Motor1 Reviews Team Take:

  • The Mitsubishi New Vehicle Limited Warranty lasts for five years or 60,000 miles.
  • All new Mitsubishi vehicles come with 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage.
  • Mitsubishi sells the Diamond Care Protection Plan, which extends warranty coverage for up to eight years or 120,000 miles, through its dealerships.

*Based on data from our users.

Mitsubishi models are covered by one of the auto industry’s best warranties. Mitsubishi warranty coverage includes five years of bumper-to-bumper coverage and 10 years of powertrain coverage. This is longer than most brands offer, yet car buyers often finance their vehicles for an average of nearly six years and keep them for an average of seven (and some up to fifteen years).

Mitsubishi offers an extended warranty, the Diamond Care Protection plan, but its dealers also offer third-party warranties. You could shop third-party warranties on your own and get a better value. We reviewed and ranked the best extended car warranty providers to help you in your search.

 


 

What Does A Mitsubishi Warranty Cover?

Mitsubishi’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes bumper-to-bumper coverage for 5 years/60,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, Mitsubishi covers in-car audio and navigation systems with a separate, shorter warranty that lasts for 3 years/36,000 miles.

Included with the warranty is Mitsubishi’s 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance plan, which covers jump-starts, installing your inflated spare tire in the event of a flat, emergency fuel delivery, lockout assistance, and “mechanical first aid” for minor roadside repairs or adjustments. (The latter are not defined.)

The longest Mitsubishi warranty is the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. This covers select transmission, engine, and transaxle powertrain components. The major mechanical parts are covered, but Mitsubishi’s list does not mention, for example, things like fuel injectors or electronic sensors. Also, a vehicle’s brakes are not part of the powertrain.

Mitsubishi’s warranty coverage periods are essentially the same as those offered by Hyundai, Genesis (Hyundai’s luxury brand), and Kia.

Mitsubishi WarrantyTerms
New Vehicle Limited Warranty5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Restraint System5 years/60,000 miles
Anti-Corrosion/Perforation7 years/100,000 miles
Adjustments1 years/12,000 miles
Roadside Assistance5 years/unlimited miles
Federal EmissionsVaries

What About Hybrids?

Mitsubishi offers one hybrid vehicle as of 2024: the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. This model includes the same warranty coverage as the other Mitsubishi vehicles, plus 10-year/100,000-mile coverage for the plug-in hybrid system and the lithium-ion main drive battery.

Speaking of batteries, the regular vehicle battery in a 2024 Mitsubishi is 100 percent covered for defects for the first two years. Then, for the next 12 months, Mitsubishi will pay 37 percent of the cost to replace a defective battery.

Emissions Coverage

Mitsubishi covers the emissions control system for the 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty period. In addition, the engine control module, transmission control module, catalytic converter(s), and onboard emission diagnostic device are covered for 8 years/80,000 miles. Mitsubishi vehicles sold in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington have longer coverage for emission control systems.

 


 

What Isn't Covered By Mitsubishi’s Warranty?

All new vehicle warranties have some exclusions.

  • The Mitsubishi warranty will not cover damage that can be attributed to using the incorrect wheel and tire sizes or modifying the engine, suspension, brakes, body, or powertrain computer programming.
  • Also not covered is damage caused by driving over curbs, overloading the vehicle, racing, or using your vehicle as a “stationary power source.” That last one likely relates to connecting an inverter to the vehicle’s electrical system to power appliances when camping or during a residential power outage.
  • Mitsubishi’s warranty does not cover damage caused by freezing. The company does not define “freezing,” but this is something that owners living in areas with harsh winters might want to ask a dealer about.
  • Most carmakers do not cover paint and body damage caused by environmental factors. Mitsubishi also specifically mentions sand, something to keep in mind if you plan to drive your SUV or crossover on a beach, desert road, or trail.

 


 

Mitsubishi Reliability Ratings And Repair Costs

Carmakers sometimes tout a warranty as evidence of how much confidence they place in their vehicle quality. Mitsubishi’s performance in J.D. Power studies should give consumers confidence as well. In the company’s 2023 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study℠, Mitsubishi ranked sixth out of 31 auto brands. This study measures vehicle problems after three years of ownership. Mitsubishi owners reported 167 problems per 100 vehicles, which is below the industry average of 186.

Although Mitsubishi didn’t perform quite as well in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Initial Quality Study℠, it still holds a respectable ranking. The average number of problems per 100 vehicles in this study was 192. Mitsubishi checked in at 193.

