Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned FAQs

Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned FAQs

When you start your search for a new Volkswagen vehicle, you’ll likely come across a collection of models labeled certified pre-owned (CPO). While these models are still technically used vehicles, they must meet certain requirements to earn the CPO tag.

Before you pursue a CPO Volkswagen and hit the streets of Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, or Harrisburg, PA, you probably have some questions. Luckily, our team at Faulkner Volkswagen is here to answer any questions you have regarding certified pre-owned Volkswagen models.

Contact us along the way if you have any additional questions!

Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned FAQs

Can any Volkswagen model be certified pre-owned?

As long as it meets the requirements of the dealer’s CPO program

Is financing a CPO vehicle the same as financing a used or new model?

Yes, you can lease or purchase any CPO model

Is 24/7 Roadside Assistance included with all CPO vehicles?


Do all CPO vehicles qualify for

Model-Specific Limited Warranty coverage?


What is a certified pre-owned vehicle?

Any certified pre-owned model is essentially a used car, but it must meet a number of requirements to fall under a dealership’s CPO program. Additionally, your local dealer is almost always likely to have its own CPO program. That means, it has its own set of restrictions for a vehicle to be tagged as certified pre-owned and its own list of benefits.

How does a Volkswagen model become certified?

Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned FAQsWhile all dealers’ CPO requirements are bound to be different, most have several common features. For example, for a vehicle to be considered certified pre-owned, it must be made after a certain year.

A Volkswagen model is only tagged as certified pre-owned if it passes a rigorous 100+ point dealer inspection to ensure it meets the manufacturer’s standard. If the vehicle doesn’t meet that standard but can be corrected using Genuine Volkswagen Parts, it can still be certified. This inspection includes services such as:

  • Engine Performance Check
  • Transmission Performance Check
  • Brake Test
  • Steering Test
  • Any Required Maintenance

Who inspects certified pre-owned vehicles?

When you get behind the wheel of a certified pre-owned Volkswagen, you’ll know it has been treated by the most experienced and capable hands. Each certified pre-owned vehicle is inspected by your Volkswagen dealer’s team of factory-trained technicians.

Can any Volkswagen model be certified pre-owned?

If a Volkswagen is able to pass the dealer inspection and meet all other CPO requirements, it can earn the certified pre-owned distinction.

Where can I find Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned vehicles?

Your dealer’s website will almost always include a separate section dedicated to certified pre-owned vehicles. There, you can narrow down your search even more to see if your desired Volkswagen model has any CPO options.

What are the benefits of buying certified pre-owned?

Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned FAQsOne of the main benefits of buying certified pre-owned is that you’re getting vehicles priced like used cars but that look and drive like something much newer. Volkswagen CPO vehicles also come standard with a Model-Specific Limited Warranty as well as a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report. That way, you know exactly where your car has been, including details like ownership history, prior accidents, and more.

With your CPO vehicle, you’ll also be treated to two years of included 24-hour Roadside Assistance. To lend a hand when you need it most, the program includes services like:

  • 365-day, 24-hour availability
  • Emergency repairs
  • Fuel delivery
  • Door unlocking
  • Flat-tire changes
  • Jump starts
  • Towing to nearest licensed authorized Volkswagen dealership

How does Volkswagen Model-Specific Limited Warranty coverage work?

The Volkswagen CPO program provides Model-Specific Limited Warranty coverage for three types of vehicles. Vehicle models made in or before 2017 are covered for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. For 2018 and 2019 models, warranty coverage lasts for either one year or 12,000 miles. Finally, 2020 models and newer are also covered for two years or 24,000 miles as well.

Each vehicle’s warranty period begins when the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires or on the sale date of the certified pre-owned model, whichever occurs later.

How do I finance a certified pre-owned Volkswagen?

Financing a certified pre-owned Volkswagen is fairly similar to financing any other type of model. You’ll have the option either to lease or purchase certified pre-owned models. To create a finance plan that works for you, you can always consult with your Volkswagen dealer’s finance center team. They can also point you in the direction of several online finance tools or further explain their Volkswagen CPO program.

Explore Our Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen Inventory!

For Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA, drivers looking to explore our certified pre-owned models or learn more about our Volkswagen CPO program, contact or visit us at Faulkner Volkswagen today!





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