My Volkswagen CC, 2010 model would not start; My local VW center has finally diag. the problem they think. The electrical under dash is fried and my vehicle has 60888 mi. on it, I would like to know why I'm responsilbe for repairs for something I had no control over. My owners manual states that if the EMC is the cause it would be covered for 80000 mi. , Any advice you can give would be helpful. JONATHAN HARRIS
Country: United StatesMake: VolkswagenModel: CC SportYear: 2010Engine: 2.0
Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
If you're able to get into chat, I'll be able to first give you the short version, and then the long one after
I'll start with the short version while I'm waiting.
The short version is that the warranty period on electrical components other than the engine control module has expired
Even the powertrain warranty only lasts until 60,000 miles is reached and that only covers lubricated components in the engine, transmission and differential
The basic coverage, which would have covered this particular repair lasts for 3 years or 36000 miles, whichever comes first, so you're approximately 25000 miles out of this warranty
so, in a nutshell, there are plenty of potential car failures, of which you have no control over, that you will be responsible for in the future
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PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THE EMC THAT YOU DID NOT ELABORATE ON,
There is no such thing as an EMC. There are multiple ECM's (electronic control modules) in your car, which control everything from engine management, heating and air conditioning, power windows, airbags, and so on. The only ECM that is covered under the extended Federal Emission Performance Warranty is the engine control module, which is not under the dash on your car, and is likely not the cause of the problem you're describing.