Fiat Chrysler lowers powertrain warranty on 2016 models
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is dropping its five-year powertrain warranty from 100,000 miles to 60,000 miles on most vehicles starting with the 2016 model year.
The automaker says the drop is to better align itself with competitors. It comes more than two months after General Motors Co. announced it was cutting the mileage limit of its five-year powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from 100,000 miles to 60,000 miles for the 2016 model year.
“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,” said Fiat Chrysler in an emailed statement. “For 2016MY, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles with gasoline engines will be covered by a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty.”
The reduced warranty coverage, which was first reported by trade publication Automotive News, matches that of other competitors such as Ford, Toyota and Honda. It’s also more in-line with Fiat Chrysler’s Fiat brand that comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.
The powertrain warranty does not impact the automaker’s three-year/36,000-mile basic, or bumper-to-bumper, warranty coverage; Alfa Romeo cars; or diesel powertrains, which will continue to have five-year/100,000-mile warranties.