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I'm buying a used 2015 or 2016 Jetta 1.8t this weekend with the PZEV designation. Does the 15yr 150,000 mile warranty still apply to the second (or even third) owner of the vehicle? I also can't find a published source with the list of components that are covered. I saw a list on one of the Golf forums but there was no source. The warranty is one of the big selling points for me so I want to be sure the warranty still applies if I purchase used. I'm going to ask the dealer this weekend but I don't want to need a turbo replaced in 8 years and have it denied because the dealer gave me bad information to make the sale. Any input is greatly appreciated.
 

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Emissions components warranties are federally mandated, they cover the parts
no matter who owns the car, till the miles or year is up. Some manufacturers
have a higher miles or year cap than what the EPA mandates, but it covers
the parts.

The law applies to vehicles manufactured since 1995, including used vehicles, repaired at
an authorized dealer service facility. Federal emissions warranties are often overlooked,
or forgotten. Dealers take advantage of that, and will try and have you pay for the
repairs, when it's covered under federal law.

The law enacted in 1995 is 8/80,000

The warranty coverage period for the following parts is 8 years or 80,000 miles (whichever occurs first):
Catalytic Converter
Electronic Emissions Control Unit (ECU)
Onboard Emissions Diagnostic Device

The government here, it only has to be 8/80,000

10/100,000 is voluntary, 15/150,000 is voluntary by the car manufacturer, for certain
parts. Like, the exhaust valves and HPFPs on TDIs, which were extended.

U.S. Code;
Title 40 › Chapter I › Subchapter U › Part 1037 › Subpart B › Section 1037.120
§ 1037.120 Emission-related warranty requirements.

(a)General requirements. You must warrant to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser...

There are differences from one vehicle year, make and model, gasoline and diesel engines. There are also
differences between trucks that are over/under 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW).

The State of California has its own emissions component coverage for 7 years or 70,000 miles. This
emissions warranty is an addition to the Federal Emissions Warranty. The California Emissions Warranty
covers many more smog parts than the Federal Emissions Warranty for 8/80. There are also certain
year, make and model vehicles that may have emission parts covered under the California Warranty
that go above and beyond the normal parts coverage for 8/80.

PZEV meets all SULEV, but has ZERO evaporative emissions while the motor is off, or at idle.
That means, no vapors escape the car. They also have metal gas tanks as plastic is permeated
by gasoline. Fuel injectors also close tighter so gas does not leak into the cylinders, which is
normal on SULEV and ULEVm and anything else that's not PZEV.
 

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Emissions components warranties are federally mandated, they cover the parts
no matter who owns the car, till the miles or year is up. Some manufacturers
have a higher miles or year cap than what the EPA mandates, but it covers
the parts.

The law applies to vehicles manufactured since 1995, including used vehicles, repaired at
an authorized dealer service facility. Federal emissions warranties are often overlooked,
or forgotten. Dealers take advantage of that, and will try and have you pay for the
repairs, when it's covered under federal law.

The law enacted in 1995 is 8/80,000

The warranty coverage period for the following parts is 8 years or 80,000 miles (whichever occurs first):
Catalytic Converter
Electronic Emissions Control Unit (ECU)
Onboard Emissions Diagnostic Device

The government here, it only has to be 8/80,000

10/100,000 is voluntary, 15/150,000 is voluntary by the car manufacturer, for certain
parts. Like, the exhaust valves and HPFPs on TDIs, which were extended.

U.S. Code;
Title 40 › Chapter I › Subchapter U › Part 1037 › Subpart B › Section 1037.120
§ 1037.120 Emission-related warranty requirements.

(a)General requirements. You must warrant to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser...

There are differences from one vehicle year, make and model, gasoline and diesel engines. There are also
differences between trucks that are over/under 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW).

The State of California has its own emissions component coverage for 7 years or 70,000 miles. This
emissions warranty is an addition to the Federal Emissions Warranty. The California Emissions Warranty
covers many more smog parts than the Federal Emissions Warranty for 8/80. There are also certain
year, make and model vehicles that may have emission parts covered under the California Warranty
that go above and beyond the normal parts coverage for 8/80.

