m. Supplies. All assemblies/parts referred to
c. 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
a DD Form 250 or approved final acceptance docu-
warranty coverage for additional supplies.
ment, by an authorized representative of the Govern-
n. Supporting Repair Facility. The repair
activity authorized to accomplish warrantable repairs
d. Contractor. The supplier of equipment who
at the appropriate level of maintenance identified in
enters into an agreement directly with the Govern-
the Maintenance Allocation Chart,
ment to furnish supplies.
o. WARCO. Serves as the intermediary
Correction. The elimination of a defect.
between the troops owning the equipment and the
local dealer, contractor or manufacturer. All warran-
Defect. Any condition or characteristic in
ty claim actions will be processed through the WAR-
supplies furnished by the contractor that does not
function as intended.
P. Warranty. A written agreement between a
g. Exclusive Vendor Extended Warranty. 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.
q. Warranty Claim. Action started by the
h . Failure. A part, component, or end item
equipment user for authorized warranty repair or
that fails to perform its intended use.
r. 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warranty is no longer valid.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
s. 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
t. Warranty Start Date. The date the warran-
operate, maintain and use the equipment.
ty is put into effect (Government Final Acceptance).
k. 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.
l. Repair. A maintenance action required to
restore an item to serviceable condition without
affecting the warranty.