What Isn’t Covered in the Manufacturer’s Warranty?

What Isn't Covered in the Manufacturer's Warranty?

The cost of owning a car is not limited to the price. It also includes registrations, insurance, maintenance and potential repairs. A good warranty system covers damages and defects in your car and brings down the cost of ownership. The manufacturer's warranty is for a limited period of time but you can enjoy a Lifetime Warranty if you buy your car from a reputed dealer offering this facility.

Here is an exhaustive list of the things that are not covered in a Ford Warranty. For more details, you can read the warranty booklet.

1. Damage due to non-adherence of Owner's Manual: The Owner's Manual specifies guidelines for using, maintaining and caring for your car. Damages due to failure in meeting the guidelines are not covered. Please maintain copies of all maintenance records and bills for review.

2. Incidental loss: Any incidental or consequential loss occurring from loss of use of the vehicle, inconvenience or commercial loss is not covered.

3. Serious damage: Punitive, exemplary or multiple damages are not covered unless applicable law prohibits this disclaimer.

4. Damages due to racing or competitive driving: If your car or any of its components are damaged while racing or competitive driving, then it is not covered, even if the car is equipped for racing.

5. Damage due to misuse: Your car is designed to be used for regular travel. But if you use it for driving over curbs, driving in deep water, overloading, towing or as a permanent stationary power source, damages would not be covered.

6. Damage due to improper installation or modification: Any damage, corrosion or failure occurring due to improper installation, faulty maintenance process, alteration, modification, use of low-level fluids or installation of non-Ford Motor Company parts or software.

7. Damage due to theft or unforeseen circumstances: Damage to your car due to theft, vandalism, fire, flood, freezing, accident, road salt, tree sap, bird or bee droppings, earthquakes, etc., is not covered.

8. Wear and tear: Any damage to the car or tires due to normal wear and tear is not covered. This includes oil changes, oils, lubricants and other fluids used, oil/air filters, tire rotation/inflation, cleaning/polishing, clutch linings, wiper blades, wheel alignments and tire balancing and brake pad/lining.

9. SYNC® Hands-Free Communications and Entertainment System: If your car is equipped with SYNC®, repairs and incidental loss are not covered if you fail to provide proper installation environment.

10. Tampered odometer: In case the odometer is found to be tampered or defective, the car is disqualified from warranties.

11. Salvage: Cars that are labeled as dismantled, fire, flood, junk, rebuilt, reconstructed or salvaged are not covered.

12. Failures of uncovered components: Some key components of your car are covered for a limited period of time. Failure in any other component is not covered.

13. Damage during car wash: If any damage arises during manual or automatic car wash, the use of a pressure washer or the consequential ingestion of the engine, it is not covered.