• Requirements for Toyota Warranties

    If you’re considering purchasing a new or used Toyota vehicle, then you may have wondered about the requirements for Toyota warranties. Toyota offers a series of warranty plans that provide different levels of limited coverage that may vary depending on the age and mileage of your car. Understanding the requirements for the various warranties may help you get the most out of your coverage, and reduce the risk of potential problems related to the reimbursement of certain services. Here are some of the most frequent requirements for common Toyota warranties.Basic Warranty Coverage

    Toyota’s limited Basic Warranty covers all car parts for 36,000 miles and or 36 months, except for items related to wear and tear. Some regular maintenance parts may also not be covered, such as wiper blades, brake pads, spark plugs and fuses. In order to receive the full benefits of basic warranty coverage, owners may be required to:

    • Not neglect or misuse (e.g. race or overload) their vehicles.
    • Not install unauthorized non-Toyota parts, including aftermarket components.
    • Continue regular required maintenance, including the use of approved replacement fluids.

    Powertrain Coverage

    Toyota’s limited Powertrain Coverage extends to its cars, SUVs and trucks for 60 months/60,000 miles. It typically requires the Toyota to cover the cost of any repairs or replacements related to such components as the:

    • Engine, including engine mount, oil pump, cylinder block and head, turbo charger, fuel pump.
    • Front-wheel drive system, including seals and gaskets, drive shafts, axel shafts, front hub.
    • Transmission and transaxle, including torque converter, clutch cover, transmission mounts.
    • Rear-wheel drive system, including axle housing, propeller shafts, U-shafts and supports.

    Corrosion Perforation Warranty

    Under its Corrosion Perforation Warranty, Toyota may be required to cover the replacement or repair of vehicle body panels that are perforated, or torn, due to rust or corrosion. This rust-through protection extends up to 60 months and has no mileage requirement.Federal Emissions Control WarrantyAccording to federal regulations, Toyota may be required to provide an emissions control warranty that extends from two years or 24,000 miles from a car’s in-service date. This warranty is intended to confirm that a new Toyota vehicle, at the time of its sale, was built in compliance with federal emissions standards. It also assures that a Toyota car was manufactured with materials and practices that are free from defects that may cause emission standard failures.

    In certain states, like California, that require emissions maintenance programs, Toyota owners may be eligible for an additional Emissions Performance Warranty. This plan typically covers repairs to vehicles that fail to meet certain EPA-standard tests. From its limited Basic Warranty and Powertrain Coverage, to its Corrosion Perforation and Federal Emissions Control warranties, Toyota offers car owners a series of different protection plans. Whether you are purchasing your first or third Toyota, it may be helpful to know the various requirements of these multiple warranties. Learning what is required as a Toyota owner may help you get the most out of your vehicle’s warranty. Understanding what isn’t covered by your warranty or what is prohibited may also help you to avoid complicated or costly repair-related situations in the future.