The automaker has announced that it will reduce its five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty to a five-year, 60,000-mile guarantee starting with the 2016 model year. The change is similar to what General Motors announced earlier this year, reducing its powertrain warranties by 40,000 miles from 100,000 to 60,000. The bumper-to-bumper warranty for Chrysler models will remain unchanged at three years, 36,000 miles while Fiat vehicles come with a four year, 50,000-mile warranty.
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The new Chrysler powertrain warranty change will not apply to Fiat, Alfa Romeo or diesel-powered vehicles. The drop in mileage for both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors put their warranty programs in line with other major competitors including Ford and Toyota. GM also scaled back its offer of two years of free maintenance, reducing the number of free visits from four to two.
“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,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles told Automotive News. “For 2016MY, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles with gasoline engines will be covered by a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty.”
[Source: Automotive News]
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