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post #1 of 26 Old 01-05-2013, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Warranty Voids?

hey guys, was just wondering what happens if a person was to put exhaust, tuner, and probably intake also to the warranty. it has a 100,000 mile warranty on it and we just bought it before new years so it only has like 200 miles. Should a person just wait till warranty is up? or is the vehicle still mainly covered?
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As soon as you tune/delete that truck, the warranty is voided. Either stick it out for the 100k or just hope you don't need any warranty work.


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When you tune and delete one then yes, it is possible that they will void your warranty. My opinion is that if you tune and delete, just keep all the stock components and if you have a warranty issue that pertains to engine/transmission, return it to stock before taking it in. If you have an issue with something electrical, cosmetic, door seals, etc., that stuff is definitely not related to tuning or deleting. When I worked at a dealership, it use to be that it had to be proven that the after market parts were the direct cause of failure to be able to deny warranty. That was before the 6.4's and 6.7's came out so I'm not sure how much more strict they have become. If you're worried about warranty issues at all, leave it stock and when warranty runs out, do exactly what you want to the truck. That being said, regardless whether you tune it now or later, I would buy the tuner and stuff now before they are no longer available thanks to the EPA. They have already suspended sales of those tuners, so no new ones with DPF delete options are being made

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When you tune and delete one then yes, it is possible that they will void your warranty. My opinion is that if you tune and delete, just keep all the stock components and if you have a warranty issue that pertains to engine/transmission, return it to stock before taking it in. If you have an issue with something electrical, cosmetic, door seals, etc., that stuff is definitely not related to tuning or deleting. When I worked at a dealership, it use to be that it had to be proven that the after market parts were the direct cause of failure to be able to deny warranty. That was before the 6.4's and 6.7's came out so I'm not sure how much more strict they have become. If you're worried about warranty issues at all, leave it stock and when warranty runs out, do exactly what you want to the truck. That being said, regardless whether you tune it now or later, I would buy the tuner and stuff now before they are no longer available thanks to the EPA. They have already suspended sales of those tuners, so no new ones with DPF delete options are being made
In today's world with the new engines, it is very hard to get warranty work done on your engine with a tune/delete. They don't really care anymore if it could've caused the part that failed to fail, they just care that you have the mods on there. All dealerships are different though so if yours is mod friendly, go for it.


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i agree with what was said about the fact that if you have a concern of warranty getting denied then you answered your own question , dont

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i agree with what was said about the fact that if you have a concern of warranty getting denied then you answered your own question , dont
Agreed. If you have to ask about the warranty you shouldn't tune it.
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Not to mention, it may become very difficult with the increased EPA presence. This truck puts more hp/tq to the ground than my 06 cummins produced at the flywheel. No reason for me to tune.

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Not to mention, it may become very difficult with the increased EPA presence. This truck puts more hp/tq to the ground than my 06 cummins produced at the flywheel. No reason for me to tune.
...exactly!

This is why I will probably keep my 2013 stock even if they do release delete tunes for it...which most likely will not happen due to the EPA crackdown.

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If you really want to know about the warranty void, do some homework on the case Ford went all the way to the Supreme Court with a few years ago. Ford lost because they were voiding warranties based solely on the fact that modifications had been done. I am not claiming to be an expert on the case, but I remember reading it a few years ago.
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Go to your dealer and talk to a tech. A lot of times they will tell u what they would or would not do.
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