I recently purchased a "new" subaru outback diesel with 20km on it. Now a month passed and I put 600km on it. However, the 1st service is overdue in time (in fact the first serives was due 1 week after my pick up of the car according to the sticker) but not in km (12500km). I don't want to take it for service until at least another 5 months. My question is, does this harm or void any part of the factory warranty? Thanks. I'm in Australia.

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The « first service » you mention is usually after a short period of time as they will check / replace fluids like engine oil.

This is sometimes because the engine oil can be a « running - in » grade for the first use if the vehicle and needs changing after a week as you say.

Phone them and get it done : it may affect the warranty if you don’t Also, it may be a free one anyway - does depend on the manufacturer though...

  • I agree it might be a free service, in fact the dealer should have done it before they gave it to you.
    – GdD
    Jun 5, 2018 at 7:14
  • @GdD there is a difference between a pdi ( pre delivery inspection) and a first service.
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 5, 2018 at 7:26
  • True @SolarMike, I'm assuming that the OP bought the car from a dealer, in which case they should have done it from a reputation point of view, not that it was an actual requirement. At least they should have mentioned it and what to do. It's just good business.
    – GdD
    Jun 5, 2018 at 7:31

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