Stihl Warranty???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fox526, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. fox526

    fox526 LawnSite Member
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    I just read the stihl warranty and it doesn't say anything about parts being covered for 5 years... Just says 2 year warranty...
    Then click at the top to download the warranty specs.
    Why is everyone talking about 5 year on parts?
  2. mnms0562000

    mnms0562000 LawnSite Member
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    5 year warranty is not on all parts. Just the coil. 2 years Parts and labor. 5 years Parts only.
  3. rotti1968

    rotti1968 LawnSite Member
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  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    You really need to read your Owner's manual, these policies can change over time and from one model to the next,
    what you want are the warranty specifications that go with your piece of equipment.

    I believe it's towards the back of the book but I'm not 100% sure.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Actually certain parts of Stihl equipment like clutches and shafts are lifetime warrantied.
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    It is good to read the warranty section and realize that there is a consumer section and somewhere in there is the small faint print that applies to the professional user!!!!
    We have come to learn that these warranties aren't worth the paper it is printed on!
  7. rotti1968

    rotti1968 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    The only items not covered under the 2 year warranty are the chain saws and cut off saws for pro use. Blowers and trimmers etc are covered for 2 years.

    And Ill say this again, Sithl is very good with repairing things under warranty. I just did a ms 460 chain saw that was purchased in nov of 2008. This saw carries a 90 day pro warranty. The saw had very little use like new condition. It was seized , long story short the customer did not cause this failure. The carburetor failed and allowed the unit to lean out and over speed. Since the carburetor has a 2 year emissions warranty it covered the failure of the saw. so it really goes by the dealer, the tech etc . I also deny many warranties because its not a "defect" in the product, non mixed fuel,carburetor out of adjustment, no preventive maintenance etc.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I've had a couple of warranty claims on Stihl equipment at multiple dealers over the years and I've never had them deny one. One was on a blower that was out of the warranty period and Stihl still fixed it for free.
  9. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    Stihl will work with their dealers on repairs. Unless it's for something like no oil in the fuel.

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