PZEV meets all SULEV, but has ZERO evaporative emissions while the motor is off, or at idle.
That means, no vapors escape the car. They also have metal gas tanks as plastic is permeated
by gasoline. Fuel injectors also close tighter so gas does not leak into the cylinders, which is
normal on SULEV and ULEVm and anything else that's not PZEV.
Is there any identifying sticker or code that will tell me the car is PZEV? Does the CPRA engine code automatically mean PZEV? There really isn't a lot of definitive information about this online so I'm hoping this will help someone buying a PZEV VW in the future.

It was my understanding that PZEV means that certain emissions related components are covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles (which ever occurs first). The list is pretty extensive which makes the warranty so attractive since I want to keep the car until it falls apart. I can't find a VW published source on the parts covered but the list I found on another forum is:

1714 Oil Filler Cap
1726 PCV Valve
1911 Coolant Level Sensor
1913 Coolant Fan Con. Switch
1970 Direct Ozone Reduction (DOR) Radiator/Sensor
1978 Temperature Sending Unit
2005 Fuel Filler Cap
2007 Filler Neck
2010 Fuel Tank
2019 Gravity Valve
2022 Activated Charcoal Line
2024 Canister Purge Solenoid/Valve
2025 Canister
2038 Fuel Feed Line
2039 Fuel Return Line
2044 Fuel Line
2048 Leak Detection Pump
2057 Pressure Relief Valve
2058 Fuel Accumulator
2065 Fuel Pump Relay
2130 Turbo Charger
2143 Charge Inter-Cooler
2164 Over Run Cut-off Valve
2168 Pressure Sender
2169 Solenoid Shut-off Valve
2329 Diesel Injection Pump
2340 1 Injector with Lift Sensor
2359 Diesel Air Mass Meter
2360 Diesel ECM
2425 Air Cleaner Housing
2426 Intake Air Temp. Sensor
2433 Switching Valve
2438 Heated Air Duct
2440 Injectors
2441 Fuel Distributor
2442 Throttle Body
2444 Throttle Position
2445 Air Flow Sensor
2447 Intake Manifold
2458 Fuel Pressure Regulator
2460 Cold Start Valve/Injector
2461 Throttle Position Sensor
2462 Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor
2468 Oxygen Sensor Relay
2469 Pre-Oxygen Sensor
2470 Electronic Control Module
2473 Post Oxygen Sensor
2481 Idle Air Control Valve
2510 Heated Oxygen Sensor
2511 Engine Control Module
2513 Differential Pressure Reg.
2514 VAF Sensor Position Sensor
2519 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
2525 Air Cleaner Housing
2527 Intake Air Duct
2540 Fuel Injectors
2544 Throttle Body
2548 Cold Start Valve/Injector
2555 Fuel Pressure Regulator
2560 Fuel Distributor
2562 Volume Air Flow Sensor
2567 Vacuum Amplifier
2568 Idle Air Control Valve
2574 Throttle Position Switch/Sensor
2580 Intake Manifold
2588 Idle Air Control Valve System
2604 CO Content Pipe
2610 Exhaust Manifold
2617 Exhaust Pipe (Manifold to Catalyst)
2639 EGR Valve
2640 Secondary Air Injection Shut-Off Check Valve
2641 EGR Vacuum Hoses
2642 EGR Temperature Sensor
2644 Solenoid Valve
2654 Thermal Vacuum Valve
2655 Secondary Air Injection Relay
2665 Secondary Air Injection Pump
2668 Anti-Backfire Valve
2670 Pre-catalytic Converter
2672 Three-Way Catalytic Converter Temperature Sensor
2673 Three-Way Catalytic Converter
2817 Ignition Coil Power Output Stage
2820 Ignition Coil (Tri-Coil Pack)
2823 Ignition System Control Module
2830 Distributor Assembly
2832 Distributor Cap
2834 Distributor Rotor
2839 Vehicle Speed Sensors (Camshaft Position Sensor)
2853 Spark Plug Wires
2855 Coil Wire
2870 Spark Plugs
2872 Knock Sensors
2873 Crankshaft Position Sensor
2884 Glow Plug
2885 Glow Plug Relay
3707 Park Neutral Switch
3730 Transmission Control Module
9009 Speed Sensor
9025 Instrument Cluster
N/A MIL Lamp
 

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PZEV means, the elimination of evaporative emissions; the gasoline fumes that escape during
refueling or, especially on hot days, from the fuel tank and supply lines. PZEVs must meet SULEV
tailpipe emission standards, on top of the zero evaporative emissions and a 15 year / 150,000 mile
warranty, which was also stated for SULEV.

