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Nissan Extended Warranty: What Drivers Don’t Know About This Auto Warranty

POR: Alex Perrone
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When most drivers think of Nissan, they think of it as a well-known and reputable brand worldwide. In the automotive industry, Nissan excels in its popularity. It has remained a high-end, affordable, and performance player for several generations. However, it did not achieve such great success overnight.

In fact, it took almost a century for Nissan to get where it is today and successfully capture its massive market share. This is why Nissan continues to gain popularity all over the globe, which directly leads to countless drivers clamoring for a Nissan extended warranty.

Nissan does a great job of protecting their vehicles, but like all coverage, that protection ends. That’s where Endurance comes in.

Nissan Company Overview

Nissan Motor Company Ltd was founded in the early 1930s, and they have gone through several major changes throughout the company over the decades they have been in business. Simply put, Nissan continues to evolve everything from their brand, products, and operations. All of which have changed drastically from the early stages of their journey in the auto manufacturing industry.

Many are not aware that during the time as World War I commenced, the company also began manufacturing motorized torpedo boats and engines for army planes. Fast forward to today and Nissan has never been more popular as their global takeover of the automotive industry continues to excite automobile experts and drivers alike.

One of the most compelling reasons why Nissan has obtained such a massive market segment is because of its diversification. Nissan didn’t focus on one type of automobile and made slightly different variations of the same vehicle year after year. Instead, Nissan captured a wide audience because it gave everyone what they wanted at a price they could afford.

Nissan manufactures everything from standard cars (like the Nissan Versa, Sentra, Cube, and Altima) to electric vehicles and hybrids (Nissan Leaf), crossovers and SUVs (Nissan Pathfinder, Juke, Rogue, Xterra), sports cars (Nissan GT-R, 3707 Roadster and Coupe), vans and minivans (Nissan Quest and Passenger), trucks (Nissan Titan and Frontier), and so much more.

It is very easy to see why they are blazing the way for future innovations and changes in the automobile manufacturing industry.

Can Drivers Extend the Nissan Warranty?

Nissan dealerships often provide their own extended warranty or “vehicle service contracts,” but these don’t come directly from Nissan. In fact, they tend to be rather limited in scope when it comes to the coverage options offered and flexibility of payment options.

And, of course, they will be charging you a premium for the convenience of buying from the dealer. Whether you get a new or used car, your local dealership is the middleman of this deal, and they are looking to profit somewhere from this ancillary product.

Most importantly, you are limited to having all service and repairs done at participating Nissan dealers and service centers. These limits apply to both new and certified pre-owned Nissan vehicles.

Nissan Manufacturer’s Warranty Expiration Dates

If you are unsure if your Nissan warranty has expired or is about to expire, check the table below for assistance. Just replace the date January 1st with the date that you purchased your Nissan and you can see if your Nissan manufacturer’s warranty has expired or when it eventually will.

Remember that this coverage is an “either/or” situation, so if you have passed your mileage allotment before your first five years of coverage, unfortunately, your warranty has run its course, and it is no longer Nissan’s responsibility to pay for anything that may fail on your vehicle.

Year Nissan Purchased                 Warranty Expiration Date
January 1, 2018 January 1, 2023 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2017 January 1, 2022 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2016 January 1, 2021 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2015 January 1, 2020 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2014 January 1, 2019 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2013 January 1, 2018 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2012 January 1, 2017 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2011 January 1, 2016 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2010 January 1, 2015 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2009 January 1, 2014 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2008 January 1, 2013 or 60,000 miles
January 1, 2007 January 1, 2012 or 60,000 miles

Where Can I Buy a Nissan Extended Warranty?

When choosing any vehicle, either for personal or commercial use, two of the most important aspects include:

  • Available options
  • After-sales services provided by the dealer or third-party provider

Although Nissan vehicles are well known for their exceptional durability, they are not immune to mechanical or electrical breakdownsThe chances that the buyer would need to spend more on repairs after the warranty has expired are also considerably higher than when the original factory warranty was placed on the vehicle.

