Different dealers deal with it different. When I first got my Jeep there were two Jeep dealerships in my area. One was notorious for wanting to void warranties on modified Jeeps, the other welcomed us with open arms. They would even wash ( and do a very good shop) and with out hesitation offer you a loaner.Agreed, one would think a lift would only affect the driveline not the alternator but after hearing Ram horror stories with chipped diesels where the entire vehicle warranty is voided since the chip can influence every electronic component.... I'd not hold my breath.
But no, not an incompetent dealer, he showed us the notice all dealers got. it did not qualify driveline components, it did not specify lifts either, it said "any part not supplied thru the dealer network" would void the warranty. Makes one wonder about a new battery. The statement was incredibly vague.
But i agree with sledhooligan, there are protections out there for us consumers. Question is are you up for the fight? I'm just going to wait till the warranty is up.
Sorry, no.Sounds like they had a change of heart.
You have to keep an eye on them. Always.I was wondering how long it was going to take someone to figure out that the OP is in Canada, so quoting a US law is pretty much irrelevant.
Most important word emphasized. Taken to an extreme, any modification can probably void a warranty in some way. Install an aftermarket part that's supposed to perform exactly like an OEM part. If that aftermarket part fails and damages other parts, that damage would likely not be covered. If one of the aftermarket shocks on my truck explodes and drives the shaft through the truck bed, Toyota will tell me to talk with Fox about a claim.To clarify your request, if the request is to have the vehicle raised in height, then yes, this will unfortunately count as a modification on the vehicle that can void the warranty on your vehicle.
Exactly.Understanding the OP is Canadian and Magnuson-Moss therefore doesn't apply, but the significance of Magnusson-Moss to the aftermarket industry is largely misinterpreted. Magnuson-Moss does not protect altering the fundamentals of a vehicle (ride height, suspension & steering geometry, electronic programming, etc) without potentially sacrificing warranty coverage. Instead Magnuson-Moss protects the right to buy aftermarket replacement parts. The manufacturer cannot require the purchaser to buy parts and service only through from them to maintain warranty - your warranty can't be voided because you used a Wix filter or Duralast battery instead of buying Motorcraft (ACDelco, Subaru, etc.). Dealers & manufacturers do not routinely void the entire bumper-to-bumper coverage for a major modification (such as a lift), but the mod can affect coverage on more components than expected. Some dealers are more lenient than others, and some denials can be reversed through the courts. The manufacturer sets the warranty terms, and their dealer is generally the enforcement agency.
Finding and establishing a relationship with a mod-friendly dealer *BEFORE* modifying your new/warrantied vehicle can make all the difference in the service and treatment you'll receive, should an issue arise during the warranty period.
US Federal said (at least until recently) that if a manufacture required you to use them they had to perform the service for free, now allot of manufactures include free scheduled maintenance while under warranty so that way they can require you to use them. If not they were creating a monopoly.Sorry, no.
This was the answer from Wilsonville Subaru in Oregon, not our dealer.
Asked the question.... here is the answer
" I notice you inquired about the lift kit and wheels and tires on our 2018 Crosstrek.
It doesn't void any warranties as long as we install the parts here at the dealership. "
Subaru Canadas reply is above.