I read somewhere that PZEVs have metal gas tanks, and tighter closing fuel injectors.
FIs leak when off, that creates fumes in the engine, which can escape through any
cylinders with open exhaust or intake valves. Plastic fuel tanks are permeated by
the gasoline, and also gives off fumes.

If you do not have the SAI pump, you're definitely not PZEV. The SAI pump was made
mandatory in CA for their PZEV emissions laws.

From what I read, CPRA engine code is supposed to be PZEV, but there is more to it than
just the engine. Without the other items, it's still SULEV.

Mine was sold as a PZEV, but the VIN shows SULEV. I have the CPRA engine code, and SAI
pump.

PZEV up-charges can be from $200 to $1500 depending on the car maker.

Check your book on the warranty for emissions parts, if it's not 15/150,000 miles, it's
not even SULEV let alone PZEV.

Most manufacturers don't offer PZEV models where they aren't required by state law.

Originally, PZEVs were only available in California. Then came Maine, Massachusetts, New York,
Oregon and Vermont. Most recent additions were Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington. The government says it’s currently illegal for
automakers to sell PZEVs outside of these states. Under terms of the Clean Air Act, in an
irony that only our government can pull off; anyone (dealer, consumer, automaker) involved in an
out-of-bounds PZEV sale could be subject to civil fines of up to $27,500. However, if you lived in CA,
bought the car in CA, then moved to an out of bounds state, that's fine.

I believe Subaru sells PZEVs just about everywhere, and when asked about this fine? They said:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in a PZEV 2009 Outback 2.5i SE Wagon. We appreciate that you brought your concern to our attention.

Subaru has been offering PZEV models for quite a few years now. I am personally aware that many customers in non-PZEV states have purchased Subaru PZEV models. I am not aware of any fines being levied against Subaru dealers or Subaru of America. However, just be to safe, I have forwarded your message to our Governmental Affairs Department. As soon as I hear back from them, I will be back in touch with you.

I did review the article you provided. At the top of that page, there is a hyperlink - Green Car Advisor at Edmunds.com. If you click on that link, it states in the third paragraph: There’s a $27,000 fine—never imposed but still on the books—for anyone who sells one of these vehicles in a state in which it hasn’t been certified.

Thanks again for your interest in Subaru products. I will be back in touch once I hear from our Governmental Affairs Department.

Sincerely,

John J. Mergen
Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer/Dealer Services Department
To continue...

PZEVs do not offer consumers any kind of incentives, other than the extended emissions warranty.
That means, you don't qualify for Hybrid tax credits, and hybrids have to meet SULEV standards.
PZEVs do provide benefits to the originating automaker, they get ZEV credits, and they can sell
those credits if they don't use them.

Mowing your lawn with a gas mower put out more pollution than a PZEV would in 2000 miles.
Grilling a single burger; you put out about same hydrocarbon emissions as a three-hour drive in a PZEV.
 

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how to find if vehicle is PZEV

Is there any identifying sticker or code that will tell me the car is PZEV? Does the CPRA engine code automatically mean PZEV? There really isn't a lot of definitive information about this online so I'm hoping this will help someone buying a PZEV VW in the future.

I go to the vw.com site, click on recall on the top right, enter the VIN, click submit &..... along with any Recalls, you will get a message like.....
Results for your
2008 JETTA 2.5 SE PZEV AUTO

or
Results for your
2006 NEW JETTA SEDAN 2.5 AUTO
 

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2016 1,8 Golf S PZEV warranty

Last week my turbocharger actuator failed, putting the car in a "limp home" mode. A little over 61,000 miles on the car.

Much to my surprise, because this is a PZEV vehicle, the entire turbocharger is warrantied for 15 yrs / 150,000 miles. Repaired for no charge, plus a free rental car for a day !
 

