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Old 09-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Any Truth to the Rumor that Installing an After Market Exhaust Will Void Warranty?

I was talking to some friends and they were saying a rumor had surfaced that adding an after market exhaust would void the manufacturers warranty on the 2010 Camaro. True? False?
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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In most cases, just a cat-back will not void your warranty. Long tube headers, which in most cases require a tune, probably will. Every dealership can be a little different....talk to your servicing dealership to make sure.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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I was told a cat-back system will be fine.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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I was talking to some friends and they were saying a rumor had surfaced that adding an after market exhaust would void the manufacturers warranty on the 2010 Camaro. True? False?
Dealer would have to prove that whatever the issue was, it was caused by you installing the exhaust. Axel back and cat back systems are really a non-issue. If you replaced eveything from the headers back including the cats you could have a potential issue but not likely.

They would just not warranty the exhaust or whatever you happened to replace.

No if you put a turbo on and then your engine blew you would likely be SOL.

Google the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. It provides us consumers with some level of protection.

So no they can not just void the warranty on the entire vehicle but they can exclude any parts that you have added or replaced with aftermarket parts and any damage that may have been caused by an aftermarket part.

They can't void the warranty on the transmission, suspension, interior, etc because you installed an exhaust unless they can prove that the exhaust caused the damage or problem.

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Old 09-22-2010, 12:40 PM   #5
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It will only void the exhaust warranty and that's IF they can prove your mod exhaust is what caused the problem.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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If you have a failure that relates directly back to an aftermarket part then the failure would not be covered. So if you did put a cat-back exhaust on and you had say a window problem, the problem would be covered by warranty. Now if you had a rattle in the rear end that was caused by the a/m mufflers it would not be covered by warranty.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #7
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warranty

Dealers don't really have to "prove" anything to initially deny your claim. If they do deny a claim it's up to you to spend $$$ to hire a lawyer and make them prove a relationship between your axle backs and your damage in a courtroom. Anybody tried that?
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:02 PM   #8
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Dealers don't really have to "prove" anything to initially deny your claim. If they do deny a claim it's up to you to spend $$$ to hire a lawyer and make them prove a relationship between your axle backs and your damage in a courtroom. Anybody tried that?
If they try to deny your claim you don't have to run out and get a lawyer. There is a 1-800 number for GM you can contact IF it comes to that.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
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LT's and Corsa Exhaust on mine, FT warranty.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #10
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i'm in the same boat i want to put on the SLP LM I on mine would that void mine 2
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:17 PM   #11
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i'm in the same boat i want to put on the SLP LM I on mine would that void mine 2
I've had the SLP loudmouth on mine since last Sept. I also have an aftermarket CAI. In March of this year I had the entire engine replaced under warranty.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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Several years back had a silverado pickup that I had installed a cat back exhaust on. Maybe a month or so passed and I got a CEL, I took it to the dealer for them to see what was up and to fix it.

To make a long story even longer..the service manager "claimed" that he couldn't do any diagnostics because he thought that it might be directly related to my cat back exhaust. I was like...are you kidding me? He said that the exhaust could have decreased the back pressure and caused the computer to throw a code....I was like WTF are you serious? This guy would not even hook it up to see what code was thrown unless I put the original exhaust system system back on it. Needless to say...after taking this up the chain of command...they finally agreed to hook it up and diagnose the problem which by the way...had absolutely nothing to do with my cat back exhaust.

The point is...some dealers out there can be real pricks...it all depends on where you go I guess.
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many dealerships will find whatever reason they can to not do warranty work.

technically they would have to prove the exhaust caused the damage/problem. but that would be in court, after they denied you warranty work and you hired an attorney to fight it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:33 PM   #14
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I've had the SLP loudmouth on mine since last Sept. I also have an aftermarket CAI. In March of this year I had the entire engine replaced under warranty.
Which SLP LM did you have? 1 or 2? and why was your engine replaced?
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