Fiat-Chrysler Cuts Powertrain Warranty Coverage on 2016 Vehicles | Edmunds

Fiat-Chrysler Cuts Powertrain Warranty Coverage on 2016 Vehicles

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 warranty change does not apply to Fiat, Alfa Romeo or diesel vehicles.

In March, General Motors cut the mileage limit of its powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from 100,000 miles to 60,000 miles.

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.

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