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I bought it because its fully transferable and I can see myself losing the main monitor (like the Tesla) in the 37th month. Its less that 5% of the final vehicle cost. It does seem a bit odd to pay for this 3 years in advance. Its like loading up your Starbucks card and then not buying a coffee for 3 years.
 

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I did a search and noted quite a bit of discussion about the new car warranty. I wanted to start this one regarding the extended warranty. From what I see it's quite pricey, I've owned a lot of vehicles over the years and never purchased an extended warrranty.

BUT having watching a number of vids on just how techy this vehicle is. I'm thinking it might not be a bad idea. BUT I"m assuming you can buy this warranty from ford at any time while the original warranty is in place? Looking for thoughts.

Also, most of the cars I've bought came with four year warranties. Never kept my cars longer than that. Being retired now it seems like this will be a long term vehicle.
My contacts have advised me the same… nix any “extended,” “upgraded,” or “additional” contracts. You’re right that you can get the extended later on. We all are privy to what the secrets of what tomorrow can bring after this past year🙄😷
 

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My contacts have advised me the same… nix any “extended,” “upgraded,” or “additional” contracts. You’re right that you can get the extended later on. We all are privy to what the secrets of what tomorrow can bring after this past year🙄😷
At the end of the day, something I've never done before, I purchased the extended warranty, just in view of the sync 4 system alone (I can just imagine what the sync 4 screen itself costs if if fails), I felt it was necessary as I plan to keep the car for a long time (which is a departure for me). I'd seen people get quotes as low as $1600. from certain dealers that specialize in the warranties, My dealer gave it to me for $2k so I went ahead with that price. My dealer did point out that as an EV a lot of the usual items to fail wouldn't be an issue here, but he did point out the tech stuff as being the area probably most likely to have issues.I have seen the price range all over the place from various posters.
 

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At the end of the day, something I've never done before, I purchased the extended warranty, just in view of the sync 4 system alone (I can just imagine what the sync 4 screen itself costs if if fails), I felt it was necessary as I plan to keep the car for a long time (which is a departure for me).
The big screen is not yet on Ford parts, but the screen in front of the driver is $1,465!!!
 

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I downloaded the brochure for the PremiumCare extended warranty. The hi-tech section states components unique to hybrid/electric vehicles. I would assume this includes the inverters and on-board charger. My concern is it is written around ICE vehicles. No where do I see it covering the electric motors unless they are considered hi-tech. Can anyone with an extended warranty clarify this point? Thanks.
 

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I downloaded the brochure for the PremiumCare extended warranty. The hi-tech section states components unique to hybrid/electric vehicles. I would assume this includes the inverters and on-board charger. My concern is it is written around ICE vehicles. No where do I see it covering the electric motors unless they are considered hi-tech. Can anyone with an extended warranty clarify this point? Thanks.
Motors are considered part of the powertrain, not "hi-tech".
 

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Motors are considered part of the powertrain, not "hi-tech".
Here’s an update I posted in another thread.
I just got off the phone with Ford about extended warranties. The electric motors are covered by the standard warranty for 8 years or 100K miles. They will be offering an extended warranty for EVs. The woman I spoke with said it’s written but not available for purchase at his time. She suggested I call back when my vehicle is almost a year old. If the new warranty is available it will also qualify for a discount.
 

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Here’s an update I posted in another thread.
I just got off the phone with Ford about extended warranties. The electric motors are covered by the standard warranty for 8 years or 100K miles. They will be offering an extended warranty for EVs. The woman I spoke with said it’s written but not available for purchase at his time. She suggested I call back when my vehicle is almost a year old. If the new warranty is available it will also qualify for a discount.
so I wonder what they'll do with those of us that bought the existing ford extended warranty?
 

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For simplicity, if we categorize quality issues some broad categories:
  1. Acute: Poor assembly/workmanship, early life mortality. These problems are generally addressed as production matures, dealer service departments can address them with relative ease. A part/assembly prone to failure gets improved versions. Usually these get shaken out during the warranty period.
  2. Chronic: Problems/Issues that are "baked into" the design and not easily addressed with a simple part/assembly replacement.
  3. "reverse lottery" (got the 1 failing part/assembly out of a million good ones)...
Buying an extended warranty is really to protect against 2 and 3. Standard warranty for the MME:
  • Electric Vehicle Component Coverage: 8 years or 100,00 miles (whichever occurs first), with retention of 70% or more of the original High Voltage Battery capacity over that period.
  • Powertrain coverage: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Bumper to Bumper coverage: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Safety Restraint System coverage: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Corrosion coverage (Perforation only): 5 years / unlimited miles
  • Electric Vehicle Roadside Assistance Program: 5 years / 60,000 miles
If the Acute issues are addressed in the warranty period, that leaves the Chronic and "Reverse Lottery" for any extended warranty to cover. For my own analysis... that parts I am nervous about that would be high cost repairs are the electronics and the air conditioner. To my knowledge Ford has never made or sourced an electric powered (not via an accessory belt) compression unit. But our friends down south who pretty much run it year round would find any issues before I do (maybe before the warranty period).

I think it's best to take a wait and see approach before any extended warranty.
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