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A Dodge powertrain warranty provides basic protection to your engine, transmission, and other components that keep your car running. But is that enough? Increasing that protection with a third-party extended warranty from CARCHEX may be the best decision to keeping your car on the road while protecting you from high repair costs.

What Does a Dodge Powertrain Warranty Cover?

Provided by the Dodge dealership, every new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC vehicle comes with a few warranties to cover the costs of repairs and replacements in the initial ownership period.

A Dodge Powertrain Limited Warranty covers the costs for the main components that make your car run, including parts and labor. This warranty lasts for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The covered powertrain components include:

  • The Engine: Under your limited powertrain warranty, the cylinder block of all gasoline-powered engines are covered. Internal parts also covered include the intake, exhaust manifolds, the water and oil pump, and the supercharger.
  • The Transmission: A Dodge powertrain warranty covers the transmission case and other components such as the torque converter, the range switch, and the pressure and speed sensors.
  • Drive Systems and Internal Parts: No matter if your Dodge is front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive, those systems and internal parts are covered under the limited warranty.

What Else Is Included in a Dodge Warranty?

In addition to the Dodge powertrain warranty, a 3-year, 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty comes with your new car. This is a bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers most systems and related parts outside of the powertrain, excluding a short list of exceptions.

New Dodge vehicles also come with Roadside Assistance Services that last for five years or 100,000 miles. 2017 models are eligible for this benefit for five years or 60,000 miles. Roadside assistance includes towing, battery jumpstart, roadside fuel delivery, and flat tire services.

A California Emissions Standard Warranty is included in each Dodge factory warranty. This covers defective emissions-related components and any repairs or adjustments if your car fails a smog check inspection.


  • Batteries
  • Mufflers
  • Powertrains
  • Catalytic converters
  • Starters
  • Diesel parts
  • Collision parts
  • Alternators
  • Performance parts
  • Brake pads/shoes
  • Water pumps
  • Shocks/struts
  • Gaskets and seals

Why Do I Need an Extended Warranty?

While the limited Dodge powertrain warranty is a good start, there is a chance you could be on the hook for debilitating repair costs should something go wrong. The Dodge warranty only covers repairs and replacements for faulty factory parts, materials, or workmanship. That means you’re paying for anything caused by normal use.

Reliability scores can help determine the likeliness of your Dodge needing repairs. In a 2019 road test scores that charted safety performance and owner satisfaction, Dodge ranked 26th of 33 automakers and scored “worse than average” for predicted reliability. In the same test a year later, Dodge improved both aspects of their scores, now ranking 21st of 33. RepairPal ranked Dodge as above average, with an average annual repair cost of $634. Take a look at these common Dodge repairs and replacements for the powertrain.

Common Dodge Powertrain Repairs




2001 Dodge Intrepid

Replacement for failed engine


2004 Dodge Durango

Replacement for failed engine


Dodge Ram

Transmission replacement

$1,000 or more

Dodge Charger

Belt tensioner replacement


Dodge Ram 2500

Axle shaft replacement


Dodge Avenger

EGR valve replacement


If paying for one of these repairs would put you in a bind, an extended warranty can be an affordable solution. Customers find that a monthly payment for a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan is much more manageable than paying for an expensive, surprise car repair all at once.

For these reasons, you should consider purchasing an extended warranty through a third-party company like CARCHEX. Our professional and friendly team can help you navigate the decision and find the protection plan that’s right for you and your Dodge vehicle.

CARCHEX Protection Plans for Dodge Vehicles

When you rely on CARCHEX to provide extended coverage for your Dodge powertrain, you’re getting a flexible, affordable, and transferable auto service contract. Our Extended Vehicle Protection Plans range from bumper-to-bumper, comprehensive coverage to protecting just the most important systems on your vehicle, such as the powertrain. Choose from five coverage tiers—Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze—and several plan options under each level.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Each plan is backed by a trusted industry provider, who are all competing for your business. That’s why CARCHEX can get you the best price on the market. We promise a No-Haggle, Low-Price Everyday Guarantee™, so you can be sure that we’re giving you the best price up front.

Get the Extra Protection You Need From CARCHEX

It’s always a good idea to consider additional coverage once your Dodge factory warranty expires. Shopping for additional protection with CARCHEX can give you the peace of mind that you’re covered should something go wrong. We offer customizable and comprehensive extended warranty plans that will fit your needs.

In addition to our flexibility and competitive prices, CARCHEX has accreditation and an A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau, so you can be sure you’re dealing with industry leaders who are looking out for you.

Why Else Should CARCHEX Be Your Dodge Powertrain Warranty Provider?

  • We provide a free quote that’s customized to your vehicle, driving habits, and needs.
  • We work by the motto Customer Experience Above All.
  • We pay the auto shop directly, so you don’t have foot an expensive bill and wait to be reimbursed.
  • We back our services and products through a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • We allow you to choose from more than 30,000 certified auto shops and mechanics to repair your Dodge vehicle.
  • We include 24/7 roadside assistance with every plan, along with towing, gas delivery, trip interruption services, rental car reimbursement, and more.
  • We have affordable monthly payment options that are more manageable than an expensive car repair.
  • We are trusted and endorsed by many industry leaders, including Kelley Blue Book, the Vehicle Protection Association, Zubie, MADD, CARFAX, and more.

Getting the protection you need for your Dodge is simple. Call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 to speak with one of our specialists and get a free today.

Why CARCHEX? Icons


  • Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years or 100,000 miles (5 years or 60,000 miles for 2017 models)
  • Provided By: FCA US LLC, Mopar® Vehicle Protection
  • Basic Limited Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Transferable: Yes, for a $50 fee

Frequently Asked Questions


Mopar: https://www.mopar.com/content/dam/mopar/pdf/warranty/mopar_parts_accessories_warranty_statement.pdf

Consumer Reports: http://www.consumerreports.org/cars/which-car-brands-make-the-best-vehicles/

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/reliability/dodge

CarComplaints.com: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Intrepid/2001/engine/oil_sludge_resulting_in_engine_failure.shtml

CarComplaints.com: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Durango/2004/engine/engine_failure.shtml

It Still Runs: https://itstillruns.com/dodge-ram-transmission-problems-5935891.html

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/dodge/charger/drive-belt-tensioner-replacement-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/dodge/avenger/egr-valve-replacement-cost

FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0054-auto-service-contracts-and-warranties

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

Car and Driver: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a15151807/chrysler-extends-powertrain-warrantyforever-car-news/