Does anyone know if the 30 day exchange policy applies to cars purchased
from US dealers?
I purchased a '03 Focus on 6/14 and it was in an accident on 6/23 (other
driver was at fault). I would like to know if this accident has invalidated
any warrantees or protections I would have from Ford with the purchase of a
new car. I read some places that there is a program from "Ford Direct"
that you can take advantage of a 30 day/1,000 mile exchange, but I can not
find any more information.
Ford doesn't have any policies like a 30/1000 mile return policy. Some
independent dealerships, however do have similar policies. The Ford
dealership I work at has a 3day like it or return it policy on all new and
As far as an accident voiding your warranty, it all depends on how much
damage was done. If you insurance company totals the vehicle because of the
damage, your vehicle will have a branded title, which means only emission
claims and safety recalls can be made on the vehicle under warranty. Let me
emphasis though, your title will NOT become branded unless the insurance
company totals the vehicle is totaled, in which case you won't own the
vehicle anymore. If the vehicle is not totaled, it will not affect you
Hope that helps.
Usually a police report would have to have been filed on the accident, and
then they would have to had released the information from that municipality.
Most accidents that result in less than a total loss never show up on
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