View Full Version : GM increases warranty to five years/100,000 miles

09-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Billed as the best warranty of any full-lined automaker (sorry Hyundai/Kia), the new coverage for all General Motors vehicles is now a fully transferable five-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty with no deductible. The new warranty will cover all 2007 model and beyond cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada, and any 2007 model already sold will receive the new warranty retroactively. In addition, GM has expanded its roadside assistance and courtesy transportation programs to five years, as well. A website (http://www.gm.com/warranty) has been set up to provide further details to customers and GM will officially introduce the new warranty on NBC tomorrow night during the NFL season opener between the Steelers and Dolphins.

This a shrewd move on GM's part that has been years in the making. The automaker's quality levels have only recently improved to the point where a warranty extension wouldn't saddle the company with overwhelming warranty repair costs. At this point, however, many GM brands have risen to the top half of J.D. Power and Associates quality and dependability studies, and the company reports that warranty repairs are down 40 percent over the last five years.

Hyundai has used its industry leading warranty to great effect in changing public perception of its vehicles, and we see GM starting down that path with this new warranty. It's all fine and good that GM has begun producing better quality vehicles, but backing it up with a robust warranty is how the company will convert those quality gains into more sales.


09-06-2006, 08:59 PM
still don't matter if they can't make no good looking cars with better interior quality. One thing I will say about Hyundai is that they give u plenty of bang for your buck and make solid cars which is why they have been so successful in addition to there nice warranty.. GM needs to go ahead and drop that Camaro and start making some more fuel effecient SUV's or sumthin. They better be happy they have Cadillac . . . or they probably would have folded a while ago.

09-06-2006, 09:07 PM
And yet, I still won't buy one. Too little, too late.

09-07-2006, 12:32 AM
GM stinks!!

I hope they go bankrupt

09-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Sounds like someone is desperate.