The Audi warranty is a comprehensive guarantee against faulty parts or workmanship. There is no power train extended Audi warranty available for purchase. For some models of Audi, there is an extended warranty for potentially faulty engines. The standard warranty for all Audi vehicles includes:
- Audi provides four year or 50,000 mile coverage for the entire vehicle. This is a bumper-to-bumper policy that covers everything for defects and faulty workmanship. The warranty does not generally cover items that are damaged in accidents or are damaged by the vehicle owner. Items that wear out due to wear and tear are not generally included under the warranty, but there are a few exceptions. The warranty does include replacement for the halogen bulbs in the headlights and the bulbs in the instrument panel.
- Emissions equipment is covered for 5 years or 50,000 miles.
- The drive train warranty may offer coverage beyond the basic warranty, depending on the model. The drive train warranty includes the transmission, engine, driveshaft and drive axles. Most engine internals are covered, but belts and hoses are not.
- A corrosion warranty is provided for 12 years. It is not limited by the number of miles driven. This warranty covers Audi body parts made of sheet metal that develop holes due to rust. Rust that does not eat completely through the metal is not included in the warranty coverage. The coverage provides for the repair or replacement of parts that are perforated by rust.
- The Audi Advantage Program is included with every new Audi. This program provides free maintenance for the vehicle for the first year or 5,000 miles. The free maintenance includes all scheduled maintenance during the covered period. This may be adding power steering, brake or washer fluid as well as an oil change.
- The Audi Advantage Program also provides coverage for certain vehicle parts that may need replacements during the first four years or 50,000 miles. This includes the clutch lining, wiper blade inserts, light bulbs and brake pads. It also includes wheel balance and alignment and adjustments of the headlights, even if these are needed because of wear and tear to the vehicle.
- Roadside assistance is included in the Audi warranty. This service is available 24 hours a day for four years. There is no limit on the mileage for those four years.
- Some Audi models have had their warranties extended to cover the engine for eight years. These include 1.8 liter engines on the Passat from 1998-2004 and the Audi A4s from 1997-2004. These engines have been known to have problems with sludge and are covered from eight years from the original sale date of the vehicle.
- To keep the vehicle under warranty during its eligible time, there are a few maintenance and repair requirements. Unless the repairs are needed during an emergency situation, all repairs must be done at an Audi dealership. The replacement parts used are not required to be new. If aftermarket accessories or systems are installed, any damage they cause will void the warranty for those items.
- Regular maintenance, as outlined in the Audi owner's manual, must be performed in order to keep the vehicle eligible for the warranty. Customers need to have documentation to show that regular maintenance has been performed.
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