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Old 06-01-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
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Warranty help!!

Apparently this is a common question, but i bought a 2011 Camaro SS about a month ago. I am tired of not being able to hear my car and think it is about time to put some better pipes on her. I have heard many different things like you can have axle back, or cat back. i have also heard that you must have your dealership install all parts and they must be SLP brand of exhaust.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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I am doing a CAI Cold Air and Corsa Exhaust on my 2011 SS. I think as long as there is no engine tune involved there is no warranty issues.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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headers back or just cat back corsa?
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #4
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anything behind the cats is fine. any cold air intake that doesnt throw a code is fine. like the other guy said, dont tune it if you want to keep your drive train warranty.
if you just want to hear it, throw on some axle back straight pipes and a vararam no tune cold air intake.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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Cut the mufflers off, replace with straight pipes, save A LOT of money, and sound better than virually every axle-back on the market!!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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This comes from the GM customer service guy here on the forum.

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As per my resources here with GM, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty does NOT cover any damage or failure resulting from modification, alteration or suspected tampering, to the vehicle's original equipment as manufactured or assembled by General Motors.

In other words, they can send you packing if they feel like it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:54 AM   #7
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I am doing the cat back.
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cut off mufflers..... i did....it sounds much better....
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magnuson moss warranty act

Nuff said
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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magnuson moss warranty act

Nuff said
This!

Become familiar with this if you ever make a warranty claim and are denied! Stealerships do not know how to deal with well-informed customers.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #11
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cut off mufflers..... i did....it sounds much better....
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:04 AM   #12
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and every dealership apparently is different when it comes to warranty claims. so im about to say screw it and just do it. haha
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This!

Become familiar with this if you ever make a warranty claim and are denied! Stealerships do not know how to deal with well-informed customers.
Quick crash lesson in warranty:

If you change out a said part for an aftermarket it is not covered by warranty...For example, if you put a CATBACK exhaust on then from the CATBACK you warranty is not there for that said part...

If you change out your CAI then your Airbox is not covered..Although, you can very easily swap these in and out......

That said, it is on the DEALERSHIP aka STEALERSHIP to prove whatever you changed on the car is what caused said damage.

Now, if you choose to "Tune" your vehicle all bets are off..The dealership can deny any warranty work and GM will back them if it is in regards to your powertrain.....

They can tell when it is tuned, they can tell if you've attempted or have flashed it back to stock....

Kinda like a mean Santa Claus

Again-Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

When regarding warranty work, read it and know your rights!

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:13 AM   #14
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and every dealership apparently is different when it comes to warranty claims. so im about to say screw it and just do it. haha
Dealerships are different, yes, but the law is the same everywhere regarding warranty denials. See the above post... Which by the way, a muffler delete sounds wayyyyy better, hint hint!
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #15
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so you guys are saying if i put a cat back on and say ..knock on wood.. that my transmission goes can they turn me down for that?
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so you guys are saying if i put a cat back on and say ..knock on wood.. that my transmission goes can they turn me down for that?
I don't see how. They have to prove that the alteration caused the damage.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:20 AM   #17
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I put on axle backs and had a problem with my car idling funny (eventually ended up being the PCM), they tried to blame it on the back pressure from the aftermarket exhausts, I had to go back to the muffler shop and have them remount the OEM mufflers, then take it back to the dealer. The muffler shop welded 'sleeves' onto my oem mufflers so now I can easily switch back and forth in case I have future problems. But since then, I have too many mods to try to go back to stock, oh well.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:22 AM   #18
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so you guys are saying if i put a cat back on and say ..knock on wood.. that my transmission goes can they turn me down for that?
You would basically void your exhaust warranty from the cat back. But since none of that would be factory anyway, that would not be an issue. Your tranny warranty and your paint warranty, and your seat warranty, and your radio warranty would all still be good.
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so you guys are saying if i put a cat back on and say ..knock on wood.. that my transmission goes can they turn me down for that?
They shouldn't.

Unless...... your catback jumps off the car, jams itself into the trans casing, lodges itself in the gears, etc etc

But, the best place to get the correct answer would be your service department's manager at the dealership you would go to for warranty work.

Also as said above, they have to determine that whatever fails was a direct result of the modification. Example; your catback exhaust melts the wiring that goes to the transmission as a result of the new pipes touching them. That may not be covered. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:30 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone, helps alot!
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Apparently this is a common question, but i bought a 2011 Camaro SS about a month ago. I am tired of not being able to hear my car and think it is about time to put some better pipes on her. I have heard many different things like you can have axle back, or cat back. i have also heard that you must have your dealership install all parts and they must be SLP brand of exhaust.
Some aftermarket engine performance products and modifications promise a way to increase the horsepower and torque levels of a vehicle's powertrain. The products may have detrimental effects on the performance and life of the engine, exhaust, emission system, transmission, and drivetrain.

Engine power enhancement products may enable the engine to operate at horsepower and torque levels that could damage, create failure, or reduce the life of the engine, engine emission system, transmission and drivetrain.

Damage, failure, or reduced life of the engine, transmission emission system, drivetrain or other vehicle components caused by aftermarket engine performance enhancement products or modifications cannot be covered under the vehicle warranty or GMPP plan.
I hope this information was helpful.

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #22
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LS3 or L99? This question has nothing to do with warranty, but it if you have the L99. I recommend searching and reading about the AFM noise increase with an exhaust mod.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #23
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Nahh it is a LS3.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #24
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Catback = no worries.
I have never heard of anyone being denied major warranty work because of a catback exhaust. My dealership will put a Corsa catback on your brand new just purchased car if you want it.
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