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Porsche’s Warranty and Extended Coverage

From the 911 to the Cayenne, no matter what Porsche model you get, you can expect that maintenance and repairs will not be cheap. Vehicle protection is necessary, whether it’s through the Porsche New Limited Warranty, which provides coverage up to four years or 50,000 miles, or through an extended warranty.

Find out how much protection you’ll get with a Porsche warranty, but remember that all vehicles—Porsche or not—lose protection once the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Read on to see how a third-party warranty, like those through CARCHEX, offer comprehensive, extended coverage for new and used vehicles.

The Porsche Warranty

While many car manufacturers separate new car warranty terms into powertrain protection and bumper-to-bumper coverage, Porsche’s factory warranty provides the same length of coverage for both.

What is covered and for how long?

  • New Limited Warranty—This warranty covers all Porsche vehicle systems for 4 years/50,000 miles.
  • Porsche Roadside Response—Emergency towing, trip interruption assistance, battery jump starting, fuel delivery and more are included in all Porsche coverage for 4 years/50,000 miles.
  • Porsche Parts Warranty—All replacement parts and accessories bought outside of warranty work are covered for 2 years/unlimited miles.
  • Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty—Corrosion to body panels is covered for 12 years/unlimited miles.
  • Emissions Warranties—Both California emissions control system defects and federal emissions performance systems are covered for 7 years/70,000 miles and 8 years/80,000 miles respectively.
  • Hybrid Battery Coverage—Porsche hybrid batteries are covered for a period of 8 years/100,000 miles.

Despite Porsche’s extensive warranty coverage, there are still standard exclusions that apply to most manufacturer’s warranties, including:

  • Damage caused by neglect, vandalism or lack of required maintenance
  • Damage caused by an accident
  • Replacement of expendable maintenance items, such as tires, brake pads, etc.
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Cosmetics and paint damage

Porsche Warranty FAQ

Is the Porsche warranty transferable?

Yes, the Porsche warranty is transferable to new owners whether the car is sold privately or to a Porsche dealer. One exception is that the Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty applies to the original owner only.

Does the Porsche warranty cover maintenance?

No, the Porsche warranty does not cover routine maintenance, lubricants, refrigerant, and other fluids or services such as tire alignment.

How do I get coverage under the warranty?

Bring your vehicle to the nearest Porsche dealer with proof of purchase date as soon as the problem exists. Allowing the problem to worsen could void your warranty coverage for the issue.

Can I get my car repaired anywhere?

Your vehicle may be repaired at a Porsche dealer by a certified Porsche technician.

The Porsche CPO Warranty

Oftentimes it is less expensive to purchase a luxury Porsche as a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. Having coverage for a used vehicle gives you extra confidence in your purchase and can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars down the line. Edmunds lists the Porsche CPO warranty as one of the best in luxury brand vehicles, stating:

Porsche stands out by certifying cars that are as old as eight years, meaning you can get a reasonably old car with a two-year Porsche warranty. This coverage becomes even more appealing when you realize that the mileage of Porsche sports cars tends to be much lower than average.”

Here’s what you should know about the Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty:

  • 2-year/unlimited mile coverage after the manufacturer’s warranty expires
  • 2-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance coverage
  • 100% cost coverage for parts and labor
  • Porsche technician repairs with Genuine Porsche parts

The CPO Porsche warranty covers the following vehicle systems:

  • Engine
  • Fuel/cooling system
  • Powertrain/transmission
  • Steering and suspension
  • Brake system
  • Heating and air condition
  • Electrical systems
  • Vehicle body
  • Comfort electronics

How Do I Qualify for the Porsche CPO Warranty?

A manufacturer’s CPO warranty often requires a thorough inspection and certification in order to qualify for coverage, which some third-party extended warranty companies do not require.

