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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineMP5 View Post
    The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act prevents dealerships from doing this exact thing.
    With something that obvious, yes. But many believe you'd be covered by that law, if for instance, you do a tune and have engine issues. And the reality is YOU would be the one having to hire a lawyer and prove an ECU tune didn't cause the engine damage. And good luck with that. Any jury would most likely rule for the manufacturer, since it's a federal offense to tamper with the ECU, or modify the exhaust in any way, etc. As long as you modify your car knowing the risks, it's okay. But many do thinking the MMWA would jump to their defense in cases like that and always win. Doesn't work like that.
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    Certainly wasn't meaning to imply that it's a "get out of jail free" card. There are limits to the scope it can be applied to, just like any statute. It does help keep the dealerships in check when they try to say something isn't covered though.

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    I dont know, but nowadays its easy to get 5 qtz full sys oil for around 10 bucks with rebate, talking about mobil 1 and penzoil, oem filter at the dealership cost around 8, so I do my own oil changes for around 20 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
    With something that obvious, yes. But many believe you'd be covered by that law, if for instance, you do a tune and have engine issues. And the reality is YOU would be the one having to hire a lawyer and prove an ECU tune didn't cause the engine damage. And good luck with that. Any jury would most likely rule for the manufacturer, since it's a federal offense to tamper with the ECU, or modify the exhaust in any way, etc. As long as you modify your car knowing the risks, it's okay. But many do thinking the MMWA would jump to their defense in cases like that and always win. Doesn't work like that.
    Very well stated. That laws prevents dealerships from voiding your warranty only on the grounds that you used aftermarket parts on your vehicle or performed harmless modifications. However, modern engines are more complex than when this law first appeared and it is easy for a dealership to blame a engine failure on a defective aftermarket part since it could have caused the engine not to perform as designed. Therefore, it would be up to the owner to sue the aftermarket part maker if a part really could have been the cause of the failure. The Magnuosn-Moss law also protect the auto manufacturers as well from owners that use low quality replacement parts or mods that could actually damage an engine.
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