This is because Nissan’s factory “bumper-to-bumper warranty” is only applicable during the validity of the given warranty period. Of course, knowing the terms of most manufacturer’s warranties helps, which is typically three years or 36,000 miles

In regards to Nissan, their manufacturer’s warranty follows industry standards and provides drivers with coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. If this sounds short to you, know that this is a typical standard warranty that a manufacturer will offer.

While competing automakers offer longer terms for their factory warranty coverage, if you already own a Nissan or are set on purchasing one, there are options to extend this coverage from third-party providers, like Endurance. Many cars can qualify for coverage that picks up directly where the original warranty has ended.


Nissan will only cover new and pre-owned vehicles made between the years 2003 and the present, and many coverage plans offered for high-mileage or older vehicles are rather limited.

Any car or SUV older than this or past a certain mileage threshold will no longer qualify for coverage directly from Nissan USA. At that point, you will need to look into vehicle service contracts to continue protecting your vehicle from mechanical breakdown.

Nissan Vehicles Eligible for Nissan Extended Warranties

Versa Sentra Altima
Maxima 350z GT-R
Rogue Juke Murano
Quest Pathfinder Armada
Frontier Titan Kicks

Based on your Nissan’s make, model, and mileage, you may find that your car qualifies for coverage up to 10 years or even 100,000 miles. Nissan keeps the length and terms of its extended vehicle coverage a little tighter than the usual manufacturer’s warranty.

That is why Nissan owners should shop and look into extended coverage from an independent provider like Endurance. We offer comprehensive breakdown plans that can be an additional safety net and offer peace of mind behind the wheel.


There are several types of Nissan coverage options. The oddest thing about a Nissan Extended Warranty is that they don’t refer to it as an extended warranty but rather as a Nissan Extended Protection Plan. The reason we say this is because we have explained countless times that the only way to label a product an “extended warranty”, is to have manufactured the product that the warranty applies to. Which Nissan does… or does it?

To answer our cliffhanger question at the end of the previous paragraph, yes, Nissan does back their own protection plans. The Nissan Extended Protection Plan is a plan that will protect your vehicle in the event of a part or component failure, just as a Nissan factory warranty would do.

However, unlike the original warranty, this is extra protection that drivers can choose to purchase if they see fit. And again, unlike the original Nissan warranty, these plans are not one type of protection across the board for every car.

It’s a level of protection that each driver can choose. Similar to auto insurance, a driver can choose between having basic coverage or full coverage.


Extending its product offerings even further, Nissan also gives its customers a variety of vehicle protection options. For an additional cost, Nissan drivers can add extra coverage to their plans.

This extra coverage ranges from pre-paying for Mantenimiento Programado (recommended vehicle tune-ups) during the life of your vehicle to extending the features of your original manufacturer’s warranty (roadside assistance, cosmetic damage, etc.) to the extended protection plan. You will find a detailed list of these options below.

In addition to providing consumers with the added protection listed above, Nissan also allows customers to protect their vehicles even further by offering services such as:

  • Theft Protection
  • Key Replacement Protection
  • Paintless Dent Repair.

All of these services will come at an additional fee, and you can read more about them below.

The coverage options above will offer a driver peace of mind but add a great deal to the monthly payment for the automobile. Before purchasing any of these added options, drivers should be aware of how long they intend to keep the vehicle. Refunds for supplemental coverage may not be obtainable.

A Nissan Extended Car Warranty or a Nissan Protection Plan from a Third Party?

Both Endurance and Nissan offer three levels of coverage. For Nissan, the levels include Powertrain Preferred, Silver Preferred, and Gold Preferred. This coverage is very similar to what Endurance offers, which are labeled our Secure, Superior, and Supreme coverage plans.

Nissan Extended Warranties:                  Endurance Vehicle Protection:

Nissan Powertrain Preferred Warranty Endurance Secure Protection Plan
Nissan Silver Preferred Warranty Endurance Superior Protection Plan
Nissan Gold Preferred Warranty Endurance Supreme Protection Plan

Both contracts come with Asistencia en carretera 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana for no additional fees, which include towing service, rental car reimbursement, roadside fluid delivery/tire replacement, trip interruption benefits, and more.

