30 Mar 20
News

COVID-19: Brazil automakers extend warranty, revision deadlines

Some of the main automakers in Latin America’s largest vehicle market, Brazil, have announced extensions for vehicle warranty and revision deadlines to support the difficulties faced in wake of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Among them, according to local news portal Automotive Business, are:

Brand

Extension

Peugeot and Citroën

Additional 3 months or 3,000km

Nissan

10,000km revision tolerance increased to 3,000km from 1,000km

Kia

Increased to 3,000km from 1,500km
increased to 1,500km from 500km (Bongo K2500 LCV)

Chevrolet

2 months or 2,000km (good until June 30)

Hyundai

Nearly 2 months or 2,000km (extend from March 10 to April 30)
includes HB20 revisions and Creta warranties

Renault

Nearly 2 months (extend from March 10 to April 30)

Toyota and Lexus

For 12-month revisions: + 3 months or 3,000km (March - April period)
For 36-month revisions: + 2 months or 2,000km (March – April period)

BMW & Mini

30-day or 1,200km tolerance has been extended by another 30 days
Good for warranties expiring March 23-April 24


As of Sunday (29 March), Brazil had 4,256 reported COVID-19 cases. While the country’s most populated state and economic hub, São Paulo, started a 15-day quarantine on 24 March, a 30-day closure of the country’s borders is to start 30 December. Some exceptions do apply.

Authored by: Daniel Bland