Jeep challenges you to “Go Anywhere. Do Anything.” And that’s what has made the Jeep brand so enduring for years. Once built to help serve the efforts in World War II, you now see Jeeps being driven by everyone from those who fancy themselves off-road explorers, to those looking for a reliable and safe car to get them from point A to point B, all the way to those parents just dropping the kids off to soccer practice. Whether you want to keep your Jeep driving on an asphalt road or if you prefer the mud and dirt, all Jeep drivers have a vested interest in making sure their car works and performs precisely how Jeep originally intended. Jeep has seen fit to provide a reliable manufacturer’s warranty, but what happens when those terms are over? If you want to keep going anywhere and doing anything, you’ll need a Jeep extended warranty once your original coverage has expired. Find out what options you have to protect your Jeep and what your vehicle can qualify for below.
Jeep’s Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage
At Endurance, we provide vehicle service contracts, which are commonly referred to as extended auto warranties. These protection plans are meant to help match and continue the protection that Fiat-Chrysler offered to their Jeep vehicles. They have a basic limited plan but they even provide a hefty powertrain plan. Given the general nature of Jeep vehicles and their usage, of course, Jeep offers an option for corrosion protection.
However, Jeep is far less concerned with protecting their vehicles over time so much as providing a guarantee to cover any and all factory flaws. But these are rare to occur in the first few years of ownership, and when that manufacturer’s warranty expires it means that any future repairs will not be covered by Jeep.
All this being said, Jeep does provide their vehicles’ powertrain system with one of the longest factory coverages in the U.S. auto industry. But the powertrain coverage only protects the major components of the vehicle such as the engine, transmission, and drive train. Endurance looked at Jeep’s manufacturer warranty and used it as the framework to create an extended protection plan for Jeep owners that can directly pick up where the original factory warranty left off. And without Jeep’s original warranty you will be paying out of pocket for the costs of any repair needed.
Here are the Jeep Models Covered by the Jeep Extended Warranty:
Jeep Factory Warranty and Jeep Extended Warranties
Jeep coverage plans begin with a “Basic Limited Warranty” that covers your jeep for 3-years or 36,000-miles, whichever comes first. Note that only new Jeeps are covered under this plan. It begins when you purchase a new Jeep and during its terms it will cover any manufacturer’s errors or defects. This includes the parts, labor, and any other shop fees that may be associated with a repair. And in the event of a breakdown in the first 3-years or 36,000-miles, you still get access to Jeep’s roadside assistance that will allow for towing to your nearest Jeep dealership or affiliated service center.
Note that none of Jeep’s coverage options will provide coverage for expected wear & tear items. Any parts or accessories used to customize your Jeep vehicle will also not be covered under the Jeep warranty. MOPAR -which combines the words “Motor” and “Parts”- refers to Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s parts, service, and customer care organization.
A Jeep Warranty From MOPAR Can Include Coverage For:
- Collision parts
- Water pumps
- Catalytic converters
- Gaskets and seals
- Diesel parts
- Performance parts
- Brake pads/shoes
While these coverage plans do cover wear and tear items, any such items are only covered during the first 12-months or 12,000-miles of ownership of a new vehicle, whichever comes first. New Jeep owners have the option to you purchase the Jeep Powertrain Limited Warranty which covers you for an additional 5-years and/or 60,000-miles. In the span of these 5 years the cost of all parts, labor, and service fees associated with the repair or replacement of your engine, transmission, axle, and transaxle parts for FWD, AWD, RWD, and 4×4 vehicles are covered.
What Isn’t Covered by Jeep’s Factory Powertrain Warranty?
- Cleaning Fluids, Coolant, Brake Pads, Wiper Blades, Tires, or Clutch Linings
- Seals and Gaskets
- Filters, Sparkplugs, and Bulbs
- Engine Tune-Ups
Through Jeep and Fiat-Chrysler of America, there is an anti-corrosion warranty for all the vehicle’s exterior and interior panels. This is unique to Jeep because the cars have a reputation for toughness and the ability to drive on and off road in any manner of environment and climate. While we have not read any reviews about this Jeep anti-corrosion warranty, we can’t say for sure if the cost of it is truly worth it. Though it might be something coastal states where high salt levels in the air occur or states with heavy snowfall that have damaging salt and deicers to clear the roads.
