I've seen this happen a number of times. The extended warranties often have hoops to jump through. You miss a single deadline for an inspection or oil change and it can result in forfeiture of coverage. The Dodge plan is actually quite relaxed. Folks owning BMW or Mercedes get screwed far more often....you forget one oil change deadline and you're done.
These rules have a number of purposes, one being collecting premiums while bumping a large percentage of unattentive folks off the program who don't read the fine print.
Your only hope would be to demand refund of the original premium you paid for the warranty or have them credit it toward the repair.
A ton of folks are missing the 5 yr inspection. For newer cars, the free lifetime warranty goes null and void if you miss it. The window to get this inspection is quite tight, 60 days I think.
PS: the inspection requirement is clearly stated in the literature that came in your glovebox when you bought the car. Believe me, they have you....
To make matters worse, the 5 yr mandatory inspection you missed is 100% FREE.
Last edited by Lscman; 07-06-2013 at 10:01 AM.