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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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Dealership not honoring lifetime powertrain warranty?

Hi everyone, new member here. My 2008 jeep patriot has the limited lifetime powertrain warranty. It developed a check engine light. I ran the code and it was for the "Intake manifold runner stuck open". I took it to a local dealership and they said the problem was with the intake manifold runner actuator (part number 488454ad) and that this part would not be covered under the powertrain warranty.

Does this seem correct? They want to charge me $350 to replace it. Isn't the intake manifold runner actuator a supporting part of the intake manifold? According to the warranty verbage, it should be covered right?

I looked at the warranty information and this is what it says:

B. What’s Covered
The Lifetime Powertrain Limited Warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a powertrain component listed in section E below that is defective in workmanship and materials. There is no coverage for towing in the event of disablement.

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E. Parts Covered
The Lifetime Powertrain Limited Warranty covers these parts and components of your vehicle’s powertrain supplied by Chrysler Motors LLC:
Gasoline Engine: cylinder block and all internal parts; cylinder head assemblies; timing case, timing chain, timing belt, gears and sprockets; vibration damper; oil pump; water pump and housing; intake and exhaust manifolds; flywheel with starter ring gear; core plugs; valve covers; oil pan; turbocharger housing and internal parts; turbocharger wastegate actuator; supercharger; serpentine belt tensioner; seals and gaskets for listed components only.

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Unread 12-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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Not covered as that acuator is not part of the intake manifold itself but controls parts inside.No coverage on actuators/sensors.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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At least the turbo is covered.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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"Powertrain" is defined as any part that directly results in propulsion of the vehicle. that part does not, it is not considered powertrain. they are correct that it is not covered, sorry.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being taken by the dealership. Thanks!
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Unread 04-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #6
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"Powertrain" is defined as any part that directly results in propulsion of the vehicle. that part does not, it is not considered powertrain. they are correct that it is not covered, sorry.
The first time we took our Patriot in for the 5 year powertrain inspection they would not pass it because the catalytic converter was out. When we took it to another dealer (closer to my work) a few weeks later to have the cc replaced I mentioned that we needed to have the inspection performed again. I was told that the cc being out had no effect on passing/failing the inspection because it was not part of the powertrain. So it seems that the definition of what is/isn't part of the powertrain is not very well defined... at least at the dealer level
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Unread 05-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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The first time we took our Patriot in for the 5 year powertrain inspection they would not pass it because the catalytic converter was out. When we took it to another dealer (closer to my work) a few weeks later to have the cc replaced I mentioned that we needed to have the inspection performed again. I was told that the cc being out had no effect on passing/failing the inspection because it was not part of the powertrain. So it seems that the definition of what is/isn't part of the powertrain is not very well defined... at least at the dealer level
If your inspection is like ours in PA then if you are missing or have a problem with an emissions component they won't do the inspection until it is repaired.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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I don't know how a Catilitic converter could be out and not showing a check engine light. Sounds to me like some dealer B.S.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #9
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I don't know how a Catilitic converter could be out and not showing a check engine light. Sounds to me like some dealer B.S.
Lol, that is a good point now that I think on it.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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Just as a fyi, I had my PTU seal and engine pan seal fixed under the lifetime warranty.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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Dealers do a lot of interpreting. You can got to 5 different dealers and get 5 different answers. They need to work on uniformity when it comes to that kind of thing.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #12
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the actuator was 95 dollars at moparpartsonline.com and took me less than 45min to replace. I wouldn't let the dealr get away with charging you 350 bucks.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 07:07 AM   #13
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the actuator was 95 dollars at moparpartsonline.com and took me less than 45min to replace. I wouldn't let the dealr get away with charging you 350 bucks.
45 minutes sounds like two book hours. at $95 for the part, with shop materials, $350 sounds about right.
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