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I found your article on importing a automobile from UK very helpful, thanks. My question is, are there any issues regarding the manufacturer's warranty on imported automobiles? I'm considering purchasing a Hyundai in Northern Ireland and there is over three years left on the warranty; does this transfer without an issue when I bring automobile to the Republic?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Jim Cullen (Clare) - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:41
In January I bought a 141 Hyundai privately with only 60,000 miles on the clock. The automobile has been stamped on the log book by independent garages (i.e. not Hyundai). Now my automobile's gearbox has gone and only time it mentions about gearbox servicing in servicing schedule is 96 months. I can understand servicing the engine wrong could bring faults, but as gearbox is a sealed unit not required servicing until 96 months I don't know why Hyundai is refusing to stand over my gearbox. It is saying that it was not properly serviced even though the gearbox was not due to be serviced.
Is this regular practice in your opinion?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Martin Mcgourty (Clonmel) - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:11
I have a 2011 Audi A3 1.2 TFSI with 74,000km on the clock and am advised that engine noise means new timing chain and guides need to be replaced. This seems to be a problem with the A3 of this year. Should Audi cover the cost of the defective timing chain, parts and labour?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Michael Quirke (Dublin 18) - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:45
If I import a automobile from the UK, do any manufacturers provide the balance of the new automobile warranty once the automobile has been re-registered here if the automobile is still in warranty in UK?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Simon M (Dublin) - Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:08
Is it a good idea to purchase a used automobile warranty (for roughly €500)? The BMW warranty is due to expire soon and the automobile is now seven years old.
Filed under warranty - Asked by Jerome O'Connor (Wicklow) - Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:36
Just bought a 2014 Kia cee'd and noticed it has only ever had one service; does this make the warranty void?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Michael Youngson (Montrose) - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:34
Hi, would you know if UK Audi and Volvo manufacturer warranties would be honoured by Audi/Volvo dealers here in ROI?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Rob Doorly (Drogheda ) - Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:22
Doing a bit a research on Renault. I bought a new Renault Laguna III 1.5 dCi in January 2008 with beige half leather and auto hand brake and now have 210,000km on the clock. I forked out €32k in 2008 and five years later the engine is gone. Not happy, won’t buy another Renault. Seems to be a built-in switch that when it reaches 200,000km or five years the automobile is knackered. I have to get a replacement engine, which is impossible and not cheap. So much for commercial good will. Automobile was serviced and timing belt was changed. I would not recommend Renault to anyone, especially when the garage/dealer that I bought it from in 2008 is now in liquidation (not mentioning any names). Is it true that I potentially only have recourse through dealer of purchase? Are people out there aware of this situation?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Gareth Egan (Cadamstown) - Sun, 14 Jul 2013 21:51
Hi, just wondering if you know if Audi Ireland will honour remaining warranty on a demo imported from an Audi dealer in the UK?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Leo Forde (Meath) - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:45
I just bought a 2010 Skoda Octavia from a local small time dealer just five months ago and he gave me a six-month warranty. I had been back twice with the automobile losing power and he told me it was a filter. Just last week the automobile wouldn't start too easily for me and now the dealer put it in to a main Skoda dealer and they have said it's the EGR valve and the small dealer says he won't cover this under his engine and gearbox warranty.
So my question is, where do I stand here on this matter?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Andy O Brien (Cork) - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:57