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Will I Void My Warranty if I Change My Car's Exhaust System?
As a general rule of vehicle warranty, you cannot modify your vehicle's exhaust system if it involves any smog-related component, such as catalytic converters, while your vehicle is still under an emissions warranty. Emissions warranties are valid for a longer...
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Truck leaking oil after adding product.
The oil additive is supposed to cover any mechanical part the product touches excluding seals unless they need replaced with a covered part. This means your seals by themselves are not covered. The oil pressure gauge reading H all the...
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Installing a backup camera
Hello. If you do not want the warranty voided or extra charges after the lease is up then make sure you only get a surface mount system and do not let any holes be drilled in the car for the...
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Check Engine codes. Need warranty for mechanic service work, any examples to ask for?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2001 Saab 9-3. These codes can come up if the engine needs a tune up, if it has bad coils, or even if you have dirty fuel injectors. Due to the age...
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I unhook the positive cable to the battery to stop the engine from running did it affect any of the electrical components or anyth
You may have caused electrical voltage spikes in the system. If you could not get the vehicle to go in park, then you may have a transmission or computer system failure and can be covered under one of the recalls...
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Honda Recall notice
Unfortunately warranty related things can only be handled by the dealership. This is because they need to carefully document the findings to report back to Honda whether or not your vehicle needs the repair. I would get this in as...
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Car lost power & stalled while driving on interstate - 2016 Hyundai Genesis
Hey there. I would recommend letting them diagnose the problem rather than just simply telling them to replace the fuel pump. The vehicle is under warranty since it is a 2016 model. For Hyundai warranty to pay the dealer for...
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Q: Broken timing belt
Installing a new engine will obviously solve the problems related to the timing belt damage. As for the question of more problems, this is not really something that can be guaranteed, although I would recommend checking into the warranty on...
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Are fuel injector banks and catalyst converters considered different issues and warranties?
Question sent to CS for warranty information regarding fuel injectors and catalytic converters for a Chevrolet 2010 V6-3.6L.
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The engine on my car has seized and is a write off. Should the manufacturer accept any liability?
Unfortunately, your car is outside the warranty period, so legally speaking, they do not have to warranty your motor. It is unfortunate your car has suffered so many failures and very frustrating for you because you have done what you...
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Warranty information from Your Mechanic
Question sent to CS about extended warranty honored.
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Knocking noise in 2012 Kia Sorento
Hello. If they did not replace the upper strut mount along with the strut, that may be the source of your noise. The upper strut mount retains the strut and spring together as an assembly. It is then bolted...
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Can you explain to me what parts are included in the Powertrain warranty that I have for my 2012 Honda Civic LX?
Hello. Your power train warranty does cover the hard parts of the power train like the ones that you mentioned. Typically this does not cover the suspension and steering parts as those end at the bumper to bumper warranty period....
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Is the manifold gasket usually covered under the manufacturers warranty
Hey there. The intake gasket would need to be listed under the covered parts list of the warranty for your vehicle and engine. There has been many changes by the manufacturer of covered components and exclusions over the years and...
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What is the average life expectancy of window motors? Should I file a replacement with manufacturer?
Assuming an "average" number of uses, the normal service life of ANY power window motor and assembly will well exceed the value of 2 years and by orders of magnitude. Therefore, your motor has failed early, there is no question...
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Everytime I drive on the freeway 60+ mph it starts to wobble.
This a warranty issue and that means that, regardless of the cause, which I will help you with momentarily, the dealership is absolutely required to resolve this issue and resolve it pronto due to the existence of Federal and state...
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issues after toyota repaired scon tc engine due to excess oil consumption test failure
The extended warranty (there was no recall) that Toyota has offered on your vehicle, in response to the excessive oil consumption issue, only includes the short block, consequently all cylinder head components are excluded. You should measure your oil consumption....
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Possible braking issue.
Your vehicle is new enough that there should be a manufacturer warranty so do avail yourself of that protection. If you believe the brakes have actuated, or are sticking, in one of these episodes, simply pull over and measure (or...
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Brand new toyota yaris iA. Have 500 miles on it. After starting it yesterday,wrench indicator was visible in the dashboard.
Unless a brand new car has product or assembly defects, or was damaged prior to sale, it should operate flawlessly. If the mechanic told you that alignment defects, or deficiencies of any kind, might exist during a new car "break-in"...
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My Smart Fortwo has a misfire on cylinder 2. The spark plugs are oily and besides that the clutch actuator needs to be replaced
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issues will need to be evaluated before we can determine what the best plan of action would be. At this point, we cannot determine how long the repairs will last, or if they...

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