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General Motors won't match Chrysler warranty-WSJ

NEW YORK, July 12 The Wall Stret Journal said that General Motors Corp.has no plans to follow DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group by extending its powertrain warranties. They cited Paul Ballew, GM's executive director of market and industry analysis.

They said that analysts have been concerned that GM and Ford Motor Co.would incur higher costs if they were forced to match DaimlerChrysler's new seven-year, 70,000-mile engine and transmission-warranty offer.

But Ballew told the Journal the world's largest automaker would not follow Chrysler's lead, noting GM was ranked No.1 in powertrain quality according to the most recent J.D. Power & Associates survey of new vehicle quality.