Ok let's clear some things up regarding "voiding of warranty":
There is a federal law that is actually called the Magnuson Moss warranty act. The dealer needs to prove the problem is a direct result of the aftermarket part. They can't "void it" just because something has simply been modified on the vehicle.
My rule of thumb.....sometimes you gotta pay to play!!! If something goes go wrong with my truck because of a modification I made...I say it's time to suck it up and take care of what broke (warranty or otherwise)! I won't let that stop me from making my truck..MY truck.
A few quotes from an earlier thread here (years back):
Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger
Simply, they have to prove what you did caused the problem. My body lift doesn't void my engine warranty. My headlight mods don't void if my engine computer module goes out. ETC. Also, the size of the mod has nothing to do with it either. You do run into issues such as "I put 35 inch tires on my truck and the transmission ****ed up" that they might try to blame you on. But it would be your fault lol.
No aftermarket part or accessory that is properly installed on your vehicle will entirely void your original vehicle manufacturers warranty. According to the provisions in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty - Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, It is the dealership's responsibility to prove that your modification directly caused or affected the failure you are trying to resolve. With that said, some dealerships are more performance-oriented than others and are more willing to work with customers.
Warranty-related materials, published by the new vehicle manufacturers, state that the installation of aftermarket parts have no effect on the warranty unless such equipment causes the problem that leads to the warranty claim. Nonetheless, some dealers have improperly denied warranty claims even though the claim had nothing to do with aftermarket parts. I.E., just because you install an exhaust system, your suspension failure warranty claim cannot be denied. If you experience a problem with an uncooperative dealership, point out the provisions of the this "FEDERAL ACT". For more information call your vehicle manufacturer or click on the link above to go directly to the Federal Trade Commission's website to find out more about this law.
Originally Posted by 04RangerDave
It will only void the warranty if that specific mod fails to operate so voiding the warranty on the truck NO. Voiding the warranty coverage on the cluster yes.
Yep exactly...if the dealer can prove the modification caused the issue.
2003 Black Extended Cab - 4x4 Ranger, Supercharged 4.0 Liter SOHC, 4.88 Yukon Gears, Torsen Front LSD, Powertrax No-Slip Rear Locker, Goodyear MT/R's w/ Kevlar (35x12.5x15's), Trailready Aluminum Beadlocks, RCD Coilover Suspension Lift, PA Body Lift, SCT XCalibrator 3, Custom HID Projector Retrofit, Black Billet Grill, Magnaflow Stainless Steel Cat-back Dual rear exit exhaust, Viper car alarm, with perimeter sensor & remote start-I'm running out of room...but many other mods!