m. Supplies. All assemblies/parts referred to
Acceptance Date. The date an item of
as General Support Parts identified in the approved
equipment is accepted into the Army's inventory by
Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC). There are also
the execution of the Acceptance Block and signing of
Exclusive Vendor Extended Warranties that provide
warranty coverage for additional supplies.
document, by an authorized representative of the
Supporting Repair Facility.
d. Contractor. The supplier of equipment who
activity authorized to accomplish warrantable repairs
enters into an agreement directly with the
at the appropriate level of maintenance identified in
the Maintenance Allocation Chart.
Government to furnish supplies.
Correction. The elimination of a defect.
Serves as the intermediary
between the troops owning the equipment and the
Defect. Any condition or characteristic in
local dealer, contractor or manufacturer.
supplies furnished by the contractor that does not
warranty claim actions will be processed through the
function as intended.
Exclusive Vendor Extended Warranty. A
Warranty. A written agreement between a
contractor and the Government which outlines the
vendors (i.e., Caterpillar) warranty that supplements
rights and obligations of both parties for defective
or provides additional warranty coverage and/or
duration to that required under the basic GS Mainte-
nance level parts warranty.
Warranty Claim. Action started by the
Failure. A part, component, or end item
equipment user for authorized warranty repair or
that fails to perform its intended use.
Warranty Expiration Date. The date the
warranty is no longer valid. This date will be 18
months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from
(1) Safety Recall. An item is recalled to
the Government final acceptance date. Exclusive
repair or replace a defective part or assembly which
Vendor Extended Warranties may be different.
may affect safety.
(2) Service Recall. An item is recalled to
Warranty Period. Time during which the
warranty is in effect. Normally measured as the
repair or replace a defective part(s) or assembly
maximum number of years, months, days, miles, or
which does not affect the safe use of this item.
Owning Unit. The Army unit authorized to
Warranty Start Date.
The date the
operate, maintain and use the equipment.
warranty is put into effect (Government Final
Reimbursement. A written provision in this
warranty in which the Using/Support Unit may make
the necessary repairs, with or without prior approval
from the contractor, and the Government will be
reimbursed for the repair parts and labor costs.
Repair. A maintenance action required to
restore an item to serviceable condition without
affecting the warranty.