Battery Warranty

In order to simplify the battery warranty process for you and your customers, ACDelco transitioned from a pro rata battery warranty to a free replacement battery warranty.
 
NOTE: This is a rolling transition.  The warranty that is on the label will be the warranty that ACDelco will honour during a warranty claim.   There have been no changes to the actual battery. The battery is the same great ACDelco quality, only the battery label and warranty details have changed.
It is important to note that the information regarding the battery warranty that is displayed on the battery label is the standing warranty for that particular battery.

NOTE: All warranty is to the original purchaser only, and is based on the original (first) part purchased. Any warranty on the replacement part, after the original purchase, is based on the original warranty. If the battery is replaced under warranty, the warranty continues from the original purchase date until the original warranty expires. The warrantied battery (one that was replaced) would therefore be covered by the original battery warranty.

WARRANTY INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDELINE ONLY. You will need to verify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.

 


NEW ACDelco Battery Warranty Information - Free Replacement Only
ACDelco warrants to the original retail purchaser the new replacement Professional Gold battery for 42 months, Professional Silver battery for 30 months, Professional Red battery for 18 months and Advantage battery for 18 months from the date of purchase when used in private car and light-duty truck applications. Should the battery fail to hold a charge due to a defect in material or workmanship in the first 42 months (Professional Gold), 30 months (Professional Silver) or 18 months (Professional Red and Advantage), the battery will be replaced at no cost (labour for removal or installation not included) with a new ACDelco battery of comparable performance.  

If you suspect that your battery is not functioning properly:
Try taking your vehicle to an authorized ACDelco Independent Service Centre. The experts there can identify the specific cause of the problem. You can call your nearest ACDelco battery retailer or ACDelco distributor.

Look on your battery's label to see the warranty details for your specific battery.

How do I read the warranty date code on my battery?
All ACDelco Professional series, Advantage, 60-series, and Voyager/Marine batteries have a date code printed on the battery label.  

Ex. P 099N means the battery was made in September 2009 in the New Brunswick factory.
  • Location: The warranty date code is located on the top label of the battery. 
  • First character: either a P or S. 
  • Next two digits: is the month (ex. 04 = April)
  • Third digit: is the year (ex. 2 is 2012)
  • Fourth digit: indicates the manufacturing plant. (ex. N = New Brunswick)

For batteries manufactured from 2010 onward, the digit that indicates that year begins back at 0 for 2010, and 1 for 2011. For example, if the battery label code reads P 042C, this battery was made in April 2012 in Anaheim, CA.

Be cautious when looking at the label!

When looking at your battery to determine the date – ensure you are looking at the correct code. The serial number is next to the battery number and date code, and it is important not to confuse these two numbers.   People sometimes also confuse the specific year.   For example, confusing a 2005 battery when it is a 2015 battery.   The 5 digit is the same in both cases.  To avoid confusion ensure you gauge your approximate replacement date.  If you recently had a battery installed and it has a ‘5’ for the date code – it would be a 2015 battery. 



Overall it is recommended you contact an ACDelco parts supplier or your local repair facility to help you read the date code.  They can assist with date code reading and based on the specific part number may also have an idea on the approximate range of years since the specific part number was released.  ACDelco continues to add part numbers to their battery line up and a local parts supplier may know a timeframe when a specific part number was released.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a claim under the warranty on my battery?
In the event you wish to make a claim under this warranty, you must return your dated bill of sale receipt and your battery, with its warranty insert intact, to your ACDelco retailer. If your receipt is not available, the beginning date for this warranty will be based on the date code as it appears on the battery label.
 
What is the warranty on the battery that came with my vehicle? It says that it has a six-year warranty.
The battery that comes with a GM vehicle is covered by the limited warranty of three years or 60,000 km (48 months/4 years or 80,000 km, whichever comes first, for Cadillac, Buick and HUMMER) and should be taken back to the GM dealership. The six-year warranty is for the consumer who purchased the battery in the aftermarket; the battery should be returned to the place of purchase with the receipt.
 
Where can I find a warranty-covered replacement battery?
You can find a local ACDelco Distributor through the ACDelco Distributor Locator or Service Centre online.
 
How do I read the warranty date code on my battery?
The warranty date code is located on the top label of the battery. The first character is either a P or S. The next two digits determine the month, the third digit is year and the fourth digit indicates the manufacturing plant. For example, P 099N means the battery was made in September 2009 in the New Brunswick factory.
 
For batteries manufactured in 2010 onward, the digit that indicates that year begins back at 0 for 2010, and 1 for 2011. For example, if the battery label code reads P 042C, this battery was made in April 2012 in Anaheim, CA.
 
ACDelco Professional Series Battery Limited Warranty
ACDelco, General Motors Corporation, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement Professional battery for 60, 72, and 84 months (depending on series) from the date of purchase when used in private passenger car and light-truck applications. 

Effective April 1, 2006 ACDelco increased its free replacement limited warranty period on the 6YR and 7YR Professional. For consumers that purchase a 6YR Professional battery on or after April 1, 2006 the free replacement limited warranty period goes from 18 months free replacement to 30 months free replacement*. For consumers that purchase the 7YR Professional on or after April 1, 2006 the free replacement limited warranty period goes from 24 months to 50 months free replacement*.

This is for reference only, please verify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.

