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Old 06-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if this is true.

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No its not. Tune your car an blow it up and find out the hard way like many others.
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I can see if you tune it. But if you just add aftermarket then I can't see it being able to void warranty. Ford honors rushes sc with tune. If your engine blows because of it fled still honors it as its a brand ford that's made for ford. If they honor that they should have to honor every thee after market part

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I was reading up on other info and ford has been sued for voiding of after market parts
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I can see if you tune it. But if you just add aftermarket then I can't see it being able to void warranty. Ford honors rushes sc with tune. If your engine blows because of it fled still honors it as its a brand ford that's made for ford. If they honor that they should have to honor every thee after market part

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I was reading up on other info and ford has been sued for voiding of after market parts
Roush has a partner ship and covers it. Also tune is very safe.

If you put gears in it and rear end goes out that is not fords fault. Unless installed by Ford.
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I got passed warranty with my procharger )
Just went back to stock
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:19 AM   #6
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It's also on ftc's website I doubt they would post a lie like that considering they make the rules for automakers
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:40 AM   #7
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The way I understand it is like this:
-you install an axle back exhaust and your engine blows. Ford covers it because the part you added didnt cause it to blow.
-You put a tune on your car and your engine blows. Ford voids the warranty because what you added, more than likely, caused the problem.
I may be wrong, just my $.02
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Re: Warranty

There is nothing new here. It's ALWAYS been the case that any manufacturer could void your warranty if the part you added caused the problem. With Mustangs everyone and their uncle are modding their cars, and despite the fact that everyone thinks they are an expert, there are still a lot of stupid people doing stupid things to their cars and then expecting Ford to pay for it when things go wrong.

In 1993 my wife and I had a Mazda Protoge that, somehow, bent a rod. Mazda tried to not honor the warranty because I had put aftermarket spark plugs in the car (Bosh Platinum) and the plugs created "extra power" that bent the connecting rod. That car had so many problems over 4 years it almost fell under Florida's lemon laws at the time.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
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Ya but if you get all after market parts installed by ford themselves then the warranty should still
Be honored as its being installed by their professionals. It says that they can't just honor the brands that they deal with like roush.
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Ya but if you get all after market parts installed by ford themselves then the warranty should still
Be honored as its being installed by their professionals. It says that they can't just honor the brands that they deal with like roush.
The will not warranty a paxton blower. But will Whipple for the 525hp kit but not the 624hp kit.
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Re: Warranty

My Ford dealer is a mod-friendly and will warranty any parts that you purchase through them and have them install. In fact, the install Roush blowers and warranty all the work. So, provided you don't bring your car to any other dealer they will not void your warranty.

This dealer actually pre-mods cars and sells them new on the lot with full warranties. Yes, you pay for more the labor and parts - but if the warranty is important many people may think it's worth it.

My 2012 was new on the lot with Roush CAI, shifter, exhaust, and lowering springs pre-installed with full warranty.
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Ya well I asked my dealer and they don't give me answers. Was asking if gettig a borla s type cat back and borla headers with a carted x pipe would pod warranty and none of them had answers
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My Ford dealer is a mod-friendly and will warranty any parts that you purchase through them and have them install. In fact, the install Roush blowers and warranty all the work. So, provided you don't bring your car to any other dealer they will not void your warranty.

This dealer actually pre-mods cars and sells them new on the lot with full warranties. Yes, you pay for more the labor and parts - but if the warranty is important many people may think it's worth it.

My 2012 was new on the lot with Roush CAI, shifter, exhaust, and lowering springs pre-installed with full warranty.
And it wasn't tuned..the roush don't need a tune. And exhaust? What a cat back? Or LT headers back?
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Not tuned ... but they will install tunes and warranty those as well ... again provided you buy everything from them and let them do it. Obviously, paying out the rear for it. I specifically asked about the Ford Racing and Steeda tunes, and they will do either.
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Not tuned ... but they will install tunes and warranty those as well ... again provided you buy everything from them and let them do it. Obviously, paying out the rear for it. I specifically asked about the Ford Racing and Steeda tunes, and they will do either.
So both very safe tunes. And I like to.see it tuned and then blow up and see what do..


And again just a cat back or full exhaust?
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Re: Warranty

I don't blame them for not wanting to warranty risky mods. You'd have to be stupid to do that ... or at the very least charge so much extra that they can afford it. The dealer fully admits that you'll pay them more and that is how they can afford to cover the mods. Plus, they only install "quality" mods, obviously as determined by them.

It's at least good to have the option instead of a dealer that voids your warranty at the first sight of any mod.
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The law is meant to cover consumers when it comes to routine maintenance and repairs.

The law was never intended to cover modifications that vary from manufacturer guidelined, and does not cover those modifications...
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It's very simple. All car manufactures would like to get out of spending $ on repairs so usually any mod u do they say voids the warranty. Basically you touch it urself you void the warranty. UNLESS it's done by your ford dealer and they warranty all their own work.
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That's what I mean if you get them to do it should still be honored. It's being done by their people trained by them
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In my experiences, my dealerships were hesitant, but did say they would warranty aftermarket Ford Racing parts, but only I they installed them. Just make sure to get everything in writing and be prepared to take it back to that same dealer because it will probably be an in-house deal.
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Re: Warranty

Here is what you need to take away from that...Talk with you service manager, but this has been what I have been told by my own...

"The dealer/vehicle manufacturer has the right to deny a warranty repair but they must demonstrate that the aftermarket part caused the problem. The warranty remains in effect for all other covered parts."
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In my experiences, my dealerships were hesitant, but did say they would warranty aftermarket Ford Racing parts, but only I they installed them. Just make sure to get everything in writing and be prepared to take it back to that same dealer because it will probably be an in-house deal.
Mine is the same way, anything aftermarket made by ford or roush they'll cover as long as they put it on. I'm just worried when I move next year the local dealer won't be as mod friendly = /
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Call ahead and find out! Or you could attempt to have the dealer annotate that the parts are covered by Ford corporation? I'm not sure how the warranty billing works, but I'm sure they could find a resolution for you. Dealerships are alway looking to get that money from raping people on service charges. Just make sure it's in writing or you'll be fighting word against word and it probably won't hold up.
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