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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Mazda's looking on the Internet for your mods???

I just got word from some guy on Cardomain.com that Mazda looked up his car on cardomain.com and unfortunatley he had himself and his license plate to link him to the modified car. The result was them voiding his warranty. beware that they can do the same if you try to make a claim after modding something and remove it before a dealer visit. He had no claim but they just voided it period. Just make sure your license and YOU, or anything that can be linked to you and the car, are removed.
This is crap, and if this topic has been attacked before, sorry, just thought I'd share. Didn't think they would get that smart, or spend that much time to look up cars warranties to void!

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"oh ya and its not a warrenty claim denial it is what they call branded w1, its like having your car totaled and a salvage title being put on it i can never go anywhere and get warrenty coverage on anything not even a air conditioning vent they said my car is so modded that i have totaled it basicly it is un belivable if some one told me about this i probably wouldnt belive them either but u looked at my car domain would u consider that a total?"

What kind of shit is this??

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Re: Mazda's looking on the Internet for your mods???

car manufacturers can have interns or whatever look through forum galleries and places like cardomain for modded cars and easily tag those who have warranty-voiding mods.

the original intent of a warranty is so the dealership/manufacturer would replace something that goes to shit while the car is stock cause it's a manufacturer problem. I guess this way they can easily prove that the car was modded before he can put it back to stock to make a warranty claim.



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Re: Mazda's looking on the Internet for your mods???

It would be illegal for them to void the entire warranty, however they could certainly void the power train warranty if say they noticed he had turbo charged is car, or the suspension warranty if they saw lowering springs or a sway bar. However if say a tweeter blew in the car and they noticed suspension and power train mods they would still be legally obligated to honor the warranty on the stereo.
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:shock:

that's crazy.

that's a hot speed6 too

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Re: Mazda's looking on the Internet for your mods???

yeah i know but my point is he only has like an intake/exhaust and something else for performance mods, everything else is just cosmetic, it don't see how they can void the entire warranty.

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Re: Mazda's looking on the Internet for your mods???

[quote author=tvissues link=topic=70783.msg1241471#msg1241471 date=1172768575]
yeah i know but my point is he only has like an intake/exhaust and something else for performance mods, everything else is just cosmetic, it don't see how they can void the entire warranty.
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not true at all, lowering a car that much can have seriously negative effects on all of the suspension components.

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[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=70783.msg1241483#msg1241483 date=1172768930]
[quote author=tvissues link=topic=70783.msg1241471#msg1241471 date=1172768575]
yeah i know but my point is he only has like an intake/exhaust and something else for performance mods, everything else is just cosmetic, it don't see how they can void the entire warranty.
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not true at all, lowering a car that much can have seriously negative effects on all of the suspension components.
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Yeah but having a lowered car isn't gonna put water into your oil for instance.

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true, it could blow your shocks, or overly stress an endlink though. You are correct though that this flies directly in the face of the Magnusson-Moss Act, and is highly illegal on mazda's part, and if taken to court about it, they would lose BADLY.

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Re: Mazda's looking on the Internet for your mods???

mitsubishi was doing something similar with Evos a while ago. They would go to tracks and take photos of evos and then void the warranty for "racing." But that's different than voiding an entire warranty because of specific mods to the car. At least mitsu had evidence that you were doing something that would violate the entire warranty.
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mitsu even used the registration list for an autocross against someone

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