03 VW Question

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  1. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    How anal is VW when it comes to the warranty on their new cars? Can you pop in a K&N filter and not have them void your warranty?

    I know this is a dumb question, but I don't know how new car warranties are these days. Apparently a guy I work with said that Honda says that he can only use Honda-certified oil in his 03 Accord in oil changes or else they'll void his warranty. :wtf: :greddy:

    Can someone fill me in?
     
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    good question for me since i have a 03 1.8t :bigthumb:

    it really depends on the dealer, my dealer is a real prick about mods, however they know about my intake and my diverter valve and didnt say anything simply because theres no reason to.... the diverter valve is simply a better version of the stock on and the intake still serves its purpose as a filter.... they wont say anything if u add a drop in
     
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    i think it's only if the mod is the direct cause of the problem. but yeah it does depend on the dealer ... mine's cool :cool:
     
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    vw dealers here will not honor warranty service if using a non-vw dv.
     
  5. Laserbeak

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    Hmm. Guess I'll have to call the dealership and ask. I was thinking of buying a friend of mine a K&N filter for her 1.8T Jetta for Christmas, since I don't have a lot of $. :hs:

    She was wanting to look into increasing the boost, but I don't think that's a good idea, especially if she likes her warranty. :p
     
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    Legally, they can cancel warranty benefits if you use an aftermarked filter, but only if they are willing to provide an approved one for free.
     
  7. Laserbeak

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    Wow, that's :weak:. But I can understand where they're coming from.
     
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    That they are willing to compromise thier clientelle in any way possible just to save a buck?
     
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    law states that a car manufacterer cannot void a warranty due to an aftermarket part unless the part changes the nature of the way the original one worked... so as long as its not a bov and it still diverts air back into the system then they have no right to deny warranty coverage
    same thing as putting in a purolator air filter when u swap out the dirty one at 15k miles or whenever.... they simply cant do it
     
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    not true, u need to read up on the Magnussen-Moss Act.
     
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    Specifically on the K&N filter it sais that you can change your air filter (K&N Filter) at any time you chose without voiding your warranty UNLESS the dealership you purchased it from gives you a free intake. Sais so on the back of the Canadian box, and has a the act it was written in.

    I don't know if this is the case in the US.
     
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    but they do. How do you think vw gets away with not warrantying out differentials with the idea of lowered supsension and non stock wheels causing the failure?

    Or vw claiming the failing finish on thier bbs rc 337 wheel is from an unnaproved cleaning product?
     

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