Lastly, when purchasing a new Jeep the final option for warranty coverage is their Federal Emissions Warranty. This covers any part related to the emissions system for a total of 3-years or 36,000-miles, whichever occurs first. This is only purchasable if you are still under the 3-year basic limited warranty, which means certified pre-owned Jeeps cannot be covered under this coverage plan.
Jeep Emissions Warranty Parts Included for Coverage:
- Air System Controls
- Fuel Injection System
- Fuel Cap, Fuel Pump, and Fuel Lines
- Exhaust Manifold
- Oxygen Sensors
- Throttle and Transmission Control
What Are the Limits of the Jeep Extended Car Warranty?
There are a few ways that Jeep warranties have a disadvantage to a third party provider, like Endurance. One being that like most automakers, they only allow owners to only ever bring their car to authorized Jeep dealerships or affiliated service centers. And once you’re there, they then again limit you to using only branded OEM parts which come at a premium price, especially if your warranty is up.
As we stated before Jeep is less concerned with anything that could go wrong with your vehicle over time. They are really only invested in making sure you are satisfied with the quality of their cars during the first few years of owning one. Think of the Jeep warranty less as coverage and protection and more as a guarantee in their cars.
Here is What Can Void a Jeep Warranty:
- Using non-Chrysler parts
- Using non-Chrysler additives or materials
- Installing accessories except those installed by a dealer
- Rustproofing or protection products
- Using non-Chrysler approved refrigerant
- Some modifications to your Jeep aren’t covered, but will void your warranty.
- Tampering with or changing the odometer, unless your repair technician follows the legal requirements for repairing or replacing odometers
- Attaching any device that disconnects the odometer
Some of these stipulations are practical and most drivers would agree that they are put into place to deter fraud. And even an independent provider would void your warranty if it was found that you did something like tampering with the odometer or performing an engine swap.
Any number of things can affect your Jeep and the components inside over time. You may be driving through inclement weather, rougher terrain than usual, or even experience some sort of road hazard. You may be driving through areas which force you to push the performance of your vehicle. Using your car increases the risk of certain parts of your car wearing out sooner, and while Jeep assures that they build machines for performance and durability, they aren’t necessarily in the business of paying for repairs once your car has broken down outside of the manufacturer’s warranty. And most people know that when that factory warranty coverage has expired, that is when the majority of high-ticket repairs begin to appear.
Do You Know Your Jeep Warranty Expiration Date?
If you are a Jeep owner and you plan to keep your car longer than 3-5 years, you are going to want a safety net that pays for your repairs after your warranty expires. But when exactly does your warranty expire and what options do you have outside of using Jeep for limited coverage?
While Jeep and MOPAR’s factory-provided warranty will cover likely minor repairs and expenses in the early years of ownership, when it comes time for serious work on your car to be done, you’re left paying out of pocket for these costly repairs.
When Does Your Jeep Warranty Expire?
If you are unsure if your Jeep 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 Jeep and you can see if your Jeep manufacturer’s warranty has expired or when it eventually will.
Year Jeep Purchased: 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|
Significant repairs even on a Jeep tend to occur when jeeps go past the 50,000-mile mark. This is common for most manufacturers such as American auto giants like Chevrolet and Ford. And it’s no coincidence that these repairs begin to spring up right when Jeep’s warranty terms begins to end.
If you were to do a little research on a repair estimate site like RepairPal.com or Edmunds.com, Jeeps tend to be serviced and diagnosed more often after that mileage mark. And that means you will incur those hefty bills just to get things repaired and replaced that were previously covered by your vehicle’s Jeep factory warranty. Jeeps are built to last but every car manufactured will eventually see its dependability decrease over time.
How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Jeep without Warranty Coverage?
As of 2018, Jeep branded vehicles from FCA only rank 20th out of 27 brands in 2018 car reliability rankings according to Consumer Reports and Cars.com. There is no denying that owning and driving a Jeep is a treat and they are some of the best-reviewed vehicles in their class concerning drivability. However, over time all Jeep owners will experience problems that weren’t there while under Jeep’s original warranty when they purchased their vehicle from the dealership.