In order to qualify for a Porsche CPO warranty, your vehicle must meet the following criteria:

  • Pass a 111-point inspection
  • Must be later than 13 previous model years or have less than 124,000 miles

Post-Warranty Porsche Vehicles: The Cost of Maintenance and Repairs

If you don’t have savings already stashed away for an emergency repair, then a mechanical breakdown can be a major blow to your budget. This is especially true for expensive Porsche parts.

Below are average repair costs for various Porsche models:

Model Replacement Cost
Porsche Cayman Fuel pump replacement $1,764 to $1,997
Porsche Cayman Exhaust manifold replacement $1,975 to $2,020
Porsche Panamera Oil pan gasket replacement $2,270 to $2,726
Porsche Boxster Radiator fan motor replacement $1,153 to $1,206
Porsche Macan Brake line replacement $406 to $416
Porsche 928 Alternator voltage regulator replacement $358 to $418

RepairPal also estimates the average annual maintenance cost for a Porsche at $1,192. This is more than the average annual cost of maintaining a vehicle, which is close to $750 per year.

In order to qualify for Porsche warranty coverage, whether under the manufacturer’s warranty or a third-party extended warranty, you will have to schedule regular maintenance to prove that your vehicle’s problem is not related to poor maintenance or neglect.

Porsche vehicle owners should service their cars every 10,000 miles or at least once per year. This includes general inspections, oil changes, filter changes, tire changes, and new brake pads. Even an oil change can cost between $200 and $400 for a Porsche model.

A Porsche Extended Warranty Can Help

If you are already paying hundreds of dollars for routine maintenance, a breakdown can double or triple your costs. A Porsche extended warranty can save thousands of dollars for major system repairs and replacements. Porsche extended warranties can be bought from the manufacturer, a dealership, or from a third-party broker.

Let’s take a look at the options.

Porsche Extended Coverage

The Porsche Protection Plan is Porsche’s extended warranty plan, which is an optional plan for all Porsche vehicles. The plan kicks in once the manufacturer’s warranty expires.

Vehicles up to 10 years or 100,000 miles are covered under two plans: Powertrain and Platinum.

The Powertrain plan covers the engine, transmission, drive axle, seals and gaskets.

The Platinum plan covers:

  • Powertrain
  • Climate control
  • Shocks
  • Suspension
  • Fuel system
  • Brakes
  • Navigation
  • Steering
  • Electrical system
  • Audio/high-tech components

Each plan also includes roadside assistance:

  • Towing reimbursement up to $250 for towing to the nearest dealer or authorized repair facility
  • Rental car reimbursement up to $50 per day for 10 days
  • Trip interruption coverage up to $200 per day for 5 days

Porsche Extended Warranty FAQ

How much are the deductibles?

Deductible options are $100 or $250 per claim. A higher deductible can lower the overall price of the vehicle service contract. However, if you choose a $100 deductible, it can be waived if repairs are performed at the dealer where you purchased the vehicle.

Is the Porsche extended warranty transferable?

Yes, Porsche’s extended warranty can be transferred to a private buyer for a fee of $50.

What is not covered under Porsche's extended warranty?

Exclusions are similar to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and include wear and tear items, accidents, etc.

Is maintenance covered under the Porsche extended warranty?

Porsche does not cover routine maintenance items, but you can purchase additional coverage plans, such as:

  • Porsche Premiere Tire and Wheel Protection
  • Porsche Dent Protection
  • Porsche Windshield Protection
  • Porsche Key Protection
  • Porsche Multi-Coverage Protection Packages
  • Porsche Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) for vehicles deemed a total loss
  • Porsche Lease-End Protection

How much does a Porsche Protection Plan cost?

The retail cost of the Porsche Protection Plan is estimated between $6,300 and $6,800.

Are monthly payment options available?

Yes, you can incorporate your protection plan into your monthly auto financing.

Third-Party Warranty Providers Like CARCHEX

No matter what vehicle brand you own, an extended warranty can save money and reduce stress in the event of a breakdown.

