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Old 04-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty - What will void it?

I just purchased my Camaro on Saturday!

2013 1LS in black. I opted for the exteded warranty of 7years/100K miles for bumper to bumper coverage w/ roadside assitance etc. It was $1795. Not a bad deal and built into my loan.

However, I have had some second thoughts on this over the last day an a half. I have 60 days to cancel/void this warranty and wanted to get some feedback.

My initial changes were going to be new rims/tires, exhaust, and CAI. My question is, does adding a new exhaust and CAI void out the warranty? Not only the mft 3/36K but my extended warranty? I am trying to figure out what mods would void my warranty, so I can cancel the extended warranty if I am just going to be void with it anyway?

Any clear consice help with this would be much appreciated. My gut is telling me to just cancel this extended warranty, save the $30/month, but it is definitely a good "peace of mind" for things like window controls etc going out.

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Don't even think about cancelling it. I purchased my car and I still regreat not having purchased it, it just gives me certain feeling of security. I had a 1999 GMC Jimmy with the extended warranty, and believe me, it covered the transmission damage, it was around $2,000.00 it was 100% covered.
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Don't even think about cancelling it. I purchased my car and I still regreat not having purchased it, it just gives me certain feeling of security. I had a 1999 GMC Jimmy with the extended warranty, and believe me, it covered the transmission damage, it was around $2,000.00 it was 100% covered.
Really? So you didn't buy it with your Camaro? I am just getting "buyers remorse" with it, and more concerned that mods that I may do will end up voiding it anyway. Is that not the case?
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Really? So you didn't buy it with your Camaro? I am just getting "buyers remorse" with it, and more concerned that mods that I may do will end up voiding it anyway. Is that not the case?
I believe the extended is still covered under the magnussan(spelled wrong I'm sure) morris act. It has been discussed at length here, basically so long as you don't get a tune, your powertrain should be fine.
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How long do you plan on keeping the Camaro? And how many miles per year (when will the extended start in other words)? And what is the deductible - probably $50-$100?

So far the Camaro has a pretty good track record & there are some members that have higher mileage that are still doing OK. Some the heavy mod ones have taken a hit or two but you don't have to worry about that based on your list. IMHO you'd be better off taking the $1800 and putting it away in the bank.
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How long do you plan on keeping the Camaro? And how many miles per year (when will the extended start in other words)? And what is the deductible - probably $50-$100?

So far the Camaro has a pretty good track record & there are some members that have higher mileage that are still doing OK. Some the heavy mod ones have taken a hit or two but you don't have to worry about that based on your list. IMHO you'd be better off taking the $1800 and putting it away in the bank.
I got the warranty myself for 4 years/48k (mine was used) and it is a nice piece of mind I have zero regrets, since the OPs car is new he does have the full 5 year/100k powertrain which should cover anything major. I guess this all depends on your habits.
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I believe the extended is still covered under the magnussan(spelled wrong I'm sure) morris act. It has been discussed at length here, basically so long as you don't get a tune, your powertrain should be fine.

Probably very stupid, but bare with me. When you say "tune" is that something above and beyond exhaust/CAI additional mods? This is specific to the engine itself, right? Making modifications to the basic characteristics of the engine?

I want to keep it for peace of mind, but if its an added expense I could never use anyway I need to dump it during my 30 day window I have for cancelling. Lighting, body kit etc all wouldn't void it I'd assume?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Really? So you didn't buy it with your Camaro? I am just getting "buyers remorse" with it, and more concerned that mods that I may do will end up voiding it anyway. Is that not the case?
It all depends on where you go and the extent of your mods .. One of the guys around my area is a world class tech for camaro's / vette's and he does all the work on my vehicle and nothing he's done voided the warranty .. LT Headers, Catback Exhaust, 3.91 gears, etc.
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I believe the extended is still covered under the magnussan(spelled wrong I'm sure) morris act. It has been discussed at length here, basically so long as you don't get a tune, your powertrain should be fine.

it's more than just a tune. most customizations that effect the motor are going to void it. headers, cam, etc. that act mostly protects you from being forced to have maintenance and repairs done at the dealer or risk voiding the warranty.
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Probably very stupid, but bare with me. When you say "tune" is that something above and beyond exhaust/CAI additional mods? This is specific to the engine itself, right? Making modifications to the basic characteristics of the engine?

I want to keep it for peace of mind, but if its an added expense I could never use anyway I need to dump it during my 30 day window I have for cancelling. Lighting, body kit etc all wouldn't void it I'd assume?
Tune is changing the computer programming. Once you do this then the warranty is pretty much out the window. CAI & exhaust only effect the CAI and exhaust. Body kit would not. What lighting are you talking about? Headlights? The only thing I would worry about there is making sure you tap the correct wires. But still should not effect your warranty (other than headlights).
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How long do you plan on keeping the Camaro? And how many miles per year (when will the extended start in other words)? And what is the deductible - probably $50-$100?