Here’s An Example Estimate from RepairPal for a Jeep Grand Cherokee (Updated July 2018)
|Lower Ball Joint||$392–$398|
|Ball Joint Replacement-Upper||$450–$978|
The majority of Jeep owners are more concerned about protecting their car’s powertrain components, the parts of the car that allow it to move and drive. These are the most expensive components to repair and include the engine, transmission, and radiator. Repairs and replacements for those components will be even more expensive than the parts we listed above, and in most cases will result in a repair bill totaling thousands of dollars. This is where an Endurance vehicle service contract can help!
How Much Should a Jeep Extended Warranty Cost?
Here is how you can find the perfect coverage to extend the life and extend the warranty of your Jeep.
Third-party providers, like Endurance can match the original protection that Jeep placed on you vehicle, and can also offer an array of additional benefits. Many Jeep dealerships will try to sell you an extended warranty when you purchase your vehicle. Be aware that this warranty they are selling isn’t coming from Jeep, FCA, or MOPAR. They are selling you a contract from another company, a third-party provider that the dealership has a working relationship with.
In addition to forcing you to use their dealership service center for any repair performed, they will mark up the price of the coverage plan to ensure that the dealership is profiting off the sale of the plan in addition to the contract provider. The cost of coverage also gets rolled into your car payments, which might be enticing to some drivers by not having to have an additional bill to pay every month.
But when this additional amount is added to your car payment, it means you are actually paying interest for a higher amount than you may have additionally planned due to this added cost raising the amount of the principal amount of your loan.
If you go with a direct provider, you may be billed separately but you will also be billed less. A little effort saves you in the long run, which is something that all Jeep owners should prefer.
Coverage Before The Jeep Factory Warranty Expires: A great way to keep the cost of extended coverage down is to look into buying coverage while Jeep, FCA and MOPAR is still guaranteeing the life of your car. This tells the third party company that your vehicle is likely free of pre-existing conditions and has not had to undergo major repairs and replacements yet. They will fill more comfortable protecting close to every important part of your car in addition to giving you protection for longer.
Can I Get a Jeep Extended Warranty on a Used or Pre-Owned Jeep?
Endurance has had over twelve years in the industry and we’ve protected countless Jeeps. We know Jeep owners tend to be adventurous and outgoing types, and several of us at Endurance are Jeep drivers ourselves. And we also know that no Jeep owner will settle when it comes to maintaining and protecting their cars.
Jeep, FCA, and MOPAR coverages are industry leaders and that’s why it was no easy task for any third party provider to match. That’s why Endurance worked to put together vehicle service contracts that offer Jeep owners that works in place of their factory coverage. And drivers that choose a direct-provider, like Endurance, will note that these coverage plans come with far fewer restrictions.
Jeep owners take an enormous amount of pride in their vehicles. And in some cases, they would consider themselves in a breed of their own. That’s why vehicle services for their vehicles should work the same way. Endurance can provide you with payment plans and coverage options that are completely customizable for your driving needs.
Jeep Owners with Endurance will have the following benefits, in addition to their chosen level of extended warranty coverage:
- Low monthly payments
- Your choice of repair shop
- Claims paid to the repair shop
- Fully transferable plans
- A 30-Day/1,000 mile Risk-Free Money Back Guarantee.
- Service from a Reputable Provider with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
- 24/7 roadside assistance that includes towing, rental car, trip interruption, and more.
Call us today to continue worry-free driving as you go anywhere and do anything in your Jeep!
MORE ABOUT JEEP:
If you would like to know more about Jeep or your specific Jeep vehicle and history, please visit any one of the sites below. Jeep drivers can go anywhere and do anything but they should never have to wait for anything to go wrong with their car. Jeeps are built tough and prepared for whatever lies ahead and so should their drivers. Jeep drivers need to know what kinds of typical breakdowns and repairs they’ll experience from behind the wheel especially once Jeep’s MOPAR coverage ends. Visit the sites below to find out important automotive recalls, notices, and important information regarding your Jeep.
Jeep Company Website: Jeep.com
Jeep Company Phone Number: 1-877-426-5337
General Recalls, Problems, and Defects: NHTSA.gov/Recalls
Jeep Owner Reviews: ConsumerReports.org/Jeep
Jeep Recalls Search: MOPAR.com/Recalls/Search
MOPAR Warranty Lookup: MOPAR.com/lookup
*A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended car warranty”, but is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not. Endurance is an administrator of VSCs and does not sell warranties.*