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Warranty Voided Due to Mods?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pestilence, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Pestilence

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    What kind of mods if any will void a factory warranty?
     
  2. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    Nothing technically. google Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act

    Basically it puts the burden of proof on the dealer to prove your modification was the exact cause of a vehicle issue in question
     
  3. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    by the way that is a random ass title
     
  4. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Yeah... I rolled into this thread expecting to throw out some of my many money-related opinions. What's up w/ the title?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    If a mod caused a part to fail prematurely, then they might say that the failed part won't be covered.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    fixed it.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    ^^^Thanks... you are truly a mod that will never void any warranty!
     
  8. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    exactly the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act is designed to protect you, but you still have to face the music if your modification causes an issue.

    The act protects you from and example like this:
    Say you install a cold air intake, then your shocks go out. It is clearly an unrelated problem so the act protects you from the dealer claiming you voided your warranty.

    However if you install a lift kit and your control arms fail, then the dealer has every right to void the warranty
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    I'm only being a stickler because this confuses people.

    They can't void your entire warranty because of a lift. They will just deny warranty claims that are caused by the lift. A dead battery on a lifted truck will still be warrantied.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Good point. I found out today a dead battery on a not lifted truck is still covered by warranty :)
     
  11. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Yeah, I think he should have said, "If you lift your truck and the control arms fail, then they can deny warranty coverage on the replacement/repair of the control arms."
     
  12. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Yup sorry for not clarifying!
     
  13. Apr 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks for help, and sorry for the confusing title lol ill be a little more specific next time :p
     
  14. Apr 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    Usually if the failed part was caused by a non toyota part, its usually not covered. But the act stated above covers most other things. Like putting on and intake, shocks, exhaust. Certainly if you put a turbo on it and blow a head gasket, its probably not under warranty.

    Pestilence??? The band??? You get the new one??? \m/
     
  15. Apr 24, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    lol did now!!
     
  16. Apr 24, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    \m/ is that what your name is in reference to?
     
  17. Apr 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    No Its just the tag i usually go by; however i did used to rock the shit outta the band back in the day lol.
     
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