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09-10-2011 02:51 PM
ZRak :/ yea idk what im going to do. I'll talk to the general manager and the service manager and see what they say.

I would really hate to be in the position where something bad happens and my warranty turns out voided.
09-10-2011 02:46 PM
Envy
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hmmmmmmm should I get them to sign something or get them to give me something in paper saying they will honor my warranty?
You can ask...but I would be shocked if they actually put anything in writing because it goes against GM's policies to do so. And while each dealership is independently owned and operated...they do still have a franchise contract with GM.
09-10-2011 01:49 AM
ZRak
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That's exactly what my dealership said in April of 2010 when they installed ALL of my mods! Unless the gentleman you spoke to is the General Manager or the Service Manager of the dealership...he will have NO say so in whether or not they honor your warranty.

Please keep in mind that Camaro Freak has had his mods for a few short months...and has yet to mention what warranty work has been done since the install so just be careful and good luck.

hmmmmmmm should I get them to sign something or get them to give me something in paper saying they will honor my warranty?
09-09-2011 10:58 PM
Envy
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He said their dealership will honor my warranty and help with the installation of the mods
That's exactly what my dealership said in April of 2010 when they installed ALL of my mods! Unless the gentleman you spoke to is the General Manager or the Service Manager of the dealership...he will have NO say so in whether or not they honor your warranty.

Please keep in mind that Camaro Freak has had his mods for a few short months...and has yet to mention what warranty work has been done since the install so just be careful and good luck.
09-09-2011 08:54 PM
ZRak
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There are dealers out there that will honor warrantys even with mods. You just have to find them. City Chevrolet in Charlotte NC has been awesome with mine.
Very true!

I also want to thank everyone for the great information that you all have provided me with. I learned something new everyday
09-09-2011 12:56 PM
Camaro Freak
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I was told of a great dealer in Houston that is in charge of H-Town Camaro Club - The Front Page and the manager of Champion Chevorlet! He said their dealership will honor my warranty and help with the installation of the mods I am gonna give them a call and see if everything works out
There are dealers out there that will honor warrantys even with mods. You just have to find them. City Chevrolet in Charlotte NC has been awesome with mine.
09-09-2011 12:15 PM
ZRak I was told of a great dealer in Houston that is in charge of H-Town Camaro Club - The Front Page and the manager of Champion Chevorlet! He said their dealership will honor my warranty and help with the installation of the mods I am gonna give them a call and see if everything works out
09-09-2011 12:07 PM
Hathor
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I am aware of the Trifecta tune...it is available here too...and I have spoken to the guy who installs it extensively. But putting that tune in your ECM WILL VOID your warranty no matter what your dealership is telling you...and I am surprised that they would offer to install something that would be a warranty breaker with both GM and Chevrolet.

It is standard procedure now to check the ECM for rewrites before honoring engine related warranty problems in the Camaro. And I did want the OP to be aware of the facts...because your circumstances are definitely not the norm.

Envy's right, though. That's certainly not the norm around here. My dealership made it sound like even ownership of a mod catalog would void my warranty!!

My warranty is up now anyway though, so let the modding begin!!!
09-09-2011 12:04 PM
Hathor
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Let's take at look at this because most of us are into performance thats why we drive a camaro right!! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nations CONSUMER protection agency. It say's that by simply using aftermarket parts DOES NOT VOID WARRANTY. " The magnuson-moss warranty act" makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used aftermarket parts. Now lets look at the other side of the coin. "Still if it turns out that the aftermarket part was itself defective or wasn't installed correctly and it causes damage to another part that is covered under warranty the manufacturer or dealer has the right to deny coverage for that part and charge you for any repairs. But" THE FTC SAYS THE MANUFACTURER OR DEALER MUST SHOW THAT THE AFTERMARKET PART CAUSED THE NEED FOR REPAIR BEFORE DENYING WARRANTY COVERAGE. Simply put if the aftermarket part was installed incorrectly or if it fails causing the damage only then can warranty be deined. The key here is to deal with a good dealership that is into performance camaros off the showroom floor because when enough mods are installed by the dealership the car must be tuned by them and retain it's factory warranty that they "the dealership" must honor. Check with your dealer first before any mods are installed if they do not want to stand by the oem warranty due to the mods simply go to another dealer and ask them if they would. Preferably a performance dealer (city chevrolet) and (Hendricks) come to mind first. We went to our dealer(parks chevrolet in Kernersville) and told them want we where going to have done and they said no problem as long as the mods didn't cause the problem.
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Anyone else feel like they should be raising a glass and shouting "Huzzah!" ??
09-06-2011 02:43 AM
Envy
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Just saying...this dealership is known for modding cars. A lot of my members have had theres modded there. Most dealerships will not stand behind this but they do cause they are a performance shop as well. If I took mine to another dealership then NO, they probably would not stand behind it. You asked....I was just trying to tell you my experiences. I didn't say your car was broke....just that I hope you get the cel problem fixed.
And yes there is a tune for the V6....Trifecta and they can install it there.
I am aware of the Trifecta tune...it is available here too...and I have spoken to the guy who installs it extensively. But putting that tune in your ECM WILL VOID your warranty no matter what your dealership is telling you...and I am surprised that they would offer to install something that would be a warranty breaker with both GM and Chevrolet.

It is standard procedure now to check the ECM for rewrites before honoring engine related warranty problems in the Camaro. And I did want the OP to be aware of the facts...because your circumstances are definitely not the norm.
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