Re: Jeep warranty lagging competitors?
The other factor is the cost of morons abusing their vehicle and then claiming warranty repair. Manufacturing defects should be picked up by 12K miles but they give you 36K miles as over that time failures should be relatively rare and there hasn't been enough time for the moron abuse to have effect.
No amount of warranty is going to prevent a design defect. In those cases Chrysler typically picks up the tab on the repairs and fixes regardless, unlike the two GM products I've had direct experience with.
We all know some manufacture spend a lot of time designing components that wear out in 6-7 years to encourage you to trade in.
Warranties of more that 36K are more marketing than quality.
2011 WK2 Overland Mineral Gray/Black, Advanced warning, V8; 2009 KK Rocky Mtn V6; 2000 WJ Laredo I6; 1979 CJ7 I6... green... miles of smiles :)