— 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.