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Old 04-04-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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DOES HPE COLD AIR INTAKE VOID WARRANTY

Im wondering if the hennessey cai will void my warranty... any info is appreciated
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure it would only be voided if something malfunctions with the car and the dealer can prove that the Cold Air Intake caused the problem.

I'm not 100% sure though.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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If it is installed incorrectly and caused the engine to become "dusted", then the warranty will be voided.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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Ok my dealer that is gettin me my car said he thinks it will void the warranty as soon as I put it on
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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If it is installed incorrectly and caused the engine to become "dusted", then the warranty will be voided.
What is "dusted"? Never heard that term before.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #6
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Oh man I hope not b/c I was planning on putting one on my car very soon.....
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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Find a new dealer, at least for maintainance work. That kind of attitude is going to make it very hard for you to ever get warranty work done by them. 6 months down the road you're gonna take your car to him for say a problem with the radio, or windshield wipers.... Dealer: "Oh you have a CAI?" Sorry, can't fix your windows.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:36 PM   #8
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So can I order the car already thru the asshole dealer. But can I take it to a diff dealership n have them do the warranty work??
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:38 PM   #9
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What is "dusted"? Never heard that term before.
Dusted is a term we used on Diesel engines when the air filter was letting too much dust, dirt, etc. into the engine due to poor seals, or poor filters. When this happens, it is like sandblasting the inside of your engine.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #10
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my first mod was the cai, since then ive taken it 3 times for service , never had a problem, dont know if thats what you mean or not but I dont see why they should void it
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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Hopefully this will help clear up some issues on voiding warranty. It explains why it can void it and even why it should. I found this on another forum.

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The reason you are seeing varying reports on warranty coverage may largely be due to the variation in the types of failures and warranty coverage that exist for different parts on the vehicle. It may also be related to whether the installed components are GM approved or not. If the dealership suggests a piece of equipment that is not validated / approved by GM, then the dealership should be questioned on warranty coverages and what they will do if you have a failure.
In general, Powertrain related modifications (Engine, Transmission, Rear Drive Module/Axle...etc) are frowned upon by General Motors. This doesn't mean that making a modification will "automatically" void your warranty. If GM did not validate the components that were installed, then they can't guarantee the performance of the vehicle / components that were affected (fair - right?).
The dealer would have no choice but to cancel the powertrain warranty (body/chassis warranty would remain unaffected). The reason why the entire powertrain warranty would be canceled (instead of just the engine) is because engine modifications may have damaged or severely reduced the life expectancy of the other drivetrain components (i.e. Transmission, Axle...etc) even though symptoms/failures have yet to present from these other drivetrain components. Many changes to torque/horsepower output of an engine causes stresses and failures for related/attached components that General Motors did not test for, nor conform to under federally mandated testing.
Same is true for the bumper to bumper warranty. If you paint the hood, decklid, and ground affects, and then bring the car back a year later for paint de-lamination or rust on those components, they would not be covered under warranty.
Note: The above information DOES NOT apply in cases where the "modifications" were made as part of a GM authorized or manufactured accessory option. Many approved "modifications" are offered through GM's accessories or performance parts division. For these modifications, you will want to visit GM's accessory and performance parts websites to check on warranty coverage, or check with your local dealer on the accessory you are interested in. It would also be wise to review any and all of the warranty coverages that come with the component you purchased or plan to purchase to see if they will be covered.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #12
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my first mod was the cai, since then ive taken it 3 times for service , never had a problem, dont know if thats what you mean or not but I dont see why they should void it
The absolute only way I can see a dealer voiding your warranty, is if it was installed improperly and letting dirt into the engine.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #13
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I've had my Hennessey on now since Aug 09, it's been to the dealer regularly for Oil changes. Never a word about the CAI plus I asked them and they said no worries.
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So can I order the car already thru the asshole dealer. But can I take it to a diff dealership n have them do the warranty work??


YES
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