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Mitsubishi Extended Warranty Guide to Coverage Prices & Plans

BY: Alex Perrone
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Mitsubishi Motors has had more than a century’s worth of excellent vehicles. They’ve built close to every kind of car you can think of, from racecars to heavy-duty trucks. When you purchase a Mitsubishi, you’re following a tradition that demands quality vehicles that, as they say, “drive your ambition.” That’s why Mitsubishi provides an industry-standard factory warranty on all new Mitsubishi cars, SUVs, and trucks. But suppose your manufacturer’s warranty has expired or is about to expire soon. In that case, you may be looking for Mitsubishi extended warranty options as your car begins to age without factory warranty coverage.

While Mitsubishi’s legacy seems destined to live on forever amidst scandals and shakeups, sadly, their warranties will not. This is why looking into a Mitsubishi extended auto warranty is important once your original factory warranty has ended. These vehicle service contracts – commonly referred to as extended auto warranties continue where the original coverage provided by Mitsubishi leaves off.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain and drivetrain components, arguably the most essential parts of a car that keep it driving, are protected by Mitsubishi’s factory warranty. Like most manufacturer warranties, these are focused on covering the repair and replacement of parts during the early years of ownership. Think of these warranties more as a quality guarantee. Mitsubishi knows they make excellent cars and want to assure their drivers that they are only getting the best. And because they’re the best, Mitsubishi drivers often keep their cars for much longer than ever before. Sometimes well after Mitsubishi discontinues them.

That is where vehicle service contracts can assist drivers who wish to keep their vehicle after their warranties have expired. A Mitsubishi vehicle protection plan will pick up from when the factory warranty stops covering the repair and replacement of those key vehicle parts and components. Mitsubishi has more than 100 years of automobile history under its belt, and a quality vehicle protection plan for your Mitsubishi can keep it running for what seems like a century.

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Mitsubishi Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage:

Mitsubishi begins by providing a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. This comes with a roadside assistance plan that provides help if you need it but is only available for five years of ownership.

“Mitsubishi Confidence”- which is what they call their warranty, is only for qualifying new customers. As those ten years continue, you qualify for less and less protection from the company. Used Vehicle owners still get coverage, but far less. For example, if you purchase a pre-owned Mitsubishi, your powertrain warranty will only last up to 60,000 miles rather than the 100,000 miles the original owner would have received. This is why many drivers opt for third-party coverage.

Coverage Category New Mitsubishi Owners Used Mitsubishi Owners
New Vehicle Limited Warranty 5-yrs/60,000 miles 5-yrs/60,000 miles
Powertrain Components 10-yrs/100,000 miles 5-yrs/60,000 miles
Restraint System 5-yrs/60,000 miles 5-yrs/60,000 miles
Anti-Corrosion/Perforation 7-yrs/100,000 miles 7-yrs/100,000 miles
Adjustments 12-mos/12,000 miles 12-mos/12,000 miles
Roadside Assistance 5-yrs/Unlimited miles 5-yrs/Unlimited miles

Does Nissan back the Mitsubishi Manufacturer Warranty?

In May 2016, Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co took the initiative to bail out the then scandal-ridden Mitsubishi Motors Corp. They took control of the centuries-old rival with a 34 percent stake that totaled $2.2 billion. This major shakeup was a deal done in good faith so that the company could stay afloat. However, many journalists at the time deemed it a “lifeline.” This was because, at the time, Mitsubishi Motors entered its third scandal in the past two decades.

Their most recent scandal left Mitsubishi with $3 billion wiped off its market value once they confessed to manipulating fuel economy data. It wasn’t necessarily an aggressive move as Mitsubishi and Nissan consistently cooperate on development and manufacturing. Their initial partnership began in 2011, and one of the stipulations was no cross-shareholding. With this bailout and Nissan largely behind the wheel, that has changed.

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This was seen as good news for both companies as Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn explained they now have an opportunity to jointly develop technology and manufacturing. Mitsubishi Motors Chief Executive Osamu Masuko agreed, and together Nissan and Mitsubishi have slowly overhauled the Mitsubishi lineup and brand ever since.

Mitsubishi Cars, Trucks, and SUVs Available for Warranty Coverage:

Outlander Lancer Evolution Galant
Lancer Pajero Eclipse
Endeavor RVR Mirage

 

 What is Covered under the Mitsubishi Factory Warranty?

Mitsubishi lists a few sample coverage options on its website. However, many other consumer sites report them as following the standards set by Nissan.

Regardless, Endurance will work to continue the quality protection that Mitsubishi owners should demand from both companies. An added benefit to coverage from a third-party provider is that new and used Mitsubishi drivers could reap the benefits of a similar level of coverage. And then, once you wish to sell your vehicle, you can transfer coverage to the new owner.

