The COVID-19 epidemic has hurt thousands of Subaru customers who have lost jobs, or those who were ready to trade in an older model may have to keep it longer than they were expecting. Your Subaru came with a 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty when you purchased the car. A new report says Subaru of America is helping those customers who own a Forester, Outback, or other Subaru model by extending your new car warranty on all vehicles for up to six months.
Your Subaru vehicle also comes with a Powertrain Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles which covers major powertrain systems in your all-wheel-drive vehicle, including the engine. If you purchased an additional warranty for your Subaru, it will be extended 6 months beyond its date and miles.
Can I purchase an extended warranty now?
If you own a Subaru model and need to keep the vehicle longer than expected, an extended warranty doesn't have to be purchased when you buy the car. In fact, you can usually buy a warranty any time before the car’s manufacturer warranty expires. Subaru offers many different extended warranty plans and you can see them here.
How reliable is your Subaru and do you need to worry about it needing repairs beyond the current warranty? According to the 2019 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, your Subaru vehicle ranks slightly above average in reliability. As with any brand, as you add miles to a vehicle, they tend to need more repairs. Getting an extended warranty can cover repairs needed from mechanical breakdowns and sometimes due to the normal wear of parts.
Subaru is also automatically extending your current lease. Subaru says if you continue to make your monthly payments, you may extend the term of your lease agreement for up to six months to allow you extra time and flexibility. Subaru of America is giving current customers payment extensions of up to 90 days. Make sure you call your lender and ask for this option.
It’s a scary time for many current Subaru Forester, Outback, and other owners who are experiencing financial hardship. To help Subaru of America is extending your current vehicle warranty. If you need additional help contact the Subaru Customer Advocacy Department at 1-800-782-2783.
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