Originally Posted by T@co_Pr3runn3r
2. Use the Toyota ones for warranty non-issues, also 2 for 8.50 is good deal.
Look up Magnusson-Moss.
While I agree that Toyota filters are among the best and Fram is shit, US Federal law prohibits Toyota from denying warranty coverage due to the use of even a Fram filter unless they can show that the aftermarket parts were the cause of the failure.
They CAN deny warranty coverage if they provide mandated parts at no cost.
Same goes for labor.
Under Magnusson-Moss, the issues using a Purolator/Bosch/Mobil-1/Fram filter are no different than actually doing the oil change yourself.
Just keep your receipts and document the date and mileage.
Extended warranties are not considered "warranties" and are therefore not protected by Magnusson-Moss. They are more properly "Service Contracts" and you are bound by the terms of the contract. These contracts can dictate anything the writer wants.
I bought an extended warranty from Crown Toyota when I bought my Tundra and it was worthless. It specified that ALL work had to be done at one specific shop. This shop was a little independent in Santa Fe Springs (about 40 miles from the dealer!).
I managed to get my money back on that one.
When I bought my wife's '04 Rav4 from Carson, I made damned sure I was getting the actual Toyota extended warranty.
Didn't need to use it... 125k on that Rav today.