August 19th, 2009 by DaveAdmin
is dropping its lifetime warranty from 2010 models, though it will remain on 2009 models. Instead, the company will provide a free 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, which, instead of being transferable, is assigned to the car itself, so that anyone who buys a used 2010 Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep second-hand, third-hand, etc., can get service without having to transfer the warranty.
The new 5/100 plan has no deductible. It is accompanied by the usual basic 3/36 warranty, 5/100 corrosion, coverage, and extendeded Federal emissions warranty.
Exceptions to the new warranty plan are the Sprinter
(assembled by Freightliner from Mercedes kits), diesel-powered trucks, Sterling trucks, company car vehicles,
Volkswagen Routan, and Mitsubishi Raider.
SRT vehicles and fleet vehicles (including police, postal, ambulance
, and taxi) were not covered by the lifetime powertrain warranty, but will be covered by 5/100.
The change may have been spurred by the costs of paperwork and tracking of older vehicles
with the lifetime warranty, and by customers’ cynicism about the lifetime plan.