Ford has improved its warranty coverage on both new and remanufactured
gasoline engine and transmission assemblies, increasing the mileage by
25,000 miles from 3-years/75,000 miles to 3-years/100,000 miles,
effective April 1, 2008.
According to their press release: "This warranty enhancement not only matches the terms of competitive automakers in the aftermarket industry, but it exceeds their coverage in a significant way," says Steve Lopez, Ford's transmission product marketing manager. "Ford has no restrictions on the application of the vehicle, whether it is a private use, commercial application, or municipality."
The new warranty terms apply only to gas engines and transmission assemblies sold on or after April 1, 2008. Warranty coverage on remanufactured Ford and Motorcraft transmissions and gas engines installed by the dealer or installer begins on the date of sale from the Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership or a Ford factory-authorized powertrain distributor.
new 100,000-mile warranty component combined with Ford's quality,
competitive pricing, outstanding availability, and no-risk core policy,
provides a significant competitive advantage in the powertrain
marketplace," said Lopez. The upgrade does not affect diesel engines,
which carry a 2-years/unlimited miles warranty. Ford predicts the
improved warranty coverage will not result in a price increase.
Have you bought a new Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicle within the month of April? Have you had a remanufactured engine or transmission assembly installed recently? You might want to check with your salesperson to find out how this change affects your warranty.