General Motors has taken the big step of offering a lifetime warranty for its Vauxhall vehicles. Yes, you read that correctly. Called the Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty, the program covers a vehicle’s major components, including electrical, engine, transmission, as well as steering and braking systems, for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
The warranty will apply to the first owner of any Vauxhall registered from August 1, 2010. To keep the warranty for the full 10 year duration, owners will need to drive their vehicle to a Vauxhall dealer for an inspection. At the time of this writing, the warranty isn’t transferable, but Vauxhall said it’s working on a way for second owners to purchase the warranty.
The GM Authority Take
This is a big step in the right direction. Considering the standards to which Opel/Vauxhall vehicles are designed, engineered, and manufactured, why not offer the peace of mind to a Vauxhall owner? But two questions arise from this.
One, why doesn’t GM offer a similar program for Opel, and two, will GM bring the lifetime warranty program to America? Only time will tell.