Looking for more information about your Infiniti warranty? In this article, the coverage specialists from autopom! will help you understand your factory warranty. So, read on to understand – what it covers, how long it lasts, and what are the options for continuing your coverage once the manufacturer warranty expires.
Infiniti Factory Warranty Information
First, let’s go over the factory coverage. Every new Infiniti comes with several standard limited warranties which include:-
- Basic Coverage (full coverage): 4 years/60,000 miles*
- Powertrain Coverage: 6 years/70,000 miles*
- Corrosion Coverage: 7 years
- Federal Emission Performance Warranty: 2 years/24,000 miles*
- Federal Emission Defect Warranty: 4 years/60,000 miles*
*Whichever occurs first.
What is Covered Under the Infiniti Basic Coverage Warranty?
The basic coverage is an exclusionary-type plan, or what is more commonly referred to as the manufacturer’s original bumper-to-bumper warranty. It will include coverage to all parts and components in your new Infiniti apart from anything excluded under the policy. Examples of items not covered would be:
- Maintenance items (brake pads, spark plugs, oil changes, etc.)
- Normal wear and tear (such as dents, dings, chips, scratches)
- Damage caused by an auto accident
- Damage caused by modifications, etc.
For the full exclusions list, you’ll want to check with your owner’s warranty manual. In fact, this coverage expires after 4 years have passed, or until the vehicle has been driven 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Infiniti Powertrain Coverage Warranty
The Infiniti powertrain warranty is limited to a brief list of specific items within your Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain. Additionally, it includes a few safety items like airbags. (See your owner’s warranty manual for full details). Moreover, if you want additional items in your vehicle to be covered, such as your Air Conditioning, Electrical components, or Suspension, you’ll have to get an Infiniti extended warranty. Finally, when it comes to the duration of coverage, the Powertrain warranty expires when 6 years have passed, or the vehicle has been driven 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Infiniti Corrosion Coverage Warranty
Firstly, the corrosion coverage (Perforation from corrosion) is in effect for 84 months (7 years), regardless of your vehicle mileage. Secondly, this is also subject to a list of exclusions. Hence, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with that list to know in which situations you will not be covered.
Infiniti Emissions and Defect Warranties
The Federal emissions performance and defect warranties are standard with all vehicles. If you are a California resident, you will have additional coverage for your emissions systems.
How to Know If My Pre-owned Infiniti Still Has Factory Coverage?
The simple answer is to ask your dealership or call the manufacturer! Simply call the manufacturer if you have the VIN handy, and ask whether your Infiniti warranty is active or not. If the pre-owned vehicle you’re considering purchasing is not covered by the factory coverage, you may want to inquire about getting a certified pre-owned vehicle.
Infiniti Certified Pre-owned Warranty
In fact, when it comes to selling used vehicles Infiniti has created a set of rigorous standards. This is done to ensure that their customers could have peace of mind at a pre-owned value. However, for a vehicle to be eligible for certification, Infiniti requires it to pass a 167-point inspection. Moreover, it shall be less than 6 years since its original in-service date and have less than 60,000 miles on the odometer.
The CPO warranty is remarkably similar to their Powertrain warranty that comes with new vehicles. Like the Powertrain warranty, it includes coverage for a specific list of items within the:
- Transmission and Transaxle
- Restraint System (airbags/seat belts)
While the powertrain is an extremely vital part of your vehicle to cover, Infiniti’s CPO Warranty is lacking any coverage for suspension, steering, braking, or electronics in the vehicle. Without purchasing an Infiniti extended warranty, you will be paying out-of-pocket repairs outside of those few covered items.
When Should I Get an Infiniti Extended Warranty?
Whether your vehicle is still under the original 4 years/60,000-mile Basic Warranty or you’ve already crossed over into the Powertrain Warranty, most people want to extend their factory coverage and ensure they’re covered if they have to take their vehicle in for repairs.
The first thing you should know is the longer you wait to get an extended coverage plan, the more expensive that plan will be. If possible, it’s best to purchase an Infiniti extended warranty while still under the basic factory warranty to get the most value out of a plan.
If your factory warranty has already expired, don’t worry, it’s not too late! As long as your Infiniti still has a clean title and no modifications, many third-party coverage companies will still be able to offer you a plan.
The important thing to remember is the longer you put it off (and the more miles on the odometer), your coverage options become more limited and often more expensive.
There are two types of extended coverage plans on the market: Exclusionary and Stated Component.
Exclusionary vs. Stated Component
An Exclusionary plan is the most similar to your 4 years/60,000 Basic warranty from the factory. It will assume all parts of your Infiniti are covered except for a brief list of excluded components or conditions. If you’re looking for the most coverage possible in your Infiniti extended warranty, an exclusionary plan is the way to go.
Stated Component plans are just as they sound; they have a list of stated components in your vehicle that will be covered. If it’s not on the list, it’s not covered! Stated component plans come in all shapes and sizes, from a basic powertrain plan (like your factory powertrain warranty), up to a high-level program that covers components in every section of your vehicle. If you’re being quoted a stated component plan, it’s important that you read the sample contract, so you know exactly what parts of your vehicle are (or aren’t) going to be covered.
Where Can I Buy an Infiniti Extended Warranty?
You can purchase extended coverage either from a dealership or from a third-party company like us at autopom! Depending on who you purchase from, your coverage and benefits will vary, so be sure to get a sample policy with each quote to easily compare your options.
If you choose to purchase from a third-party company, you can expect to receive benefits such as:
- No-Fee Payment Plans
- Towing/Roadside Assistance Included
- Choose Your Own Repair Shop
Some companies, like autopom! are also partnered with additional sources for their customer’s benefits. For example, if you visit www.repairpal.com/autopom you can search for repair facilities that have been certified by Repair Pal by meeting high standards for parts, work, and equipment, so you can be confident your repair work is done correctly and efficiently to get you back on the road.
Interested in Getting an Infiniti Extended Warranty Quote from autopom?
Please feel free to visit our website, call us at (888) 655-0784, or get in touch with us to request a quote.
More Information for Infiniti Owners
Infiniti Limited Warranty Information: https://www.infinitiusa.com/owners/vehicle-resources/warranty.html
Infiniti Certified Pre-Owned Information http://cpo.infinitiusa.com/explore-benefits?tool=cpo.top_nav.section.link
Infiniti Company Website: www.infinitiusa.com
Infiniti Owner Services Phone: (800) 662-6200