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Title: CV Boots...covered under warranty?
Post by: XCMTBing on March 30, 2004, 11:05:38 PM
My Passat is a 2000 so I've got the 100k drivetrain warranty and I'm wondering if the CV boots and the joints themselves are covered under my warranty?

It sounds as if I could do it myself but of course I'd rather make VW go through the effort and cost. Not sure when the boot popped (in the last 1 - 3k miles I think) but I'm hoping the joint is still ok.

The local indy shop here in Castle Rock is quoting me $155 for the bott and about another $100 if the joint is bad.

Just looking for some high-level insight to these warranties of ours.

Thanks!
Title: CV Boots...covered under warranty?
Post by: 03Indigo on March 30, 2004, 11:16:47 PM
I think Amanda had that issue on her 2002, and it was not covered.  The best thing to do is just call up and ask to speak to a service manager, see what they have to say, after that, if they don't cover it, call up another VW dealer and see what they say.  If they don't cover it, well, I guess you could have someone else do it for you if they are cheaper than a stealership, that is if you don't want to try ot take it on by yourself.

I am not sure the drive train warranty covers the CV's, I think it is more related to engine and transmission....it is a limited warranty, so check into that before you make an assumption about what they cover....which I am assuming is not very much at all.

keep us up to date on what you find
cheers
jon
Title: CV Boots...covered under warranty?
Post by: UberGrrl on April 01, 2004, 04:52:52 PM
No I didn't have that issue with my car.. I do have issues with worn out CA bushings, but I spoke with the service manager of Gebhardt and they are going to take care of it tomorrow for me under warranty. I am still within the 50K 'real' warranty though, doubt this would be covered under drivetrain.