- Report: #79844
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Complaint Review: Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc.
Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc.P.O. 8567 Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33443 Deerfield Beach, Florida U.S.A.
Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc. highly deceptive and dubious terms of warranty coverage Deerfield Beach Florida
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Fortunately, the car has been a relatively reliable vehicle, and I did not need to use the extended warranty. Until yesterday when the transmission went bad. I had the vehicle towed to a reputable transmission shop I had dealings with in the past, and they agreed to honor my extended warranty.
The warranty was supposed to be good for 72 months or 100,000 miles. Upon calling Fidelity Warranty, the sales manager at the transmission shop was told the vehicle was no longer covered by the warranty. The purchase date of the warranty was on 12/30/98, and the date of breakdown was 2/9/04 with 42,000 miles on the vehicle. most people would assume that the vehicle was covered by the warranty company from the time of purchase and for 6 years and 100,000 miles. HOWEVER, the way this warranty from fidelity is written, since the vehicle had more then 6000 miles on it when I purchased it, the warranty began at the production date of the car in 1997!!!! Now who would knowingly spend $2,000.00 for a warranty that was ALREADY 2 years expired when they bought it?!?!?!?!
I am outraged not only by the dealer for not giving me what I asked for, but for basically stealing $2,000.00 from me and giving me this piece of paper from Fidelity Warranty that is less useful then toilet paper! I was going to sue the dealer I bought the car from, however they are out of business (I wonder why).
BUYER BEWARE - of Fidelity Warranty. You amost need your lawyer to revue this warranty prior to purchasing it as it is deceptively written, and has many clauses in it to help Fidelity get out of paying for warranted repairs.
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/10/2004 07:30 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fidelity-Warranty-Services-Inc/Deerfield-Beach-Florida-33443/Fidelity-Warranty-Services-Inc-highly-deceptive-and-dubious-terms-of-warranty-coverage-D-79844. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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