Nissan Extended Warranty: Review, Plans and Cost (2024)

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Nissan offers three different warranty options as part of its Security+Plus® extended protection program, with terms of up to eight years or 120,000 miles Sensor Auto

Nissan Extended Warranty: Review, Plans and Cost (2024)

Alex is a MarketWatch Guides team writer that covers automotive and personal finance topics. She’s worked as a content writer for over a dozen car dealerships across the U.S. and as a contributor to several major auto news websites.

Rashawn Mitchner is a MarketWatch Guides team editor with over 10 years of experience covering personal finance and insurance topics.

Extended auto warranties are designed to protect drivers from paying for mechanical breakdown costs once their vehicle’s limited warranties expire.

In this article, we at the MarketWatch Guides team will offer an in-depth look at Nissan extended warranty coverage, including plan options, average costs and added perks. We’ll also compare Nissan’s coverage choices to those from the best extended car warranty companies on the market.

*Based on data from our users; 7/1/2023-9/30/2023

The MarketWatch Guides Team is committed to providing reliable information to help you make the best possible decision about a warranty for your vehicle. Because consumers rely on us to provide objective and accurate information, we created a comprehensive rating system to formulate our rankings of the best extended car warranty companies. We collected data on dozens of auto warranty providers to grade the companies on a wide range of ranking factors. After 500 hours of research, the end result was an overall rating for each provider, with the companies that scored the most points topping the list.

Learn more about our methodology and editorial guidelines .

Nissan Security+Plus offers extended car warranty coverage for your vehicle when your factory warranty expires. It’s similar to the coverage that comes with all new vehicles, as it covers essential components for an agreed-upon term length and mileage.

When you purchase Nissan Security+Plus, there are specific terms and conditions found in your warranty booklet. The section below provides detailed information on the Nissan extended warranty.

Nissan extended warranty protection is called Security+Plus ® . The company offers three extensive plans for new vehicles — Gold Preferred, Silver Preferred and Powertrain Preferred — and one plan for certified pre-owned vehicles.

Nissan offers three extended warranty options and one additional option for certified pre-owned vehicles. Listed below are all the levels of coverage offered by Nissan extended coverage plans:

Nissan’s extended protection plans come with a wide variety of perks. The Gold Preferred and Silver Preferred plans for new vehicles come with the following:

Roadside assistance is the only added benefit available for the Powertrain Preferred plan.

If you purchase the Gold Preferred Wrap for your certified pre-owned Nissan, you also receive roadside assistance benefits, rental car reimbursement and trip interruption benefits.

Nissan does not offer warranty coverage for:

Along with Nissan Security+Plus, the manufacturer also offers prepaid maintenance plans and guaranteed asset protection (GAP) coverage.

The Nissan Prepaid Maintenance Plan protects your warranty coverage by keeping your vehicle up to date on maintenance. There are several plan options to choose from, including the following:

The Nissan Security+Plus GAP and GAP Plus Plan cover your vehicle if it’s totaled or stolen. The reason is that as your car gets older, the actual cash value (ACV) declines, while your lease or loan balance remains higher than what the insurance company will pay you. You are then liable for the difference between what the insurance company pays you and what you owe.

With GAP Protection, you don’t have to worry about the ACV if something happens. Nissan’s program has certain limitations, which include:

According to our research, Nissan Security+Plus plans range from $392 to $3,131 in total, based on the plan you choose. The manufacturer does not publish vehicle service contract costs on its website. A driver must reach out to a local Nissan dealer and provide their vehicle identification number (VIN) and mileage to receive a quote.

While Nissan does not provide cost information, we were able to get a sense of how much drivers paid for extended warranty plans by asking a few dealerships in the Southeast United States. Here are some sample quotes we received for the Gold Preferred plan.

Here are some cost estimates we received for a Nissan Altima with less than 36,000 miles for the Gold Preferred Plan.

The table below shows quotes we received from dealerships in the Southeast U.S. for the Nissan Murano with less than 36,000 miles.

The information below shows cost estimates we received from dealerships for a Nissan Rogue with less than 36,000 miles.

Customer service representatives we spoke with said prices for the Gold Preferred plan and Silver Preferred plan are extremely close, which is why some dealerships only offer estimates for the highest-tier plan.

Nissan extended warranty costs are on par with competitor pricing. In a recent survey where we polled 1,000 consumers, 45% of respondents said they paid between $1,500 and $2,499 in total for extended warranty coverage.

No matter which extended warranty you choose, the price you pay will be determined by these factors:

If you have the money in savings to pay for repairs, the Nissan extended warranty may not be worth it. While the average age of cars and trucks currently in operation in the U.S. has increased to 11.9 years, both the risk and cost of repairs increase as your vehicle gets older — according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

You’ll want to weigh the odds of repair costs for Nissan along with maintenance costs when deciding whether a Nissan extended warranty will offer you greater peace of mind. In addition, you’ll want to check whether your vehicle is still under its initial factory warranty. 

Nissan’s dependability score has increased year over year. In the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study ℠, Nissan ranked 20th of 32 car brands with 205 problems per 100 vehicles. The J.D. 2023 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study ℠ ranks the automaker 10th of 32 with 170 problems per 100 vehicles. The industry average is 186 problems per 100 vehicles.

