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What is the length of the factory warranty? I thought it was 3 year 36,000 miles but I just received a letter from Dodge trying to sell me an extended warranty that had this paragraph in it as follows:

In addition to its bold styling and can-do attitude, your Dodge Caliber also comes with two DaimlerChrysler warranties: a 3-year/36,000 mile "basic" warranty and our Powertrain warranty that protects your engine, transmission and driveline for 7-years/70,000 miles.

If the above paragraph is true, this is great news! Can anyone shed any light on this?
 

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1) Are you sure it is from Chrysler (Dodge) and not an extended warranty company or yours/other dealer?

2) Chrysler used to have 7/70 Powertrain as standard for all their cars, but they gave it up a year or two ago, in favor of just the 3/36 for everything, so it also might be an old form letter.

Still interesting, on the Dodge site, it makes no mention of the 7/70
 

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calibered said:
What is the length of the factory warranty? I thought it was 3 year 36,000 miles but I just received a letter from Dodge trying to sell me an extended warranty that had this paragraph in it as follows:

In addition to its bold styling and can-do attitude, your Dodge Caliber also comes with two DaimlerChrysler warranties: a 3-year/36,000 mile "basic" warranty and our Powertrain warranty that protects your engine, transmission and driveline for 7-years/70,000 miles.

If the above paragraph is true, this is great news! Can anyone shed any light on this?
Hey, I just got that official Dodge letter too! It also states that there is already a limited warranty on the drivetrain/engine to 70k.

The prices look more expensive than the extended warranty that I purchased at the time of sale.
 

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Automaker will only offer 3 year/36,000 mile warranty for all 2006 Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler models.
May 16, 2005: 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
If you are shopping for a 2006 Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep model, you should be aware of a change -- the car will no longer come with a standard 7-year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty.

Vehicles from the Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler will get the company's 3 year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, which includes all components, including the engine and transmission, covered by the powertrain warranty, according to a Chrysler Group spokesman.

The seven-year powertrain warranty currently comes standard on 2005 models and covers the major working parts of a car including the engine and transmission.

Funding earmarked for powertrain warranty will be allocated to "other dealer and consumer marketing efforts," John Schenden, chairman of the Chrysler-Jeep national dealer council, told Automotive News, an industry publication.

Chrysler's soon-to-be discontinued powertrain warranty is one of the longest in the industry.

Chrysler vehicles from model years prior to 2006 with a powertrain warranty that has not expired, are still entitled to the original warranty, a company spokesperson said.

Hyundai, Kia and Mitsubishi offer the longest powertrain warranties currently available in the U.S. All three offer 10-year/100,000-mile warranties, according to CNN.com automotive partner Edmunds.com.
 

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ejfb said:
1) Are you sure it is from Chrysler (Dodge) and not an extended warranty company or yours/other dealer?

2) Chrysler used to have 7/70 Powertrain as standard for all their cars, but they gave it up a year or two ago, in favor of just the 3/36 for everything, so it also might be an old form letter.

Still interesting, on the Dodge site, it makes no mention of the 7/70
It uses dodge stationary. It may be an old form letter but that is not my problem. I am going to hang onto it so I have it in writing just in case something happens after the 3/36,000.
 
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