: Interesting reading

04-15-05, 08:56 PM
Warranty Concerns


Most vehicle owners are not aware they are protected by federal law: the Magnuson-Moss Warranty – Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act of 1975. Under the Magnuson-Moss Act, aftermarket equipment which improves performance does not void a vehicle manufacturer’s original warranty, unless the warranty clearly and conspicuously states that aftermarket equipment voids the warranty. Most states have warranty statutes, as well. Which provide further protections for vehicle owners.

The Federal Trade Commission, which administers the Magnuson-Moss Act, monitors compliance with warranty issues. Direct complaints to the FCT at (202) 326-3128.


“Certain changes that you might make to your truck do not, by themselves, void the warranties described in this booklet. Examples of some of these changes are: installing non-Chrysler parts, components, or equipment.” – 1997 Warranty Information supplement to Dodge

Owner’s Manual:

“If a Chevrolet part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship not related to (on aftermarket products) or the labor to install it. Chevrolet would be responsible for covering the failed part.” – Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center

“Installation of a non-genuine Ford item does not, in and of itself, render warranty void.” – Ford Owner Relations Division

‘In order to improve the adequacy of information available to consumers, prevent deception, and improve competition in the marketing of consumer products, any warrantor warranting a consumer product to a consumer by means of a written warranty shall. . .fully and conspicuously disclose in simple and readily understood language the terms and conditions of such warranty. Such rules . . . require inclusion in the written warranty of any . . . exceptions and exclusions from the terms of the warranty.’ – Magnuson-Moss Warranty & Federal Trade Commission improvement Act. Section 2302(a)

04-15-05, 09:03 PM

What does our warranties say exactly?

04-15-05, 10:12 PM
Cadillac Motor Company quote from the owner's manual

"Congratulations on your new Cadillac CTS-V. At Cadillac we stand behind our vehicles with a market leading 4 year, 50,000 mile warranty. Our men and women work diligently each day to create vehicles that deliver cutting edge design and technology along with the reliability you've come to expect from Cadillac. With the notable exception of your rear differential. Our engineers and customer relations team got together and thought that the CTS-V was a little "too perfect". Let's face it, unless we engineered a fatal flaw into the driveline, most of you would never get to know our service departments. Thanks again for your purchase and we hope you appreciate our honesty."

Wow, kind of hard to argue with them after reading that. I had no idea.

04-15-05, 10:21 PM

04-15-05, 10:31 PM

What a hambone!:D:yup:

04-16-05, 08:18 AM

You should be a Lawyer.....sorry just kidding!!!

Thats funny tho!!!