For our Okuma reels we offer limited warranties for a period of 1, 3 or 5 years.If the reel needs service and Okuma is not doing service work are you just not going to use it? Are you too cheap to spend $100 bucks to fix a reel that you will use multiple times on a $500 to $5.000 fishing trip?
Via their website
Buying a reel new, most people expect it to work for a year without having to spend money on a service.
I think you missed the point it's a reel that's less than 5 months old and under warranty.