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Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician
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Toyota Avalon XL What kind of life expectancy can I plan for

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What kind of life expectancy can I plan for with a 2006 Avalon. We bought it new and it has 127,000 miles on it. We have it maintained by our Toyota dealer according to the maintenance schedule.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 5 years ago.

Genchi Genbutsu :

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Genchi Genbutsu :

If you can maintaining it this way, I would expect you to easily get 225,000+ before you see any real (major) problems. These have been some really solid vehicles so far.

Customer:

Trying to decide if an extended warranty for an additional 5 years or 100,000 miles makes sense. Any thoughts?

Genchi Genbutsu :

Uh, how much do they want?

Genchi Genbutsu :

Who is the warranty from?

Genchi Genbutsu :

What all does it cover?

Customer:

1,700 with zero deductible through Warranty Direct. I have used them in the past.

Genchi Genbutsu :

Since you've had them in the past, did you ever have a claim?

Genchi Genbutsu :

How did they handle it?

Customer:

I have had many claims and they handle everything. I take the car to the dealer and they pay the dealer direct via a mastercard. No hassle for me. Cheaper than buyin through the dealer and they are rated extremely high.

Customer:

Engine--a) The following lubricated internal parts: pistons, pins & rings, connecting rods & bearings; crankshaft & main bearings; camshaft, followers & cam bearings; push rods, valves, springs, replaceable guides, seats & lifters; rocker arms, shafts & bushings; timing gear, chain, tensioners & retainers; eccentric shaft; oil pump.
(b) Timing belt; serpentine belt; Water pump: Impeller shaft, bearings, bushings & housing; intake & exhaust manifolds; engine mounts & cushions; engine torque strut; harmonic balancer; flywheel (flexplate) & flywheel ring gear; mechanical fuel pump; dipstick & tube; all pulleys.
(c) All lubricated internal parts of the vehicle manufacturer installed turbocharger or supercharger.
(d) Engine head(s); engine block; cylinder barrels; timing cover; valve
cover(s); oil pan; dipstick & tube.

Customer:

Transmission--(a) All lubricated internal parts contained within the case(s).
(b) Computer modules & solenoids; filler tube & dipstick; vacuum modulator; internal linkage.
(c) Transmission case, transfer case & torque converter case.

Customer:

Drive Axle--(a) All lubricated internal parts contained within the housing(s).
(b) Axle shafts; constant velocity joints (CV); universal joints; drive shafts; locking hubs; locking rings; supports, retainer & bearings.
(c) Differential housing, transaxle housing & final drive housing.

Customer:

ELECTRICAL- Starter Motor, alternator, voltage regulator, power window motors, heater fan and front wiper motor.
AIR CONDITIONING - Compressor Motor, condenser and evaporator, compressor clutch, coil (pulley and hoses are not covered).

Genchi Genbutsu :

Wow, that is one of the better looking warranty policies but couple that with that you have used them and were satisfied with how they handled the claim, then I would say that it would be good insurance against the unexpected.

Customer:

I've been using them since 2002 on several of my cars. If you sell the car before the mileage or time are up they give you a prorated refund.

Genchi Genbutsu :

Sounds like a epic win!

Customer:

Thanks for the info. Check them out at warrantydirect.com.

Genchi Genbutsu :

I will, Thanks.

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