Re: **Warning** FPV are taking notes
Ok, I got some clarification on this WARRANTY issue today. I can quote this, so I will do my best to explain, GO AND READ YOUR BOOKS IN THE GLOVE BOX. The new warranty policy is no different from the old one. All our cars fall under the same policy and wording.
As for the warranty side, FPV have nothing to do with it, its FORD who decide on warranty as FPV manufacture under the FORD logo, so it is them who decide on the issues of warranty themselves.
The dealers have had a directive come through from FORD, saying that modifications are to be reported to them if a customer is trying to claim a warranty. Modifications are a seperate issue, dont think for one minute that, just because a REPUTABLE dealer or enhancement specialist has fitted a supercharger to your new GT, thats its covered under factory warranty.
For example there was a GT in QLD, it had nitro fitted to it, its engine blew up, it was taken off, climed some rubbish to FORD, they worked it out what had happened, VOIDED HIS WARRANTY.
So the dealers have been told, be honest, or it will be at your peril if you dont, basicly its like fraud.
There is another case in QLD at the moment, its got some sort of knock in the engine, they think, well it has a set of aftermarket extractors on it, FORD havnt VOIDED his warranty, but have told him to take the extractors off to prove that its not them causing the problem.
So it appears that FORD are heading down the path of letting us do some things, but anything to extremes are not going to be tolerated, SUPERCHARGING, NOS, and doing stuff like that. The ECU is another problem, this altering torque curves and rev limiters is being looked at now. I was told a chip does not necessarly void your warranty, bolt ons have to be seen to contribute to the cause of the problem that has occured, so a slight power gain mod is not likely to cause to much damage to the drive line.
There is going to be no data base kept on cars and there mods, as ive said previously they are looking at certain cars and people who have an unusualy high amount of warranty claims.
Me personaly, I dont think there is too much to worry about, and as I have said before, its up to you to establish a good relationship with your dealer and mechanic, then you both know where you stand.
HOLDEN Adventra LX8, Martini Mica, Ochre leather, mods comming soon, and loving it!!!!
HOLDEN ASTRA CD, Ultra Blue, Skaife kit, manual
GONE FOR GOOD