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Question about warranty

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Night, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Night

    Night [OP] Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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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.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    Thanks. I was going to add DT LongTubes but I am worried it might void the warranty
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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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.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    IF the dealerships disapprove, would talking to corporate prove useful?
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    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.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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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/Magnuson–Moss_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).
     
  8. Jun 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    This below was going to be my answer. It's a law.

     
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