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Old 04-16-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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Do turbochargers void your warranty?

Just got a 2010 ford focus ses. I really like it just looking at ways I could get it to go a "bit" faster.


I was looking at this kit "Ford Focus 2.0L Duratec Stage 1&2 (Intercooled)
(2008-2010)" from this page http://www.focussport.com/turbocharger.htm

Although it would be a bit before I had the cash to drop on it. It should give me the performance jump I want. From around 140 hp now to around 230 hp. (Dyno)


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Yes it will void your warranty.
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Pretty much any engine mod voids your warranty including Cold Air Intakes
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Posted via FF Mobile Only if the modified parts directly affect what ever you are getting fixed under warranty. I work at a Ford dealership that specialises in modifying new cars and trucks. If your dealership tells you something else then take your car elswhere. Think about it, if you have a CAI and your CD player stops working does it make sense for them to not cover it?
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Pretty much any engine mod voids your warranty including Cold Air Intakes
Actually, I'm fairly certain that *no* engine mods can void your entire warranty, by law. Maybe it's just in IL, but I've had this conversation with my mechanic.

Basically, if you, for example, add a CAI, and your header starts to leak, your warranty MUST still cover the header. Your intake is no longer covered, granted (unless you went through the paperwork and had the dealer install the aftermarket part), but any part of the car not directly affected by the aftermarket part is required to still be covered.

So for a turbo, yeah, you're cancelling out pretty much your entire motor, but your warranty itself for things like transmission, electrical, bodywork, interior, etc, should still be valid. Also, motor-driven accesories (power steering/brakes, HVAC, battery/alternator) would not be voided. Mostly just intake, exaust, pistons/connecting rods/crank, cams, valves, head (and gaskets), and *maybe* your clutch/flywheel (but probably not) would be voided.
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Posted via FF Mobile Only if the modified parts directly affect what ever you are getting fixed under warranty. I work at a Ford dealership that specialises in modifying new cars and trucks. If your dealership tells you something else then take your car elswhere. Think about it, if you have a CAI and your CD player stops working does it make sense for them to not cover it?
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but if your motor explodes chances are its probably because of the turbocharger lol
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*maybe* your clutch/flywheel (but probably not) would be voided.
Clutch and flywheel are parts that naturally wear out. Like tires and brakes they are not covered by the warrenty at anytime, unless the failure was due to a defective master or slave cylinder or somthing of that nature that is out you control
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