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With the one I got, after the factory warranty dies off the dealer takes over with a lifetime powertrain warranty.

Guess that along with the Max Care I got should cover most messes....
(and I'm really hoping I don't have any messes - so far so good....)
 

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Does anyone know if this can still be purchased within the first year? I have not called Customer Care yet, but I'm still curious.

About 2300 miles on the clock currently, and this warranty change for next year's model makes me a little nervous. No problems yet (knock on wood, other than the wind noise which I'm dealing with), but I'm looking at purchasing the lifetime towards the end of the year if possible.
 

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FCA Drops Powertrain Warranty to 60k Miles



FCA is reducing the maximum miles for its powertrain warranty. FCA is reducing its warranty from a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty to a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty starting with the 2016 model year.

The FCA powertrain warranty change does not apply to Fiat, Alfa Romeo or diesel-powered vehicles. FCA told Automotive News, "For 2016MY, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles with gasoline engines will be covered by a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty."

The move follows suit with GM which recently reduced its powertrain warranties by 40,000 miles from 100,000 to 60,000. Other brands, like Ford and Toyota, have warranties that are more in line with FCA's new warranty.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2015/05/chrysler-powertrain-warranty-drops-to-60k-miles.html
 

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You can probably check with either Clay (info in this post) or send a message to JeepCares. I'm sure either one would be able to give you an answer.
Whatever it is, post it here so the rest can know if it is possible to get the warranty within the first year of ownership.

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With the one I got, after the factory warranty dies off the dealer takes over with a lifetime powertrain warranty.

Guess that along with the Max Care I got should cover most messes....
(and I'm really hoping I don't have any messes - so far so good....)
You and us both! I'm happy with our lifetime powertrain warranty. Especially because no problems have showed up in ~800 miles.
 

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According to our friends at allpar.com

No, this is not a reason to rush out and buy a 2015 with it's boatload of problems, just negotiate in an extended warranty with your 2016 purchase or buy one from Clay.
LOL.

So this is how "Jeep cares" huh? One way to solve the problem I guess—shorten the warranty and reduce number of claims they'd have to address. Well, I've got a solution for Jeep too—my current car drives just fine and doesn't need to be replaced.

I'm no spring chicken and I've made plenty of financial mistakes in the past regarding cars. I've come to know the difference between wants and needs; was a hard lesson. For me, the Renegade was a "want". I'm not at all impressed by what I've seen and Jeeps made it abundantly clear, this is not a rolling problem I need. If FCA wants to sell cars and get out of red ink, they need to work harder than this at making buyers want the cars.
 

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So true.

For a long time, many car warranties were usually 3 years or 60,000 and depending on the brand and or model, some companies raised it (like Hyundai to wear off the stigma it got in the 80's). Others followed suit after seeing sales go up. Now it seems that ever manufacturer other than Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi are lowering their warranties. When in fact it should be the other way around, especially Fiat/Chrysler. It doesn't install confidence whatsoever. But like you said, with sales so high up, their mentality is that they feel there isn't a need to offer such long warranties. If the problems continue, lets see how long that mentality will last.

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Beep_Beep_Jeep and twospirits,

FCA vehicles purchased new and covered by the 5 year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty are eligible for our lifetime warranty options within 48 months of the in-service date and 48,000 miles. Please keep in mind new MVP plans start from the original in-service date and not from the date you purchase the plan. Plans sold beyond 12 months or 12,000 from the original in-service date will have a surcharge applied. While this isn’t relevant to this particular forum, this excludes Sprinter, Viper, diesel-equipped, all Ram cab/chassis, ProMaster, Hellcat models, Alfa Romeo 4C, battery/electric, and hybrid vehicles.
 

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Beep_Beep_Jeep and twospirits,

FCA vehicles purchased new and covered by the 5 year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty are eligible for our lifetime warranty options within 48 months of the in-service date and 48,000 miles. Please keep in mind new MVP plans start from the original in-service date and not from the date you purchase the plan. Plans sold beyond 12 months or 12,000 from the original in-service date will have a surcharge applied. While this isn’t relevant to this particular forum, this excludes Sprinter, Viper, diesel-equipped, all Ram cab/chassis, ProMaster, Hellcat models, Alfa Romeo 4C, battery/electric, and hybrid vehicles.
This is good to know, thank you!
 

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