Unfortunate warranty timing

closeHey, just so you know ... this post is now about 10 years and 10 months old. Please keep that in mind as it very well may contain broken links and/or outdated information.

My wife’s 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid starting having problems with the radio and CD changer this week. It was doing strange things like trying to switch discs when you were changing the radio station, or randomly ejecting CDs.

It occurred to me this morning, out of the blue, that this would probably be covered under the car’s warranty. So we look it up in the documentation and it’s the standard 36 months or 36,000 miles. We check the car’s mileage: 35,993! And the Toyota dealership is 9 miles away! 😮

My wife calls the dealership and explains the situation, asking if we bring in the car first thing tomorrow morning, will they honor the warranty even if the car shows 36,002 because the probem started before the 36k mark? Nope!

Arrgh! 😡 If I had thought of the warranty angle before we drove to Disney yesterday we would have had some buffer mileage to work with to get this fixed. Oh well!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *