AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Saying it is following an industry trend, Fiat-Chrysler is cutting its powertrain warranty on 2016 vehicles, the automaker said.
"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 said in response to a query from Edmunds. "For 2016 MY, the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles with gasoline engines will be covered by a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty."
The previous warranty was good for five years and 100,000 miles.
The 2016 basic coverage, also known by car buyers as "bumper to bumper," remains at 3 years/36,000 miles, Fiat-Chrysler said.
The five-year powertrain warranty limit is unchanged. The 2016 GM program includes courtesy transportation and roadside assistance.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers checking out 2016 Fiat-Chrysler and GM vehicles should be aware of these changes.