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We have three cars so we do not have to drive the Ascent all the time. We purchased in July of '18 and as of today have 11,000 miles on the clock. The 36k / 3 year warrenty is going to be 20k miles shorted because we do not drive a thousand miles a month. Seems unfair. Is there a decent warranty that can be bought? or should we just sell the low mileage Ascent and buy new again?
 

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We have three cars so we do not have to drive the Ascent all the time. We purchased in July of '18 and as of today have 11,000 miles on the clock. The 36k / 3 year warrenty is going to be 20k miles shorted because we do not drive a thousand miles a month. Seems unfair. Is there a decent warranty that can be bought? or should we just sell the low mileage Ascent and buy new again?
Yes, the Subaru Added Security plan is the best you can get. I have the Gold Plus one, which has a list of exclusions instead of a list of what it includes, because it covers so much.

I am at 57,000 miles, and haven't used it.

But, keep in mind that your warranty is not 3/36K - that's only the Basic portion. Here's the Warranty for the Ascent
Of note:
  • Power Train is 5/60,000 miles
  • Rust perforation is 5/unlimited miles
2019:
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
BASIC COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the entire vehicle.

Seat Belt Lifetime Limited Warranty
SEAT BELT COVERAGE lasts for the useful life of the vehicle and includes seat belts and related components which fail to function properly during normal use.

This warranty does not apply to cosmetic appearance, such as color fading, when the seat belts function properly. Coverage also excludes any electrical related components or body anchor points.

Wear Item Limited Warranty
WEAR ITEM COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Items covered are brake pad/shoe linings, clutch linings, and wiper blades.

Powertrain Limited Warranty
POWERTRAIN COVERAGE for all models is 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the major powertrain components listed below.

Powertrain Coverage Components:
Engine

Engine block and all internal parts
Cylinder heads and valve trains

Oil pump, oil pan

Timing belts or gears and cover

Water pump

Flywheel

Intake and exhaust manifolds

Oil seals and gaskets

Transaxle/Transmission and Differential:
Transaxle/Transmission case and internal parts

Torque converter

Electronic transmission control unit

Seals and gaskets

Axle shafts and constant velocity joints (except boots)[3]

Propeller shaft

Wheel bearings

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
RUST PERFORATION COVERAGE for all models is 5 years, regardless of mileage. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, defective original body sheet metal panels that are rusted completely through from the inside out (perforated by corrosion) will be repaired or, at the option of SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer, replaced without charge to you for labor and materials. The following items are not covered: (1) rusting of the outside of the underbody (floor pan) or any other part of the vehicle except body panels; (2) rust resulting from alteration of any body panels; (3) rust as a result of damage to paint caused by normal road hazards such as stones or other debris; (4) body panel rust caused by abuse, lack of maintenance, or damage to the vehicle; (5) rust caused by sand, mud, salt, submergence of a body panel in water, exposure to industrial fallout, chemical fallout, tree sap, hail, or other causes beyond the control of SOA; (6) replacement body sheet metal panels; and (7) other items listed under “What is Not Covered” (later in this section).

Rust Perforation Coverage applies to perforation due to corrosion only.

Perforation is a rust-through condition, such as an actual hole in a sheet metal panel. Cosmetic or surface corrosion, such as that caused by stone chips or scratches in the paint, is not covered under this warranty. In addition, SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer reserves the right to decide whether painting the repaired or replaced panel to match the original finish is feasible. SOA will not, under any circumstances, pay for painting the entire vehicle solely to match paint color.

Since your vehicle was designed and built to resist corrosion, use of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not necessary and not a requirement for coverage under this warranty. Whether to obtain such additional protection is your decision.

Repairs at No Charge
Defective parts will be repaired or, at the option of SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer, replaced with new or remanufactured parts without charge to you for labor and materials.




2020:
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
BASIC COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the entire vehicle.

Seat Belt Lifetime Limited Warranty
SEAT BELT COVERAGE lasts for the useful life of the vehicle and includes seat belts and related components which fail to function properly during normal use.

This warranty does not apply to cosmetic appearance, such as color fading, when the seat belts function properly. Coverage also excludes any electrical related components or body anchor points.

Wear Item Limited Warranty
WEAR ITEM COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Items covered are brake pad/shoe linings, clutch linings, and wiper blades.

Powertrain Limited Warranty
POWERTRAIN COVERAGE for all models is 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the major powertrain components listed below.