RepairPal gives Mitsubishi a 4.0 out of 5.0 reliability rating, which places the company sixth out of 32 auto brands. As for the average annual repair cost of a Mitsubishi vehicle, RepairPal pegs it at $535. This is well below the industry average of $652.

Here are some repair costs for Mitsubishi models:

ModelRepairCost Estimate
2017 Mitsubishi MirageThermostat replacement$259 to $302
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SportFuel pump replacement$2,000 to $2,032
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SportAlternator replacement$1,552 to $1,586
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse CrossRadiator replacement$580 to $626

 


 

Is A Third-Party Extended Warranty A Better Value For Your Mitsubishi?

Mitsubishi has 350 dealers across the U.S., a very small number compared to other mainstream brands. The dealers can offer a Mitsubishi extended warranty, called a Diamond Care Protection Plan.

The Diamond Care Protection Plan extends vehicle coverage to 8 years or 120,000 miles. A third-party extended auto warranty company can offer many more choices of coverage and longer terms.

Another thing we like about independent warranties is that you can usually buy them even after the factory warranty on your Mitsubishi has expired. So, there’s no pressure to make a decision right away.

Our team surveyed 1,000 extended warranty owners to learn more about their experiences with their coverage. As you can see in the graphic below, we found that consumer trust is pretty much equal between dealerships and third-party providers:

We researched and ranked the top aftermarket warranty companies, including Endurance, CARCHEX, and CarShield. You can purchase a contract from one of these companies at any time during your ownership, even after the original Mitsubishi factory warranty has expired. 

As a reminder, if you buy a used Mitsubishi from a private owner rather than a certified pre-owned vehicle from a Mitsubishi dealer, only what is left of the 5-year/60,000-mile vehicle warranty transfers to you, not the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain Mitsubishi warranty.

Endurance, our choice for Best Overall provider, offers 200,000+ miles of coverage. With third-party contracts, you will have your choice of some 30,000 repair facilities nationwide, from a favorite local licensed shop to national chains and dealerships. Depending on the provider and plan, you can usually choose from a wide range of deductibles, including a $0 option.

You’ll also find that our top picks offer added benefits, including roadside assistance, trip interruption reimbursement, and towing and rental car allowances. Those “perks” become necessities. For example, if your car should have a mechanical breakdown more than 100 miles from home, trip interruption benefits will reimburse you for the cost of a hotel and meals while you wait for a covered repair to be completed.

*Based on data from our users.

Our Manufacturer Extended Warranty Survey

In 2023, our team also surveyed 1,000 people who had purchased manufacturer extended warranties. Out of the 1,000 respondents, only 3 had Mitsubishi extended warranties. While the sample size is very small, it’s interesting to see what these customers said.

We asked about their satisfaction with the warranty plan. One customer said they were neutral, while the others provided longer answers:

  • “It’s great I feel safe knowing if something happens to my car I’ll be able to get it fixed without having to pay out of pocket for it to be fixed.”
  • “I’m generally pretty satisfied. I haven’t had it long, so I’m not sure.”

When asked about the cost, one respondent said they paid between $1,000 and $2,000 while the other two paid under $1,000.


 

Mitsubishi Warranty: Conclusion

Mitsubishi offers generous factory warranty coverage, with 5 years/60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection and an impressive 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. If you want to extend your Mitsubishi warranty, you can purchase a manufacturer-backed plan from the dealership or consider independent plans from third-party providers.


 

Mitsubishi Car Warranty: FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about Mitsubishi car warranties:

 


 

Methodology

In an effort to provide accurate and unbiased information to consumers, our expert review team collects data from dozens of extended auto warranty companies to formulate rankings of the best providers. Companies receive a score in each of the following categories, as well as an overall weighted score out of 5.0 stars.

  • Industry Standing: Warranty providers with a history of strong business practices and endorsements from experts receive the highest scores in this category.
  • Coverage: This rating is based on types of extended warranty plans available, coverage terms, and added benefits like roadside assistance.
  • Cost: Our research team reviews sample quotes for a variety of plans and vehicles. Companies with lower prices per year of coverage receive the best scores.
  • Transparency: This score takes into account contract transparency and the availability of a money-back guarantee.
  • Customer Service: We comb through customer reviews and perform our own shopper analysis to get a sense of the responsiveness and helpfulness of each warranty company.

 

*Data accurate at time of publication.