RepairPal, a car repair cost estimation website, says that Nissan owners spend an average of $500 per year on automotive maintenance and repairs to the fuel pump, hoses and various other parts. The website gives Nissan a reliability rating of 4 out of 5. Common repairs made to Nissan models such as the Rogue Select, Pulsar NX and Juke include:

Your repair bills will fluctuate greatly based on location and repair facility.

Before you purchase extended warranty coverage, you’ll want to see if your factory warranty is still active. If it is, the repair and replacement of defective components and workmanship is covered.

New Nissan vehicles are covered by a limited factory warranty for 3 years/36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles.

While Nissan recommends checking your vehicle service manual, bumper-to-bumper warranties cover most repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship.

Most new Nissan vehicles also come with:

Nissan pre-owned vehicles come with 7 years/100,000 miles of powertrain coverage.

You can check if your Nissan is still under warranty by running a VIN look-up and checking the mileage on your odometer. Together, you will be able to determine if your vehicle model year or mileage is over the expiration date for the designated term length and whether it is valid or not.

Overall, our team found that Nissan Secure+Plus is a solid option for manufacturer extended warranty coverage. Drivers can choose from three different tiers of coverage, making it easier to find a plan that aligns with their budget and coverage requirements. In addition, plans come with trip interruption benefits, multi-day rental car reimbursement, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, towing services and premium customer support.

If you’re set on purchasing an extended warranty for your vehicle, the Nissan Security+Plus warranty is definitely worth considering. It has longer-than-average term lengths, lasting up to eight years or 120,000 miles. This means you can customize coverage based on what you want and your vehicle will be protected for the duration of your plan.

Those who want their vehicle serviced by factory-trained technicians and with Nissan genuine parts should also consider the Security+Plus plans. However, if you are looking for more affordable and flexible coverage, other options are worth considering.

While Nissan’s extended warranty coverage is comprehensive, we always recommend reaching out to independent warranty companies for free quotes. Most third-party providers offer additional benefits that dealerships cannot offer, such as coverage for older vehicles and more purchase flexibility.

Here’s an overview of some benefits you get when you purchase third-party warranty company coverage:

While there are many positive aspects of purchasing a third-party extended warranty, there are also downsides. Nissan dealerships will always make repairs using genuine car parts and certified dealer technicians, while third-party providers guarantee neither.

As mentioned above, there are plenty of reasons to also consider third-party extended warranty companies. Our team spent over 500 hours analyzing the best extended car warranty companies. The sections below will shed light on the best extended warranty options for Nissan vehicles.

The best extended warranty companies for Nissan are Endurance and CARCHEX. You can find more information on these providers below.

In our review of the best car warranty companies, Endurance came out on top because it is a direct warranty provider, meaning you won’t deal with a middleman when getting quotes or filing claims. The company offers six different coverage options for drivers, one of which comes with three different maintenance plans you can choose from. The company also provides mechanical breakdown insurance for drivers who live in California.

All plans also come with one year of Endurance Elite Benefits, which comes with perks like key fob replacement and tire repair and replacement.

Read more: Endurance warranty reviews

Carchex is one of the most highly reputable providers on the market, as it’s endorsed by companies like Carfax, Kelley Blue Book, RepairPal and more. It’s our choice for Nissan extended warranties because it can cover vehicles up to 250,000 miles.

Nissan offers three extended warranty options to choose from: the Gold Preferred Plan, the Silver Preferred Plan and the Powertrain Preferred Plan. Each plan comes with roadside assistance and the Gold and Silver plans have additional benefits.

Nissan doesn’t advertise its prices, so the best way to learn what you might pay for extended coverage is to contact a Nissan dealership. It’s also worth looking into third-party warranty providers when shopping for extended coverage , as you have more flexibility in terms of coverage options and repair facilities.

*Based on data from our users; 7/1/2023-9/30/2023

Below are frequently asked questions about Nissan extended warranty reviews:

Nissan doesn’t advertise the cost of its extended warranty plans, so you’ll need to contact a dealer to get a quote. Based on quotes we received from a Nissan dealership in Santa Rosa, California, extended warranties from the automaker can range from about $1,000 to about $4,000 in total.

Nissan extended warranties can last up to 8 years/120,000 miles.

You can purchase a Nissan extended warranty at an authorized Nissan dealership. There are many third-party warranty providers to choose from as well. An aftermarket extended warranty can give you more flexibility in terms of monthly payments and choice of repair shops.

A factor warranty comes standard when you purchase a new vehicle. A manufacturer’s warranty typically only lasts for the first few years that you own the vehicle and covers almost all of the car’s major systems and components. If you want to extend your vehicle’s coverage, you can purchase an extended warranty. 

*Data accurate at time of publication.

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Alex is a MarketWatch Guides team writer that covers automotive and personal finance topics. She’s worked as a content writer for over a dozen car dealerships across the U.S. and as a contributor to several major auto news websites.

Rashawn Mitchner is a MarketWatch Guides team editor with over 10 years of experience covering personal finance and insurance topics.

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