GM Recalls and Warranties

As far as General Motors goes, warranties allow you to have coverage over your vehicle for repairs. In addition, General Motors will cover repairs on any recalls. To understand how General Motors warranties and General Motors recalls work, let’s take a closer look at the automobile warranties and recalls policies. 

Based upon your vehicle – whether it is new or used – along with the mileage that you drive per year and the coverage you are looking for, GM warranties vary from automobile to automobile and person to person. For instance, if you own a used vehicle and drive over 12,000 miles per year, you may only qualify for a 12 to 24 month protection coverage plan from GM. This protection coverage plan is basically a warranty policy that you can receive. However, if you purchase a new vehicle, you may qualify for a longer period for your warranty services. It is important to note, however, that there are hidden warranties and secret warranties available for you vehicle. One prime example is an emissions warranty. An emissions warranty ensures that vehicles do not pollute as much as they otherwise would. This hidden warranty could also cover coil, fuel injection, spark plugs, and so on. Overall, this secret warranty works to maintain your vehicle, keeping it as clean as possible; otherwise, the manufacturer has to pay for repairs. 

Even though most of these recalls may or may not have been prevented before the vehicles were released on the market does not matter. What matters, however, is that General Motors Corporation recalls vehicles due to defects. In the event of vehicle recalls, GM repairs the part or parts of the vehicle that are under the recall. As when under GM warranties, you do not have to pay for the repair of your vehicle under GM recalls. In the past, GM has recalled vehicles for numerous reasons, such as failing headlights, child safety restrain issues, power sliding door problems, and so forth. Due to the fact that these problems occurred during the manufacturing process, it is up to the manufacturer to notify you, the consumer, about these issues and repair the problems without charging you. Overall, GM warranties and recalls allow you to fix any issues that you may be experiencing with your GM vehicle. In some cases, GM offers its protection coverage plan to those who own other vehicles not manufactured by General Motors. In any event, it is helpful to have the aid of the manufacturer to repair any issues with the vehicle, which fall under warranties, hidden or not, and recalls. 

Document prepared March, 2005. Timeliness and accuracy of the information in this document is not guaranteed, so please check with your dealer for latest information. Trademarks belong to their respective holders. This website is not associated with any company involved in the manufacture, sale or service of automobiles.