Do I have any rights after the manufacturer's/service provider's express warranty has expired?

Automatic Consumer Guarantees

Under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), automatic consumer guarantees apply to many products and services you buy regardless of any other warranties suppliers sell or give to you.

However, it is still important to understand how these warranties apply to goods or services you buy.

All may not be lost if your express warranty has expired

For example:

A warranty against defects is provided in addition to the automatic consumer guarantees and does not limit or replace them.

This means that if you buy a motor vehicle that comes with a three-year or 100,000 km written express warranty outlining what the manufacturer will do if there are certain problems with the vehicle, and a defect becomes apparent outside of the time/usage provided for in the express warranty (that is, 3 years and 1 month, or 105,000 km) there is still a possibility that the automatic consumer guarantees apply!

If you need assistance to understand your rights under Australian Consumer Law, we recommend that you consider the following and seek advice from our legal team.

Source: ACCC website. Further information about warranties can be found here.

Important Notice:

This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.

It is not legal advice, nor should it be relied upon or used as such.

We recommend you always consult a lawyer for legal advice specifically tailored to your needs & circumstances.