Archive for July, 2007
That’s right! LIFETIME powertrain warranty! Chyrsler just announced that they’re tossing out their 3 yr/36,000 mile powertrain warrany and replacing it with a lifetime one. The new warranty will apply to any current 2007/2008 model dealer inventory starting today (July 26, 2007) and any new vehicles arriving at dealerships and applies to most Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles. The rest of the vehicle will still be under the regular 3 yr/36,000 mile warranty though. The powertrain warranty will cover the engine, transmission, and all other parts of the drive system (transfercase, axles, etc.).
So what’s the catch? Well, the lifetime deal only applies to the original owner (as in, it’s non-transferable). If/when the original owner sells the vehicle, it reverts back to a 3 yr/36,000 mile powertrain warranty. And in order to keep the lifetime deal valid, the vehicle must have a powertrain check-up performed at a dealership once every 5 years (at no charge though). And the new lifetime deal applies to “most” new Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler vehicles according to the press release, which means that not all vehicles will be covered. The press release doesn’t state which vehicles will be excluded, but comments on Autoblog point to the SRT models being excluded from the lifetime warranty deal.
Check out the complete press release after the break.Read more 1 comment