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Manufacturers' Warranty Policies

As referenced in Section Three of the UCanImport Guide, below is the current warranty policies for each auto manufacturer.

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice and its accuracy is not guaranteed. We've provided the corresponding telephone numbers and web links so that you can verify the warranty policy for your target vehicle prior to importation.

Warranty Policies on Vehicles Imported into Canada
Manufacturer Telephone # Current Policy
Acura 1-888-922-8729  Acura has elected to void your OEM warranty if you import one of their vehicles from the United States into Canada. If you still wish to purchase a product from this company, UCanImport suggests you request a discount from the U.S. dealership equal to the manufacturer's warranty allocation (which the manufacturer builds into the price of each vehicle) and purchase a third-party warranty instead.
Audi 1-800-822-2834 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage.
BMW 1-888-922-8729 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage EXCEPT you will not be entitled to free scheduled maintenance. UCanImport suggests you use this as a bargaining chip with the U.S. dealership and request a discount approximately equal to the value of the scheduled maintenance over the term of the manufacturer's warranty.
Chrysler 1-800-465-2001
1-800-387-9983 (Quebec)
Chrysler calls itself "Canada's Choice". And to make sure it stays that way, the company has elected to void your OEM warranty if you import one of their vehicles from the United States into Canada. If you still wish to purchase a product from this company, UCanImport suggests you request a discount from the U.S. dealership equal to the manufacturer's warranty allocation (which the manufacturer builds into the price of each vehicle) and purchase a third-party warranty.
Ford 1-800-565-3673 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage.
General Motors 1-800-263-3777(English)
1-800-263-7854 (French)
Vehicle must be 6 months old from its "build date" AND have 12,000 Km on it before the OEM warranty can be registered in Canada. Consider purchasing a third-party warranty for this initial period.
Honda 1-888-946-6329 Although one of Honda's current mottos on its Canadian web site is "Working with Canadians", in reality the company would rather block your access to any U.S. preferential pricing by voiding your OEM warranty if you import one of their vehicles from the United States into Canada. If you still wish to purchase a product from this company, UCanImport suggests you request a discount from the U.S. dealership equal to the manufacturer's warranty allocation (which the manufacturer builds into the price of each vehicle) and purchase a third-party warranty instead.
Hyundai English: 1-800-461-8242
French: 1-800-461-5695
In an effort to block your access to their preferential U.S. vehicle pricing, Hyundai has elected to void your OEM warranty if you import one of their vehicles from the United States into Canada. If you still wish to purchase a product from this company, UCanImport suggests you request a discount from the U.S. dealership equal to the manufacturer's warranty allocation (which the manufacturer builds into the price of each vehicle) and purchase a third-party warranty instead.
Infiniti 1-800-387-0122 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage.
Jaguar 1-800-452-4827 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage.
Lexus 1-888-869-6828 Although Toyota/Lexus has issued an official memo to its U.S. dealership network that they are prohibited from selling new vehicles to Canadians (click here to download a copy of the memo), Toyota Canada Inc. will currently honour the OEM warranty on vehicles of U.S. origin (we suggest you simply use a U.S. auto broker rather than a dealership to make your purchase).
Mazda 1-800-263-4680 Zoom. Zoom. There goes your OEM warranty. In an effort to block your access to their preferential U.S. vehicle pricing, Mazda has elected to void your warranty if you import one of their vehicles from the United States into Canada. If you still wish to purchase a product from this company, UCanImport suggests you request a discount from the U.S. dealership equal to the manufacturer's warranty allocation (which the manufacturer builds into the price of each vehicle) and purchase a third-party warranty instead.
Mercedes Benz 1-800-387-0100 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage, EXCEPT for corrosion protection. You should consider additional protection through third-party warranty coverage. UCanImport also suggests you use this as a bargaining chip with the U.S. dealership and request a discount approximately equal to the value of the corrosion protection (which is included by the manufacturer as part of the warranty allocation in the price of the vehicle).
MINI 1-866-378-6469 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage EXCEPT you will not be entitled to free scheduled maintenance. UCanImport suggests you use this as a bargaining chip with the U.S. dealership and request a discount approximately equal to the value of the scheduled maintenance over the term of the manufacturer's warranty.
Mitsubishi 1-888-576-4878 Mitsubishi's motto is "Go Far"... just not too far. If you go all the way into the United States to buy one of their cars the, company will void your OEM warranty if you bring it back to Canada! If you still wish to purchase a product from this company, UCanImport suggests you request a discount from the U.S. dealership equal to the manufacturer's warranty allocation (which the manufacturer builds into the price of each vehicle) and purchase a third-party warranty instead.
Nissan 1-800-387-0122 Coverage is delayed for six months and void if the vehicle is resold within this period. After six months, you have full coverage. UCanImport suggests you consider a third-party warranty for the initial six months.
Porsche 1-800-767-7243 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage.
Subaru 1-800-894-4212 Subaru has issued an official memo to its U.S. dealership network prohibiting the sale of a new vehicle to a Canadian without express written permission from their U.S. headquarters (click here to download a copy of the memo). However, Subaru USA will currently honour the OEM warranty on vehicles imported into Canada (we suggest you simply use a U.S. auto broker rather than a dealership to make your purchase).Subaru Complete coverage. Please note that warranty work must be paid up front and then billed back to Subaru USA.
Suzuki 1-905-889-2677 or
1-514-956-7986
Complete coverage on all vehicles EXCEPT the Forenza and Reno. You will need to purchase a third-party warranty for these models.
Toyota 1-888-869-6828 Although Toyota/Lexus has issued an official memo to its U.S. dealership network that they are prohibited from selling new vehicles to Canadians (click here to download a copy of the memo), Toyota Canada Inc. will currently honour the OEM warranty on vehicles of U.S. origin (we suggest you simply use a U.S. auto broker rather than a dealership to make your purchase).
Volkswagen 1-800-822-8987 Your OEM warranty is valid in Canada and you will have complete coverage.
Volvo 1-800-663-8255 Volvo has been extremely aggressive with a new admissibility and vehicle compliance process in an effort to curtail cross-border shopping. However, if you import a Volvo from the United States into Canada, your OEM warranty remains valid and you will have complete coverage.

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