So far the Camaro has a pretty good track record & there are some members that have higher mileage that are still doing OK. Some the heavy mod ones have taken a hit or two but you don't have to worry about that based on your list. IMHO you'd be better off taking the $1800 and putting it away in the bank.
That is sort of what I was thinking. It will be my DD, and I will put on the normal 10-12K/year in milage. I plan on having it for a long time, and slowly doing things along the way. A labor of love.

After the 3 year/36K GM mine kicks in with a $100 deductible. I have heard some horror stories through friends on shit going wrong with their new cars and they wish they had gotten the warranty, but others go on just fine. I don't plan on doing heavy mods, just some basic things, and mostly cosmetic after that.

Extended was 7 years/100K miles
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assumming you bought the Major Guard, here's the info you need to make the call, straight from GM
Component Coverage

Covered Parts

It's as simple as this: If it's not on the very short list of what's not covered, it's covered!
For years, millions of Major Guard customers have known that, "From the engine to the trunk lock, if a part breaks - even if it results from wear and tear * - and it's not on the list of the few items not covered, Major Guard will pay for the repair less any applicable deductible - whatever the part!"


Non-Covered Parts
Sheet metal
Body parts, panels and rails
Bumpers
Chassis frame
Cross members
Hinges
Trim, moldings, and bright metal
Paint
Rust damage
Convertible and vinyl tops
Weather-strips
Carpet and upholstery
Exhaust component and catalytic converter
Tires
Glass
Lenses
Sealed Beams
Light Bulbs
Batteries
Brake drums
Shock absorbers
Squeaks , rattles, wind noise and odors
Correction of air and water leaks

Unless required in connection with a covered part we will not pay for: engine tune-up, suspension alignment, wheel balancing, filters, lubricants, engine coolant, drive belts, radiator hoses, heater and vacuum hoses, windshield wiper blades, air conditioning recharging, fluids, spark/glow plugs and wires, brake pads/linings and brake shoes/rotors, manual clutch disc, vehicle manufacturer recommended maintenance services and parts.

Every other part is covered!
funny how that "bumper-to-bumper" doesn't cover the bumpers.
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Tune is changing the computer programming. Once you do this then the warranty is pretty much out the window. CAI & exhaust only effect the CAI and exhaust. Body kit would not. What lighting are you talking about? Headlights? The only thing I would worry about there is making sure you tap the correct wires. But still should not effect your warranty (other than headlights).
Yeah I was looking at adding the Halo lights, but if I understand correctly those are in addition to my normal headlights, correct? No crazy colors, just white.

I don't plan on changing any computer programming, I just want to add a few more HP where I can, so was thinking exhaust and CAI would help with that, and then cosmetic upgrades with halo lights, body kit, maybe lowering it a little, new rims/tires.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #14
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You wasted a year by buying it now + over paid. Cancel it and buy it from Becky before your 1st year is up or within the 1st 12K miles. As long as you buy it anytime within the 1st year and within 12K miles the price does not go up but in your case you'll get it cheaper buying from Becky.

I never understand why people by this at contract time as you loss a full year as it overlaps the standard warranty.
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assumming you bought the Major Guard, here's the info you need to make the call, straight from GM
Component Coverage

Covered Parts

It's as simple as this: If it's not on the very short list of what's not covered, it's covered!
For years, millions of Major Guard customers have known that, "From the engine to the trunk lock, if a part breaks - even if it results from wear and tear * - and it's not on the list of the few items not covered, Major Guard will pay for the repair less any applicable deductible - whatever the part!"


Non-Covered Parts
Sheet metal
Body parts, panels and rails
Bumpers
Chassis frame
Cross members
Hinges
Trim, moldings, and bright metal
Paint
Rust damage
Convertible and vinyl tops
Weather-strips
Carpet and upholstery
Exhaust component and catalytic converter
Tires
Glass
Lenses
Sealed Beams
Light Bulbs
Batteries
Brake drums
Shock absorbers
Squeaks , rattles, wind noise and odors
Correction of air and water leaks

Unless required in connection with a covered part we will not pay for: engine tune-up, suspension alignment, wheel balancing, filters, lubricants, engine coolant, drive belts, radiator hoses, heater and vacuum hoses, windshield wiper blades, air conditioning recharging, fluids, spark/glow plugs and wires, brake pads/linings and brake shoes/rotors, manual clutch disc, vehicle manufacturer recommended maintenance services and parts.

Every other part is covered!
funny how that "bumper-to-bumper" doesn't cover the bumpers.

Thanks for this.. the warranty for me in Seattle are was actually though "Western General" and is "GM approved" and is very comprehensive. I guess my question is what is the general consensus on these extended warranties?

Scam? Worth it? I figured a couple average repairs (power window motor etc) and I'm even especially when factoring in labor/hour.
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If you are going to start ducking around with the wiring harness for headlights and plan on modifying the drive train, I'd cancel the extended. Those are two major systems that will be tossed out of coverage.
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You wasted a year by buying it now + over paid. Cancel it and buy it from Becky before your 1st year is up or within the 1st 12K miles.

I never understand why people by this at contract time as you loss a full year as it overlaps the standard warranty.
That is what I was thinking when I was there too. I even asked that a-hole that specific question. "It seems to be a waste right now as I have 3 year/36K coverage already". I am definitely leaning towards cancelling. It was built into my loan, so maybe they can just remove it now and I'll have lower monthly payments. If not, I'll put the $1795 in the bank then.

