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Performance mods / voided warranty ???

What performance mods WILL NOT void warranty?

Headers?
Exhaust?
CAI?
22" rims?
Long tubes?
Cams?

I have an extended warranty and want to do any mods that wont void my warranty. I have an 2010 R/T and wanna add HP and a little attitude

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I'll let other chime in, but exhaust, CAI and rims are ok. The headers could cause problems depending on the dealer. Once you start messing with cams and the cats (long tubes) you're generally going to have problems getting warranty work. Regardless of the mod, dealers are still subject to the Magnussen-Moss Act: Auto Warranties & Routine Maintenance | Consumer Information.
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"Will adding an aftermarket part void my warranty?" This question gets asked a lot on automotive forums all over the Internet. The reason why it gets asked so much is that the public is once again confused due to so many manufacturers playing loose with the law, which was enacted when the public last became confused.

Here is a great explanation of the law with regard to automotive warranties.


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Thanks! ... Very helpful!!


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Talked to 3 service managers at three different dealerships about this.The one that told me there would be no warranty problems with installing headers,CAI,aftermarket exhaust & wheels does not work at the dealership where I purchased the vehicle,...so that is where I now have my vehicle serviced at.However,he did state that if I started doing internal mods to the engine the chance of the warranty being voided would be a possibility if it was proven that the modification contributed to any major engine failure & damage.

Just shop around for a service manager that is not a bonehead and looking for any excuse to void someones warranty,...like the one that works at the dealership where I purchased my vehicle.

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Also keep in mind if the mod increases power they can claim you have exceeded design specifications. The magnuson moss act was intended to get rid of the problem of manufacturers requiring eom replacement parts.

Also if the dealer says they won't due repair work the only way to force them is going to court. I ran into this problem myself when the dealer a long time ago on a mustang I owned. The bearings in my rear differential went bad. They said since I installed an aftermarket supercharger they would not do the work.

I showed them a printed copy of the magnuson act and they still refused to honor the warranty on my bearings. I eventually said the heck with it and had a shop install aftermarket gears and had him fix the bearings at the same time.

So while you may be legally right. If they refuse it will be you to show the evidence in court.

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Was it cheaper to have the shop do it rather than getting a lawyer?

Most if not all dealerships believe that 95% of people will not go far to that extent

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i went to the dealer and spoke to the service mgr. They are mod friendly. Eased my worries. If I were to have a problem (minor) they would honor the warranty but if I blow the engine...no

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Also keep in mind if the mod increases power they can claim you have exceeded design specifications. The magnuson moss act was intended to get rid of the problem of manufacturers requiring eom replacement parts.

Also if the dealer says they won't due repair work the only way to force them is going to court. I ran into this problem myself when the dealer a long time ago on a mustang I owned. The bearings in my rear differential went bad. They said since I installed an aftermarket supercharger they would not do the work.

I showed them a printed copy of the magnuson act and they still refused to honor the warranty on my bearings. I eventually said the heck with it and had a shop install aftermarket gears and had him fix the bearings at the same time.

So while you may be legally right. If they refuse it will be you to show the evidence in court.
Doesnt the Magnuson moss act state the dealer/ car company have to prove that the aftermarket part did the damage?




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