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Old 10-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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What mods can you do to the ZL1 Without breaking warrenty?

Just curious! Will a CAI or Exhaust void it? I know i had fun putting these on my SS i would love to put them on my Z
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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oh lord.

as has been stated millions of times.

A CAI or Exhaust, in of themselves with only void the warranty on the OEM Intake and Exhaust (no reason why GM should cover aftermarket parts).


They will not void the warranty on the motor, but GM can deny warranty coverage IF they determine the failure was caused as a result of the aftermarket parts.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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....maybe this has been covered a million times....

but I find it very funny the Chevy customer service dude finds time to respond to nearly every single post....but never anything regarding this issue.

How Odd!
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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....maybe this has been covered a million times....

but I find it very funny the Chevy customer service dude finds time to respond to nearly every single post....but never anything regarding this issue.

How Odd!

That's because he doesn't answer any questions, he only refers you to take it to your dealer.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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That's because he doesn't answer any questions, he only refers you to take it to your dealer.


Last name, first name address vin please.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #6
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Now that I go back and read them more closely...you are indeed correct.

With that said...have any of you current owners gone back to your dealer and asked that very question?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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Hello all,

I have researched my available resources.

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.


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Old 10-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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That answer was good enough for me. Thanks Chevy customer service.

Translation - Any performance enhancing mod will void the warranty
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #9
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That answer was good enough for me. Thanks Chevy customer service.

Translation - Any performance enhancing mod will void the warranty

of course. this is clearly stated in your warranty paperwork..


but it is not a matter of WILL, it is a matter of COULD..

GM cannot LEGALLY void your warranty without proof that your non OEM part caused the failure. While most people will not pursue the legalities of it, I have and I have won in the past, because there are very specific laws that cover this, and regardless of what bull$hit memos GM hands out, they cannot circumvent the law if you take it to the box.

And if you have a dealer than knows their ass from a hole in the ground, they won't argue the point because they already know.

good 'ole boy Customer Service Brandon can't say anything other than what corporate spoon feeds him to say, he cuts and pastes from a scripted response, for legal reasons obviously..

He cannot and will not tell you anything other than yes it could cause warranty coverage denial, so asking him to is like asking a duck to meow like a cat, it can't..


But the bottom line will always be that you run the risk of a denial of warranty coverage if you modify your vehicle from OEM or Manufacturer approved and installed replacement parts.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
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Thank you. Very well said.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
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Driver Mod won't void your warranty and is the best money you can spend
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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"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."

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #13
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The Mangoson Moss act was intended to prevent denial of warranty claims for non OEM replacement parts like oil filters, air cleaners, etc. it really doesn't protect owners from potential problems caused by HP increases caused by performance oriented parts. I guess your dealers service department wanted to deny coverage they could according to Brandon if the engine failed after you installed a CAI.
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The Mangoson Moss act was intended to prevent denial of warranty claims for non OEM replacement parts like oil filters, air cleaners, etc. it really doesn't protect owners from potential problems caused by HP increases caused by performance oriented parts. I guess your dealers service department wanted to deny coverage they could according to Brandon if the engine failed after you installed a CAI.



I'm glad someone else gets it. GM supplies us with a limited warranty on our cars. The MMA states that GM may not change the terms of that warranty after the fact. However we are bound to the terms of that warranty contract. If we break the terms of that contract, the warranty can and will be void. Also the MMA does not cover the use of high performance replacement parts, only OEM and non OEM spec replacement parts. So if anyone tells you they have to prove that the non spec part you used caused a problem, they don't. Read your warranty contract for what you are or are not allowed to do.
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