Powertrain Coverage Components:
Engine

Engine block and all internal parts

Cylinder heads and valve trains

Oil pump, oil pan

Timing belts or gears and cover

Water pump

Flywheel

Intake and exhaust manifolds

Oil seals and gaskets

Hybrid System Limited Warranty
In addition to the warranties outlined in your Warranty & Maintenance Booklet, your vehicle is covered by a SUBARU Hybrid System Warranty for 8 years, or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. This limited warranty covers repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship in the following plug-in hybrid electric vehicle components:

High voltage battery pack

Battery control module

Hydraulic booster

Onboard charger

Hybrid system control module

Power control unit

Charge cable

Transmission and electric motor assembly

Transaxle/Transmission and Differential:
Transaxle/Transmission case and internal parts

Torque converter

Electronic transmission control unit

Seals and gaskets

Axle shafts and constant velocity joints (except boots)[3]

Propeller shaft

Wheel bearings

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
RUST PERFORATION COVERAGE for all models is 5 years, regardless of mileage. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, defective original body sheet metal panels that are rusted completely through from the inside out (perforated by corrosion) will be repaired or, at the option of SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer, replaced without charge to you for labor and materials. The following items are not covered: (1) rusting of the outside of the underbody (floor pan) or any other part of the vehicle except body panels; (2) rust resulting from alteration of any body panels; (3) rust as a result of damage to paint caused by normal road hazards such as stones or other debris; (4) body panel rust caused by abuse, lack of maintenance, or damage to the vehicle; (5) rust caused by sand, mud, salt, submergence of a body panel in water, exposure to industrial fallout, chemical fallout, tree sap, hail, or other causes beyond the control of SOA; (6) replacement body sheet metal panels; and (7) other items listed under “What is Not Covered” (later in this section).

Rust Perforation Coverage applies to perforation due to corrosion only.

Perforation is a rust-through condition, such as an actual hole in a sheet metal panel. Cosmetic or surface corrosion, such as that caused by stone chips or scratches in the paint, is not covered under this warranty. In addition, SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer reserves the right to decide whether painting the repaired or replaced panel to match the original finish is feasible. SOA will not, under any circumstances, pay for painting the entire vehicle solely to match paint color.

Since your vehicle was designed and built to resist corrosion, use of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not necessary and not a requirement for coverage under this warranty. Whether to obtain such additional protection is your decision.

Repairs at No Charge
Defective parts will be repaired or, at the option of SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer, replaced with new or remanufactured parts without charge to you for labor and materials.



Cylinder heads and valve trains

Oil pump, oil pan

Timing belts or gears and cover

Water pump

Flywheel

Intake and exhaust manifolds

Oil seals and gaskets

Transaxle/Transmission and Differential:
Transaxle/Transmission case and internal parts

Torque converter

Electronic transmission control unit

Seals and gaskets

Axle shafts and constant velocity joints (except boots)[3]

Propeller shaft

Wheel bearings

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
RUST PERFORATION COVERAGE for all models is 5 years, regardless of mileage. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, defective original body sheet metal panels that are rusted completely through from the inside out (perforated by corrosion) will be repaired or, at the option of SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer, replaced without charge to you for labor and materials. The following items are not covered: (1) rusting of the outside of the underbody (floor pan) or any other part of the vehicle except body panels; (2) rust resulting from alteration of any body panels; (3) rust as a result of damage to paint caused by normal road hazards such as stones or other debris; (4) body panel rust caused by abuse, lack of maintenance, or damage to the vehicle; (5) rust caused by sand, mud, salt, submergence of a body panel in water, exposure to industrial fallout, chemical fallout, tree sap, hail, or other causes beyond the control of SOA; (6) replacement body sheet metal panels; and (7) other items listed under “What is Not Covered” (later in this section).

Rust Perforation Coverage applies to perforation due to corrosion only.

Perforation is a rust-through condition, such as an actual hole in a sheet metal panel. Cosmetic or surface corrosion, such as that caused by stone chips or scratches in the paint, is not covered under this warranty. In addition, SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer reserves the right to decide whether painting the repaired or replaced panel to match the original finish is feasible. SOA will not, under any circumstances, pay for painting the entire vehicle solely to match paint color.

Since your vehicle was designed and built to resist corrosion, use of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not necessary and not a requirement for coverage under this warranty. Whether to obtain such additional protection is your decision.

Repairs at No Charge
Defective parts will be repaired or, at the option of SOA or your Authorized SUBARU Retailer, replaced with new or remanufactured parts without charge to you for labor and materials.
 

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I notice no mention of the turbocharger. That's not considered an internal engine part is it? or is the turbo just not covered under warranty?
I don't know. That's the generic warranty coverage, but, vehicle specific coverages are in the Ascent Warranty and Maintenance Manual, which is not available online. Mine is packed away someplace otherwise, I'd have referred to it. :(
 
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