I am always to slack to send my reels away for warranty repairs. But my Emcast was in need of repair within a month or two of owning it. Then again after about a year when the plastics started to fail due to UV damage (Mainly cosmetic so did not bother me).
My Emblem Pro suffered the same flaw within three or four months. I do not think it has in plastic so thats a positive. Both reels are still functioning fine but I expect more from a company like Daiwa.