Join Date: Dec 2008
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moss-magnuuson act prevents a manufacturer from voiding your warranty, unless they can specifically prove the modifacations you did directly caused the parts to fail.
example, you go to the dealer with a rod hanging out the side of the block.. dealer cant refuse warranty b/c of a lift UNLESS it appears that the engine blew from abuse(mud caked undercarriage etc.)
dont go to a dealer and expect them to warranty broken axle shafts u joints,worn steering parts or diag driveline vibrations(under warranty) with a lift and oversized tiresd/wheels
it is actually at the dealers dicretion to warranty or to deny it... i guess is all depends on the service managers mood, and if the dealerships warranty numbers are to high(when i was a ford tech, the dealership was only allowed to do a certain percentage of warranty vs. non warranty work each month).
best thing to do is get in good with your local service manager. things like telling the owner how pleased you are with the service dept. and taking the service manager to lunch will get you some leverage when it comes time for warranty claims