/60 warranty is not listed as covering the turbo.
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Old 06-20-2002, 05:43 PM   #5
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When I bought my wrx, my dealer said that the standard 5/60 powertrain warranty only covers "internally lubricated components", which did not cover the turbo. I don't know if tht was a scare tactic to get me to buy the extended warranty 6/60 "bumper to bumper", though. Has any one else purchased the extended warranty? I'll check my warranty docs again.
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:47 PM   #6
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well i sat down w/the warranty guy at our dealership...
we broke out the book...

and what i said.. is what he verified...

oil hoses/turbo = 5/60k

coolant hoses/cooling = 3/36

he knows his schtuff really well..
and that warranty book is HUGE!!!
i think we got it right the first time


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Old 06-21-2002, 05:04 PM   #7
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Thanks Subie Gal! for looking in the powertrain Warranty details.

I'm pretty angry with my dealer! When I bought my WRX, the dealer was quite adamant about the turbo not being covered under the factory 5y/60k PowerTrain warranty and recommended that I get the extended 6/60 warranty to cover the turbo after the factory 3/36 ran out and if I didn't get the extended coverage at the time of purchase, it would cost considerabely more later. They said that the factory powertrain warranty only covers the "internally lubricated" components and since the turbo was not lubicated by the engine oil, it was not covered. So does this mean that the tranny nor differentials are not covered although they have their own internal lubrication(tranny&diff fluid)? You would think a "Powertrain component" means anything that helps the engine produce power, and the turbo definately does that! The transmission maybe a different story. I would have loved to have been armed with the facts before I got blind-sided by the dealer at the time of purchase.

We should have "sticky" post that details what components the powertrain warranty covers so new WRX buyers don't get pressured into buying overlapping coverage for something that is already covered, at least not pressured for the wrong reasons. What do you gals & guys think?

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Old 06-21-2002, 07:07 PM   #8
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Thanks Subie Gal! for looking in the powertrain Warranty details.

I'm pretty angry with my dealer! When I bought my WRX, the dealer was quite adamant about the turbo not being covered under the factory 5y/60k PowerTrain warranty and recommended that I get the extended 6/60 warranty to cover the turbo after the factory 3/36 ran out and if I didn't get the extended coverage at the time of purchase, it would cost considerabely more later. They said that the factory powertrain warranty only covers the "internally lubricated" components and since the turbo was not lubicated by the engine oil, it was not covered. So does this mean that the tranny nor differentials are not covered although they have their own internal lubrication(tranny&diff fluid)? You would think a "Powertrain component" means anything that helps the engine produce power, and the turbo definately does that! The transmission maybe a different story. I would have loved to have been armed with the facts before I got blind-sided by the dealer at the time of purchase.

We should have "sticky" post that details what components the powertrain warranty covers so new WRX buyers don't get pressured into buying overlapping coverage for something that is already covered, at least not pressured for the wrong reasons. What do you gals & guys think?

Cheers,
As far as I am aware you can always give up to the extended warranty that you bought and receive a refund for the part not used. I hope I am not wrong though.
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:15 PM   #9
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They said that the factory powertrain warranty only covers the "internally lubricated" components and since the turbo was not lubicated by the engine oil, it was not covered.
Oh man, I really hope my turbo is lubricated by the engine oil.
Salesmen will say anything to make a buck. Sounds like the jerk sales person was lying to you and giving you the high pressure sales treatment. I've walked out of dealerships for that reason.
I will not be pressured into a sale, and I will not do business with a dealership which attempts to do so.

Oh, and I'm hoping my turbo lasts well over 100K. Time will tell.
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Old 06-22-2002, 01:18 AM   #10
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Yeah, you should really get the fabric and paint protection too!
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Old 06-27-2002, 12:34 AM   #11
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In my warranty book, it says the turbo is an emmissions part.
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Old 06-27-2002, 01:00 AM   #12
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I belive if it is listed that way because it is a pre-catalyst exhaust part & if it fails in some odd way you would be out of "spec" for emisions standards...
I would hope it at least falls under engine & powertrain waranty...
maby I should read my waranty book & not glance at it...
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Old 06-27-2002, 02:32 PM   #13
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I belive if it is listed that way because it is a pre-catalyst exhaust part & if it fails in some odd way you would be out of "spec" for emisions standards...
I would hope it at least falls under engine & powertrain waranty...
maby I should read my waranty book & not glance at it...
if the first cat fails, be worried about a lot more than emissions!

bits of cat material going through the turbo mmmm.....
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:48 PM   #14
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In my warranty book, it says the turbo is an emmissions part.
Interesting. Isn't there a federal law stating that emissions systems have to be covered for 10 years or something. If they consider the turbo an "emissions" part, then maybe it's covered for 10 years. Hahaha, I wish....
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Old 06-27-2002, 08:38 PM   #15
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So, after wondering about this, I called SOA. Yes, it's under 5/60. Time to talk to my dealer about being lied to.
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Old 06-27-2002, 11:22 PM   #16
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If you look carefully, you'll find the turbo and intercooler are covered on California cars for 7/70 as part of the "california Extended Emissions Defect" warranty. I wonder if a car would be covered if bought in CA and moved elsewhere - or vice versa??

The rest of us have the 5/60 coverage.
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