DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company has improved its Service Part Limited Warranty coverage on both new and remanufactured gas engine and transmission assemblies, increasing the terms from three years/75,000 miles to three years/100,000 miles, effective Apr. 1.
"This warranty enhancement not only matches the terms of competitive automakers in the aftermarket industry, but it exceeds their coverage in a significant way," said 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 Apr. 1, 2008. Warranty coverage on Ford and Motorcraft remanufactured 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 assemblies still need to be registered with Ford in order to obtain the full coverage of the warranty enhancement.
The warranty coverage upgrade does not affect the diesel engine warranty, which remains two years/unlimited miles for Complete Diesel Engine and Long Block Assemblies. The improved warranty coverage will not result in a price increase on assemblies.