GM Cuts Powertrain Warranty, Maintenance Program on Some 2016 Vehicles | Edmunds

GM Cuts Powertrain Warranty, Maintenance Program on Some 2016 Vehicles


DETROIT — Car shoppers scouting 2016 vehicles should be aware that General Motors is cutting 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 program includes courtesy transportation and roadside assistance.

GM is also changing the included maintenance program for most 2016 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. The two-year free maintenance program is being reduced from four to two visits a year within the first two years or 24,000 miles of ownership.

"Even with these changes, our included maintenance and extended powertrain warranty programs remain among the most competitive in the industry," said GM in a statement provided to Edmunds on Friday. "We will reinvest the savings in features consumers value more, such as advanced connected vehicle technology."

Cadillac and Buick have a six-year or 70,000-mile limited powertrain warranty for 2015 models.

Edmunds says: Consumers who value the 2015 coverage may want to visit their dealerships now before things change.

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