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Old 01-03-2004, 06:24   #1 (permalink)
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Check this out...

http://carsguide.news.com.au/news/st...E21822,00.html

I am very confused by the following [direct cut and paste form article]

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When asked about the DJR car, Ford Performance Vehicles spokesman Andrew McLean had no comment, while Ford's Andrew Ellis said any modification would void Ford's warranty.

Herrod says the cars will be covered by a three-year warranty.

“What we've done shouldn't be detrimental to the car at all,” he says.
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Ford saying warranty will be void... Herrod saying it won't be? What the?
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Re: Does mods void our warranty?

I changed my headers and exhaust and put on cold air induction to improve my fuel economy they cant void my warranty for that..
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Re: Does mods void our warranty?

I am under the impression that the ford dealerships that offer and supply herrod mods, warranty them. Its for this reason that i may be changing the dealership that services mine (where i bought it) to one which doesnt mind the herrods gear because i do want a few things done... Just make sure you check first, depending on your location.

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I am under the impression that the ford dealerships that offer and supply herrod mods, warranty them. Its for this reason that i may be changing the dealership that services mine (where i bought it) to one which doesnt mind the herrods gear because i do want a few things done... Just make sure you check first, depending on your location.

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Like you , I am changing for this very reason . Considering that Herrods is recognised and used by Ford , I would have thought there would be no problem at all .
Some dealers have no clue at all , and it will cost them in the long run.
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My dealer always told me that it all "depends on what kind of mod"

For example, if you installed a catback system and the radiator dies, then your warranty on the radiator will not be void. However if your cat convertors go kaputz, then they "could" refuse warranty as there is a direct relationship to the mod. If the muffler or pipework goes kaputz, then it is the exhaust joint who will cover the warranty.

I am a little scared about getting an intake system. That leaves the engine vulnerable to any warranty claims.

What is the process of switching dealerships? Is it just paperwork?

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My dealer always told me that it all "depends on what kind of mod"

For example, if you installed a catback system and the radiator dies, then your warranty on the radiator will not be void. However if your cat convertors go kaputz, then they "could" refuse warranty as there is a direct relationship to the mod. If the muffler or pipework goes kaputz, then it is the exhaust joint who will cover the warranty.

I am a little scared about getting an intake system. That leaves the engine vulnerable to any warranty claims.

What is the process of switching dealerships? Is it just paperwork?
No paperwork . Just ring around and find which dealership honours warranty claims with Herrod products , then change . After all , where you take your car for servicing/warranty is entirely up to you , as long as its a Ford dealer.
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I personally wouldn't worry about any work carried out by Herrod's their stuff is top notch and he stand's by his work, if any trouble shall occur I'm sure they would be only to helpfull to sort it out,as for dealer's that's the problem, find a good one who know's and accept's Herrod's product's.
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I personally wouldn't worry about any work carried out by Herrod's their stuff is top notch and he stand's by his work, if any trouble shall occur I'm sure they would be only to helpfull to sort it out,as for dealer's that's the problem, find a good one who know's and accept's Herrod's product's.
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Re: Does mods void our warranty?

Mum has talked to our dealer about Mod's and there reply was "if it's Herrods its fine" as long as herrods does the mods to the car ford doesn't care as far as our dealer was concerned, and they don't evan sell the herrod products.
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I think people have missed my point here. I'm not concerned about who does the mods. I'm concerned at Ford's stance on modifications. As it clearly states in that article "Ford's Andrew Ellis said any modification would void Ford's warranty." This article was in relation to the DJR XR8. So clearly he is saying that the DJR's warranty are void?


Why does it matter who does the mods anyways? If the engine goes "bang" would Ford really void my warranty just because I had my exhaust done as Joe Bloggs from Toorak instead of Herrod?

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