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Old 06-09-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question about warranty

My truck was bought in Feb brand new and I was wondering what is Toyota's policy with mods and stuff for the truck? I don't really want to void my warranty since I have 4 years left.

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If your mod causes or can justifiably be linked to a problem, warranty won't cover it.

For example, if you do a lift, and you have a suspension problem, you might run into trouble.

But if you do a lift and the radio breaks, there is no connection there--the warranty should cover the radio.
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If your mod causes or can justifiably be linked to a problem, warranty won't cover it.

For example, if you do a lift, and you have a suspension problem, you might run into trouble.

But if you do a lift and the radio breaks, there is no connection there--the warranty should cover the radio.
Thanks. I was going to add DT LongTubes but I am worried it might void the warranty
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If they give a fuss, they have to prove that what you did in your mod negatively affected what you are trying to warranty.

It's a pretty simple rule to remember. Whatever you replaced, won't be warrantied.
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If they give a fuss, they have to prove that what you did in your mod negatively affected what you are trying to warranty.

It's a pretty simple rule to remember. Whatever you replaced, won't be warrantied.
IF the dealerships disapprove, would talking to corporate prove useful?
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Thanks. I was going to add DT LongTubes but I am worried it might void the warranty
Headers? Likely makes it hard to get warranty work on cats or rest of exhaust, but unless the header has a problem or sets a wiring harness on fire it is unlikely to have any other effect.

You might run into a service advisor who claims it voids the engine warranty, but only if the header caused the failure.
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My truck was bought in Feb brand new and I was wondering what is Toyota's policy with mods and stuff for the truck? I don't really want to void my warranty since I have 4 years left.

Thanks!
Just so you know, it doesn't matter what Toyota's policy is. It's Federal law (Magnusson-Moss warranty act).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuso...s_Warranty_Act

They can't void your warranty because of a modification. They can decline to warranty something if your modification contributed to the failure (as stated above).
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IF the dealerships disapprove, would talking to corporate prove useful?
This below was going to be my answer. It's a law.

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Just so you know, it doesn't matter what Toyota's policy is. It's Federal law (Magnusson-Moss warranty act).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuso...s_Warranty_Act

They can't void your warranty because of a modification. They can decline to warranty something if your modification contributed to the failure (as stated above).
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