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    So I bought a 08 Mazda from hyundai dealership... and I'm not 100% sure on warranty info besides reading the book. I read in the warranty booklet my car was bought Aug 27 2008... so its almost 1 year... should I get some 12 month servicing done to maximize my use of warranty?

    Anything I specfic need to know? Am I suppose to have some warranty card?
    I don't even know if this car has an extended warranty... how do I find out?
    Do I just go to a dealership and say.. "I have this problem....?"

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    If you want to find out if your car has extended warranty then take your vin number and go to your local mazda dealer and they can find out all the info on your car for you.

    Your warranty is 80,000km or 3 years bumper to bumper and 100,000km or 5 years pwer train

    And 5 years for corrsion unlilted KM
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    So the warrenty is transferable from owner to owner... as long as it's with the time frame?

    I feel like this is a noob question... but this is my first car so its better to ask it anyways.

    I have rust bubbles barely visible starting at the bottom of the third break light and the back right light... so if thats still under warrenty (and its obviously not from stone chips) it would be awesome to get it fixed for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by klym View Post
    So the warrenty is transferable from owner to owner... as long as it's with the time frame?

    I feel like this is a noob question... but this is my first car so its better to ask it anyways.

    I have rust bubbles barely visible starting at the bottom of the third break light and the back right light... so if thats still under warrenty (and its obviously not from stone chips) it would be awesome to get it fixed for free
    Yes the warranty is transferable from owner to owner...

    Also if your car has rust then and it under 5 years old then it should be covered under warranty..take your car to your local dealer and see if it's covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by aristeidis View Post
    Yes the warranty is transferable from owner to owner...

    Also if your car has rust then and it under 5 years old then it should be covered under warranty..take your car to your local dealer and see if it's covered

    Thanks Aristeidis... I will take it in ASAP

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    Quote Originally Posted by klym View Post
    Thanks Aristeidis... I will take it in ASAP
    Good luck

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    you can also buy MAP from Mazda while your car is still under the new vehicle warranty (you can't after it expires)... aftermarket warranties are crap!
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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    Quote Originally Posted by klym View Post
    I have rust bubbles barely visible starting at the bottom of the third break light and the back right light... so if thats still under warrenty (and its obviously not from stone chips) it would be awesome to get it fixed for free
    OUCH!!! rust bubbles on a 2008???
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMAN View Post
    you can also buy MAP from Mazda while your car is still under the new vehicle warranty (you can't after it expires)... aftermarket warranties are crap!
    ... whats MAP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-existence View Post
    ... whats MAP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Habs_Go View Post
    OUCH!!! rust bubbles on a 2008???
    Habs no no! I have a 2005! ha ha, no cause for alarm! I don't know where you thought I had a 08 from though did I mis type something somewhere ha ha

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    Here are a few pics of the rust that I have... Just took a few shots quickly while it was still light out







    Not too sure if the last one will be covered or not as it is on the lip off the hood and it could be related to previous owners being dinks with it. But I figure I might as well try and get it fixed at the same time

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    Your trunk should be covered and as for the hood i don't think they would..but you never know

    On the one pic it looks like the paint chiped away..i don't think this would be cover but since they would be painting your trunk anyway it would get fixed

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    i think he got me and you confused i have an 2008...

    arg.. i hope i never get rust...!
    so you guys just take it in and ask if its on warranty? and if they say yes then you get it done? or do they need to take your car away and "assess"

    and how much is the MAP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-existence View Post
    i think he got me and you confused i have an 2008...

    arg.. i hope i never get rust...!
    so you guys just take it in and ask if its on warranty? and if they say yes then you get it done? or do they need to take your car away and "assess"

    and how much is the MAP?
    If i'm not mistaken the service manger snaps some pics of the rust areas then sends the pics to mazda canada for approvel..once mazda canada says yes then they book your car in to get it fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klym View Post
    Habs no no! I have a 2005! ha ha, no cause for alarm! I don't know where you thought I had a 08 from though did I mis type something somewhere ha ha
    lol, my bad! I got your car confused with k-existence's car (the opening poster)

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    I am considering buying an extended warranty for my 2008 Mazda 3. Any thoughts, or do you owners believe in your Mazda 3's reliability.

    I also have a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer @ 130,000 km, and have had zero problems thus far, I never bought the extended waranty for it.

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    If you do get the MAP, it's great to have! It can save you a bundle of cash! And if you need it, it's there, if you don't then your car was great, so you can't be that upset!

    It's an easy way to monitor finances,
    or there's always the extended warranties with GPR, so the most you can lose is $160-200, and get the rest back if you never make a claim

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatsock View Post
    I am considering buying an extended warranty for my 2008 Mazda 3. Any thoughts, or do you owners believe in your Mazda 3's reliability.

    I also have a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer @ 130,000 km, and have had zero problems thus far, I never bought the extended waranty for it.
    Me personaly i would NOT buy extended warranty...never have and never will.

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    Default Re: Warranty 101?

    NEW QUESTION!

    I'm planning to upgrade my interior lighting by adding LED footwell lights under the seats and I also I got aftermarket fogs that I need to install.

    Will this void my warranty if I have some electrical problem later on and they will blame it on the mods? I read in another thread that mazda can void your warranty and refuse service because of your aftermarket parts.

    Anyone have any specific experience (preferably related to messing with the electrical system)

    thanks

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