Third-party warranties are offered through brokers or directly from an independent provider, which gives vehicle owners more protection and pricing options.

Why is a third-party warranty a helpful option?

  • They may be the only option for vehicles over 100,000 miles.
  • Third-party extended warranties may offer the same bumper-to-bumper coverage as a manufacturer’s warranty for a fraction of the cost due to competitive offers from multiple companies.
  • Unlike CPO warranties from the manufacturer, a third-party warranty for a used car will not always require a difficult vehicle inspection.
  • Third-party warranty providers don’t limit you to repairs at the dealership. You will have a larger network of local and chain mechanics to choose from for your repairs.

CARCHEX Extended Warranty Protection

For new or used vehicles, CARCHEX offers multiple plans with varying degrees of coverage, from powertrain warranties to bumper-to-bumper plans. All plans are insured and backed by reputable providers.

Plans include:

  • Titanium—Bumper-to-bumper coverage (only excluded items are listed)
  • Platinum—Highest level of stated-component coverage
  • Gold—Comprehensive coverage for vehicles over 60,000 miles
  • Silver—Powertrain plus coverage
  • Bronze—Basic powertrain coverage
CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

With CARCHEX, you’ll also receive generous roadside assistance benefits, such as emergency fuel delivery, towing and rental reimbursement, trip interruption coverage, and other standard services.

When shopping around for an extended warranty, you’ll come across many third-party companies with similar offers. Here’s what CARCHEX has that many others don’t offer:

  • Over 20 years of experience
  • A 99.9% customer satisfaction rating
  • An A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • Endorsements from Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, CARFAX, SiriusXM, and more
  • A network of over 30,000 repair facilities
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™
  • A 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Deductibles as low as $0
  • Claims paid directly to the repair facility

CARCHEX Extended Warranty FAQ

Are CARCHEX extended warranties transferable?

Yes, all warranties can be transferred to a new owner for a fee of $50, or $40 for Florida residents.

How much does an extended warranty cost?

Most warranties cost between $1,000 and $1,500, but CARCHEX can help you find the most competitive offers. You can find inexpensive monthly payment plans for less than $100 per month for Nissan vehicles, Toyota vehicles and more.

Does CARCHEX require a vehicle service inspection?

CARCHEX does not require an inspection like one would encounter with a CPO warranty program, but your vehicle should still be scheduled for routine maintenance each year to ensure coverage.

Learn More About Vehicle Coverage Options from CARCHEX

Find an extended warranty that fits all of your needs and stays in your budget. CARCHEX can help you find the best plan for your vehicle. Speak to an auto warranty expert by calling 866-261-3457 or fill out the online form for a free, direct quote.

Porsche Warranty Quick Facts

  • New Car Limited Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles
  • Porsche Replacement Parts Warranty: 2 years/unlimited miles
  • Hybrid Battery Coverage: 8 years/100,000 miles
  • Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty: 12 years/ unlimited miles
  • CPO Warranty: 2 years/unlimited miles
  • Porsche Protection Plan Extended Warranty: 10 years/100,000 miles
  • Transferable: Yes
  • Popular Models: 911, Cayenne, Panamera, Macan, Taycan, Cayman, Boxster

Sources:

Porsche: https://www.porsche.com/usa/accessoriesandservices/porscheservice/vehicleinformation/warranty/

Edmunds: https://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/10-best-certified-pre-owned-car-programs.html

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/porsche

MoneyUnder30: https://www.moneyunder30.com/true-cost-of-owning-a-car

GermanAutoCenter.com: https://www.germanautocenter.com/porsche-repair-and-maintenance-costs-learn-how-much-you-should-expect-to-pay/#:~:targetText=In%20general%2C%20you%20should%20expect,cost%20between%20%24400%20and%20%24600.

FactoryWarrantyList.com: https://www.factorywarrantylist.com/porsche-warranty.html

BBB: https://www.bbb.org/us/md/hunt-valley/profile/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-0011-23015869

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