Yeah this is what confuses me. Based off what the warranty states it should be covered. I mean its not a hose, more a pipe/line. It also definitely comes after the water pump, and before the outlet to the return hose (as also mentioned in the warranty). The only "return line" that not covered in the warranty is from the pressurized fuel system (I don't believe this is the case unless im wrong). Could this be a good argument? Curious to see what you guys think Thanks!Perhaps this can help, I use the GMPP
Engine coverage includes all internally lubricated parts, engine oil cooling hoses, and lines. Also included are all actuators and electrical components internal to the engine (e.g., Active Fuel Management valve, lifter and oil manifold) cylinder head, block, timing gears, timing chain, timing cover, oil pump/oil pump housing, OHC carriers, valve covers, oil pan, seals, gaskets, manifolds, flywheel, water pump, harmonic balancer, engine mount, turbocharger, and supercharger. Timing belts are covered until the first scheduled maintenance interval. Exclusions: Excluded from the powertrain coverage are sensors, wiring, connectors, engine radiator, coolant hoses, coolant, and heater core. Coverage on the engine cooling system begins at the inlet to the water pump and ends with the thermostat housing and/or outlet that attaches to the return hose. Also excluded is the starter motor, entire pressurized fuel system (in-tank fuel pump, pressure lines, fuel rail(s), regulator, injectors, and return line), as well as the Engine/ Powertrain Control Module and/or module programming.
Coolant is part of the repair under warranty. You should not have to pay for it either time.Last year they also repaired the water outlet under warranty, however they charged me for a coolant flush. I also asked about this, and the service manager said "thats why you don't have to pay for coolant on this repair" and also since it was so long ago he couldn't do anything about it. I might have to call chevy care Canada ...
That is one shady dealership. I would definitely report them.So I just got back from the dealership and they insisted it wasn't covered under power train warranty. Since I had the parts I just paid labor. They also found my waterpump and thermostat leaking which they covered under warranty. I talked to both a service rep and manager... Last year they also repaired the water outlet under warranty, however they charged me for a coolant flush. I also asked about this, and the service manager said "thats why you don't have to pay for coolant on this repair" and also since it was so long ago he couldn't do anything about it. I might have to call chevy care Canada ...
The coverage listed above specifically exempted coolant. That might mean that the coolant isn't covered, or it might mean that replacing it as part a covered repair isn't covered. Who knows. Maybe GM's idea of a repair is to re-use the old coolant.Coolant is part of the repair under warranty. You should not have to pay for it either time.
Coolant doesn't fail and doesn't need to be covered by a warranty. But, if your water pump fails, the procedure to replace it requires the mechanic to drain the coolant. They must refill it as part of the repair process. The coolant isn't covered by the warranty, but refilling it is necessary as part of the repair process for the part that was covered. And any coolant lost was a result of the part that failed under warranty.Many Manufacturer Warranty and Service contracts don't always cover Fluids. I found that out when I cracked a head in 130 degree weather and Chrysler only charged for the replacement fluids. Look at the GMPP exclusions for example. If the exact part caused the fluid failure there should be no problem.
No you will never find me calling GMPP a Warranty because as you said it isn't. Fluids and 'direct cause' is not a new term at least to me when it comes to engine repair & the manufacturer warranty. New Fluids in a way is restoring you to a better position then you were before the breakdown, go figure?Also, GMPP is not a warranty.
Hey guys anyone know if this part is covered under power train? Found a leak under the shitty heat wrap Part # 55567067. Part connects from a hose after water outlet to the turbo. Thanks!