This is the first time Ive actually had to deal with a manufacturer warranty, and more than once in the same scenario, so Im new to them. I would think that they would warranty whatever replacement they are sending you, at least a little beyond the original product warranty. I would think it would be contingent on the original actually being defective though, I wouldnt think you could just send them back every 23month for a warranty extension. I see the issue of abuse on the consumer side, but apparently there is no consumer protection. What if a company puts out a lemon of a product, it fails once a year or so, they just put out a new model and deprecate the old one, they have no incentive to actually fix the problem if the customer base is small enough, just wait it out, give them a single replacement, then their warranty is done and they are out of your hair with a possibly broken product in another year.
Apparently thats not how they work though, at least in the US, some EU countries got it good
Edited by ezelkow1 - 12/19/13 at 6:59am