An example of a problematic limited warranty is enough: at Chapel Real Estate Company v. Burris, 64 N.3D 1096 (Lake Cty., Ohio App. 2016) the guarantor of a multi-year lease executed a guarantee that stated “[t]he hereafter, in solidarity, personally guarantee the owners, and the successors and assignment of landlords, the prompt payment of rent and other amounts of money and the full execution of agreements and agreements concluded by the tenant under the lease agreement for the duration of only one (1) year. The tenant was delayed after the first year of the lease. When the lessor sued the guarantor, the question aed) the phrase “only one (1) year” was a time limitation, when the tenant was not in default in the first year of the multi-year lease; or (b) did this clause limit the dollar of liability for the deposit to the annual rent? By managing the contract as a whole, the court found that the restriction was monetary and not temporal – the surety had to pay, a surety is usually over 18 years old and resides in the country where the payment contract is concluded. As a general rule, guarantors have an exemplary credit history and sufficient income to cover loan payments when the borrower is in default and, on that date, the collateral can be confiscated by the lender. In addition, if the borrower makes chronic late payments, the guarantor may be liable for additional interest debts or penalties on the trip.  The IRS statement is clear on this point: “Guarantee or security. You are not required to file Form 1099-C for a surety or bond. A surety is not a debtor for the filing of Form 1099-C, even if the request for payment is addressed to the guarantors.” From www.irs.gov/instructions/i1099ac#idm139804541463024. A warranty is a contract with a significant common law history. Several traditional common law defences available to guarantors, unless the guarantee contract renounces the application of these defences. If your warranty contract is not explicit, this story can protect the guarantors in an unexpected way.
Note manufacturers have a defense that guarantors do not have, and vice versa. Traditionally, guarantors (such as bonds) are equipped with certain common law security defences. By definition, the obligation of a surety or guarantee in relation to that of the borrower is secondary and this secondary obligation exists only to the extent that the principal debtor is liable for the performance of the underlying obligation.