They used to, up until around 2004, when they sent out those mass mailings
to customers with revised oil specs and advising of possible sludge issues
and extending warranties on some engines due to that.
I think that is the issue people are having a hard time
The $575 is not for the warranty, it is for the service (maintenance
services) plan. In other words, it will cover all of the 10K services
(up to 50K). As you state above, $850 for the 40K service, I am
guessing the 10, 20, 30 and 50K services are at least $150 apiece. As
well, if you need wipers, brakes, fluids, air filter(s), etc...it will
be covered. These are not warranty items.
If that $575 is the sole price, that is a very good deal in my
opinion. I do realize it used to be included, but $575 still isn't
bad for the services it covers.
Serpentine belt, spark plugs, cabin filter, radiator fluid flush,
brake fluid flush, wiper replacement, brakes (if you are hard on
them), fluid top off whenever you need it. There are probably others
If memory serves, the every 10K service is about $100 (it is more than
just an oil change, they also check quite a few items and if they find
anything (i.e. wipers, brakes, they replace for free) and the 40K
service (replace spark plugs, air filter, cabin filter, serpentine
belt, oil/filter, flush brake fluid, flush radiator fluid) is about
I don't have all of the services in front of me, but that is an
approximate. Oh, and I use synthetic oil so my oil changes may be a
bit more than your quote.
So, combine the 5K <$50>, 10K <$100>, 20K <$100>, 30K <$100>, 50K
<$100> (approx $450) and the 40K ($500) and with just routine services
the $575 has paid for itself. If you have other items that need
replaced (i.e. brakes, battery, etc); it will more than pay for
As with anything, YMMV.
Ok on the others, but the belt? That is, or was on my '98, a
60,000-80,000 item and not covered under the original maintenance
plan, and is usually a $500-$600 job by itself. Is it under 50K
for that now in the 2007 models?
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