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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 05:12 PM
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Does lifting your truck viod the Warranty?

I have a '03 F-250 and I want to put a lift on it but some of my dads friends are telling him that it will void the Warranty. Is this true or not?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 08:04 PM
 
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Re: Does lifting your truck viod the Warranty?

its all based on the dealer.
if you 4 wheel it and they can tell its been "abused" and that cuased the part breakage then they can deny you warranty.
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Re: Does lifting your truck viod the Warranty?

I have been told that they cannot legally void the warranty on the entire truck because of aftermaket parts. However, if they can prove that the aftermarket part caused the failure of the part in question, or that you have abused the vehicle then they can refuse to pay for that repair.

For example if you put a lesser quality lift on the truck that does not take the driveshaft angles into effect and you start breaking U-joints they can say that the lift is why the U-joints are breaking and not pay for that repair. However, if you lift the truck and the water pump goes bad they will still have to cover that repair.
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Re: Does lifting your truck viod the Warranty?

I'd call the dealer and talk to them about it to be on the safe side.
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Re: Does lifting your truck viod the Warranty?

Just remember that if dealer A tells you that they will work with you, dealer B doesn't have to.
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Re: Does lifting your truck viod the Warranty?

Yea, all the responses are correct. I think the plain answer to your question is that a lift will not void the entire warranty flat out (there has been legal action on this, and I too believe there is legislation protecting ones right to use of aftermarket parts, including lift/lowering kits, will go check and try and get back on this)...Talk to the dealer you plan on using for repairs though.

That's the cut and dry. reality is, wheeling or not, if your lift causes problems, and the linkage between lift and problem is obvious, you are not covered. Nor are your lift parts covered.

EDIT: ok, some additional interesting info.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act of 1975 lays out your automotive modification rights under federal law. The M & M act says that the manufacturer must state clearly what you can and cannot do to your vehicle and remain under warranty. It also states that it must be clearly listed under a heading entitled What Is Not Covered, or words to that effect. M & M states that the dealership must explain how the modification caused the problem. If they cannot explain, or their explanation does not make sense, you've got them. They have got to comply and honor your warranty
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