GM Announces new Warranty

Sept. 7, 2006
General Motors today announced the best warranty of any full-line automaker, with coverage up to 100,000 miles or five years

General Motors today announced the best warranty of any full-line automaker, with coverage up to 100,000 miles or five years across its entire 2007 car and light-duty truck lineup in the United States and Canada, reflecting its success in dramatically improving the quality and durability of its vehicles.

GM's new 100,000 Mile Warranty coverage is a fully transferable five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty with no deductible. GM also has decided to expand its roadside assistance and courtesy transportation programs to match the powertrain warranty term.

Rob Minton, Communications Director of GM Fleet & Commercial Operations, made these points for Fleet & Commercial users:

-- Because of the constant use of commercial vehicles, it is common for owners to exceed the warranty mileage limit on vehicles before the time limit. This new program extends the mileage limit to 100,000 miles.

-- Light-duty vehicles sold to small businesses, commercial fleets and rental companies are included, with the exception of limousine, hearse, and livery vehicles, which have warranties specific to these vehicles and their applications.

-- Medium-duty trucks are not included due to the variety of warranty options specific to engine, powertrain and chassis. These options are often customized to specific applications providing Medium Duty buyers with a wide choice of coverage.

"We've been telling everyone how strong GM's cars and trucks are in terms of value, design, quality and durability. Now we're going to back it up," Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said. "This new warranty, combined with GM's outstanding quality, competitive pricing, relevant technologies and a strong new lineup of cars and trucks, provides motorists with an unprecedented level of value and peace of mind.

The no-deductible, fully transferable limited powertrain warranty covers more than 900 components related to the engine, transmission, transfer case (if applicable) and final drive assemblies on all 2007 model-year Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Hummer, Saturn, Saab and Cadillac cars and light-duty trucks sold in the United States and Canada. GM will extend the existing roadside assistance plan to 100,000 miles or five years, and will provide courtesy transportation for a covered warranty repair.

The new warranty will apply retroactively to 2007 GM cars and trucks already sold.