FCA Cuts 2016 Powertrain Warranty to Five Year, 60,000 Miles
Move Follows GM, "Consistent with Industry Practices"
Following General Motors’ announcement in March that it was cutting its powertrain warranty from 100,000 miles to 60,000 miles, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has followed suit as well, announcing a cutback in coverage from 100,000 to 60,000 miles. The length of the coverage remains the same as before, five years. The 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage remains unchanged. The changes do not apply to Fiat, Alfa Romeo, or diesel-powered models. FCA claims the changes are “consistent with industry practices,” citing similar coverage offered by Ford, Toyota, and Honda, which all offer 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranties.
Following Hyundai/Kia’s suit in the early 2000s, many manufacturers started offering 100,000-mile powertrain warranties, including Volkswagen, General Motors, Suzuki, and others. However, as more emphasis has shifted to technology, most manufacturers have cut back coverage to the more standard 5-year, 60,000-mile plan. Nissan’s commercial vehicle warranty, which covers the fullsize NV vans and NV200 compact cargo van, provides powertrain coverage for 5 years and 100,000 miles. Nissan’s standard warranty is 5 years, 60,000 miles of powertrain and a 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Mitsubishi is the only other manufacturer to offer a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Mitsubishi’s 5-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty also matches Hyundai and Kia’s warranty coverage.
Source: Automotive News