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Old 05-22-2018, 12:05 PM   #21
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chips DO NOT VOID WARRANTIES:
'Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act provides that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle directly caused the problem in question.'
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:59 PM   #22
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chips DO NOT VOID WARRANTIES:
'Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act provides that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle directly caused the problem in question.'
So, your transmission "takes a crap" (you've got a chip to alter the transmission shift points) and you take it in for warranty repair. What's Chrysler going to tell you????
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:34 AM   #23
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This is quoted from Superchips.com website:
"Our products do not cause damage to a vehicle when used as intended in accordance with the User Manual and SHOULD NOT void your vehicle’s manufacturer’s warranty. However, the reality is that many dealerships have been known to improperly void warranties on vehicles that use aftermarket products as a matter of policy. This applies in particular to those aftermarket products that produce horsepower, such as performance enhancement “chips,” modified intake manifolds, or aftermarket exhaust systems, regardless of product brand."
Noticed I have the "should not" in caps to highlight the idea that they did not use the phrase "will not."
Chip your new truck all you like, but better that we don't have to listen to you whine when the crap hits the fan.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:16 AM   #24
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If you take the performance chip out and clearing the record with a computer scanner BEFORE taking your truck into the dealers, how are they gonna know you were using a chip?
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:42 AM   #25
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Boy, now I'm confused... a friend of mine back east who really knows cars, and tows his Show Corvette on a heavy trailer a lot had this to say:
As a retired Chrysler dealer Service Manager, installing a chip is a bad idea because it will compromise your powertrain warranty. I have a 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi that I use to tow my Cougar Fifth that weighs just under 10,000 pounds loaded, and before someone asks how can I tow it with a 1500 I verified what I could tow with Ram tech. I have had no issues towing anywhere including the Rockies with my truck. Again I would strongly recommend not adding a chip or any performance modifier, as this could (as one customer of mine found out) can be a very expensive modification in the long run.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:12 AM   #26
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If you take the performance chip out and clearing the record with a computer scanner BEFORE taking your truck into the dealers, how are they gonna know you were using a chip?
Techs can tell exactly how many times the ECM has had software wrote on it.

JRTJH is spot on, a "chip" will void any powertrain warranty you have as far as the manufacture is concerned. Dealers can spot a "chip" relatively easy even if it is removed.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:11 AM   #27
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If you take the performance chip out and clearing the record with a computer scanner BEFORE taking your truck into the dealers, how are they gonna know you were using a chip?
Nothing is ever that easy. There are more ways to tell you did it than there are ways to hide you did it. You cant win this one because it comes down to Dealer/Manufacturer money vs. Your money. They'll make sure it's your money.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:02 AM   #28
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As far as I'm concerned, DEALERS are ripoffs. They legally steal from their customers. Their charges are at least twice as much than my mechanic for the same job and he has been in business for over 40 years, serviced my cars the last 15 years. More and more the dealers have the newer cars/trucks setup up so the local mechanics can't work on them anymore, only Dealers. It's the same way on the warrantees, how can they get out of fixing the problems, always the fine print.

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