Volkswagen Two and Four Year 4Plus Care Plans
Terms and Conditions
The services set out in this Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan are provided by Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd ABN 14 093 117 876 (Volkswagen Group Australia) of 24 Muir Road, Chullora, New South Wales 2190 and applies to the purchase and operation of Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plans entered into on or after <1st October>.
Please read this document carefully. It describes what is included in a Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan, what is not included (either by reference to types of issues or services) and a consumer’s rights which continue to apply under the Australian Consumer Law.
There are two Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plans available for purchase by retail customers, which are set out in this document:
01 Two Year 4Plus Care Plan (including Essentials Service and Essentials Service Plus); and
02 Four Year 4Plus Care Plan (including two Essentials Services and two Essentials Services Plus).
1. In these Terms and Conditions
Authorised Volkswagen Dealer
means a dealer authorised by Volkswagen to sell new and/or demonstrator or used Volkswagen vehicles, parts and accessories and/or to perform Volkswagen warranty service and repairs on such vehicles.
means the Essentials Service which includes genuine Volkswagen oil and filter replacement, Volkswagen’s safety and diagnostic check, reset service interval display and logbook stamp.
Essentials Service Plus
means the Essentials Plus Service includes genuine Volkswagen oil and filter replacement, Volkswagen’s safety and diagnostic check, reset service interval display, logbook stamp, pollen filter replacement and brake fluid replacement.
4Plus Care Plan Certificate
means the contract of sale issued to a customer via email once the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan is purchased.
2-year 4Plus Care Plan means the period commencing at 4 years and 1 day from Vehicle Warranty Start Date
and expiring at the earlier of:
(a) 2 years and 1 day from the 2-year 4Plus Care Plan purchase date; or
(b) When the included Essentials Service and Essentials Service Plus have been claimed and exhausted.
4-year 4Plus Care Plan means the period commencing at 4 years and 1 day from Vehicle Warranty Start Date and expiring at the earlier of:
(a) 4 years and 1 day from the 4-year 4Plus Care Plan purchase date; or
(b) when the included 2 Essentials Service and 2 Essentials Service Plus have been claimed and exhausted
Eligible Model List
means the list of model variants to which a Volkswagen Care Plan applies, as updated by Volkswagen from time to time (see https://www.volkswagen.com.au/en/models.html for current model variants).
means any model variant set out in the Eligible Model List that is sold by an Authorised Volkswagen Dealer or purchased on https://www.volkswagen.com.au/en.html on or after the corresponding date set out in the Eligible Model List.
means an item that is excluded from coverage in the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan, including any item listed in section 4 of this document.
means the scheduled services as set out in the Volkswagen Pricing Guide accessible at: https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/service-pricing-guide , or within your local service schedule which cover the cost of parts, labour and fluids for the service items recommended at each Service Interval by the vehicle manufacturer.
(a) for Crafter vehicles, each interval of 20,000 km or 12 months (whichever occurs first) within the Eligibility Period; and
(b) for all other vehicles, each interval of 15,000 km or 12 months (whichever occurs first) within the Eligibility Period.
means the official service schedule for Eligible Vehicles as set out in
(a) Volkswagen Pricing Guide accessible at: https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/service-pricing-guide ; or
(b) In your owner’s manual or equivalent Australian supplement
Terms and Conditions
means the terms and conditions set out in this document.
Volkswagen or VGA
means Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd, ABN 14 093 117 876.
Volkswagen New Vehicle Warranty Start Date
means the date when a new Volkswagen vehicle is delivered to the customer or is put into operation by an Authorised Volkswagen Dealer as a dealer demonstrator or service loan vehicle, in all cases, as recorded in VGA systems.
Volkswagen Owner’s Manual
means the booklet that is supplied with a Volkswagen vehicle outlining instructions on how to use the vehicle.
Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan
means the purchase of vehicle servicing upfront for a specific time period as stated on https://www.volkswagen.com.au/en.html , pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.
means the responsibilities of the customer, as set out in section 5 of this document.
Subject to these Terms and Conditions, the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan is available for purchase in respect of an Eligible Vehicle at the price or rate listed on www.volkswagen.com.au/owners-service/service-repairs/essentials-service.html
During the Eligibility Period the relevant Essentials Service and Essentials Service Plus items included within the 4Plus Care Plan will be carried out for no charge at Authorised Volkswagen Dealers, subject to the Exclusions and Your Responsibilities. Volkswagen may set out at the website www.volkswagen.com.au a list of Authorised Volkswagen Dealers or otherwise advise customers of such dealers by any other means.
2. When can a Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan be purchased?
The applicable Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plans can be purchased up to the following parameters:
(a) Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plans can be purchased from 4 years and 1 day since Vehicle Warranty Start Date for eligible models, and no more than 15 years since the commencement of the Volkswagen Vehicle Warranty Start Date; or
(b) Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan can only be purchased after the Eligible Vehicle has a minimum odometer reading of 60,000 km. For Crafter models, Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plans can only be purchased after the Eligible Vehicle has a minimum odometer reading of 80,000 km.