Where can I get information on Becky's warranty?
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That is what I was thinking when I was there too. I even asked that a-hole that specific question. "It seems to be a waste right now as I have 3 year/36K coverage already". I am definitely leaning towards cancelling. It was built into my loan, so maybe they can just remove it now and I'll have lower monthly payments. If not, I'll put the $1795 in the bank then.

Where can I get information on Becky's warranty?
Just contact her right before 12K or your 1st year is up and she'll give you current pricing.

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Take a look at this site, this will let you know what you should pay for the warranty.

http://www.jamesblackcadillac.com/em..._email2009.htm

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That is what I was thinking when I was there too. I even asked that a-hole that specific question. "It seems to be a waste right now as I have 3 year/36K coverage already". I am definitely leaning towards cancelling. It was built into my loan, so maybe they can just remove it now and I'll have lower monthly payments. If not, I'll put the $1795 in the bank then.

Where can I get information on Becky's warranty?
yea, all your really doing is extending that 3yr 36 bumper to bumper. the powertrain is already 5yr 100k. but, you can void that too if your not careful. as far as cancelling, pretty sure that will go to the bank and lower your payments.
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I believe the extended is still covered under the magnussan(spelled wrong I'm sure) morris act. It has been discussed at length here, basically so long as you don't get a tune, your powertrain should be fine.

The MMA doesn't apply to an extended warranty. They are a limited warranty under written by third parties and not the manufacture.
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You bought a bottom of the line and added 1,800$ to the cost....thats a new exhaust and cai..that would not have voided your warranty I would have not gotten a extended if I just got a 1ls, heck I would have a much lower payment.
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I just purchased my Camaro on Saturday!

2013 1LS in black. I opted for the exteded warranty of 7years/100K miles for bumper to bumper coverage w/ roadside assitance etc. It was $1795. Not a bad deal and built into my loan.

However, I have had some second thoughts on this over the last day an a half. I have 60 days to cancel/void this warranty and wanted to get some feedback.

My initial changes were going to be new rims/tires, exhaust, and CAI. My question is, does adding a new exhaust and CAI void out the warranty? Not only the mft 3/36K but my extended warranty? I am trying to figure out what mods would void my warranty, so I can cancel the extended warranty if I am just going to be void with it anyway?

Any clear consice help with this would be much appreciated. My gut is telling me to just cancel this extended warranty, save the $30/month, but it is definitely a good "peace of mind" for things like window controls etc going out.

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Hello 2013BlackLS,

Congratulations on your new addition. You made a great choice in vehicle. The peace of mind of adding the extended warranty also adds a great deal of value. In regards to your possible vehicle modification, it is a situational issue. If there is an issue that arises sometime after a modification was made and a dealership finds the issue to be a result of the modification, the warranty would then be void. You can find a more detailed description in your owner's manual on
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Adding non‐dealer accessories or making modifications to the vehicle can affect vehicle performance and safety, including such things as airbags, braking, stability, ride and handling, emissions systems, aerodynamics, durability, and electronic systems like antilock brakes, traction control, and stability control. These accessories or modifications could even cause malfunction or damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. Damage to vehicle components resulting from modifications or the installation or use of non‐GM certified parts, including control module or software modifications, is not covered under the terms of the vehicle warranty and may affectremaining warranty coverage for affected parts.

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You bought a bottom of the line and added 1,800$ to the cost....thats a new exhaust and cai..that would not have voided your warranty I would have not gotten a extended if I just got a 1ls, heck I would have a much lower payment.
Yeah... It was all I could afford. Hey I love it and couldn't be happier...

Thanks for input though.. Have a few days to think it over... I mean ill still have three years and 5on power train.
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Yeah... It was all I could afford. Hey I love it and couldn't be happier...

Thanks for input though.. Have a few days to think it over... I mean ill still have three years and 5on power train.
Don't let that guy get you down , You got a GREAT car man , some people are born to hate . I bought a extended warranty from my bank and it is a real peace of mind , It doesn't take much for that $1700.00 to pay off especially in the later years ,,who know what will happen 6 years from now ? Just my 2 cents ,Its either not worry about repair bills 5 years from now or keeping it cheaper now .
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Don't let that guy get you down , You got a GREAT car man , some people are born to hate . I bought a extended warranty from my bank and it is a real peace of mind , It doesn't take much for that $1700.00 to pay off especially in the later years ,,who know what will happen 6 years from now ? Just my 2 cents ,Its either not worry about repair bills 5 years from now or keeping it cheaper now .
Hey thanks. Makes me feel better I mean I think it's obvious I would want an SS or ZL1 but I have worked my ass off to get where I am. Bought first house last June and this is my first "new car". Had cars before obviously hit always bought older and in cash. Had a 1995 camaro and after looking this is what I could afford.

It may be "bottom of the totem pole" but I think I can make it my own and I love it. Guess that is all that matters. Thanks for input, I'm leaning towards just keeping it for those later years like you said.
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