If I read the warranty correctly the only items covered after the 3yr/36,000 are the catalytic converter and the PCM. If that's incorrect I'm sure someone will point it out
Well, I took the Magnum to the hangar today and brought home the Commander so I actually can get to the O/M and read through.
Talk about vague!
Anyways, after reading through my 2007 Warranty info booklet I'm left with a resounding.....maybe.
Here's why: First, on my page 18 section 5.1, I see what you read where the fed warranty only requires 2/24 coverage and mopar has graciously added 1 year and 12 k miles to that, so, we agree.
However, on page 20 section 5.2 it refers to the federal emission warranty that is for 8/80k miles.
I quote" The Emission Performance Warranty covers the cost of repairing or adjusting ANY (caps mine) component or parts that might be needed for your vehicle to pass Federal Emission Standards for a federally approved state or local emission test, but only if......"
Well there's the rub, sort of.
Since this is a OBDII system it is self testing. For those who don't know OBD is Onboard Diagnostics version 2.
Anyways, your vehicle performed a self test and it failed, hence, the light.
If you are in a county that has emission tests (I do) they cannot/will not perform a test on a car with a ck/eng light on. It is a automatic failure.
So, the catch 22 is they (Jeep) want proof of failure before the emission performance warranty kicks in. A real paradox.
However, the real proof of failure is the illuminated ck/eng light.
Trouble is, this can make warrantee coverage a bit discretionary on the dealers part.
A lawer would be proud.
So, call your dealer. I believe, following the guidlines of the feds, the O2's would be covered.
If he doesn't agree, I'd call a second dealer and so on.
I can call my dealer in Illinois (49 state emissions) if you wish.
His answer will be the definitive one if you feel like you are getting vague answers.
Gosh, I hope I didn't muddy the water too badly on this one,