k. Repair. A maintenance action required to
restore an item to serviceable condition without
2. Explanation of Terms.
affecting the warranty.
a. Abuse. The improper use, maintenance,
repair or handling of warranted items that
assemblies/parts furnished by the contractor.
may cause the warranty of those items to become
void (for example, not following service intervals,
m. Supporting Repair Facility. The repair
using the vehicle for other than what
activity authorized to accomplish warrantable
repairs at the appropriate level of maintenance
identified in the Maintenance Allocation Chart.
b. Acceptance. The execution of the
acceptance block and signing of DD Form 250, by
n. WARCO. Serves as the intermediary
the authorized Government representative, unless
between the troops owning the equipment and the
local dealer, contractor or manufacturer. All
which case acceptance shall mean date of
warranty claim actions will be processed through
shipment from storage facility as reflected on
DD Form 1149 or DD Form 1348-1.
o. Warranty. A written agreement between a
c. Acceptance Date. The date an item of
contractor and the Government which outlines the
equipment is accepted into the Army's inventory
rights and obligations of both parties for defective
by the execution of the acceptance block and
signing of a DD Form 250 or approved acceptance
document, by an authorized representative of the
p. Warranty Claim. Action started by the
equipment user for authorized warranty repair
d. Contractor. The supplier of equipment who
enters into an agreement directly with the
Government to furnish supplies.
q. Warranty Expiration Date. The date the
warranty is no longer valid. This date will be
thirteen (13) months from the contractor shipment
e. Correction. The elimination of a defect.
date. This warranty period covers the basic 12
months plus one additional month for shipping
f. Defect. Any condition or characteristic in
any supplies furnished by the contractor that does
not otherwise function or threatens not to function
r. Warranty Period. Time during which the
warranty is in effect. Normally measured as the
maximum number of years, months, days, miles,
g. Failure. A part, component, or end item that
or hours used.
fails to perform its intended use.
s. Warranty Start Date. The day shipment is
h. Manufacturer's Recall.
put into effect (Contractor Shipment Date).
(1) Safety Recall An item is recalled to
repair or replace a defective part or assembly
which may affect safety.
a. This bulletin applies to the following:
(2) Service Recall An item is recalled to
repair or replace a defective part(s) or assembly
which does not affect the safe use of this item.
i. Owning Unit. The Army Unit authorized to
operate, maintain and use the equipment.
j. 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