Your warranty applies to new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle bought from a Van Centre which are registered and normally used in the UK. Crafter models (2E and 2F only) registered after the 01 June 2009, or Crafter vehicles registered after 24 April 2018 are covered for three years with unlimited mileage. For all other models the warranty is unlimited in the first two years and limited to 100,000 miles in the third year. The warranty begins on the date of delivery to the first owner and is automatically transferred to any new owner, subject to the same terms and conditions. Due to the mileage limit, this warranty will only be valid for so long as the vehicle is not installed with any aftermarket device that can manipulate, edit, or change the vehicles displayed mileage figures (whether such device has in fact been used to manipulate, edit or change the vehicle’s mileage figures). Should any such device be fitted with the vehicle the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK warranty will be invalidated and no warranty claim will be covered by the terms of this warranty.
Your warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by factors outside the Manufacturer’s control or which are the result of normal wear and tear. Examples of this include:
Components normally subject to wear and tear include but are not limited to:
Mechanical Adjustments including:
This list is not definitive and similar adjustable or wear and tear items are also excluded from the terms of the warranty.
After six months or 6,500 miles, wear and tear items will not be accepted unless a manufacturing defect can be identified by a Van Centre as the cause.
Please note that wheel balancing and wheel alignment will not be carried out under the terms of your warranty, as the frequency with which this needs to be done is dependent on individual driving techniques and road conditions.
We would ask that you report any defect to a Van Centre as soon as it becomes apparent. Any consequential damage arising from the continued use of a vehicle with a defect may not be covered under warranty.
Your vehicle must be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Any damage to or defect in the vehicle caused by poor or insufficient servicing will not be remedied under the warranty. Please ensure that you maintain sufficient records to enable the Volkswagen Centre to confirm that the vehicle has been appropriately serviced. In any event, please ensure that the digital service schedule has been updated by the business carrying out the service work, or detailed invoices supplied with date, mileage, plus specific parts and fluids used.
Unless expressly specified in this warranty, VolkswagenCommercial Vehicles is not responsible for any consequential loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, that arise from an incident necessitating warranty repairs. This includes towing fees, hotel charges, alternative transport costs, loss of income, loss of business, damage to goodwill, damage to or loss of personal effects and clothing or fuel costs.
The cost of repairs carried out by unauthorised workshops will not be reimbursed under any circumstances.
These exclusions apply to all parts of the Volkswagen Warranty.
This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles warrants that your vehicle will be free from manufacturing defects. Your warranty covers:
Any defect must be reported to a Van Centre as soon as it is discovered. This must of course be within the warranty period.
All our original replacement parts carry a warranty for a period of two years with unlimited mileage from the date of purchase.
We’ll let you know which items have a longer warranty when you buy your vehicle. Any parts fitted under the terms of the vehicle warranty will be covered for the remaining period of the vehicle warranty.
All replaced parts become the property of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles approved, supplied and fitted accessories are covered by the vehicle warranty which may extend up to three years/unlimited mileage provided that they are ordered and included in the purchase price of the vehicle at the date of delivery.
Most Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles approved accessories that are supplied and installed after delivery include two years’ warranty. For further details please check the length of the accessories’ warranty with your local Van Centre. If you specify an accessory which is not approved the terms of warranty should be clarified with the manufacturer of that accessory.
Your warranty also covers any manufacturing defect in paintwork. All models are covered for a total of three years starting from date of first delivery.
Paintwork defects can be fixed free of charge under warranty if:
Where your vehicle has been converted by a third party, warranty claims will only be accepted in connection with parts of the vehicle that have not been modified by and are not affected by the conversion.
Your new vehicle is manufactured with full protection against rust attacking the internal cavities from the inside to the outside leading to perforation and will be covered for 12 years starting from the date of first delivery. Some Amaroks are covered for six years. Please check with your local Van Centre if you are unsure of the length of your anti-perforation warranty.
If this protection fails while your vehicle is under warranty, your Van Centre will fix it free of charge, providing that:
All body repairs will be carried out promptly in accordance with our specifications and procedures, using only approved parts and materials, so that your vehicle will continue to enjoy its original level of anti-corrosion protection.
If a defect in manufacture should arise, any Van Centre in the UK can put it right even if you did not buy the vehicle from that Van Centre. A claim for a repair under your warranty can only be made at a Van Centre, and any claim must be made as soon as the defect arises.
If requested, you will complete any forms, give details and provide any proof required in relation to a warranty claim. It is your responsibility to ensure that you maintain sufficient records to confirm that the vehicle has been appropriately serviced. If you do not agree with a Van Centre’s decision on your warranty claim, you are entitled to obtain the opinion from another Van Centre.
Your warranty claim may be referred to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles which reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether the defect is warrantable or to appoint its own engineer to inspect the vehicle and/or the defect that has arisen.
Vehicles that undergo accident repair work are covered by the warranty provided that they are repaired by a competent repairer to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles standards. You should be able to furnish Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with records to demonstrate this if requested. Warranty claims will not be accepted if the defect is likely to have been caused by accident damage or subsequent repair work.
Van Centres give a warranty for their workmanship on all warranty repairs. The warranty on most repairs is 1 year or 12,000 miles from the date of the work, whichever occurs first. Should any repairs be required in that period on work carried out by a Van Centre, the original Repairer will carry out such repairs free of charge, provided:
The Van Centre warranty on bodywork warranty repairs lasts three years from the date of repair or for the unexpired term of the vehicle’s original warranty, whichever is longer.