Matching You with a Pre-Screened Smog Check Center You will Love
Free Online Smog Check Diagnosis
$500 Free Consumer Repair Assistance
Failed Emissions Test
How to Pass the Test
Who Else Wants To Pass the Smog Check
Miles: 
Which Type Should I Choose?
 
   
    Forum > Consumer Assistance > Question

Join the community and post your questions. Ask-A-Tech right now!
 
 



Consumer Assistance
 

2006 SAAB 9-5 failed smog because of Direct Ignition Cassette

local dealership has no idea about the California 7/70 "high-cost emission-related parts" warranty aspect and as such cant give me a list of items covered. instead they want to charge me for diagnosis, parts and installation. surprisingly it has been extremely hard to find any information about this online! First time I called CARB, they said there should be a list of items covered in the back of the car manual, which isnt the case. Second time they told me the manufacturer will have to provide me with the list. and they in turn have NO IDEA what I am talking about. this leads me to believe MANY are being charged for parts and services that should be covered under warranty. how should I pursue this issue? thank you in advance for any advice. I need to pass the smog check very soon as my tags will expire.

Answer:  

Vehicles do in fact have federal emissions warranty and your dealership's service writer should be able to explain what is covered to you. We'd recommend asking to speak with a service department manager. The Federal Emissions Warranty covers emissions related component repairs for vehicles up to 8 years old or up to 80,000 miles, whichever comes first. The majority of emission components however are covered under the Federal Emission Warranty, during a vehicle's first 2 years or 24,000 miles. The Federal Emissions Warranty offers both a Performance Warranty and a Design and Defect warranty. In regard to the Direct Ignition Cassette, our sources indicate it is not covered under the Federal 8 years or 80,000 miles emissions warranty, however we strongly urge you verify this with your SAAB dealership. If you receive no response from your local SAAB dealer consider contacting corporate.


posted by SmogTips Support 04-18-2012 10:53 AM
 


Related questions and answers you might find useful:

1987 Plymouth voyager, Fixed all other codes with new parts. New o2 sensor, new air charge sensor, speed sensor, new gas cap. However get code 12 that can not seem to clear. Any thoughts of what to do next? by Wilson on 06-27-2022 11:45 AM

How Do I Get a Smog Check Waiver? by Margaret on 05-27-2022 07:58 PM

What Do I Tell the DMV if I Leave My Vehicle in Mexico? by IDOLINA on 04-06-2022 10:10 AM

Do I Need a Smog Check This Year? by Joy on 04-05-2022 10:18 AM

Does the Smog Clock Reset When You Get Tested? by Greg on 03-04-2022 09:23 AM