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Old 04-15-2015, 04:37 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I plan on getting an h-pipe along with the borla s type axle backs and I was wondering if the h pipe would void the factory warranty. Also, would changing to an h pipe require a tune? If it does then that would definitely void the warranty. Would it be okay to use the factory cat back pipes with an aftermarket h pipe? Thanks guy, this if my first Mustang so I'm new to the modding scene.

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No it won't void the warranty and no you don't need a tune. Exhaust work will almost never void a warranty. Void isn't even really the right term. If the exhaust causes an issue they won't over the repair, but if the tranny blows up they will fix that. You have to talk to the service advisor at your dealer and see what they are willing to work with.
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If the H-pipe deletes the cats it will require a tune, and it could very well void the warranty, depending on what goes wrong.
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Once again the word "void " isn't totally accurate and I think people get scared hearing it. To me void means they will cancel the whole warranty, they cant do that. They can however deny a claim based on a certain mod you have done.
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Once again the word "void " isn't totally accurate and I think people get scared hearing it. To me void means they will cancel the whole warranty, they cant do that. They can however deny a claim based on a certain mod you have done.
I believe he's saying "void the warranty" on a specific item "depending on what goes wrong".
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Typically the only warranty you ( or I ) really care about is an engine or transmission breaking, in which case, that could very well be voided. For most other things, you are right, if you had a random suspension component fail, chances are the exhaust would have 0 impact on that and "should be covered."

The problem here is the variables. "can" deny, "Should" be covered ... It just depends dealer to dealer... though i still dont advise discussing your mods plans with them, just stock out and play stupid.
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No it won't void the warranty and no you don't need a tune. Exhaust work will almost never void a warranty. Void isn't even really the right term. If the exhaust causes an issue they won't over the repair, but if the tranny blows up they will fix that. You have to talk to the service advisor at your dealer and see what they are willing to work with.
Thanks, and which aftermarket parts require a tune after installation?

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I talked to my dealer about an exhaust, and they said an axle back setup will be 100% safe for my warranty, but anything else "could" be iffy. But, they fully supported the idea of axle backs.

He also said basically any mod that affects performance will be iffy. Appearance and sound mods have zero affect on warranty.
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I talked to my dealer about an exhaust, and they said an axle back setup will be 100% safe for my warranty, but anything else "could" be iffy. But, they fully supported the idea of axle backs.

He also said basically any mod that affects performance will be iffy. Appearance and sound mods have zero affect on warranty.
Talked to my dealer too recently and they said that for any exhaust mods, as long as it's after the catalytic converter then it won't void the warranty. So basically any cat back system would not void warranty. 👍😌

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