Ford Increases Powertrain Warranty
DETROIT— Ford Motor Co. is adding two years to the powertrain warranty of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles for the 2007-model year, according to Automotive News. The Ford and Mercury brand powertrain warranties will be extended to five years or 60,000 miles. The powertrain coverage was for the same term as the three-year, 36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty for those brands. The Lincoln brand powertrain warranty is being stretched to six years or 70,000 miles. It previously mirrored Lincoln’s four-year, 50,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty. Ford is not changing the bumper-to-bumper warranties at this time, according to the report by Automotive News. Free roadside assistance will be offered for the length of the bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties. Roadside assistance previously only lasted as long as the bumper-to-bumper warranties.The enhanced warranties will be honored on all 2007-model-year vehicles, including those already sold to customers.Ford also offers a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine. Under its new program, Ford will eliminate a $100 deductible attached to that diesel engine warranty.