Porsche is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany that’s primarily known for producing high-performance sports cars and SUVs. One thing that sets Porsche apart from other luxury automakers is its warranty plans for new and pre-owned vehicles that come with a lot of attractive features. Let’s take a deep dive into all Porsche warranty plans to get a better understanding of what they offer.
Porsche Warranty for New Vehicles
Like any other leading car manufacturer, Porsche offers factory warranties for its new vehicles. Every warranty begins on the same day you bring your new Porsche home. All warranties on new Porsche models come with:
- A four-year/50,000-mile warranty known as New Car Limited Warranty for vehicles purchased and registered in Canada and the United States. If purchased outside of Canada or the U.S., the terms are two years/unlimited miles.
- A two-year warranty that covers genuine Porsche parts along with exchange parts and accessories used and sold outside of the warranty. Genuine Porsche parts include all parts that are supplied by Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and purchased from and installed by a Porsche-authorized dealer at the time of car purchase.
- A 12-year long-life warranty that covers rust holes in the body. It’s known as the Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty.
What the New Porsche Warranty Doesn’t Cover
Please note that the warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear , improper use of fuel, lubricants, and other fluids, or any of the following:
- Chips/scratches or glass breakages that aren’t a result of poor craftsmanship
- Electrical or accessory installation not approved by Porsche
- Any maintenance item, such as spark plugs, wiper blades, and filters
- Vehicles that have unauthorized modifications and an altered odometer
- Repairs that are performed by facilities not approved by Porsche
- Any problem that’s related to racing, track use, accidents, abuse, or acts of nature
Porsche Warranty for Used Cars
Porsche not only offers warranties for new vehicles but also for used ones . A Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is a promise from the company for a used Porsche to meet the high standards you expect from this brand. With a Porsche Approved CPO Limited Warranty, you get confidence regarding the quality of various components it covers, including the engine, suspension and steering, brake system, fuel and cooling systems, powertrain and transmission, heating and air conditioning, electrical systems, body, and comfort electronics.
Porsche CPO warranty coverage plans have their own unique features. For example:
- For all vehicles that still fall under the New Car Limited Warranty, you get a six-year/100,000-mile Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Inventory from the original in-service date.
- For all vehicles that aren’t under the New Car Limited Warranty, you’ll get two years/50,000 miles — whichever comes first, without crossing the 100,000 miles limit.
Tire Warranty for New Porsche
Original tires of new Porsche vehicles come with a warranty from their respective manufacturers as per Porsche’s Tire Manufacturer Limited Warranty. The terms and conditions of these tire manufacturer warranties can be poles apart since they’re determined independently by the respective tire manufacturers without any input from PCNA.
To stay up to date and get the most current warranty information about your Porsche tires, you can either contact or visit the specific tire manufacturer’s website. Tire brands Porsche cars come with are Goodyear, Hankook, Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Falken, Bridgestone, Nexen, and Yokohama.
If you’re having a hard time getting in touch with your tire manufacturer or obtaining the applicable warranty service from them, you can reach out to your authorized Porsche dealer. They’ll gladly help you out.
Porsche Extended Warranty
Porsche extended warranties cover the vehicle until it’s 10 years old or reaches 100,000 miles, whichever happens first. You have two options when it comes to Porsche extended warranty plans:
- The Platinum extended plan of the Porsche warranty covers everything in the lower-tier Powertrain plan. In addition, the Platinum plan also covers climate control, electrical systems, fuel system, shocks, brakes, suspension, and steering.
- The Powertrain plan covers the engine, drive axle, transmission, gaskets, and seals.
You can add either of these extended coverage plans any time before your Porsche factory warranty expires. But those buying a Porsche Approved CPO vehicle can choose a coverage plan only when they buy the car.
Porsche Extended Warranty Costs
Although it can be challenging to find information about Porsche extended warranty costs, these are some of the main factors that can influence an extended Porsche warranty’s price:
- Deductible selection
- Model, mileage, and age of the car
- Coverage selection
Please note that the costs for extended Porsche warranties are higher since it’s a luxury brand. You may end up paying between $3,500 and $4,500 for a Porsche extended warranty. On average, extended warranty costs range from $1,000 to $4,500, where $1,000 is the cost for non-luxury cars. In some cases, the cost can even exceed $4,500, depending on the plan you choose.
What the Extended Porsche Warranty Doesn’t Cover
Just like a new Porsche warranty, there are some exceptions to what the extended warranty doesn’t cover. It’s not a one-size-fits-all plan. Porsche extended warranty doesn’t cover:
- Mechanical breakdowns that are already covered under the Porsche factory warranty
- Issues that are caused by vandalism, environmental damage, collisions
- Damages happening from preexisting conditions or because of the owner’s negligence
- Replacements or repairs of battery cables and electric and hybrid batteries
Factory warranties come with every new vehicle you buy, but you need to purchase extended warranties on your own. You might not be sure whether an extended warranty is right for you. Having a basic idea of vehicle reliability while exploring service contracts can act as a savior in such situations because it can help you decide whether to purchase coverage. Factors that can come in handy while making a decision include knowing about the various features of the coverage plan, what it covers and what it doesn’t cover, and how much it will cost you.
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