What’s Not Covered
Modifications Not Covered
A. Some Modifications Do Not Void The Warranties But Are Not Covered
Certain changes that you might make to your vehicle do not, by themselves, void the warranties described in this booklet. Examples of some of these changes are:
- Installing non-FCA International Operations LLC parts, components or equipment (such as non-FCA International Operations LLC radio or speed control).
- Using special non-FCA International Operations LLC materials or additives.
But your warranties do not cover any part that was not on your vehicle when it left the manufacturing plant or not certified for use on your vehicle. Nor do they cover the costs of any repairs or adjustments that might be caused or needed because of the installation or use of non-FCA International Operations LLC parts, components, equipment, materials, or additives.
Performance or racing parts are considered to be non-FCA International Operations LLC parts. Repairs or adjustments caused by their use are not covered under your warranties.
Examples of the types of alterations not covered are:
- Installing accessories — except for genuine FCA International Operations LLC / MOPAR accessories installed by authorized repairer.
- Applying rustproofing or other protection products;
- Using any refrigerant that FCA International Operations LLC has not approved.
- Changing the vehicle’s configuration or dimensions, such as converting the vehicle into a limousine or food service vehicle.
B. Modifications That Will Void Your Warranties
- Disconnecting, tampering with, or altering the odometer will void your warranties, unless your repairing technician follows the legal requirements for repairing or replacing odometers
- Attaching any device that disconnects the odometer will also void your warranties
Environmental Factors Not Covered
Your warranties don’t cover damage caused by environmental factors such as airborne fallout, bird droppings, insect damage, chemicals, tree sap, salt, ocean spray, acid rain, and road hazards. Nor do your warranties cover damage caused by hailstorms, windstorms, tornadoes, sandstorms, lightning, floods, and earthquakes.
Your warranties do not cover conditions resulting from anything impacting the vehicle. This includes cracks and chips in glass, scratches and chips in painted surfaces, or damage from collision.
Maintenance Costs Not Covered
Your warranties don’t cover the costs of repairing damage caused by poor or improper maintenance. Nor do they cover damage caused by the use of contaminated fuels, or by the use of fuels, Non-Mopar oils, lubricants, cleaners or fluids other than those recommended in your Owner’s Manual.
The warranties do not cover the costs of your vehicle’s normal or scheduled maintenance – the parts and services that all vehicles routinely need.
Some of these parts and services, which your warranties do not cover, include:
- Engine tune-ups
- Replacing filters, coolant, spark plugs, bulbs or fuses (unless those costs result from a covered repair)
- Cleaning and polishing
- Replacing worn wiper blades, worn brake pads and linings or clutch linings.
Racing Not Covered
Your warranties don’t cover the costs of repairing damage or conditions caused by racing, nor do they cover the repair of any defects that are found as the result of participating in a racing event.
Certain Kinds Of Corrosion Not Covered
Your warranties don’t cover the following:
- Corrosion caused by accident, damage, abuse, or vehicle alteration
- Corrosion caused by such things as industrial fallout, sand, salt, hail and stones
- Corrosion caused by the extensive or abnormal transport of caustic materials like chemicals, acids and fertilizers
- Corrosion of special bodies, body conversions, or equipment that was not on your vehicle when it left the manufacturing plant or was not supplie by FCA International Operations LLC.
Your warranties do not cover the costs of repairing damage or conditions caused by any of the following:
- Fire or accident
- Abuse or negligence
- Misuse – for example, driving over curbs or overloading
- Clutch discs or modular clutch assembly (as equipped)
- Tampering with the emission systems or with a part that could affect the emission systems
- Use of used parts, even if they were originally supplied by FCA International Operations LLC (however, authorized FCA International Operations LLC or MOPAR remanufactured parts are covered)
- Windshield or rear window damage from external objects
- Any changes made to your vehicle that don’t comply with FCA International Operations LLC
- Using any fluid that doesn’t meet with minimum recommendations in your Owner’s Manual
- Improper maintenance or service of the vehicle by a non-authorized repairer
- Maintenance or service of the vehicle not completed as per the service schedule or not using genuine parts or parts of an equivalent quality and genuine oils and lubricants or oils and lubricants of an equivalent quality
Total Loss, Salvage, Junk, Or Scrap Vehicles Not Covered
A vehicle has no warranty coverage of any kind if:
- The vehicle is declared to be a total loss by an insurance company
- The vehicle is rebuilt after being declared to be a total loss by an insurance company
- The vehicle is issued a certificate of title indicating that it is designated as “salvage”, “junk”, “rebuilt”, “scrap” or some similar word FCA International Operations LLC will deny warranty coverage without notice if it learns that a vehicle is ineligible for coverage for any of these reasons.
Your warranties can also be restricted by FCA International Operations LLC. FCA International Operations LLC may restrict the warranty on your vehicle if the vehicle is not properly maintained, or if the vehicle is abused or neglected, and the abuse or neglect interferes with the proper functioning of the vehicle. If the warranty is restricted, coverage may be denied or subject to approval by FCA International Operations LLC before covered repairs are performed.