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Glad that I've purchased the extended warranty. I've brought in my xc90 for a basic oil-change and alignment, hoping that will fix my loud road noise. The dealer told me that I had a defective bearing and a climate control module. The cost to repair was around $1500 and since I have an extended warranty, I would only pay the deductible ($100). <p>I don't know if this is true but, when I've asked what is the climate control module, he mention that if this is not repaired, this may cause the car not to start. Is this true, has anyone have this replaced?
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (jakofall)

<br>Bearing is not a surprise for that climate, but the climate module wont cause noise. Did you have<br>some other issue also?<p>Doubt the climate module would cause a no-start, but anything is possible with the computerized<br>vehicles.<p>How much did you pay for warranty?
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (dmd)

The CCM would run continuously, draining the battery. I think I've paid under 2K for the warranty.
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (jakofall)

<p>OK.. So you are still in the hole for about $500.. Still hasent paid for itself.
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (dmd)

And if $2000 is invested @ 5% it would grow to $2450 in 4 years.<p>Some of my conservative liquid investments made 8% even with the latest off-set.<p>So, I would have $2750 in 4 years...<p><br>Think about it...<p>I used to keep the VIP for the peace of mind reasons, but abandoned this practice with last two Volvo.
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (gascos80)

Yup, +1.<p>I've never bought an extended warranty for anything. Set aside $$$ in a CD or MM account and withdraw as needed. Never have had to withdraw more than $1,500± for non-regular maintenance repairs in over 15 years (spanning 4 vehicles). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (1sttimevolvo)

<br>There are times when it pays to have it, but if it were not a big money maker for the dealer<br>they would not sell it. All warranties are that way.<p>It is like the tire warranty you can get with new tires. They only charge 15% of the tire cost for the<br>warranty. So, to start you pay for 60% of a new tire. Then if there is a problem you have to get<br>the warranty on the new replacement tire, so that is 75% of cost of the tire. So say the tire cost<br>is $200 for a new one. You will pay $120 to MAYBE save $50 in the future. Pretty good deal for the<br>tire place as their markup is probably more than 25%.
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (dmd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dmd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>There are times when it pays to have it, but if it were not a big money maker for the dealer<br>they would not sell it. All warranties are that way.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Perhaps - and it IS telling that the warranty companies are the ones making the $$$ and pushing the product.<p>Bottom line for me is, if I'm sufficiently doubtful of a product that I'd feel the need to purchase an extended warranty, then I'm quite likely not to buy that product. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And if $2000 is invested @ 5% it would grow to $2450 in 4 years.<p>Some of my conservative liquid investments made 8% even with the latest off-set.<p>So, I would have $2750 in 4 years...<p><br>Think about it...<p>I used to keep the VIP for the peace of mind reasons, but abandoned this practice with last two Volvo. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hate to counter the argument and I'm sure that myself and Morgan-tec are just unfortunate, but the $2750 we'd have conservatively accumulated off our $2k initial investment would still leave us each around $12k in the hole on a new V8 engine.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>safetyfirst</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I hate to counter the argument and I'm sure that myself and Morgan-tec are just unfortunate, but the $2750 we'd have conservatively accumulated off our $2k initial investment would still leave us each around $12k in the hole on a new V8 engine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, at times a warranty will pay off. In general they are money makers for the insurers. If it<br>were not, they wound not sell them.<p>If the V8 follows the path of the T6, then they are a great candidate for a warranty. Now that<br>the V8's are getting some miles on them we will see how good they really are. I figured<br>I couldnt go wrong with a 2.5..<br>
 

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Re: Glad to have extended warranty. (dmd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dmd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I figured I couldnt go wrong with a 2.5..<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. When we purchased the car we bought the extended warranty for three major reasons. First, the engine was a new model and unproven. Second, garage labor at the time was $90 hr and we figured with health care costs rising, this would go up also. This fall the dealership is due to increase labor to over $150 hr. Third, as the XC90 is a complex beast, a lot of time is often called for (by the book) to accomplish the task. This = $$$.<p>Extended warranty can be a crap-shoot, but as you say, sometimes it pays off.<p>A propos, the service manager (who is first class) said it took the master mechanic a long time to carefully disassemble the head to get to the CB shaft. The service manager said he had a look and that the inside of the engine looked like a precision instrument (except for the knackered CB shaft bearing). I'm somewhat relieved that the mechanic is going to recommend a whole new engine. As stated above, I'd hate for it all to go bugger-up again due to an incorrectly reassembled engine or a bit of residual junk doing more damage.
 
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