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Old 05-01-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Will This Void It?

Hello all. New to board. Hello again. Anyhow on with my question. As i surf the sight and see so many differnt Focus owners with alot of aftermarket mods done to thier vechile i have to ask this question.

What are you gonna do when you have to take it back to the dealer to have some warrenty work done.? Take all the aftermarket parts off?

Reason i ask is this. I had to take my SVT to get some work done on it about 3 months after i got it. no big thing. but while i was in there. I ask the tech(who happens to own a svt) about any thing he has done too his. His reply was he is not gonna do anything aftermarket to the motor untill it goes out of warrenty. In fact, if i bring my SVT there to get something serviced that is in warrenty, and they spot aftermarket. They can VOID my remaining factory warrenty.

This bothered my alot. Because im wanting to add CAI, and other things. He told me anything like that will void my warrenty. So i need to know what evryone else thinking on this is....


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Old 05-01-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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I'm thinking that is not true. If you have problems with your car and they can be traced directly back to the aftermarket parts, then yes, they can void it. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure that there is a law against dealerships doing that. I'd run a search on the forums first, because I know I've seen this question before. Good luck.
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Old 05-01-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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Look for some aftermarket parts that don't void warrenty, I know most parts don't, unless they're like imported and stuff, I know for sure that Borla, AEM, and K&M do NOT void warrenties, and im preeeeetty suure that Ford Racing parts don't void either, wouldn't understand why it would..lol...but yea...hope that helps..
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Right now im not trying to void mine either but i am getting a CAI and catback exhaust, the dealership my dad works at told me they wont void it as long as like Hawaii5023 said a problem can be traced back to the aftermarket part, its actually illigal for them to do so just from seeing that its on (theres another thread with the link to the actual law somewhwere on here), but just for good measure save and replace the cai with your old stock piece if you think that its the cause of a problem that i doubt you will have from just the intake
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any aftermarket part can void any warranty. It really will depend on the service dealer. Remember, they are a company and their goal is make money. For them to "waste" time (remember they charge on average $70/hr) trying to figure out if your CAI (whatever brand) did or did not cause a failure would not be very financially sound. However, with that said, it is crap and if you have a good service dealer they will (and should) work on your car if the part did not cause the issue.

Yes it is illegal to just say any issue is caused because of the aftermarket part but they can tie anything to just about any part. A CAI might not be a huge powerhouse of a component but if ANY drivetrain/exhaust failure occurs they can say it's because of the added "power" that is not OE design or factory installed.... you know what I mean???

I'm not trying to say don't do mods, I'm just saying becareful because sometimes people could care less about your problems.
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