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Guide to certified used-car programs

Learn about warranties and roadside aid for your vehicle

Last updated: May 2014

The used-car certification programs offered by auto manufacturers can vary widely. The table below summarizes key provisions. Warranty and roadside aid are given in months and miles, whichever comes first. The deductible is the fee you pay for a warranty repair. Roadside aid terms vary: Some give roadside service, others just towing or towing only for warranty-covered problems. Many expire at a certain number of months or miles after the date the vehicle was bought new. These terms can change without notice, so be sure to double-check them before buying.

Make

Warranty (months/miles)

Deductible

Roadside aid
(months/miles)

Phone

Acura

12/12K comprehensive
84/100K powertrain from new

none

12/12K

800-382-2238

Audi

24/50K comprehensive

$50

72/100K from new

800-367-2834

BMW

24/50K comprehensive

$50

24/50K

800-831-1117

Cadillac

72/100K comprehensive from new

none

72/100K from new

800-333-4223

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep

3/3K comprehensive
96/80K powertrain from new

$100

96/80K from new

877-745-7827

Ford, Mercury

72/100K powertrain from new
$100

72/100K from new

866-222-6798

Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac
3/3K comprehensive
none
3/3K 888-468-7338

Honda

12/12K comprehensive
84/100K powertrain from new

none

optional

800-999-1009

Hyundai

72/75K comprehensive

none

120/unlimited from new

800-633-5151

Infiniti

36/100K comprehensive

$50

36 from purchase/
100K from new

800-662-6200

Jaguar

24/50K comprehensive

none

24/50K

800-452-4827

Land Rover

60/62K comprehensive from new

$100

60/62K

800-637-6837

Lexus

36/100K total miles comprehensive

none

36 from purchase/100K from new

800-255-3987

Lincoln

72/100K powertrain from new

$100

72/100K from new

800-521-4140

Mazda

12/12K comprehensive

none

12/12K

800-222-5500

Mercedes-Benz

12/50K comprehensive

none

unlimited

800-367-6372

Mitsubishi

72/72K or 120/100K powertrain

none

72/72K or 120/100K

888-648-7820

Nissan

60/100K comprehensive

$50

84 from purchase/
100K from new

800-647-7261

Porsche

24/100K comprehensive

none

72/100K from new

800-767-7243

Saturn

12/12K comprehensive
60/100K powertrain from new

none

12/12K, towing only

800-553-6000

Subaru

72/100K powertrain

none

72/100K

800-782-2783

Toyota

12/12K comprehensive

none

84/100K from new

800-468-6968

Volkswagen

24/24K comprehensive

none

24/unlimited

800-822-8987

Volvo

72/100K from new

none

72/100K from new

800-458-1552

Used car buying guide

Learn more about choosing a used car, avoiding a lemon, buying and selling a used car, pricing and financing, and more in our used car buying guide.


   

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