Peugeot Australia discussing 8yr warranty with PSA Groupe
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    Default Peugeot Australia discussing 8yr warranty with PSA Groupe

    Found this article on CarAdvice. An 8yr warranty was a large part of me considering 2016 run out deals on 308s in January so if this comes in it will be nice!

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    REF: "Peugeot warranty commences from the date of first registration and covers 3 years, or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. In addition, you are protected by a 3 year paintwork warranty and a 12 year (passenger cars) corrosion warranty." Peugeot Australia

    I was just looking at the Toyota warranty, 3 years or 100,000 km or Hybrid (HV) battery 8 years and 160,000km. Most cars today will run to about 150,000 km with little need for deeper maintenance, cam belts probably are the first deeper maintenance outside routine inspections. Normally only filter and lubricants (mainly only engine oil) is needed. The real wear and tear issues start beyond 120-150,000 km. (Look at the used car market where a dealer can no longer get warranty insurance at used car dealers when the vehicle is over 120,000 km. That is why there are a number of re-odometer-ed used cars out there!)
    If Peugeot were to expand from 3 years and 100,000 km to an across the product line, 8 year unlimited kilometer, then they probably would have your maintenance business also for eight years and sell more replacement parts and consumables at cost and labor. Also the dealer franchise could carry out RWC inspections in NSW on vehicles past 5 years.

    A award winning Pratt & Whitney radial engine aircraft engineer (Keith Dayton) told me years ago that reliability is based on a three sided triangle; the first side is the manufacturers product and how competently it was designed, constructed and tested; the second side was the operation of the product and that it was operated within the design envelope and operating limits e.g. warm up, authorized power settings, shut down, etc; and the third side was maintaining the original equipment manufacture’s recommended maintenance plan using authorized consumables, spare parts and replacement components. The result is the vehicle should reach designed life of type and maintain expected reliability and safe operation to that limit, excepting negative interference and abuse.

    If Peugeot were to extend the warranty to eight years and unlimited kilometers, then the Peugeot franchises would be able to ensure the vehicle was maintained and serviced with approved consumables and spares or replacement parts, therefore maintaining the reliability of the vehicle and enhancing the reliability and the image of Peugeot as a quality product.

    Kia Motors Australia went to a 7 year unlimited warranty to reestablish confidence in their vehicles after all those engines died. It certainly reestablished confidence in the brand, as it is trading very well.

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    Excellent points in there halfamill - I enjoyed the read!

    We are waiting for a good deal to come up on a MY17 308 Allure and my plan once the 3 yr warranty ended was to go straight to my current independent French specialist for all future servicing (and do what I can myself). Having the dealer service the 308 for 8 years to maintain warranty does sound like it might get expensive. I also wonder what response I would get from a dealer if I insisted they run that Subaru cylinder cleaner through every service to prevent carbon build up on the valves.

    Given Peugeot resale values maybe I should be looking for a second-hand T9 308 instead and take the gamble that I will spend much less on servicing than the difference between a new one. But I think SWMBO is looking forward to a brand new ride...
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    I don't believe you are legally required to maintain your vehicle at the Dealers in Australia to maintain the warranty. Obviously the dealer will want your business. If the vehicle is maintain by a recognized maintainer it should be OK. Better to check that this is OK? However, my local French vehicle service shop stated that extended warranties are a way to maintain business at the dealers shops? A vehicle over 150,000 km is going to be a difficult warranty claim unless it is a recognized recall. So you have a EA6 petrol 4 cylinder engine in the 308 with direct injection! These may be why Peugeot introduced the 8 year warranties for the 2015 & 2016 stock - to move them! I found our Peugeot 307 Hdi (2001) is far better off going to a PSA specialist. Dealers were to expensive and generic service centers returned it in worse condition e.g unapproved spec lubricants in the engine and gearbox and bits missing.

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    Not legally required, but I imagine any warranty claims might be less painful if you had service history from a dealer. I say imagine as I have never bought new before.

    Likewise I'm really happy with my French car specialist so I would keep going there if I could retain my warranty validity.
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    (Correction - I did it again, EP6 BMW/PSA Prince engine) You might want to talk to your French service agent about engine options on the new 308 before buying? The EP6 Prince engine 4 cylinder petrol has been dropped from 2017 line, only the new 308 GTi comes with this engine. Also there is an adjacent thread “The dreaded carbon build up on intake valves”, which is interesting reading. The inlet valve cleaner are also available from Nulon in Australia and Seafoam.

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    Thanks again halfamill. I have been reading the carbon build up thread too and I will factor in preventative maintenance if I do end up with an EP6 (or EB2 3cyl for that matter).
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    I'd almost certainly leap at the chance to get a 8 year warranty

    The issue I have at present I refuse to use the local Peugeot dealership and the one I trust is 4 hours away. Sime Darby NZ never offered from what I can tell, any 8 year promo deals. Maybe sales are not as low as Oz ?

    It would restore my faith in Sime Darby if they went to 8 years
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