California, U.S. EPA, and Briggs & Stratton Corporation Emissions Control Warranty Statement
The California Air Resources Board, U.S. EPA, and Briggs & Stratton (B&S) are pleased
to explain the emissions control system warranty on your Model Year 2011--2012
engine/equipment. In California, new small off-road engines and large spark ignited
engines less than or equal to 1.0 liter must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the
State's stringent anti-smog standards. B&S must warrant the emissions control system
on your engine/equipment for the periods of time listed below provided there has been
no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your engine or equipment.
Your emissions control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection
system, fuel tank, ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses,
belts, connectors, sensors, and other emissions-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, B&S will repair your engine/equipment at no cost
to you including diagnosis, parts, and labor.
Manufacturer's Warranty Coverage:
Small off-road engines and large spark ignited engines less than or equal to 1.0 liter are
warranted for two years. If any emissions-related part on your engine/equipment is
defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by B&S.
The following are specific provisions relative to your Emissions Control Warranty Coverage. It is in addition to the B&S engine warranty for non-regulated engines found in the
Warranted Emissions Parts
Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed below (the emissions
control systems parts) to the extent these parts were present on the engine
Fuel Metering System
Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
Carburetor and internal parts
Fuel line, fuel line fittings, clamps
Fuel tank, cap and tether
Air Induction System
Purge and vent line
Magneto ignition system
Air injection system or pulse valve
Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
Connectors and assemblies
Length of Coverage
For a period of two years from date of original purchase, B&S warrants to the original
purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is designed, built, and
equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air
Resources Board; that it is free from defects in material and workmanship that could
cause the failure of a warranted part; and that it is identical in all material respects to
the engine described in the manufacturer's application for certification. The warranty
period begins on the date the engine is originally purchased.
Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) small
off-road Emissions Standard must display information regarding the Emissions Durability
Period and the Air Index. Briggs & Stratton makes this information available to the
consumer on our emissions labels. The engine emissions label will indicate certification
The Emissions Durability Period describes the number of hours of actual running time
for which the engine is certified to be emissions compliant, assuming proper
maintenance in accordance with the Operating & Maintenance Instructions. The
following categories are used:
Engine is certified to be emissions compliant for 125 hours of actual engine running time.
Engine is certified to be emissions compliant for 250 hours of actual engine running time.
Engine is certified to be emissions compliant for 500 hours of actual engine running time.
For example, a typical walk-behind lawn mower is used 20 to 25 hours per year.
Therefore, the Emissions Durability Period of an engine with an intermediate rating
would equate to 10 to 12 years.
Your Warranty Rights And Obligations
Briggs & Stratton Emissions Control Warranty Provisions
Look For Relevant Emissions Durability Period and Air Index Information
On Your Small Off-Road Engine Emissions Label
Owner's Warranty Responsibilities:
As the engine/equipment owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your owner's manual. B&S recommends that you
retain all receipts covering maintenance on your engine/equipment, but B&S cannot
deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the performance
of all scheduled maintenance.
As the engine/equipment owner, you should however be aware that B&S may deny
you warranty coverage if your engine/equipment or a part has failed due to abuse,
neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your engine/equipment to a B&S distribution
center, servicing dealer, or other equivalent entity, as applicable, as soon as a
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities, you should contact B&S at (414) 259-5262.
The warranty on emissions-related parts is as follows:
Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance in the owner's manual supplied, is warranted for the warranty
period stated above. If any such part fails during the period of warranty
coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by B&S at no charge to the
owner. Any such part repaired or replaced under the warranty will be warranted
for the remaining warranty period.
Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the owner's
manual supplied, is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any such
part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining
Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance
in the owner's manual supplied, is warranted for the period of time prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first
scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by B&S at no
charge to the owner. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be
warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the first scheduled
replacement point for the part.
Add on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board
may not be used. The use of any non exempted add on or modified parts by the
owner will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer will
not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non
exempted add on or modified part.
Coverage shall extend to the failure of any engine components caused by the
failure of any warranted emissions parts.
Claims and Coverage Exclusions
Warranty claims shall be filed according to the provisions of the B&S engine
warranty policy. Warranty coverage does not apply to failures of emissions parts
that are not original equipment B&S parts or to parts that fail due to abuse, neglect,
or improper maintenance as set forth in the B&S engine warranty policy. B&S is not
liable for warranty coverage of failures of emissions parts caused by the use of
add-on or modified parts.
Briggs & Stratton engines are certified to meet the United States Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA) Phase 2 emissions standards. For Phase 2 certified
engines, the Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the Emissions Compliance
label indicates the number of operating hours for which the engine has been shown to
meet Federal emissions requirements.
For engines less than 225 cc displacement.
Category C = 125 hours, Category B = 250 hours, Category A = 500 hours
For engines of 225 cc or more displacement.
Category C = 250 hours, Category B = 500 hours, Category A = 1000 hours