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Old 08-19-2009, 01:15 PM
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August 19th, 2009 by DaveAdmin
Chrysler 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.
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That is good to know, the lifetime warranty was a selling point for me this go round, but might just hang on to my truck for a while instead of trading in a couple years, as I like the peace of mind that comes with my warranty.
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that's a shame. It was the reason I bought new instead of used. Could it really cost them that much money? How often did people cash in pn that program?
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Kind of ruins my plans of picking up a 2010 or 2011 Ram... Need to just keep the 08 until it's paid for anyways.
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that's a shame. It was the reason I bought new instead of used. Could it really cost them that much money? How often did people cash in pn that program?
10% at best.........

I will be costing them in 10 years at the rate I drive my truck.............1 Year ='s 8,000 miles
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