Both contracts come with zero-added-fee payment plans. These plans take the total price of coverage and divide it into equal monthly payments. However, if you purchase a Nissan extended warranty during the time of sale at a Nissan dealership, more than likely, the protection plan payments will be rolled into the monthly payment.

Interest will be charged on the total amount financed. Drivers who wish to still purchase coverage from Nissan and avoid the higher price due to financing fees should opt to pay for the contract separately from the car payments.

How Much Does a Nissan Extended Warranty Cost?

As you can see, these two different types of coverage don’t seem to be too different after all. In fact, the coverage offered by Endurance and Nissan is pretty similar. However, there are two major ways that these two forms of coverage will differ drastically.

An important aspect that most drivers are unaware of is that you cannot transfer Nissan extended warranties. For example, if you had a 2009 Nissan Sentra with a coverage plan and purchased a new 2015 Nissan Sentra, the coverage plan would not be transferable. The only available option would be to cancel the previous contract and apply for a refund when purchasing a new contract.

However, buyers who wish to transfer their Nissan agreement can do so by submitting a transfer request form. You can obtain this form from the dealer. It has to have the signatures of both the previous and new owners. Please note that the new agreement can take up to 4-6 weeks.

Another factor that directly distinguishes the two coverage plans is that a Nissan protection plan doesn’t let you choose a mechanic, instead, you can only do to a Nissan dealership.

Endurance plans, on the other hand, only require that the mechanic performing the repair work is ASE Certified. This may not seem like an issue until your car breaks down, where there are zero Nissan dealerships close by.

Both coverage options will offer you peace of mind behind the wheel. However, the only one gives you the freedom of repair facilities, the ability to transfer coverage, award-winning customer support, and more. You should also know that by purchasing directly from Endurance, you can save big money over dealership prices. Don’t believe us? Get your free quote today and find out just how much you can save on auto repairs!

FAQ’s: Nissan Extended Warranty

  • How long does a Nissan factory warranty last?

A Nissan warranty typically lasts for three years or 36,000 miles, not both, but whichever comes first.

  • What does a Nissan Powertrain warranty cover?

The Nissan Powertrain warranty is basically the equivalent to our Endurance Secure Protection Plan. It covers the essential parts of the car that make it move.

  • Is my Nissan warranty transferable?

Nissan’s warranties are NOT transferable. Endurance, on the other hand, transfers all of its contracts to any new vehicle. When you sign up with Endurance, our coverage can pick up where your previous one left off and transfer the coverage to any qualified vehicle.

  • What is the best extended warranty for my Nissan?

This all depends on your budget and what you want to be covered on the vehicle. This is where people really come to appreciate Endurance because we offer a plethora of coverage plans and have various payment options depending on what you need.

  • What does a Nissan warranty cover?

A Nissan warranty covers everything that is not normal wear and tear, and defects in the technology or materials of the vehicle. Items that need regular maintenance will not be covered.


Nissan’s website constantly talks about how life is a journey and you should enjoy the ride. And knowing the ins and outs of your Nissan vehicle and its level of protection only makes that ride much more enjoyable.

Nissan owners or anyone interested in owning a Nissan should check out the sites below. There, they will find out more about every Nissan vehicle’s make, model, and history. No Nissan driver should ever wait too long before they know what they are driving or the options available to them. Waiting for something to go wrong stop working or even ignoring recalls could wind up costing Nissan drivers a fortune, especially once Nissan’s factory warranty ends.

Click below to find out important automotive recalls, notices, and important information regarding Nissan vehicles.

Nissan Company Website: NissanUSA.com

Nissan Company Phone Number: 1-855-426-6628

General Recalls, Problems, and Defects:  NHTSA.gov/Recalls

Nissan Owner Reviews: ConsumerReports.org/Nissan

Nissan Recalls Search: NissanUSA.com/Recalls

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