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Old 05-04-2004, 09:40 PM   #1
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Warranty Issues with CAI

I've had my PZEV for about a month. I want to put a FS CAI on it but I don't know if it will void the warranty, I've read the booklet but it's packed to the teeth with mindless legal bull crap. If anyone knows the policy Ford has with minor mods, pertaining to warranty restrictions, let me know. The CAI is nice but the warranty is worth A LOT more than that.

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Old 05-04-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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If you start having a problem with your car, it has to be directly related to your CAI for the dealer to deny you. But, they have to prove it and they will try every which way to relate the problem to your mod.
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if u look on the FAQ part of Focus Sport, it says any bolt on modification u do, will not harm the warranty, unless it flat out states it in thew warranty
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any dealer can give u fits for any reason. if you have troubles, swap out to the stock airbox before taking it in for work. save yourself the hassle.

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That's the big problem, the warranty info booklet is was written and designed to confuse so that no one can decipher what it means besides a lawyer.
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try this, it might be easier to understand:

http://www.madperformance.net/Warranty.htm
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the warranty, in plain english... states that they have to warrranty your car when it breaks, even if you put on aftermarket parts, unless they can prove the parts you used caused the problems. Dealerships know that most ppl don't know this, so they try to get out of as much as possible. They can say "since your fuel pump went out, and you have cam gears, the cam gears changed the cam timing causing over-consumption of fuel which caused the pump to wear out pre-maturely (just an example)." If they try hard enough, the can talk most ppl into believing they are right and you voided your warranty. Every case I've seen where someone took a dealership to court over cost of warranty work, the customer won. If your dealership gives you a hard time, you can threaten to take it to court. The easiest way to avoid all the hell is to just return your car to stock, or as close as possible before you take it in. then they have nothing to bitch about. At the focus garage, we even have listed on the prices board "back to stock special" and have used it more than you'd think for ppl going in for warranty work. haha.

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