Written warranties may be given by a seller or manufacturer that are in addition to any of the statutory warranties that consumers have by law. These warranties are the ones that "fall out of the box" when you buy a new coffee maker (or other item).
These warranties cannot exclude or place limits on the statutory warranties given by law. However, retail sellers can opt out of additional warranties if they notify the purchaser in writing that they do not adopt the additional warranty before the sale.
Many warranties contain words and phrases that are easily misunderstood or that do not have one clear meaning. For Example...
You should also be aware that some manufacturers place certain conditions on these additional warranties. For example...
Some people cross out these clauses but the manufacturer usually will not accept any alterations.
As is the case with statutory or express warranties if the manufacturer or seller does not repair the product within a reasonable amount of time you can take it elsewhere to be fixed and sue them for the cost. If the additional warranty does not cover the situation remember you can still claim against the seller or the manufacturer for breach of statutory warranties.
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