Extended Service Plan | BaseCARE

BaseCARE Coverage (click on a image for component coverage)

  • Engine

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $4,000 - $6,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Each Ford Protect Extended Service Plan covers major engine components, plus all gaskets, seals, and internal engine parts. Only Ford Protect PremiumCARE covers the Power Train Control Module (PCM), which monitors the air/fuel mix to improve performance and fuel economy.
    Components Covered:
    • Harmonic Balancer and Bolt
    • Manifold (Exhaust and Intake)
    • Manifold and Bolts
    • Oil Pan
    • Oil Pump
    • Seals and Gaskets
    • Thermostat
    • Thermostat Housing
    • Timing Chain Cover
    • Timing Chain (Gears or Belt)
    • Turbocharger/Supercharger Unit (Factory Installed)
    • Valve Covers
    • Water Pump

    Components Not Covered:
    • Flywheel Ring Gear
    • Fuel Tank and Lines
    • Gas Fuel Injectors and Fuel Lines
    • PCM Module
    • Radiator
    • Radiator Fan (Clutch or Motor)

  • Transmission

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $3,000 - $5,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    All plans cover your transmission, including gaskets, seals, and internal parts. On 4x4 and AWD vehicles, the transfer case and internal components are also covered. Only Ford Protect PremiumCARE protects external items like transmission mounts, cooler lines, and linkage.
    Components Covered:
    • All Internal Parts
    • Transfer Case (Including All Internal Parts)
    • Seals and Gaskets
    • Torque Converter
    • Transmission Case

    Components Not Covered:
    • Governor Assembly
    • Kickdown Linkage
    • Release Hubs and Bearings
    • Transmission Linkage
    • Transmission Module (External)
    • Transmission Mounts
    • Vacuum Module

  • Rear-Wheel Drive

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $1,000 - $2,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    With any Ford Protect Extended Service Plan, you'll get the same coverage for the Rear-Wheel Drive Axle assembly. However, for 4x4 and all-wheel-drive vehicles, the front-drive axle is also covered.
    Components Covered:
    • Axle Shafts
    • Drive Axle Housing (And Front Axle Housing for 4x4) Including All Internal
    • Parts
    • Driveshaft
    • Retainers
    • Seals and Gaskets
    • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

    Components Not Covered:
    • Bearings (Front and Rear)

  • Front-Wheel Drive

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $800 - $1,500
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Each Ford Protect Extended Service Plan offers identical coverage for the Front-Wheel-Drive Axle assembly, protecting all internal parts as well as the half shafts. Additionally, on 4x4 and AWD vehicles, this coverage extends to the rear-drive axle
    Components Covered:
    • Axle Shafts
    • Final Drive Housing (And Rear Axle Housing for AWD) Including All
    • Internal Parts
    • Hubs, Automatic Front Locking (Four-Wheel Drive)
    • Locking Rings (Four Wheel Drive)
    • Seals and Gaskets

    Components Not Covered:
    • Bearings (Front and Rear)

  • Steering

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $1,000 - $1,500
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Starting with Ford Protect BaseCARE, Ford Protect Extended Service Plans cover most steering components, like the power steering pump, steering gear, and steering linkages. Ford Protect PremiumCARE expands coverage to include items like the steering column and advanced steering components.
    Components Covered:
    • Column Lock (Tilt Wheel)
    • Control Valve
    • Cooler and Lines
    • Idler Arm
    • Linkages and Couplings
    • Power Steering Pump
    • Pulley Assembly
    • Seals and Gaskets
    • Steering Gear Housing, Manual and Power (Including all Internal Parts)
    • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

