Very well could be true all I can go by is what the sale guy told me 4 weeks ago . Could be good or not . it's just matter of risking cash . When it leave the dealership and if anything goes wrong within a month eg you be paying for the repairs vs buying one with 6 months to 1 year of warranty . Apples vs Pears . What fried the charging system It could be what cpallen said happen or something at home . All I can go by is what the sale guy emailed me . if your in Oahu Hawaii I m guessing getting one ship there cost a fair bit of Cash . All in all there is New or Nealy new demo models still out there with warranty . Hawaii seem like the perfect place for this scooter .