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December 2002 to Today
Automotive Warranty Report:
After spiking to worrying levels in 2009, automotive warranty claims rates returned to normal in 2010, while the OEMs' accrual rates have never been lower. Their parts suppliers, however, continue to see their warranty costs escalate as the OEMs insist they share a bigger slice of the burden.
April 7, 2011
Are claims soaring or falling? It depends how you slice the market. One way is to compare OEMs to their suppliers. Another is to group OEMs by the size of the vehicles they make. Either way, passenger car and light truck makers always seem to end up paying the most.
September 11, 2007
Extended Warranty Income:
Though most extended warranties are sold by retailers, a few computer manufacturers continue to make a killing by selling their own service contracts. Extended warranties can account for a significant slice of profits, and sometimes can actually be the difference between profit and loss.
October 25, 2005
Warranty by Industry Sector:
While claims grew by 4.9% to $25.1 billion in 2004, warranty's slice of revenue actually shrank a bit as sales grew faster. In some industry sectors, both dollars and percentages actually fell, but computer and automotive OEMs still process the vast majority of all warranty claims.
May 10, 2005
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