Here are parts that a vehicle service contract, commonly referred to as an extended auto warranty, can cover beyond the powertrain:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Brakes
  • Cooling System
  • Drive Axle Assembly
  • Electronic Components
  • Front & Rear Suspension
  • Fuel System
  • Seals & Gaskets *
  • Transfer Unit
  • Transmission
  • Turbocharger / Supercharger

MITSUBISHI WARRANTY EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

You’ll only be able to use and call Mitsubishi for roadside assistance for the first five years of your vehicle ownership. We think you should have roadside assistance for however long you are still driving your car. If your Galant breaks down in your 6th or 7th year of ownership, you can always call up Mitsubishi, but they will begin charging you for all the benefits and services that were free before.

With Endurance, you’ll have access to 24/7 roadside assistance that will tow your vehicle to an ASE-certified shop in your area to repair your car. You’ll also get access to trip interruption and rental car benefits that will remain even as your car becomes older and has higher mileage.

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When Does My Mitsubishi Warranty Expire?

Many Mitsubishi owners are unaware of when their factory warranty expires, and most find out after it has already ended. They are at the service center getting their car looked at. The key to ensuring that you do not have a lapse in coverage is knowing exactly when your original Mitsubishi warranty expires.

Below is a helpful chart for owners of Mitsubishi cars, trucks, and SUVs to determine when their manufacturer’s warranty expires. All you need to do is replace the date ‘Of January 1’ with the date you purchased your vehicle. If you want an exact answer, you can check using your VIN on Mitsubishi’s website.

Year Mitsubishi Purchased:                           Mitsubishi Warranty Expiration Date:

January 1, 2018 January 1, 2023 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2017 January 1, 2022 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2016 January 1, 2021 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2015 January 1, 2020 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2014 January 1, 2019 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2013 January 1, 2018 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2012 January 1, 2017 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2011 January 1, 2016 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2010 January 1, 2015 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2009 January 1, 2014 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2008 January 1, 2013 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2007 January 1, 2012 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2006 January 1, 2011 or 100,000-miles
January 1, 2005 January 1, 2010 or 100,000-miles

How Much Does a Mitsubishi Extended Warranty Cost?

Ten years of Mitsubishi coverage seems like a long time. However, that’s not quite the case. You lose roadside assistance after five years, and non-powertrain components lose coverage after the seventh year of ownership. For the remainder of the 3 years of Mitsubishi’s “10-year” warranty, only the main parts of the car that keep it mobile are protected, and you will have to pay out of pocket to have that work done.

Components Not Listed for Coverage under Mitsubishi’s Powertrain Warranty:

Water Pump $359–$586
Head Gasket $444–$806
Alternator $212–$292
Heater Core $735–$1,038
Door Window Motor $248–$557
AC Compressor $687–$1,053
Starter $340–$573
Oil Pump $648–$1,012
Power Steering Pump $415–$857

Source: Mitsubishi Mirage

While the head gasket and oil pump remain under Mitsubishi’s powertrain, the rest of these components, the most commonly repaired Mitsubishi parts, are not after those first five years.

It’s a simple truth that there are some gaps that few in the auto industry, and Mitsubishi has them even in their century of business.

No driver should let themselves wait for the warranty to end to consider extended coverage. It’s more beneficial to consider extended coverage sooner rather than later when your car is more likely to break down.

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Difference between Dealership Mitsubishi Extended Warranties and Third-Party Coverage

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Most Mitsubishi dealerships try to provide their vehicle service contracts when you purchase your vehicle, but these do not come from Mitsubishi. Most of the time, these are from a third-party provider that the dealership has a business relationship.

The main issue with these policies is that many believe they are actually extending their original Mitsubishi warranty. Not only are they purchasing a coverage plan that Mitsubishi does not back, but they are also paying even more for it than they would be going to that third-party company directly.

It is especially risky for models made earlier than 2016. Whereas, with a third party providing your extended vehicle protection, you can bring your car to any ASE-certified mechanic in the United States and Canada.

How a Mitsubishi Extended Car Warranty Works:

You probably won’t use your Mitsubishi factory warranty much while your vehicle is still under that coverage. As you continue your years of ownership past the warranty period, a vehicle service contract from Endurance will work no differently than factory coverage when you use it. You will barely notice the difference from the original factory warranty that you received from Mitsubishi, besides the fact that you can have your car repaired by any certified mechanic and not just Mitsubishi service centers.

Filing an Auto Warranty Claim is Simple:

  • After your car breaks down, call Endurance Roadside Assistance.
  • Roadside Assistance will have your vehicle taken to a nearby mechanic or shop of your choice.
  • Give the mechanic your Endurance membership card. After that, Endurance will take care of the rest.

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MORE ABOUT MITSUBISHI WARRANTIES:

Mitsubishi is in the middle of a brand overhaul. However, an ambitious company like Mitsubishi, which has been around since the 1800s, will find a way to catch up. Look beyond Mitsubishi’s website for important information about your vehicle’s history, including automotive recalls and technical service bulletins that may have been posted. The key is staying knowledgeable about anything that could go wrong with your Mitsubishi car, truck, or SUV.

Mitsubishi Company Website: MitsubishiCars.com

Mitsubishi Company Phone Number: 1-888-648-7820

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

Mitsubishi Owner Reviews: ConsumerReports.org/Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Recalls Search: Mitsubishi.com/Recall

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