Is the VW CPO warranty transferable?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Illinois Volkswagen on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 4:16 pm
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Transferring the VW CPO Warranty

Getting a certified pre-owned Volkswagen is a great way to wed the benefits of buying a new and a used vehicle into one. Drivers can enjoy the knowledge that they’re obtaining a high-quality machine while also getting a great price.

Another benefit of CPO vehicles is that they come with warranty coverage. But if you’ve found yourself on this page, you’re probably wondering: is the VW CPO warranty transferable?



Man with a large bag approaches a blue 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan.

After extensive investigative work, we’ve determined that the Volkswagen CPO warranty is most-likely transferable. On their website, VW clarifies that their Limited Warranties are automatically transferred without cost if the ownership of the vehicle changes while said limited warranties are valid. While VW does not specifically say that this also applies to CPO warranty coverage, we don’t see why it wouldn’t.

In addition, cars.com also states that the VW CPO warranty is transferable. So if you find this not to be the case, take it up with cars.com.

When does the VW CPO warranty coverage begin?

Volkswagen CPO warranty coverage begins whenever the New Vehicle Limited Warranty on one’s model expires, or on the sale date of the CPO VW vehicle; whichever occurs later. 

What is the Volkswagen CPO warranty coverage?

Volkswagen provides different CPO warranty coverage depending on the year and model of the VW vehicle.

  • Models from 2018 and newer are covered for 1 year/12,000 miles ($50 deductible)
  • Gas, hybrid, and eGolf electric models from 2017 and earlier are covered for 2 years/24,000 miles ($50 deductible)
  • TDI (diesel) models from 2016 and earlier are covered for 2 years/unlimited miles ($50 deductible), plus TDI extended emission warranty with no deductible

VW CPO warranty coverage also includes roadside assistance for 2 years/unlimited miles, with benefits similar to new car warranty roadside assistance.

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