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Reading Topic: Does a Modification Void My Warranty?
I'm not saying its right that they screwed him, if those were the only mods on the car, it should still be under warranty...I'm just pointing out the cause and effect of the situation. Where is the line drawn? Look through any car forum for "put back to stock" and see what some people do to milk dealers/automakers and its no mystery why they start denying warranty work.
Did TurboMatty get boned, yes, and if there was something I could do to help I would. This may have been avoided if he put it back together, but he didn't, and my point is he really shouldnt have to. I dont have anything against modifying your car, but there is always a risk...and that risk is becoming greater, because of all the ppl "putting it back to stock", to save themselves a few bucks at the expense of other consumers, like TurboMatty. Think about it from the other side, here's a mechanic that gets paid for 20 minutes to diagnose a problem, in his search he can tell the car has been modified, but maybe can't prove it. it takes him an hour to find the problem but doesnt get paid for it. this keeps happening guess who gets bitter and starts giving MazdaCorp a call? You IT guys should know the feeling, I'm sure you have a problem employee "that never does anything on the computer that would break it" but yet its always locked up, and there is streaming video, stupid screensavers, etc on the machine. You spend half your day fixing that, other stuff falls behind and you get to work late, while he/she bitches that its your fault.
My Point: Take responsibility for your own actions, so the rest of us dont have to pay for it!
'03 Mazda6 S