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Here is a direct source for parts covered under the PZEV warranty...

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/MC-10128378-9999.pdf

WHEN THE WARRANTY PERIOD BEGINS
The warranty period begins on the date the vehicle is delivered to either the original retail purchaser or
the original lessee, or if the vehicle is first placed in service as a "demonstrator" or "company" car, on
the date such vehicle is first placed in service.
The following is a generic list of emission-related components which would be covered for 15 years or
150,000 miles, whichever occurs first, for PZEV/AT-PZEV vehicles
Service Number* Component
1714 Oil Filler Cap
1726 PCV Valve
1911 Coolant Level Sensor
1913 Coolant Fan Con. Switch
1970 Direct Ozone Reduction (DOR) Radiator/Sensor
1978 Temperature Sending Unit
2005 Fuel Filler Cap
2007 Filler Neck
2010 Fuel Tank
2019 Gravity Valve
2022 Activated Charcoal Line
2024 Canister Purge Solenoid/Valve
2025 Canister
2038 Fuel Feed Line
2039 Fuel Return Line
2044 Fuel Line
2048 Leak Detection Pump
2057 Pressure Relief Valve
2058 Fuel Accumulator
2065 Fuel Pump Relay
2130 Turbocharger
2143 Charge Inter-Cooler
2164 Over Run Cut-off Valve
2168 Pressure Sender
2169 Solenoid Shut-off Valve
2329 Diesel Injection Pump
2340 1 Injector with Lift Sensor
2359 Diesel Air Mass Meter
2360 Diesel ECM
2425 Air Cleaner Housing
2426 Intake Air Temp. Sensor
2433 Switching Valve
2438 Heated Air Duct
2440 Injectors
2441 Fuel Distributor
2442 Throttle Body
2444 Throttle Position
2445 Air Flow Sensor
2447 Intake Manifold
2458 Fuel Pressure Regulator
2460 Cold Start Valve/Injector
2461 Throttle Position Sensor
2462 Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor
2468 Oxygen Sensor Relay
2469 Pre-Oxygen Sensor
2470 Electronic Control Module
2473 Post Oxygen Sensor
2481 Idle Air Control Valve
2510 Heated Oxygen Sensor
2511 Engine Control Module
2513 Differential Pressure Reg.
2514 VAF Sensor Position Sensor
2519 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
2525 Air Cleaner Housing
2527 Intake Air Duct
2540 Fuel Injectors
2544 Throttle Body
2548 Cold Start Valve/Injector
2555 Fuel Pressure Regulator
2560 Fuel Distributor
2562 Volume Air Flow Sensor
2567 Vacuum Amplifier
2568 Idle Air Control Valve
2574 Throttle Position Switch/Sensor
2580 Intake Manifold
2588 Idle Air Control Valve System
2604 CO Content Pipe
2610 Exhaust Manifold
2617 Exhaust Pipe (Manifold to Catalyst)
2639 EGR Valve
2640 Secondary Air Injection Shut-Off Check Valve
2641 EGR Vacuum Hoses
2642 EGR Temperature Sensor
2644 Solenoid Valve
2654 Thermal Vacuum Valve
2655 Secondary Air Injection Relay
2665 Secondary Air Injection Pump
2666 Pressure Hose
2668 Anti-Backfire Valve
2670 Pre-catalytic Converter
2672 Three-Way Catalytic Converter Temperature Sensor
2673 Three-Way Catalytic Converter
2817 Ignition Coil Power Output Stage
2820 Ignition Coil (Tri-Coil Pack)
2823 Ignition System Control Module
2830 Distributor Assembly
2832 Distributor Cap
2834 Distributor Rotor
2839 Vehicle Speed Sensors (Camshaft Position Sensor)
2853 Spark Plug Wires
2855 Coil Wire
2870 Spark Plugs
2872 Knock Sensors
2873 Crankshaft Position Sensor
2884 Glow Plug
2885 Glow Plug Relay
3707 Park Neutral Switch
3730 Transmission Control Module
9009 Speed Sensor
9025 Instrument Cluster
N/A MIL Lamp
 
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