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Old 07-28-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Lifetime Powertrain Waranty....from Chrysler?!!?

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BREAKING: Chrysler announces lifetime powertrain warranty!

Posted Jul 26th 2007 11:38AM by Sam Abuelsamid
Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep


var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/Chrysler_announces_lifetime_powertrain_warranty_on _all_new_cars_and_trucks'; Chrysler today leapfrogged every other car maker by extending its powertrain warranty on every new car and truck it sells to the life of the vehicle. The warranty will apply to the entire powertrain including the engine, transmission/transaxle, drive shafts, and axles. The new warranty goes into effect today, July 26, 2007 and applies to all new 2007s that are on the dealer lots as well as 2008 models.

The warranty covers all parts and labor as long as the owner brings the car in to a Chrysler dealer at least once every five years for a free powertrain inspection. Apparently, the only fly in the ointment is that the new warranty applies to the original owner and is not transferable. If the car is sold within the first three years, the warranty reverts to the previous 3 year/36,000 mile coverage for subsequent owners. The press release is after the jump.

[Source: Chrysler]

UPDATE: The new warranty's logo has been added above. What do you think - infinity symbol with wheels a clever logo or too confusing?

Chrysler Introduces New 'Best-in-Industry' Lifetime Powertrain Warranty
on Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge Vehicles


* The New Chrysler Lifetime Powertrain Warranty – the first from an OEM and the longest in the industry – is a statement of confidence in the reliability of Chrysler products
* Warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair covered powertrain components – engine, transmission and drive system
* Provides worry-free ownership for new Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge owners


Auburn Hills, Mich., Jul 26, 2007 - Chrysler today announced that the Company would extend its powertrain warranty from the 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty to a new Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. The new Chrysler Lifetime Powertrain Warranty applies to most new Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge vehicles purchased from dealer inventory and delivered on or after July 26, 2007.

The Lifetime Powertrain Warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair covered powertrain components – engine, transmission and drive system. The new powertrain warranty is limited to the first registered owner or retail lessee. Customers should contact dealers for details on vehicle selection.

"This new Chrysler Lifetime Powertrain Warranty is a statement of confidence to our customers to the reliability of their powertrain. It's peace-of-mind reassurance for as long as they own the vehicle," said Steven Landry, Executive Vice President – North America, Sales and Marketing, Service and Parts, Chrysler Group.

To continue warranty coverage, the owner must have a powertrain inspection performed by an authorized Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealer once every 5 years. This inspection will be performed at no charge. The inspection must be made within 60 days of each 5-year anniversary of the warranty start date of the vehicle.

Landry added, "The new Chrysler Lifetime Powertrain Warranty underscores our focus on quality and customer satisfaction. It demonstrates our commitment to customers and the confidence we have in our ability to produce quality, reliable and durable vehicles. That's why we put 'lifetime' on it."

Customers may visit Chrysler.com, Jeep.com and Dodge.com for more information. A warranty promotion – print, radio, television and Internet – begins Friday, July 27.
Unheard of!!! I'm thinking. and thinking, and I wonder if this is the future, how can any company compete unless it offeres the very same thing?

So....could this mean a GM lifetime waranty by the time Camaro rolls around?
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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That would be nice. GM's 5yr/100,000 isn't bad either. Maybe if GM changed theirs to 5yr/100k bumper to bumper? But your right they're going to have to do something to compete with the imports. Still not gonna change anything for me, still going after my Camaro
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:24 PM   #3
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I was talking about competing with Chrysler:eek:, (they're domestic, BTW)...I've never heard of this kind of warranty! It really blows my mind...
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:39 PM   #4
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Yeah, I know. But I was just saying that if it weren't for hyunduh and the others I don't think the big 3 would be pushing up their warrantys to this extent. It's gonna be interesting to see what kind of warranty is around for the Camaro come 09.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:50 PM   #5
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LIFETIME FOR GM AND OUR CAMARO!!!!!!! Bring it on GM. You MUST! hehe. Yup. That would be reaaallllly cool. I'd keep the car forever!
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:59 PM   #6
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LIFETIME FOR GM AND OUR CAMARO!!!!!!! Bring it on GM. You MUST! hehe. Yup. That would be reaaallllly cool. I'd keep the car forever!
I'm keeping it forever, regardless!

Hell, if I don't have any kids that want it, I'm gonna be buried in it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:26 AM   #7
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I would love to hand down my SS to my boy...but, he's got another 14 years to go. So, don't think that's going to happen. Plus, all I see are tickets if he gets something with that much power.

But, yes. I'm planning on keeping it for a VERY long time too.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:45 AM   #8
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This is the car to do it with IMO. Not for money, but because it's part of a new era in Muscle Car history, where efficiency, and quality*, meet Power.

