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17Report: Opel pledges to maintain new 'lifetime warranty' despite fear of legal action

Not everyone is thrilled with Opel's new lifetime guarantee. Germany's federal committee against unfair commercial practices recently spoke out against the automaker's new warranty by calling it "misleading." The company just recently announced that it will cover all of the mechanical bits on a vehicle for 160,000 kilometers, or about 99,500 miles – not exactly a lifetime, no, but still one heck of a promise. That mileage restriction is enough to put the German feds into a tizzy. Even so,

18GM follows Chrysler into the lifetime warranty business... with Vauxhall

That's right. General Motors has taken the bold step of offering a lifetime warranty with all new Vauxhall vehicles it sells. Not surprisingly, the warranty is non-transferable and is only good for the first 100,000 miles on the odometer – apparently their definition of 'lifetime' is a bit different from that of Chrysler. Unlike their crosstown rivals, however, the guarantee covers most of the vehicle's major systems, including the engine, transmission, steering, brake and electrical compo

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