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Old 11-27-2012, 10:43 AM
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No, the noise started about 6 months after I purchased the car.
So, the dealer replaced the lifter.
Then, the noise came back recently. (about 3.5yrs after) So, at this point, the new vehicle warranty is expired but still have extended 6yr/100,000mile warranty.
replacement of the lifter was not the permanent solution. it was just a band-aid temporary solution.
3.5 years is wayyyyy too long of a time frame. Repairs (labor and parts) are generally warrantied for 12,000 miles or 1 year. Calling a repair that lasted 3.5 years a band-aid is a bit of a stretch.

Talk to your dealer nicely and they'll possibly work with you. It seems you have been doing this. But don't expect them to perform miracles, as a "free to you" fix would be money out of their pockets, and they tend to want to want to hang on to that money. Good luck!
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