Posted 03 June 2015 - 10:54 AM
By state laws, hybrids sold in "California emissions" states must come with a 10yr/150,000mi warrentee for the HVB. This longer HVB warrentee only applies for as long as the owner of the hybrid lives in and the car is registered in a California emissions state. If the car gets registered in a non-California emissions state, the HVB warrentee reverts back to 8yrs/100,000mi.
"California emissions state" refers to any state that has adopted California's automobile emissions standards. Among other things, this standard requires extended warranties for hybrid and electric car HVBs and requires manufacturers to sell zero emissions vehicles in said states or by credits from others like Tesla. Maine, where I live is one of the California emissions states. This certainly makes buying a hybrid a better long term investment in these states since it greatly reduces the risk of having to pay out of pocket to replace the HVB later in the car's life.
Even though this is an older thread, I just wanted to clear up a misunderstanding in the above post. In CARB states, the HVB is only warrantied for 10 yrs/150K miles for vehicles certified for sale in CA as AT PZEV on the emissions label under the hood. As of this date, that would only be the C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi. State law does NOT require this warranty. The warranty is provided by Ford in order to certify a vehicle as an AT PZEV in CARB states. There are other requirements as well. If you own a hybrid, look under your hood for the emissions label and you will see that your car is certified as a ULEV or SULEV, not an AT PZEV, and therefore you get the standard 8 yr/100K mile warranty. Read your warranty guide. Only the C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi get the better warranty. They also get 15 yr/150K mile warranty to pass smog checks. There's a whole topic area here: http://fordfusionhyb...rranty-coverage
Edited by TonyHzNV, 03 June 2015 - 12:10 PM.
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