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Old 02-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #51
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So far so good for me, don't even think they checked for a tune, already took tranny out, ordered parts, and said it should be ready by Friday! Fingers are crossed!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #52
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they can't void your powertrain warranty because you change your tires and wheels.

Well depends if you go in with nitto's or slicks. I seen a few gen 4's and GTO's that were denied warranty due them having these on.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:17 PM   #53
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I'd really like to hear from owners who have actually had warranty denials, not speculation. If dealers are in fact checking on this I am sure there will be members who have had problems.
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Yeah, you hear a lot of talk about it voiding the warranty, but I have yet to read a thread up here where it has happen to someone in their new Camaro. I may be wrong, but I sure don't remember one. I'm not doing it though.
There's tons of stories floating around on here that detail what happened to people who's warranties have been voided by tuning, etc.

Look around and you will find them. I have read them...and they have been discussed quite a bit.

FWIW, don't believe the "you can flash it back and no one will ever know" jazz...if they do the snapshot and send it off, you're screwed.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:22 PM   #54
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I really can't understand why people would mod their cars if they are worried about warranty. Why put yourself in through that stress? If you can't afford the potential cost of repairing your car out of your own pocket, then don't make warranty-voiding alterations until after the warranty expires. It really is that simple.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #55
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Here is what Harley dealers used to do. I am sure that if you know your local Chevy dealer, they would do the same. The Harley dealers would honor your warranty if it was modified by THEM. If they put in a hot cam and you paid them to do it, they would honor your warranty. If you had someone else do it you were screwed. I had brand new bikes with after market cams, pipes, air cleaners,(air box removal) and performance ignition modules and was covered under warranty. One of my friends got catalytic converters replaced with a supercharger installed on his GTO under warranty, so it depends.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:42 PM   #56
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I can afford it if I had to, just don't want to! Guess you could say trying to beat the system!
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #57
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I can afford it if I had to, just don't want to! Guess you could say trying to beat the system!
If you "had" to? Anyone can do that. Had to = really can't. Besides, for every penny you steal, you pay back double one way or another. You can count on that. They may not know you are cheating but the person who it matters most (YOU) knows. Keep it honest.
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I am getting a cam installed in 2 weeks, if I couldn't afford repairs do u think i would be doing anything to the car? No! This was sorta a test for all that don't want to do mods because of the warranty! Gotta pay to play!
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:02 PM   #59
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I am getting a cam installed in 2 weeks, if I couldn't afford repairs do u think i would be doing anything to the car? No! This was sorta a test for all that don't want to do mods because of the warranty! Gotta pay to play!
Please post up your outcome with your trans. Mine is starting to sometimes slightly grind going in to 2nd. Thinking about taking it in so I'm curious about what the do to you.

I have an MGW shifter and I'm wondering if they call that the problem more than the tune though.

I don't really want to take my car to the dealer though. Not sure how they will treat the car and I'm afaid they'll hurt it worse.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:31 PM   #60
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My understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that warranty work will only be refused/denied if they can prove that the mod you did is the cause of the malfunction/problem.

I'm pretty sure it's that simple.
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My understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that warranty work will only be refused/denied if they can prove that the mod you did is the cause of the malfunction/problem.

I'm pretty sure it's that simple.
The problem is it's their word against yours. They can tell you whatever they want to.
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My understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that warranty work will only be refused/denied if they can prove that the mod you did is the cause of the malfunction/problem.

I'm pretty sure it's that simple.
Also, I bet the first words out of their mouth is denied. It will be up to you to fight with them to make them try to fix.

If my trans starts getting any harder to shift 1-2 gear I might be finding out all of this first hand. My feeling is it won't be the tune but the MGW shifter they will try to blame.
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My understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that warranty work will only be refused/denied if they can prove that the mod you did is the cause of the malfunction/problem.

I'm pretty sure it's that simple.
When I used to have my Cobalt SS/SC, my cat's flex pipe broke and they refused warranty because they said the catalytic was hit on the ground (based on a scratch) which is due to my suspension being lowered. I ended up paying for a new aftermarket catalytic/flex pipe. After that the aftermarket cat clogged, and the mechanic blew my engine on a road test with me in the car and blamed me for putting the aftermarket cat on. "Just because we pulled the trigger doesn't mean we loaded the gun" is the exact words they told me. I paid 7k+ for a new engine. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if a dealer doesn't want to cover something because of something else that could or could not be related they will not cover you.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:56 PM   #64
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There's tons of stories floating around on here that detail what happened to people who's warranties have been voided by tuning, etc.

Look around and you will find them. I have read them...and they have been discussed quite a bit.

FWIW, don't believe the "you can flash it back and no one will ever know" jazz...if they do the snapshot and send it off, you're screwed.
I don't doubt that GM can see a tune. I did a search and I didn't find one case of a Camaro being denied. Obviously it has happened, but they are few and far between. Oh, and I'm talking TUNE only. Not some guy who has poweradders that they can see is on the car. TUNE only, nothing else. I can't find one case of denial.
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