I received and notice in the mail from NDW in st peters mo. saying that my
factory warranty is expired or expiring and that I need to purchase a
extended warranty on my 2003 elantra. I purchase it with 10,500 miles in
febuary 2005 from and hyundia dealer as a repo. Car was first sold in
Febuary 2004 new with 24 miles. I thought that the factory warranty was
10years 100,000 mi for original owners and 5 years 60,000 miles for cars
bought used, Car has 33,000 miles now. Factory warranty should go until
Febuary 2009 and 60,000 miles. Please advise me if this is correct or not.
NDW is not in the warranty business but in the money business. You send
them money, they keep it. Now that you understand how it works, you can
verify the real warranty with the dealer, not some shady third party.
**I used to get those all the time for every car I bought, whether or
not my vehicle was old or brand new. I ripped them up and threw 'em
away. Ignore it. If you are concerned about your actual warranty,
then, as another poster said, verify it with a Hyundai dealer.
You're exactly right, Larry. The mailer you received is simply trying to
drum up purchases for their extended warranty. Consumer Reports has had
an interesting article or two at least about automotive extended
warranties. It's a good place to start research.
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