*: the Lifetime Waranty!
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:20 AM   #9
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Me and my boyfriend saw a Dodge commercial tonight and it said on the commercial where they are offering the Lifetime Powertrain warranty! We were impressed, none the less, but since we've had so much trouble out of his 2005 Dodge dually, we thought it would have been more handy for us to have had this warranty in 2005 when he got the truck

Lifetime warranty for our Camaro!! Woo!!
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Me and my boyfriend saw a Dodge commercial tonight and it said on the commercial where they are offering the Lifetime Powertrain warranty! We were impressed, none the less, but since we've had so much trouble out of his 2005 Dodge dually, we thought it would have been more handy for us to have had this warranty in 2005 when he got the truck

Lifetime warranty for our Camaro!! Woo!!
Time to trade that puppy in and reap the benefits of a new truck w/ lifetime powertrain warranty.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:27 AM   #11
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I know we have some Dodge people on the board, and I'm usually decently fair about other makers....but I LOL when I put "Dodge" and "reliability" in the same thought string.

Unless they have made monstrous improvements lately, I don't see how they're gonna stay in the green, especially when it domes to transmissions...IMO Dodge's weak link.

Ford has crap electronics, Chevy has weak interiors/rear ends, Dodge has crap trannies/poor quality mechanics.

Just how I view the big-3. It's completely biased, and barely based on fact. /disclaimer.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:41 AM   #12
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I read your disclaimer, but I have to say...I've got a 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan. And if it wasn't for the rust all over, it'd ride and look like a brand new Van...
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:20 AM   #13
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With all the Dakotas I've had, I've never had a problem with them . . . though till now, I've never held onto one long enough to test the theory on the bad transmissions.
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This would be awesome to have on GM products. The key here to Chrysler being able to offer this is that the 'lifetime' warranty is non transferrable. Most people who can afford to buy a brand new car put themselves in a position to buy another brand new car within 5-7 years, if not sooner. It's the 2nd and 3rd owners that would benefit from this and the warranty will not apply to them.

The small population of new vehicles that are retained by their original owners for 10+ years would most likely be well maintained with low mileage. These vehicles would probably never require an engine, transmission or differential.

With all that said, it still would be pretty cool to have on GM products. Imagine blowing up the motor in your 2009 Camaro in the year 2030 and bringing it back to the dealership for a warranty replacement!!!
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That would be great, but I'm sure they'd have some kind of fine microscopic print to cover just that. But it would be nice if GM jumped on board too. So let's see the break down here: Chrysler now has Lifetime Powertrain warranty, GM still up there with 5yr/100k, Ford (snicker) 6yr/60k.
Now like I mentioned before . . . or I think I did if GM didn't want to go the Lifetime PT, then boost theirs to a 10?yr/100k bumper to bumper. This is going to be interesting to see what Ford comes up with and GM'll be bound to top it. We could actually wind up making out like bandits by the time 09 gets here.


With all that said, it still would be pretty cool to have on GM products. Imagine blowing up the motor in your 2009 Camaro in the year 2030 and bringing it back to the dealership for a warranty replacement!!![/QUOTE]
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:24 PM   #16
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Hehe merf, have had my 04 ram for awhile and no problems as yet (just changed plugs yesterday infact). My dad owned a 96 ram that ran for over 250k before my brother traded it in for an 06. my dad baught his 03 (hemi) and has had a few problems but they all arose because it sat in a garage for a year (deployment to bagdad). My brothers 06 is like mine, no problem. Yes there are a few issues surrounding them but not enough to warrant not buying a dodge.

Like pretty much all cars out there (YES EVEN IMPORTS) if you take care of them they last.

Back on topic, Im glad domestic brands are steping up to the plate with the warranties, especially after these new introductions of 5+ year warranties. Its finaly good to have a warranty that lasts longer than the average loan on a vehicle.
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Every person I know who bought a durango from a dealer (about 14) has had their transmission go out on them before 30k miles. They driving style ranges from old folks to brand new licensed drivers. I'm glad their stepping up and saying, "we know our product sucks, but we'll fix it anytime anywhere." That puts confidence into the buyers. I might buy one as a beater and save my camaro for special occasions.
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:47 AM   #18
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With all that said, it still would be pretty cool to have on GM products. Imagine blowing up the motor in your 2009 Camaro in the year 2030 and bringing it back to the dealership for a warranty replacement!!!
Either you'd get an LS24 , or some new electric-sports motor.... the EM-5 (electric motor)...

Regardless, it would be very nice to have that kind of coverage on my new Camaro.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:51 PM   #19
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where i work really tests a truck to its limits, i have a 2000 chev silverado and its almost dead. the average life span of a chev in the oilfield in canada is 4-6 years so im not doing so bad. but the average life span of a dodge is 2-3, we have 2006 doge rams that are going through "majors" which means the entire powertrain, suspension, etc. has to be replaced.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:59 PM   #20
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lifetime powertrain warranty!

I was watching TV last night and saw a chrysler commercial. and it said that they not only produced the first muscle car, but they are offering a lifetime powertrain warranty! thats insane, for people who dont care about modding they're car (and there are a lot of em out there). I wonder what the catch is!:(
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This was discussed already here

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Oh and the catch is that you have to have the drive train inspected every 5 years and it only applies to the buyer of a new car (non transferable with used vehicles)
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this sucks military sucks up all my time. I find something out and post it, just to find out its old news :(
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Well I haven't had any problems yet on my 04 Jeep. Maybe the transmissions are different in the Jeeps vs Dodge.
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