July 14, 2006

Ford of Canada extends warranty coverage

Oakville, Ontario – Ford of Canada has announced that all new Ford-branded 2007 model year light trucks and SUVs will receive a five-year or 100,000 km powertrain warranty, similar to the current powertrain coverage on Ford cars, minivans and trucks, while all 2007 Lincoln models will be extended to six years or 110,000 km. Ford will also offer complimentary roadside assistance for the entire powertrain warranty period, including towing, fuel fill, lock-out services, travel planning and emergency trip reimbursement.

The additional coverage represents an additional two years or 40,000 km on Ford powertrain warranty, and an additional two years or 30,000 km beyond the basic new vehicle warranty for Lincoln.

“Ownership costs, including warranty coverage, are among the top vehicle purchase considerations for Canadian customers,” says Bill Osborne, President and CEO of Ford of Canada. “As of today, when you select a new Ford or Lincoln vehicle, you’ll be receiving powertrain coverage that ranks among the best, and receiving the confidence that Canada’s longest established automotive company has in the quality of its brands.”

The new powertrain warranties are effective beginning with 2007 Ford light trucks and SUVs, including the F-Series pickup, Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, Escape, Expedition, Expedition Max, Edge and Ranger, and Lincoln MKZ, Mark LT, Town Car, Navigator and MKX. Customers who purchase a 2006 model Ford light truck or SUV, or 2006 Lincoln, are covered as of July 13, 2006 by a powertrain Ford Extended Service Plan that offers comparable coverage.

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