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What does the Nissan factory warranty cover?

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Nissan provides a limited warranty for new vehicles good for 36,000 miles or 36 months, and an additional limited warranty covering the powertrain for 60 months or 60,000 miles, as of 2015. Nissan also offers the option of extended Security+Plus warranties to cover vehicles in addition to its standard warranty.

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Nissan's standard limited warranty covers parts and labor costs related to defects in parts and workmanship for almost all parts of the vehicle. Major exceptions to this coverage include basic maintenance and defects due to misuse, accidents and use of non-Nissan aftermarket equipment. The longer powertrain warranty specifically covers the car's engine, transmission, transaxle and drivetrain, in addition to the car's restraint systems. Nissan also provides a 24-month or 24,000-mile guarantee of a new vehicle's compliance with Federal emission standards and a 60-month, unlimited warranty against corrosion. Tires are warranted separately and the details of the coverage vary, depending on the manufacturer, though coverage of the tires for six years or until 1.6 millimeters of tread remain is typical.

Some Nissan vehicles may receive additional warranty coverage for some parts. For example, Nissan vehicles with continuously-variable transmissions built from 2003 to 2010 are covered by an additional transmission-specific warranty good for 120 months or 120,000 miles. This additional coverage was added due to a higher-than-expected rate of mechanical problems with the CVT systems used during that time.

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