Manufacturer Car Warranty Expiration Chart - Years and Mileage
with Basic Car Warranty and Power Train Definitions

Updated October 2010

All new vehicles come with a Basic Warranty (often referred to as bumper-to-bumper). Some vehicles also include a longer (very) limited Powertrain Warranty as well other types of warranties such as Federal Emissions Warranty and Corrosion Warranty.

You may want to consider checking into getting some basic facts regarding an Extended Car Warranty if you are planning on keeping your car for more then two years after you original manufacturer warranty expires.

Note: If your warranty has expired recently and you have a car repair that you feel the dealer should repair at no cost or a reduced cost, read how this repair may fall under the category of a "Secret Warranty". Its worth checking into if you have an expensive repair.


Manufacturer Basic Warranty Powertrain Warranty
Acura  4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/70,000 miles
Audi  4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
BMW  4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Buick  4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Cadillac  4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Chevrolet  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Chrysler  3 years/36,000 miles Lifetime Limited
Dodge   3 years/36,000 miles Lifetime Limited
Ford   3 years/36,000 miles  5 years/60,000 miles 
GMC  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Honda   3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Hyundai   5 years/60,000 miles 10 years/100,000 miles *
Infiniti  4 years/60,000 miles 6 years/70,000 miles
Isuzu   3 years/50,000 miles 7 years/75,000 miles
Jaguar  4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Jeep   3 years/36,000 miles Lifetime Limited
Kia   5 years/60,000 miles 10 years/100,000 miles *
Lexus  4 years/50,000 miles  6 years/70,000 miles 
Lincoln   4 years/50,000 miles  6 years/70,000 miles 
Mazda  3 years/36,000 miles  5 years/60,000 miles 
Mercedes-Benz  4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Mercury  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Mini  4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Mitsubishi   5 years/60,000 miles 10 years/100,000 miles
Nissan  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Pontiac  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Porsche   4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Saab   4 years/50,000 miles  5 years/100,000 miles 
Saturn  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Scion  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Smart   2 years/24,000 miles 2 years/24,000 miles
Subaru  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Suzuki   3 years/36,000 miles 7 years/100,000 miles
Toyota  3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Volvo  4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Volkswagen 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles


WARRANTY DEFINITIONS
 

Basic Warranty:
This is the specific terms established by each manufacturer to repair vehicles for a specified mileage and/or time period. All factory installed parts are covered against defects and workmanship. This "bumper-to-bumper" warranty is always the most comprehensive.

 

Powertrain Warranty:
The portion that begins after the basic warranty expires. Typically, this covers only the engine and transmission. Many powertrain warranties are not transferable to new owners. Check your manufacturer warranty booklet for further details.

 

Federal Emissions Warranty
The Federal Emissions Warranty guidelines are based on federal regulations and apply to vehicles in all 50 states. Vehicles are covered by two types of emissions control system warranty, "Emission Defect Warranty" and "Emissions Performance Warranty".

Depending on the state you live in, the Performance Warranty is for 3 years/50,000 miles. The Defect Warranty is generally consistent with the manufacturer's bumper-to-bumper warranty with certain parts (catalytic converter and electronic emissions controls (PCM) for up to 8 years/80,000 miles. Please refer to your owner's manual for your exact emissions warranty.  

 

Corrosion Warranty
Covers rust-through perforation on sheet metal for a specified term. Surface corrosion from scratched, nicks and dents are not covered. Please refer to your owner's manual for your exact corrosion warranty.
            
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