Good evening Brudenell,
My search returned the following results for places to find examples
and listings of unadvertised warranties:
The Center for Auto Safety
The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) provides information on common
problems and advice on how to resolve them for most models on the
This information comes in consumer information packages by make and
model which are designed to empower consumers to take on the most
resistant manufacturers and get vehicles fixed for free or replaced.
You may search online for the make and model of your car here:
A good place to get information about hidden car warranties is from
Few car owners know secret car warranties exist. Carmakers are
reluctant to make these free repair programs public because they feel
it would weaken confidence in their product and increase their legal
liability. Most motorists who get compensated for repairs to blown
engines and burnt transmissions or paint that has turned chalky white
or peeled away, are the ones who read Lemon-Aid each year, produce
automaker service bulletins, and yell the loudest.
A comprehensive explanation of hidden warranties and a number of
examples can be found here:
Lemon-aid Car Guides:
It's the only publication that lists hundreds of secret warranties and
service tips now in effect for 1987-2002 cars and minivans. Lemon-Aid
will tell you exactly what may go wrong today or tomorrow with your
present vehicle or the one you may purchase.
You may purchase Lemon-aid Car Guides at Amazon
Another good resource is the Recall Notice and Technical Service
Bulletin Titles 1982-2003 provided by Alldata. You may search for a
recall notice or TSB title for your vehicle here:
Technical Service Bulletins Database
The Technical Service Bulletins Search Engine will allow searches of
summaries of the Manufacturers' Technical Service Bulletins by single
year, make and model. An optional item of Vehicle Component may be
selected to help narrow the focus of the search.
Defects Investigation Database
The Investigations Search Engine will allow searches of current and
past NHTSA Investigations of vehicles, tires and equipment opened
since 1972, by single year, make or model.
The Consumer Complaints Search Engine will allow searches of consumer
complaints regarding safety related motor vehicle and motor vehicle
equipment by make, model and year.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Here are some Secret" and Extended Chrsyler Warranties
Secret warranties for the Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler Concorde, and Eagle
Vision (first generation).
Additional information that may interest you:
Hidden Warranties and Secret Warranties Website
Auto Problems? By Roger McCoy
There is more you should you know about the warranties.
10TV's Roger McCoy shows you how to find out. Stand up for your
consumer rights. Don't get stuck with costly repairs if your
automobile has a problem.
Source: WBNS TV News
Hidden Car Warranties
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