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.

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 CLICK HERE to access the locator to find your nearest ACDelco distributor or an affiliated Professional Service Centre repair facility.

In order to simplify the battery warranty process for you and your customers, ACDelco offers a free replacement battery warranty on all new ACDelco batteries. For complete catalogue details, please take a look at the ACDelco Battery Catalogue.

 


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. This warranty is applicable to a replacement battery. See your local GM Dealer for any original equipment battery.

NOTE: All warranty is to the original purchaser only, and is based on the original (first) part purchased and not transferable. 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 (validated through proof of purchases) until the original warranty expires. The warrantied battery (one that was replaced) would therefore be covered by the original battery warranty.

Pro-Rated Warranty:  ACDelco transitioned from a pro-rated warranty over 5 years ago.  Therefore in older batteries and for any battery, the warranty that is on the label will be the warranty that ACDelco’s distributors will honour during a warranty claim. 
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.
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 (Repair facility, authorized distributor or GM Dealer). 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 GM vehicle? It says it has a 30 months warranty.
The 30 month warranty does not apply for a battery that comes with a new GM vehicle, as original equipment. The battery in your 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 should be taken back to the GM dealership. The ACDelco replacement battery warranty is for the consumer who purchased the battery as an aftermarket battery, and should be returned to the place of purchase or authorized ACDelco battery supplier or repair facility with the original receipt.
 
Where can I find a warranty-covered replacement battery?
Visit http://acdelcocanada.com/locators to find a local ACDelco Distributor or Service Centre, who will be able to assist you with your battery.


Reading Date Codes

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. P096N means the battery was made in September 2016 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. 10 = October)
  • Third digit: is the year (ex. 4 is 2014)
  • 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, as 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.



ACDelco PROFESSIONAL Series (P, PS and PG) Battery Limited Warranty
Launched 3/1/2012

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

ACDelco, General Motors Company, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement Professional battery for 18, 30 and 42 months (depending on the series) from the date of purchase when used in private passenger car and light truck applications. You will find the No Charge Warranty period listed below:
 
Battery Series Total Months of
Warranted Service
Standard Warranty
(No Charge Period)
Professional P 18 18
Professional PS 30 30
Professional PG 42 42


ACDelco PROFESSIONAL Series (AGM) Battery Limited Warranty
Launched 3/1/2012
This is for reference only, please verify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.

ACDelco, General Motors Company, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement Professional battery for 36 months (depending on the part number) from the date of purchase when used in private passenger car and light truck applications. You will find the No Charge Warranty period listed below:

 
AGM Battery Part Number     Total Months of
Warranted Service
Standard Warranty
(No Charge Period)
34AGM, 47AGM, 48AGM,
49AGM, 65AGM, 78AGM,
94AGM, LN1AGM, AUX12

36 Months

36 Months


ACDelco Advantage Battery Free Replacement Warranty
This is for reference only, please verify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.

ACDelco, General Motors Company, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement Advantage battery for 18 and 12 months (depending on battery type) from the date of purchase when used in private passenger car and light-truck applications. ACDelco Advantage Battery Free Replacement Warranty Information. For complete catalogue details, please take a look at the ACDelco Battery Catalogue.


ACDelco POWERSPORT (Includes ATV & Motorcycle) Battery Limited Warranty

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

For Purchases on or after 10/1/2014: ACDelco, General Motors, warrants to the original retail purchaser a new replacement Powersport battery for 12 months from date of purchase (12 months free replacement) when used in a personal Powersport application. Original sales receipt is required for warranty of a Powersports batteries. 


ACDelco Voyager Battery Limited Warranty

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

The ACDelco Voyager battery is warranted by ACDelco, General Motors Company, to the original retail purchaser for 18 months from the date of purchase when used in Marine/ RV applications. Should the battery fail to hold a charge due to a defect in material or workmanship during the Standard Warranty period, it will be replaced at no charge with a new ACDelco battery of comparable performance.
 
Battery Part Number Total Months of
Warranted Service
Standard Warranty
(No Charge Period)
C24MF, M24MF,
M27MF, M29MF
18 Months 18 Months
M24AGM
(Absorbed Glass Mat)
24 Months 24 Months


ACDelco DEEP CYCLE Battery Limited Warranty 
This is for reference only, please verify the warranty printed on the battery label with a service professional.

For Purchases on or after 3/1/2012:
Battery Series Standard Warranty
(No Charge Period)
DC24, DC27,
DC27F, DC74

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ACDelco Warranty (All Batteries)
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. 

ACDelco warrants new replacement ACDelco batteries from the date of purchase by the initial user for the time periods indicated in and Retail Adjustment (7A-30 or 7A-31) and the Fleet and Commercial Applications (7A-28 or 7A-29) Warranty Tables. ACDelco batteries offer a Standard Warranty (No Charge Period) with select older batteries also providing a Pro-Rata warranty with a cost per month. 

Standard Warranty (No Charge Period)
Should an ACDelco battery prove defective based on the ACDelco test procedures published in the 7A-100 Battery Catalogue during the Standard Warranty period, the initial user is entitled to a new ACDelco battery of comparable performance at no charge. If an ACDelco battery is replaced under warranty at no-charge to the customer, the newly replaced battery will receive the remainder of the original warranty. Consequently, in the event that the second battery fails, the date of sale of the original retail purchase is to be used as the beginning date when calculating months of service. 

For complete catalogue details, please take a look at the ACDelco Battery Catalogue.

Pro-Rata Warranty (Cost Per Month)
Following the no-charge warranty period and continuing through the end of the total months of warranted service, some ACDelco batteries, depending on application and type of service, can be exchanged on a pro-rata cost basis for a new ACDelco battery. For batteries covered by pro-rata warranty, the adjustments will be based on the total months of service. The pro-rata charge will be based on the published suggested price schedule (7A-30 for Retail or 7A-28 for Fleet and Commercial) and cost by month tables for the type of user and battery at the time of adjustment. If an ACDelco battery is replaced under pro-rata at a cost to the customer, the replacement battery is covered by the new replacement battery warranty. THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO OLDER BATTERIES WITH A FREE REPLACEMENT AND PRO-RATED WARANTY, AS SPECIFIED ON THE BATTERY LABEL. THIS WARRANTY MUST BE SPECIFIED ON THE LABEL.

This Warranty Does Not Cover (All Batteries):
  • Discharged batteries that can be recharged and returned to service.
  • Cost for recharging or use of rental batteries or vehicles.
  • Labor 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 which occur outside the United States or Canada.