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Talking Chrysler ends Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

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Chrysler cuts powertrain warranty to 5 years

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Chrysler says its dropping its lifetime powertrain warranty in favor of a 5-year or 100,000-mile guarantee.

Chrysler Spokesman Rick Deneau says the decision was driven by market research that showed consumers prefer warranties with a fixed time period. Powertrain warranties typically cover repair or replacement of transmission and engine parts.

In addition, the 5-year, 100,000-mile warranties will be transferable to new owners if the vehicles are sold before they run out. The previous lifetime warranties were not transferable.

The change is effective with the start of the 2010 model year.

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Good thing I have the life time, Not that they will honer it but I still can fight them
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yeah I want a warranty that runs out, where in the hell do they find these people. most people that I talk to buy for the longest and best warranty.
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Yeah I always felt it was a sales gimmick anyway. But it did cover rear axle seal at 40k miles

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"market research"

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I saw a poll on the CAB that asked if you'd rather have the Lifetime PT warranty at the going price today, 5/100,000 that would net ~$500 lower price, and 3/50,000 at a little lower price still.

Maybe those are the exact numbers, but you get the point. That might be where they got some of their info.


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I have seen the people they ask about market research and they are not one of us. They are the same people who voted for Obama and now when yu ask them they sheepishly look away and say they do not remember.

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From the Associated Press:

Chrysler cuts powertrain warranty to 5 years

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Chrysler says its dropping its lifetime powertrain warranty in favor of a 5-year or 100,000-mile guarantee.

Chrysler Spokesman Rick Deneau says the decision was driven by market research that showed consumers prefer warranties with a fixed time period. Powertrain warranties typically cover repair or replacement of transmission and engine parts.

In addition, the 5-year, 100,000-mile warranties will be transferable to new owners if the vehicles are sold before they run out. The previous lifetime warranties were not transferable.

The change is effective with the start of the 2010 model year.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Bullsh#t , I'm sure Chrysler did research to determine how long people keep their vehicles on average and I bet it's somewhere around five years and one hundred thousand miles. In my opinion the lifetime warranty was nothing more than five years, one hundred thousand miles for most people. As far as the new transferable warranty is concerned, most people won't use it. Just more marketing bullsh#t. JMHO so
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"Fixed time period"...

"Oh, please tell me when it ends...I cannot comprehend "lifetime".

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I agree - a closed ended time and milage limited warranty is favorable for the dealer who paid a consultant and a research firm to tell them what they wanted to hear. That is pretty much the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time.
I think the fact that I have 2 vehicles with this warranty I will try to keep them for a few decades - run them hard and make the dealer regret the day they sold me the warranties.

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I agree - a closed ended time and milage limited warranty is favorable for the dealer who paid a consultant and a research firm to tell them what they wanted to hear. That is pretty much the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time.
I think the fact that I have 2 vehicles with this warranty I will try to keep them for a few decades - run them hard and make the dealer regret the day they sold me the warranties.
The dealer didn't sell them to you - they came with the purchase from the manufacturer. As long as the dealer can get Chrysler (or whomever) to honor the warranty, they will be more than happy to make the repairs. It's income for the dealer; they want the warranty to be honored as much as you do.

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I have seen the people they ask about market research and they are not one of us. They are the same people who voted for Obama and now when yu ask them they sheepishly look away and say they do not remember.

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I think the people who they ask about market research are the dumbasses who didnt vote for GW once, but twice!

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Bullsh#t , I'm sure Chrysler did research to determine how long people keep their vehicles on average and I bet it's somewhere around five years and one hundred thousand miles. In my opinion the lifetime warranty was nothing more than five years, one hundred thousand miles for most people. As far as the new transferable warranty is concerned, most people won't use it. Just more marketing bullsh#t. JMHO so
Actually when Chrysler said lifetime, it meant 30 years & unlimited miles. Read the contract. My wife say's when I'm 80 I can get a new one.

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I bought my jeep exactly 13 days before they did the lifetime powertrain warranty. Piss on em and their warranty. Got 47k miles on mine.



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The change is effective with the start of the 2010 model year.

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People who say they are waiting for the 2010 model might want to reconsider.
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Does this mean that even '09's that go into service after the 2010's are out won't get the LPT warranty?


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Does this mean that even '09's that go into service after the 2010's are out won't get the LPT warranty?
No, the lifetime logos are on the window sticker.

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i have lifetime too, doubt they would ever cover anything but we will see

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