In the UK at least, the warranty is on the car, not on the owner. When
you think about it, it doesn't make sense any other way.
Make sure you inform Audi that the car has been transferred to ensure
they have up to date details for warranty/recall etc.
A warranty is part of a contract. The contract is with the original
In the USA the manufacturer must provide free emissions control
system repair for 100,000 miles regardless of whether the owner
is the original buyer. Safety recalls are also free for all.
I don't think it is required that the rest of the warranty transfer.
Not the case for me. My 2003 A3 which I bought when it was one year old
had 2 further years of warranty on it. The warranty is for the *car*
not for the owner. You can't simply negate any warranty simply because
the car changes hands! That's crazy.
It is required if you need to claim off it! I would advise the OP to
check with their local Audi centre and find out the correct details.
Thanks for the information. I replied to you yesterday, but I added to the
header to indicate a request for repair manuals. Some of you must be using
services that didn't keep that reply in the same thread.
I called my local Audi dealer today (in the USA) and they said the warranty
is with the vehicle and does transfer to the new owner. Maybe what John said
applies to service plans such as those that include free oil changes. I
didn't ask about that.
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