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So I had my first service on my Volt. This was the first of two "free" service visits that are required to meet the lifetime powertrain warranty that this dealer provides. Even the the oil was at 75% remaining and the ICE only had about 3000 miles on it, they still changed the oil and the filter. They also rotated the tires and then did a 30 point checklist of routine items. They found no problems or issues that needed attention. There was no charge for this service.
I also found out that our car had received some kind of update prior to our purchasing the car. The service writer listed the update as P1E0417. I haven't yet been able to find out specifically what this was. I can't find that specific code anywhere, but I did find P0417 on an OBDII site and it sounds like this was some kind of emissions control failure. (Secondary Air Injection Switching Valve B circuit shorting).
The car remains flawless and I was pleased that none of my settings had changed after the service.
Hazelwood Chev in Bremerton Washington was the dealer. So far so good!
 

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So I had my first service on my Volt. This was the first of two "free" service visits that are required to meet the lifetime powertrain warranty that this dealer provides
my warrenty forever lifetime powertrain warrenty to good to be true scam to help dealers sell cars

I guess the 'lifetime powertrain warranty' is a thing now...suppose it guarantees the specific service dept future business and would be a great thing if you hung onto the vehicle for a very long time...
 

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I don't plan to hold on to my car for too long, so it probably won't be an issue. And I agree that it is a good "come-on" for the dealer.
But, should the unlikely need to replace something really expensive like an engine or generator it might come in pretty handy.
 
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