Manheim Limited Powertrain Inspection Policy

Updated: September 22, 2017

The Limited Powertrain Inspection (LPI) is a basic powertrain only inspection that is aligned with the National Auto Auction Association's Arbitration Policy.

Vehicle Eligibility

The following vehicles sold at Cox Automotive U.S. Marketplaces are eligible for LPI:

  • Green light vehicles (Ride and Drive) equal to or greater than 125,000 miles
  • Green and Yellow light vehicles (Ride and Drive with Caution) equal to or greater than 125,000 miles
    • Items disclosed by the seller will not be inspected and/or guaranteed under LPI
  • Yellow light vehicles (Limited Guarantee)
    • Items disclosed by the seller will not be inspected and/or guaranteed under LPI
  • Vehicle Purchase Price over $3000

LPI Guarantee

  • The Inspected Components (see list below) of a vehicle that passes LPI inspection criteria will come with a 7-day guarantee of function or condition.
  • The LPI guarantee is non-transferable and void if the vehicle is resold during the guarantee period.
  • Vehicles submitted to arbitration under an LPI must have 150 miles or less accumulated on the odometer between the time the odometer reading is recorded at the auction and the date of claim.
  • If an Inspected Component is found defective during the guarantee period, Manheim reserves the right to remediate any valid complaints/problems estimated at auction wholesale repair cost.
  • In the event of a claim where issues were not identified by the LPI, Manheim is responsible for reimbursement of all reasonable documented expenses incurred by the Buyer (excluding profit, commissions and detail charges) on vehicles arbitrated. Reimbursements that qualify under these guidelines will be at the sole discretion of the Auction and will be limited to reasonable and documented expenses at auction wholesale repair cost.

Inspection Components

  • Structure check
  • Engine function and operation
  • Transmission engages and functions
  • Drivetrain engages and functions
    • 4X4 system engagement
    • Differential engagement
  • Hybrid / Electric Battery check

Vehicle Ineligibility

The following vehicles are ineligible for LPI:

  • Vehicles sold under Green light (Ride & Drive) under 125,000 miles
  • Vehicles sold with a price of $3000 or under
  • Vehicles sold in the TRA sales lane or Specialty Sale (Motorcycles)
  • Vehicles sold As-Is or deemed automatic As-Is per NAAA policy and Manheim policy (i.e. Kit / homemade vehicles, recreational vehicles, vehicles with major modifications).
  • Vehicles 20 years or older (Antique vehicles)
  • OVE offsite vehicle purchases not transported to a Manheim facility for processing
  • Vehicles with branded titles or defects that are eligible for a branded title, including, but not limited to: flood damage, salvage, rebuilt, lemon-law or trade-assist buybacks, TMU, et al.
  • Heavy Duty Trucks & Heavy Equipment categorized in Class A and B with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,000 pounds or heavier

Box trucks, such as:

  • Delivery drivers
  • Couriers
  • Furniture delivery

Trailers:

  • Tractor-trailers
  • Tractor-trailer buses
  • Truck and trailer combinations (Double and triple trailers)
  • Livestock carriers

Large buses, including:

  • City buses
  • Tourist buses
  • School buses
  • Segmented buses

Trucks:

  • Straight trucks
  • Dump trucks with small trailers
  • Flatbeds

Tanker vehicles

 

 

  • Exotic and/or handmade vehicles (including but not limited to):

AMC H1

Ford GT

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Aston Martin

Lamborghini

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

Lexus IS-F, LFA, and F/F Sport

Panoz

Bentley

Lotus

Porsche 911

DMC 12

Maserati

Rolls-Royce

Dodge Viper

Maybach

Subaru WRX

Ferrari

McClaren

 

Fisker

Mercedes SLR models

 

Sale and Arbitration Conditions

  • The buyer is responsible for the LPI fee regardless of vehicle pass or fail.
  • The sale of the vehicle is NOT contingent upon the availability of the LPI.
  • A vehicle that "fails" the LPI has components or conditions that meet arbitration policy criteria, which make the vehicle eligible for arbitration. The Buyer has the option to enter the arbitration process in attempt to complete or void the transaction.
  • For in-lane and Simulcast vehicle purchases, a vehicle that "passes" the LPI and is found within the guarantee period to have Inspected Components eligible for arbitration, and the estimated cost to repair or replace is $500 or more, such Inspected Components are eligible for claim resolution with Manheim. Manheim reserves the right to remediate the claim.
  • For OVE vehicle purchases, a vehicle that "passes" the LPI and is found within the guarantee period to have Inspected Components eligible for arbitration, and the estimate cost to repair or replace any single Inspected Component is $400 or more, or $800 or more to repair or replace cumulatively, such Inspected Components are eligible for claim resolution with Manheim. Manheim reserves the right to remediate the claim.
  • Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the seller remains liable for issues that fall under the required disclosures and timelines as per NAAA policy, and in such a case, arbitration with the seller may occur.
  • Any claim for arbitration under the LPI must be submitted within the guarantee timeframe (defined as the time between the date of completion of the LPI and the date of claim).   If a vehicle return is required, the vehicle must be returned within the stated deadline established by the facilitating location in the same or better condition as when sold.
  • If a vehicle is returned and Manheim assumes ownership, reimbursement of vehicle purchase price will not exceed 102% of MMR at the time of original purchase by the buyer.

Non-Arbitral Items

  • Wearable items considered normal wear and tear
  • Leaks inherent to the year, make model and mileage of a vehicle

LPI Fail Resell Disclaimer

In the event that arbitration results in a sale being unwound based on a failed LPI, the seller shall either repair or disclose the results of the failed LPI when re-running the vehicle at Manheim.  Failure to do so may result in seller being held responsible for reimbursement of any subsequent failed LPI for such vehicle.

** Manheim reserves the right to modify, alter, discontinue or terminate this policy at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without notice.  In addition, Manheim reserves the right to decline to offer this service to any person or entity at its discretion.