More Confidence at Every Turn: Mercedes-Benz Increases Coverage of Its Certified Pre-Owned Extended Limited Warranty

Feb 24, 2011, 10:46 ET from Mercedes-Benz USA

MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a pioneer in pre-owned vehicle programs, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has introduced an enhanced extended limited warranty (ELW) for its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles.  Effective February 2011, the Mercedes-Benz CPO ELW has additional mileage coverage for both the one and two year warranty packages:  The one year will cover up to 120,000 miles (up from 100,000) and the two-year will cover up to 135,000 miles (up from 100,000).

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"With each Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz comes peace of mind, because each vehicle is backed by one of the most comprehensive pre-owned vehicle limited warranties available," stated Scott Penza, department manager, pre-owned operations, MBUSA.  "A Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz is much more than a 'used' car; it's a pre-owned vehicle built by a company famous for its engineering technology and commitment to safety, quality and reliability."

Every Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz comes with a one year CPO warranty which covers the vehicle for one-year and up to 100,000 total vehicle accumulated miles. The MB CPO warranty begins after the Mercedes-Benz four-year/50,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires by time or mileage, whichever comes first. The MBCPO Extended Limited Warranty begins after the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty expires.  At this point, the new CPO ELW provides vehicle coverage for another 12 months or up to 120,000 total vehicle accumulated miles or 24 months, or up to 135,000 total vehicle accumulated miles.  For those Mercedes-Benz CPO vehicles that are no longer covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the Mercedes-Benz CPO Limited Warranty takes effect at the time of delivery.  This coverage extends to the engine and power train, steering, suspension, brakes (excluding wear of discs and pads), electrical system, climate control system and navigation.

Currently, more than 70 percent of the Mercedes vehicles sold since 1954 are still on the road.  While the typical MBCPO model is a two to three year-old vehicle, cars up to six model-years old with up to 75,000 total vehicle accumulated miles are eligible.  To qualify for Pre-Owned Certification, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle must meet stringent criteria and pass a rigorous inspection process which includes bumper to bumper inspection of the appearance and mechanics of the car.  

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the US.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.

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