  • Brakes

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $500 - $1,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Starting with Ford Protect BaseCARE, Ford Protect Extended Service Plans cover basic brake system parts (except for friction components). Ford Protect ExtraCARE and Ford Protect PremiumCARE cover more advanced brake elements, like the anti-lock brake module and sensors.
    Components Covered:
    • Backing Plates
    • Brake Booster (Power)
    • Calipers
    • Combination Valve
    • Lines and Fittings
    • Master Cylinder
    • Parking Brake Linkage and Cables
    • Retainers and Clips
    • Self-Adjusters
    • Shaft (Brake Pedal)
    • Springs

    Components Not Covered:
    • Anti-lock Brake Module and Sensor

  • Front Suspension

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $300 - $700
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Most front suspension parts, like ball joints, control arms, and MacPherson struts are covered from Ford Protect BaseCARE to Ford Protect PremiumCARE. If you tow, only Ford Protect PremiumCARE covers rear suspension parts and advanced suspension systems.
    Components Covered:
    • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
    • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
    • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
    • Kingpins and Bushings
    • MacPherson Struts
    • Spindle and Spindle Support Springs
    • Stabilizer Bar
    • Tie Rods

    Components Not Covered:
    • Load Leveler Suspension System
    • Roll Stability Control

  • A/C and Heating

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $1,000 - $2,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Ford Protect BaseCARE covers basic air-conditioning components like the compressor, evaporator, and condenser. Ford Protect ExtraCARE and Ford Protect PremiumCARE each add additional coverage of A/C and heating components, including the automatic temperature control system.
    Components Covered:
    • A/C Clutch
    • A/C Clutch Bearings
    • A/C Compressor
    • Pulley
    • A/C Compressor Clutch Switch
    • A/C Compressor Head
    • A/C Compressor Seals
    • A/C Condenser
    • Heater Core Assembly
    • Evaporator
    • Field Coil

    Components Not Covered:
    • A/C Accumulator
    • Automatic Temperature Control
    • Heater Blower Motor
    • Heater Control Assembly
    • Instrument Panel Registers and Air Ducts

  • Electrical

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $800 - $1,500
    (without PremiumCARE)
    From Ford Protect BaseCARE up, Ford Protect Extended Service Plans cover parts like the alternator, voltage regulator, starter, fuel pump, and wiring harnesses. Ford Protect PremiumCARE adds coverage for convenience features like power windows, mirrors, door locks, and sunroof.
    Components Covered:
    • Ignition Switch
    • included only if the Lighting option is purchased
    • Radiator Fan Relay
    • Speedometer/Odometer (Electrical and Mechanical)
    • Starter Motor
    • Starter Motor Solenoid
    • Switches (Manually Operated Electrical)
    • Voltage Regulator
    • Wiper-Activated Headlamps
    • Wiring Harnesses (Excluding Spark Plug Wires)

    Components Not Covered:
    • Intelligent 4WD Systems
    • LED lighting or Lamp Assemblies-Interior or Exterior(Factory Installed) - coverage
    • Mirrors (Electrical Only - Not Glass Damage or Breakage)
    • Power Running Boards
    • Rear Window Power Sunshade
    • Temperature Gauge
    • Vista Roof
    • Wiper Motors

  • High Tech

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $500 - $1,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Ford Protect ExtraCARE plans and above cover power seats, windows, locks, electronic instrument panel, compass, and thermometer. Ford Protect PremiumCARE covers factory-installed parts like the anti-theft system, GPS, reverse camera, keyless entry, and hybrid parts (except the battery).

    Emissions Not Covered with BaseCare Extended Service Plan

    Components Not Covered:
    • In-Dash Garmin(TM) Voice Activated Navigation System (Factory and Dealer Installed)
    • Instrument Cluster (Excluding Dash Pad)
    • Keyless Entry System (Excluding Door Handles)
    • Power Antenna
    • Power Door Locks and Retainer Clips (Excluding Door Handles)
    • Power Seat Motors
    • Power Window Motors/Regulators
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Rear Console Refrigeration
    • Reverse Camera and/or Sensing System
    • Roll Stability Control
    • Securicode
    • SecuriLock(TM) Passive Anti-Theft Ignition System
    • Sensor (Alcohol)
    • SOS Post Crash Alert System
    • Speed Control
    • Stationary Elevated Ride Control
    • SYNC

  • Rear Suspension

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $300 - $600
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Most front suspension parts, like ball joints, control arms, and MacPherson struts are covered from Ford Protect BaseCARE to Ford Protect PremiumCARE. If you tow, only Ford Protect PremiumCARE covers rear suspension parts and advanced suspension systems.