For Purchases Prior to 4/1/06
Battery Series Total Months of Warranted Service Standard Warranty (No Charge Period) Adjusted Service Pro-Rata Period
Professional 5YR 60 18 19th thru 60th month
Professional 6YR 72 18 19th thru 72nd month
Professional 7YR 84 24 25th thru 84th month
*Professional Platinum 7YR 84 36 37th thru 84th month
 
Effective 4/1/06
Battery Series Total Months of Warranted Service Standard Warranty (No Charge Period) Adjusted Service Pro-Rata Period
Professional 5YR 60 18 19th thru 60th month
Professional 6YR 72 30 31st thru 72nd month
Professional 7YR 84 50 51st thru 84th month
*Professional Platinum 7YR 84 50 51st thru 84th month

Effective 3/1/10
Battery Series Total Months of Warranted Service Standard Warranty (No Charge Period) Adjusted Service Pro-Rata Period
Professional 5YR 60 20 21st thru 60th month
Professional 6YR 72 30 31st thru 72nd month
Professional 7YR 84 50 51st thru 84th month
*Professional Platinum 7YR 84 50 51st thru 84th month

*With pro-rata adjustment for remaining warranty period.
If a consumer does not have their bill of sale the battery date code of December 1, 2005 or later can be used to substantiate the warranty.
 
ACDelco 60 Series Battery Limited Warranty
ACDelco, General Motors Corporation, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement 60 Series battery for 12, 24, 36, and 60 months (depending on series) from the date of purchase when used in private passenger car and light-truck applications.
 
This warranty statement is attached to the label of the ACDelco 60 Series batteries.
This is for reference only, please v
erify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.
 
ACDelco 60 Series Battery Limited Warranty Information
Battery Series Total Months of Warranted Service Standard Warranty (No Charge Period) Adjusted Service Pro-Rata Period
  Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks
ACD24-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD24F-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD25-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD34-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD35-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD41-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD42-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD47-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD48-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD48/91-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD49-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD51-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD51R-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD58-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD58R-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD65-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD70-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD2670 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD75-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD78-60 60 18 19th thru 60th month
ACD3478 60 18 19th thru 60th month
  Heavy Duty
ACD31TS 36 12 13th thru 36th month
ACD31TP 36 12 13th thru 36th month
ACD1109C 24 12 13th thru 24th month
ACD1149C 24 12 13th thru 24th month
ACD4D36 36 12 13th thru 36th month
ACD8D36 36 12 13th thru 36th month
ACD4-36 36 12 13th thru 36th month
  Marine and Lawn & Garden
ACD27DC 36 12 13th thru 36th month
ACDU1-12 12 6 7th thru 12th month
 
ACDelco POWERSPORT Battery Limited Warranty
ACDelco, General Motors Corporation, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement Powersport battery for 6 months from date of purchase (3 months free replacement) when used in a personal Powersport application. Original sales receipt is required for warranty of Powersports batteries.
 
ACDelco DEEP CYCLE Battery Limited Warranty
The ACDelco Deep Cycle battery is warranted by ACDelco, General Motors, to the original purchaser for (36) thirty-six months from the date of purchase when used in recreational and RV applications. If the battery fails to hold a charge due to a defect in materials or workmanship in the first (3) three months, it will be replaced with a new ACDelco Deep Cycle battery of comparable performance. Beginning with the 4th month and continuing through the 36th month, a pro rata exchange based on total months of use will be made. The cost per months of use will be based on the suggested List price at the time of adjustment divided by 36 months.

This warranty statement is attached to the label of the ACDelco DC24, DC27, DC27F and DC74 Deep Cycle Series batteries.

This is for reference only, please verify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.
 
Battery Series Total Months of Warranted Service Standard Warranty (No Charge Period) Adjusted Service Pro-Rata Period
DC24 36 3 Months 4th thru 36th month
DC27 36 3 Months 4th thru 36th month
DC27F 36 3 Months 4th thru 36th month
DC74 36 3 Months 4th thru 36th month
 
Warranty and Core Claim Forms
Should the battery fail to hold a charge due to a defect in material or workmanship, it will be replaced with a new ACDelco battery of comparable performance upon payment of a pro rata adjustment based on the total months of use. The cost per month of use is based on the suggested list price at the time of the adjustment divided by the total months of warranted service.
In the event you wish to make a claim under this warranty, you must return your dated bill of sale and your battery, with its warranty insert intact, to your ACDelco retailer. If your dated bill of sale is not available, the beginning date for this warranty will be based on the date code as it appears on the battery label.
 
This Warranty Does Not Cover:
  • Discharged batteries that can be recharged and returned to service
  • A battery of a different size than the battery recommended by the manufacturer of the product in which it is installed*
  • Cost for recharging or use of rental batteries or vehicles
  • Labour costs for battery removal and installation
  • Damage due to charging system failure, negligence, abuse, accident, improper installation, or freezing
  • Loss of time, inconvenience, loss of vehicle use, or other incidental or consequential damages
  • Failures that occur outside the United States or Canada
*60 Series Only

Other Terms
Any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose applicable to this battery is limited in duration to the duration of this written warranty. The remedy provided above is the exclusive remedy under this written warranty or any implied warranty.

Some provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty will last or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may or may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you have other rights that vary from province to province in Canada.
 
Direct inquiries to: 
Your ACDelco parts supplier or the repair facility.


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