Is the warrenty transferable to another owner?

Asked by Jul 09, 2008 at 01:07 PM about the 2001 Toyota Prius

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking at 2001 Prius to buy. It only has just over 20,000 miles on it. I understand from reading your web site that it has a warrenty covering the car up to 37,000 miles. Is this warrenty transferable? If so what does it cover? Would I have to take it to a dealer to fulfill the warrenty?

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Depends on the person or dealer your buying it from. The car your looking for is a 2001 model, most car makers only offer around 2 to 4 years of warranty so the warranty may no longer apply to the vehicle. If you do want a warranty for sure, then buy from a dealership and ask them about getting a full warranty for the vehicle. They should be able to help you out, if not, I don't know what to tell ya. P.s..... Toyota Prius is a Hybrid vehicle, keep in mind that the battery alone costs 1,200 and weights 250 lbs. So def. get a warranty.


Jese is right on the warranty part but I work for Toyota and wanted to also let you your looking into a prius which is also a very hard car to find. As of right now most dealerships have a waiting list of about 5-6months on that car. so if you really want one make sure u have a few choices of colors and know what package you want. Maint. is also expensive on that veh. try to buy from a dealership that would offer free oil changes. :)


All Toyota warranties are transferable. But that being said, there are stipulations.1.) On the warranty (comes with the car as a new purchase)-- it is either 3 years or 36,000 miles as a basic; 5 years or 60,000 miles for powertrain, airbags and rust protection. 8 year or 100,000 for the battery and hybrid systems EXCEPT IN CALIFORNIA where it is 10 years/ 150,000. Wow. 2). The warranty cannot be voided out due to bad maintenance or aftermarket tampering such as installing secondary electrical systems. You should see if it is a warranty (new car warranty); or Toyota Certified warranty; or Toyota vehicle service agreement (add on or so-called extended warranty). These terms all mean different things and have different conditions. I don't know what is covered... because I don't know what kind of "warranty" you have.... terms like gold or platinum also make a difference. Finally, yes... you would have to take it to a dealer/ Toyota dealer to fulfill the warranty. If it is an aftermarker product... there may be other stipulations.

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A 2001 warranty even at 10 years would only be covered till 2011. It is an either OR situation. Whatever comes first the years OR the miles. In this case the years came first and have voided the warranties! From what I have read the car is too old to be covered under an extended warranty that you could purchase directly from Toyota! So to answer your question , there is NO WARRANTY TO TRANSFER AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

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Here is what is on their website Please click my HELPFUL LINK BUTTON IF THIS IS USEFUL Certified Toyota Program Overview The Toyota Certified Used Vehicle program allows consumers to get a high-quality, low-mileage car, truck or SUV at an affordable price. All Toyotas in this program are less than 6 years old and driven fewer than 85,000 miles. THIS CAR CAN NOT BE QUALIFIED BY TOYOTA Toyota Certified Used Car Features The limited powertrain warranty is extended to 7 years/100,000 miles. Items covered under this warranty include the engine, transmission and all internally lubricated parts. THIS STARTS FROM FIRST USE when SOLD AS NEW - again this makes a 2001 NOT QUALIFIED The comprehensive warranty is 12 months/12,000 miles and provides Toyota’s highest level of coverage available for any car. Extras If you purchase a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle, you can enjoy a number of extras like: 1 year roadside assistance from the time the car was originally sold. Coverage includes a number of services like flat tires, lockouts, jump starts, towing and fuel delivery. Vehicles are covered under the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, meaning CARFAX will buy back vehicles that were reported to the DMV with salvage, flood, fire or odometer problems, but not reflected on the CARFAX vehicle history report. Here is the link to Toyota brochure Again Please clicl my HELPFUL LINK IF THIS HELPED YOU!

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