2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: The Warranty
November 12, 2010
After my day off-roading earlier this week, I was wondering how warranty coverage works with the Raptor. (That is, if something breaks on our truck while off-roading, would it be covered under warranty.) So I've pulled a few quotes from the Raptor's owner's manual.
"The F-150 Raptor carries the same New Vehicle Limited Warranty as other Ford F-150 models."
"SVT does not recommend modifying or racing SVT vehicles, as they are designed and built to be driven as delivered from the factory."
Ford SVT has engineered your F-150 Raptor for off-road use beyond what is normal for a F-150. However, it can incur damage if driven beyond its capabilities. Skidplates, shock guards and running boards were designed to help limit damage to vital components and exterior finishes, but cannot prevent all damage if driven in extreme off-road conditions. Damage to skid plates, shock guards, running boards and exterior finishes as well as bent, cracked or broken body, frame and chassis components may not be covered by warranty."
It still seems a little nebulous to me. The truck is meant to go off-road, but if you end up breaking parts, who's to say whether the way you were driving it was "beyond its capabilities"?
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor