Chrysler Cuts Powertrain Warranties Too

FCA US is cutting back the mileage of its powertrain warranty on some 2016 model year vehicles. Rather than the current five-years/100,000 miles of coverage, the new length is five-years/60,000 miles for gasoline-fueled models from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram.

In March, General Motors made a similar switch to five-years/60,000 miles of coverage for Chevrolet and GMC, and FCA US seems to be citing this as part of the reason for the shift. “Following changes already made by competitors, FCA US is adjusting powertrain warranty coverage for 2016 model year vehicles to be more consistent with industry practices,” the automaker said in a portion of its statement.

The bumper-to-bumper warranty for these vehicles is unchanged at three-years/36,000 miles. According to Automotive News, Fiat’s warranty is remaining at four-years/50,000 miles.

When it changed the mileage limit, GM also halved the number of free service visits for Chevy, GMC, and Buick to two from the previous four. The automaker claimed that the reason for the adjustments to its coverage was that a long warranty was seldom a reason for customers to buy a vehicle.

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