My wife bought a Jetta and purchased the ESP. Just before the ESP expired, I took the car to the VW dealership and asked them to inspect the entire car and repair everything wrong that they found, paid for by the ESP. They found an axle boot that was torn, which they replaced under ESP warranty. They also found that the radio didn't work, which they replaced with a used radio from a junkyard.
A good friend of mine bought a used car and purchased the ESP. The car died at idle while stopped at a red light; so he took it to the mechanic. The mechanic said that the camshaft was worn out and that it needed a new camshaft. The insurance company said that the warranty said, "new or used parts", so they would find an entire engine from a junkyard, and they would pay for the percentage of the value of the camshaft in the junkyard engine, and my friend would have to pay for the rest of the cost of the junkyard engine. My friend asked me to talk with the insurance agent. I told the insurance agent that my friend would not pay for the cost of the rest of the engine. He only wanted the replacement camshaft, not the entire engine. After going around and around with the insurance agent, he finally agreed to pay for the entire cost of the junkyard engine, which apparently was cheaper than taking out the camshaft and just replacing it. The junk yard engine was so worn out, that after it was installed, it smoked so bad with a huge plume of smoke behind it, and he could only drive for ten minutes at a time before it overheated, and he had to stop for about 20 minutes to let it cool.
2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.
2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.