Rust & Corrosion Warranties

When buying a new car, it is always important to compare the coverage offered by the manufacturer's warranty.

One of the most often overlooked parts of a new car warranty is the coverage for rust and corrosion. Remember to read the fine print as specific coverage varies depending on automaker. Some warranties will only cover "rust perforation" which essentially means the vehicle needs to rust through the metal completely in order for coverage to kick in.  However, many automakers also provide coverage for "surface corrosion" which means any visible rust. Check out this quick comparison below of the coverage terms from each automaker.

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ManufacturerTerm LimitKM Limit
Acura5 YearsUnlimited KM
Audi12 YearsUnlimited KM
BMW12 YearsUnlimited KM
Buick4 Years80,000 KM
Cadillac4 Years80,000 KM
Chevrolet3 Years60,000 KM
Chrysler5 Years160,000 KM
Dodge5 Years160,000 KM
FIAT5 Years160,000 KM
Ford5 YearsUnlimited KM
GMC3 Years60,000 KM
Honda5 YearsUnlimited KM
Hyundai5 YearsUnlimited KM
Infiniti7 YearsUnlimited KM
Jaguar6 YearsUnlimited KM
Jeep5 Years160,000 KM
Kia5 YearsUnlimited KM
Land Rover6 YearsUnlimited KM
Lexus6 YearsUnlimited KM
Lincoln5 YearsUnlimited KM
Mini12 YearsUnlimited KM
Mazda8 YearsUnlimited KM
Mercedes-Benz5 YearsUnlimited KM
Mitsubishi5 YearsUnlimited KM
Nissan5 YearsUnlimited KM
Porsche12 YearsUnlimited KM
Ram5 YearsUnlimited KM
Scion5 YearsUnlimited KM
Smart5 YearsUnlimited KM
Subaru5 YearsUnlimited KM
Toyota5 YearsUnlimited KM
Volkswagen12 YearsUnlimited KM
Volvo12 YearsUnlimited KM

Source: Manufacturer Websites. Exceptions apply to some models.