Mazda Offers Unlimited Mileage Warranty In Canada
November 13th, 2014 12:50 PM Share
Starting in the model year 2015, Mazda Canada is extending its new vehicle warranty program to include unlimited mileage, while retaining the time limits on its coverage.
While the changes to the 3 year bumper to bumper and 5 year powertrain warranty will be welcome news, the important one for Canadians is the 7 year anti-perforation coverage, which no longer has a mileage limit. Scarred by the legacy of the first-generation Mazda3 and its notorious corrosion problems, the new coverage should bolster the brand in the eyes of Canadians, who are in a constant battle against rust, thanks to winter weather and liberal use of road salt.
Published November 13th, 2014 12:50 PM
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Hmm recall the tugboat days when rust was a non issue? Had 99 Protege no zoom zoom rust there. What's going on Mazda?
The downside of a long warranty is it gives the dealer more opportunities to bend you over. Your mileage may vary.
Perforation warranty can only be claimed if the rust develops a puncture on the steel, and it is voided once aftermarket rust protection is applied. At least that's how I understand it. Friends have told me the dealership will fight tooth and nail to try and deny a claim. I've also heard from others that Krown would drill into doors where a simple pull of the inner door trim would have allow them access into the inside of the doors, or drill into the underside of the body when there are rubber gaskets that could be pulled to access the same places otherwise (e.g. FRS/BRZ).
Mazda looking desperate for sales. Maybe others will follow if it helps with those sales.