    Rear Suspension Not Covered with BaseCare Extended Service Plan

    Components Not Covered:
    • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
    • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
    • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
    • Kingpins and Bushings
    • Linkage and Bushings
    • MacPherson Struts
    • Spindle and Spindle Support Springs
    • Stabilizer Bar
    • Tie Rods
    • Load Leveler Suspension System
    • Roll Stability Control

  • Emissions

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $700 - $1,000
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Only Ford Protect PremiumCARE covers all the vehicle's emissions system parts. These include all advanced electronic emission control modules, sensors, and actuators (excluding the exhaust or catalytic converter).

    Emissions Not Covered with BaseCare Extended Service Plan

    Components Not Covered:
    • Air Control Valve
    • Air Idle Vacuum Valve
    • Air Supply Valve (Hose and Tube)
    • Air Check Valve Assembly
    • Barometric Pressure Sensor
    • ECC Relay Assembly
    • EGA Control Valve
    • EGA Pressure Sensor
    • EGA Regulator Assembly
    • EGA Valve Adapter
    • EVAP Vapor Storage Cannister
    • Idler Air Control Valve
    • Knock Sensor
    • PCV Hose Assembly
    • PCV Valve
    • PCV Vapor Filter
    • Temperature Sensor (Engine Coolant)
    • Vacuum Restrictor
    • VAF Sensor

  • Audio

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $400 - $600
    (without PremiumCARE)
    To protect the radio and CD/tape player, you'll need a Ford Protect PremiumCARE plan. This will cover the vehicle's entertainment system, along with advanced communication systems like Ford SYNC (factory-installed).

    Audio Not Covered with BaseCare Extended Service Plan

    Components Not Covered:
    • Antenna, Radio (Base Assembly)
    • Brackets
    • Cables and Wiring
    • Cellular Phone, Receiver, Handset, Speaker Assembly and Antenna (Factory Installed)
    • Controls (Rear Seat)
    • Radio (AM, AM/FM), Speakers, Cassette Player, Digital CD Player, Graphic Equalizer,
    • Premium Sound Amplifier (Factory Installed)
    • Rear Entertainment System (Factory Installed)

  • Safety

    Typical Cost of Repairs
    $300 - $500
    (without PremiumCARE)
    Only Ford Protect PremiumCARE covers your vehicle's safety parts: front and side airbags, air module, airbag sensors, collision avoidance system, seat belts, and more.

    Safety Features Not Covered with BaseCare Extended Service Plan

    Components Not Covered:
    • Airbag Module Assembly
    • Diagnostic Module Assembly (Airbag)
    • Door Ajar Warning Switch Assembly
    • Guides, Bezels, Brackets and Supports (Safety Belts/Shoulder Straps)
    • Head Restraint Retainers and Sleeves (Safety Belt)
    • Key, SecuriLock(TM) (Microchip Encoded Key)
    • Lock Cylinder (Door)
    • Lock Lever Assembly (Tailgate)
    • Lock Lever Retainers, Clips and Brackets
    • Module (Passive Restraint)
    • Safety Belt Buckle (Front and Rear)
    • Safety Belt Motor Drive Assembly
    • Safety Belt Restraint Carrier
    • Safety Belt Retractors
    • Safety Belt Track Assembly
    • Safety Belt Warning Chime Assembly
    • Sensors (Airbag)
    • Shoulder Strap Track Assembly
    • Wiring Assembly (Airbag)