25 Responses

  1. Jay
    Jay November 24, 2018 at 7:58 am |

    Any after market, non dealer lifetime warranties available?

  2. Larry Handley
    Larry Handley December 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm |

    I just bough a new 2019 Jeep Cherokee from local dealer he said he could offer me at lifetime wareenty through Chrysler and finance it with car , I paid 4500 for it I have read online that it should be much cheaper that dealers can jack up price , I have a week to cancel it with no penalty I understand on nov 30 they stopped selling them I want to keep warranty but if I paid to much I feel ripped off what should I do ? Please advise thanks Larry Handley

  3. Patty Montoya
    Patty Montoya December 10, 2018 at 6:25 pm |

    My 2006 Pacifica has the Lifetime Maxicare and has 262,000 with all servicing done at dealer (except for a few minor cosmetic items and non-covered i.e. brakes). It has come to the end needing 2 cylinders, fuel injectors, front motor mount and a catalytic convertor (not covered). (Since I recently put new tires, I am having my mechanic sell it out by parts.) Looking for a replacement, we were thinking of a Jeep. But, now that the lifetime extended warranty is no longer available, we won’t necessarily be true to Chrysler. The car will be driven about 30,000 a year- freeway and about town. Any recommendations? BTW – we had a 2006 Chrysler 300 that was driven well over 300,000 (accident took it away) and we also currently have a 2012 Chrysler 300 with 152,000. Thanks!

  4. Jason
    Jason December 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm |

    Disappointed that they killed the lifetime warranty… I was planning to buy my wife a 124 Spider in January, and we were looking at the 124, specifically because of the available lifetime warranty (I already have the lifetime on my ’16 JGC Summit). Unfortunately for FCA, the 124 wasn’t my wife’s first (or second) choice, but she was willing to forego #1 and #2, in order to get the lifetime warranty… I guess we will be re-looking at her other choices after all.

  5. Larry Diehl
    Larry Diehl December 29, 2018 at 10:46 am |

    “One thing that could help keep it going, is a sales surge to demonstrate pent-up demand. So if you think the industry should have products like this (ahem), and you have a FCA car, go to the finance department at your dealer and ask for a quote.”

    Not likely to make any difference now, after the fact, and FCA was nice and quiet about doing it so there wouldn’t be a surge or public outcry before it happened. Wish I had known this was happening before 11/30, the two Jeeps in my garage would be out there a lot longer than they now will be.

  6. Mike
    Mike December 30, 2018 at 12:47 am |

    Certainly a disappointment with me as FCA’s track record, or that of Chrysler isn’t that great with vehicle/component life expectancy.

    I have three Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles now and when it comes time to replace them will go with another brand, possibly Ford and Land Rover which I would prefer to anything FCA sells.

    The Lifetime Unlimited Max warranty was the selling point which cost right around $3000 per vehicle. And for the poor soul who paid $4500, never trust a card dealer ! If their lips are moving, they are telling you lies for sure !

  7. Brandon
    Brandon March 2, 2019 at 7:39 pm |

    Wow. I was just cruising the web looking to purchase a new 2019 Ram Truck with all the bells and whistles along with the Hemi. This would have nailed the deal. But leaving the warranty out especially with a first gen remake certainly has me thinking about purchasing a $70k truck.
    From my perspective many owners of the big three experience some major power train issues around 75k. Might hold off on a purchase to see it’s first year reliability.
    Thanks for the write up.

    1. Jay
      Jay March 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm |

      Brandon, There is no way I’d spend that kind of money without a very serious lifetime warranty. I’m not buying a minivan without one. I’ll go Japanese for reliability’s sake, or buy one a year or two old Chrysler product and bank the difference for inevitable future repairs.

  8. Jim
    Jim March 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm |

    Agree. I did not know that they were going to end the Lifetime warrant until I recently went to look at a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X and Note that I have been a Loyal Jeep owner since 1989 with my First was a New 89 Wrangler then 95 Cherokee then the 2001 Grand Cherokee and when the 4 door Wrangler came out Oh Ya Had to have it so I bought the 2007 unlimited and finally the restyled Grand Cherokee was Awesome so I bought the 2012 Limited and loved the comfort and Quiet and yes the Maxi Care warranty just because the vehicles are way to complicated to work on and the peace of mind knowing it’s covered was nice. Now I will have to re-think the purchase of my next vehicle.

  9. Al White
    Al White March 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm |

    I bought my 2018 overland aug. 11th 2018. I asked about the life time warranty. They told me I had 12 months or 12000 miles to do this. So I waited so I didn’t have to add the cost to my loan and could save up for it. The other day I was going to purchase the warranty and they tell me it’s not available any more. So now did the dealer I bought it from know this was going to happen? It was only 3 months after I bought it. Why didn’t Mopar honer there 12 months or 12000 miles to the customers who bought before the dead line. I wasn’t even notified of the warranty being discontinued. I feel the dealer and Mopar took advantage of me, lied and disrespected me as customer just to sell the vehicle. That’s not how you build a good following of customers.

  10. Jeff Burkholder
    Jeff Burkholder May 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm |

    I’m a recipient of one of these “Lifetime MaxiCare Warranty’s” and if I hadn’t purchased it when I purchased my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited New I would be taking the bus because I’ve had more issue(s)/repairs than one would’ve ever thought possible.
    I have 2 separate 2-inch binders of repairs (ALL DEALER SERVICED) since I purchased it new in 2014. I was about to purchase the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator but promptly pulled the plug on the sale because they’re not offering the Lifetime Unlimited Mileage Warranty any longer. Lost a sale on that blunder, thanks MOPAR for that little explosion.
    Thanks for your story, I hope to learn in the future that you’ve written another article indicating the deal is back on but I’m not holding my breath!

  11. Mark J.
    Mark J. August 6, 2019 at 9:35 pm |

    Glad I got in while the getting was good. 2017 Pacifica Limited, and got a good deal on the maxcare lifetime with $100 deductible from Zeller in Kansas. But I don’t see buying another one unless the lifetime comes back. Finding this write-up was a surprise to me. I hadn’t heard *anything* about it.

  12. Wayne
    Wayne September 2, 2019 at 10:51 am |

    I went to look at a new RAM 1500 .. and the lifetime warranty I read about was a huge factor (wanted this to be last truck I ever bought.) Informed the lifetime warranty was no longer available. Needless to say, we were many thousands apart on a deal because of trade value and the fact I could not also purchase a lifetime warranty I thought might still be an option. I still own my current 2012 Toyota Tundra instead of a new 2019 RAM 1500 Limited. Oh well, I can walk away and be comfortable in my decision.

  13. Rich Z
    Rich Z September 22, 2019 at 11:19 pm |

    Heck, this shot my plans to buy a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. I have a 2015 Wrangler Sahara with the lifetime warranty and had planned on buying that for the new Jeep too. I guess the 2009 Z06 Corvette that I was going to trade in stays in my garage.


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