3. What is covered under a Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan
A two year 4Plus Care Plan will cover the following items;
Oil and filter replacement, Volkswagen’s safety and diagnostic check, reset of service interval display, and logbook stamp.
A four year 4Plus Care Plan will cover the following items;
Oil and filter replacement, Volkswagen’s safety and diagnostic check, reset of service interval display, logbook stamp, pollen filter replacement, and brake fluid replacement.
The Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan expires at the end of the Eligibility Period. The Eligibility Period includes a 6 month or 7,500 km (10,000 km for Crafter vehicles) grace period (whichever occurs first) after the expiry of the Volkswagen Care Plan for customers to claim the final service included within the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan.
4. What is not covered by a Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan (Exclusions):
Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plans only covers what is specified in section 3 of this document, and excludes the remaining items which is specified in the Service Schedule
Tyre rotation and balancing and wheel alignment where required;
Repair of accident damage to any body, driveline or chassis components;
Additional maintenance due to modification from the original specification or the use of non-approved parts, fluids or additives;
Normal wear and tear consumable items requiring replacement and parts requiring additional maintenance (including but not limited to clutch linings, brake discs and pads, brake linings, wiper blades, globes of all types (including Bi Xeon and LED), fuses, trims, diesel particulate filters, catalytic converters, all belts, water pumps, tyres, satellite navigation update disks and all other parts of your vehicle that have been subject to normal wear and tear);
Items or work required as a result of vehicle misuse or abuse or as a result of the vehicle not being driven in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines;
Additional fluids and additives not specified in the Service Schedule;
Adjustments not specified in the Service Schedule;
Additional maintenance and repairs that may be recommended by your Authorised Volkswagen Dealer to suit your individual driving characteristics;
Service or maintenance of non-genuine Volkswagen parts; and
Service, fitment or maintenance of any accessories, including Volkswagen accessories.
These Exclusions will be identified as separate additional items to the original Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan price. These additional items will be supplied at such rate as advised by an Authorised Volkswagen Dealer.
Note: Authorised Volkswagen Dealers are required to advise you if an Exclusion that requires additional service or maintenance work is necessary. It is their responsibility to inform you prior to that work being undertaken and your consent should be requested and obtained before the Authorised Volkswagen Dealer undertakes the additional service or maintenance work.
5. Your Responsibilities
It is your responsibility to ensure that the Eligible Vehicle is presented at an Authorised Volkswagen Dealer during normal working hours for servicing at each of the Service Intervals. If you miss any Service Interval, it can result in additional work being required which may not be included in the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan and for which an additional charge may be payable.
You must also:
(a) comply with the instructions in the Volkswagen Owner’s Manual and take all necessary steps to minimise any vehicle damage in the event of a vehicle defect or failure; and
(b) maintain, operate and use the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and within the specified operating limitations.
Subject to section 9 of this document, the entitlements of the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan remain with the Eligible Vehicle if the First Purchaser or any subsequent owner on-sells the Eligible Vehicle provided that, as at the time of re-sale, the vehicle has had all necessary Scheduled Services performed.
The Eligibility Period of the vehicle is not affected by any transfer of the vehicle.
7. Cancellations and refunds
Except to the extent permitted by law, the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan is non-refundable and cannot be cancelled once purchased.
8. Statutory rights and liability
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
These Terms and Conditions should not be read as excluding, restricting or modifying any rights and remedies available under the Australian Consumer Law.
Volkswagen otherwise excludes or limits all terms, conditions, warranties and guarantees implied by law or statute to the extent that the exclusion or limitation of those terms, conditions, warranties and guarantees is permitted by law or statute and would not cause this provision to be void or unenforceable.
9. Keeping your details up to date
The Australian Government requires manufacturers to be in a position to contact the current vehicle owner if any recall or service campaigns become necessary. Should you change your address or sell your vehicle, please call Volkswagen Group Australia on 1800 607 822 between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm Monday to Friday (AEST) to update your address or simply complete the online Owner Amendment Form available at https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/about/contact-us as soon as possible.
10. Change of ownership
Subsequent registered owners may obtain the benefit of any unexpired portion of the Volkswagen 4Plus Care Plan by completing the Owner Amendment Form available at https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/about/contact-us and submitting it to Volkswagen Group Australia, following the purchase of the vehicle. Alternatively, customers can contact Volkswagen Group Australia’s toll-free Contact Centre on 1800 607 822 between 8:30am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday (AEST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Subsequent registered owners will be subject to all of the provisions, limitations, and exclusions (including the Exclusions) set out in these Terms and Conditions.