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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.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      lol @ snark.

      You think statistics are not bias!

      Go take a statistics course, you'll soon find out that manipulation of statistics is easy to do.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am wondering if this applies in Canada. If it does does anyone know if it covers Diesel Jeeps. I am looking for a last car for the wife and she likes my Chev truck way to much for me . I never see it in the winter. I have not been a fan of Chrysler but this could get me into the showroom. Come on GM time to step up.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I asked about Canadian inclusion in this as it is not on Chrysler Canada web site. They operate as a seperate company out of the USA. It would be great news if it is as I believe they are building better products than in the past .
        • 7 Years Ago
        Read the comment thread first. This question has already been answered.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gazing into my crystal ball, i see a shattered re-sale market for warranty-less chryslers that could possibly have been beaten like rented mules out of spite for the first-owner-only lifetime warranty.

      i also foresee a somewhat limited challenger market due to that "can't modify my power train after being spanked by the blown 3 year old mustang" syndrome
      • 7 Years Ago
      This actually is enough for me to reconsider that 300C I had decided against. I think this new management might just be on to something. This is a far more intelligent way to spend their money than more and more rebates, paying people to buy their cars.

      The question is... will it work?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dodge Journy

      2009 21'638 miles both front brakes shot calls for ceramic pads.Didn;t come with
      replaced rotors . had 2005 jeep liberity traded in for journy. Bad move on my part talked to dealer they blew me off said wasnt covered Talked them three times about it they said that was common with brake dust turning the wheels black with in two days after being washed.another blow off But one good thing they did they lose I will never buy any of there cars again
      Ralph
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Screwed again by Chrysler. Booneville and Sons in Manchester NH not only screwed me at the purchase by pulling a bait and switch they sealed the deal by claiming My 07 Dodge Nitro was covered by the Lifetime Power Train Warranty. Stay away from Chrysler products. I they let dealers like this one represent them then they are a bunch of crooks and con artists also. When I bought this piece of crap they were running adds every five minutes on this lifetime power train warranty stating that every dodge and Chrysler product that was still on the dealers lot came with the warranty. Guess what? Screwed Screwed again To think the crooked politicians bailed this bunch of #@$%^holes out with our taxpayer dollars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Echoes of Lee Iacocca and the "5/50" warranties back in the day. Personally I hope this sets off a trend especially for the US mgfrs. Show you back your product, and more people will feel less risk. It's helped Hyundai.

      FWIW, I had a 97 Stratus, and it was out of warranty, but I had a repair were I had a pay a deductible which was quite reasonable. During the time I had that car, the regular maintence and minor repairs were WAY less expensive than those incurred with my 91 Civic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, imagine what this does for a business that uses trucks or cars? Every single work truck now will be a dodge!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Bold moves"
        • 7 Years Ago
        Im buying a Viper and driving the hell out of it every single day. I will put 200,000 miles and comute in peace of mind everyday.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Alberto -- unfortunately, SRT vehicles (including the Viper) are excluded.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What the hell are they huffin'?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks as if the proverbial gloves just came off.

      Chrysberus is coming out swinging. Top that Ford, GM Honda, Toyota.....

      Still, you need to de-uglify the Sebring.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks as if the proverbial gloves just came off.

      Chrysberus is coming out swinging. Top that Ford, GM Honda, Toyota.....

      Still, you need to de-uglify the Sebring.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I hate to admit this, but the Sebring sedan is starting to grow on me...but I still ain't sure about the Sebring convertible...that rear deck lid is, um, strange.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No need to top it, Chrysler will only be around another 5 years perhaps and then they're gone. Stupid ideas from stupid people... let's have a lifetime warranty on a "part" that will definitely break at some point in it's lifetime...

        No thank you Chrysler, I'm not that interested in seeing your dealership every few months for repairs. I'll take my GM or Toyota and see the dealer maybe every few years...
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