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Javy115 06-20-2013 08:32 AM

Jeep Warranty Question
 
I bought my jeep wrangler brand new its got about 1200 miles on it. How is Jeep on warranty's for modifications done to the jeep. I wanna get it lifted and put bigger tires and different rims on it. Nothing crazy just a 3" lift and 33"or 35" tires. I did choose to get the extended 7yr 100k mile warranty on it. Only cause its my first jeep and not sure if they have mechanical issues down the road. So my question is will doing this mod void the warranty or should I get it done through Jeep only. I wanted to get it done through this place near me called Fortec 4x4. I heard they do a better job than jeep. I just dont wanna void my warranty. i heard jeep can be crappy about doing mods somewhere else instead of through jeep. the thing is fortec does a lot of the modifications for jeep in the area. Fortec4x4.com
Sorry this is long but I just gotta make sure I will be good when I decide to lift it. Thanx ahead of time:-)

4DoorCrush 06-20-2013 08:41 AM

Any part you change will not be Warranted anymore.

4DoorCrush 06-20-2013 08:43 AM

Say you lift break a coil they won't cover . If you snap an axle with 35's sure they would frown on it

64Chevy 06-20-2013 09:45 AM

Search "Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act". This is the federal law that clarified warranty issues. Based on discussions on other car boards and the outcomes of some reported lawsuits my take on it is that Jeep can choose to not warranty something where the modification likely contributed to whatever failed (I'm not an attorney, so my choice of words may not be perfect). So, if you put rock rails on and your radio fails--they have to cover it. If you have a back up camera installed and tie it into your nav system screen and the screen fails--they probably won't cover it.

CUL8R 06-20-2013 11:11 AM

Some dealers are real as*es when it come to covering anything after you do mods. And some are very good. I'd recommend you talk with your dealer and ask how they'll handle your warranty after mods. If you don't like their response, shop for a new dealer. As I said, there are some dealers that do treat thier customers right. I personally won't buy any vehicle I'm planning to mod from a dealer that I haven't discussed the mods with and fully understand what they will and won't do for me.

Jim

Javy115 06-20-2013 11:37 AM

Thanks for the help guys think I will check with the dealer first.

Trenty 06-20-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by 64Chevy (Post 3881105)
Search "Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act". This is the federal law that clarified warranty issues. Based on discussions on other car boards and the outcomes of some reported lawsuits my take on it is that Jeep can choose to not warranty something where the modification likely contributed to whatever failed (I'm not an attorney, so my choice of words may not be perfect). So, if you put rock rails on and your radio fails--they have to cover it. If you have a back up camera installed and tie it into your nav system screen and the screen fails--they probably won't cover it.

Jeep can choose to not cover it, but that law states that the manufacturer must be able to PROVE that your mechanical issue was directly due to that modification that you have done, rather than just assume it. Granted, they'll still just make the assumption and force you to go to court. Luckily it's a Small Claims Court issue and they have to send a lawyer to your hometown or face an absentee judgement in your favor.

MTH 06-20-2013 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Javy115 (Post 3881511)
Thanks for the help guys think I will check with the dealer first.

Asking the dealer is fine, but they are often wrong or provide misleading information.

Here's an answer I typed up elsewhere:

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 3872767)

It's in the warranty manual.

Chrysler covers the jeep as it left the factory. Chrysler doesn't cover anything you changed, nor anything damaged by what you changed.

In other words, what you change is on you, and anything damaged by what you change is on you. What's unaffected by your change remains covered.

Notably, who does the install is irrelevant. A mopar lift installed by the dealer is the same from a chrysler warranty standpoint as a TeraFlex lift installed in your driveway--what's changed isn't covered, and what's damaged by what's changed isn't covered.

Detrubicon 06-20-2013 12:14 PM

So I just went through it with jeep dealers. I piped a power steering line and took it to the closest dealer not the one I bought it from(2013 by the way) and instantly went to stating warranty voids from the 35" tires and 3 inch lift and bumpers without even look under the hood. I told them it was done by an independent custom auto tech who specializes in jeeps. They told me it was fixed after a day and it blew up on the highway home. Blew the pump and the burned up the resevour . So after towing it back they tell me 2 days later that it was caused by the lift and tires and that there was nothing else they could do. So I had them tow it to the dealer I bought it from and they fixed it in 2 days under warranty with out any questions even knowing the whole story of the other dealer. So be carful where u buy it from cause they will be the ones you need to deal with in the future.!

Javy115 06-20-2013 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Detrubicon (Post 3881677)
So I just went through it with jeep dealers. I piped a power steering line and took it to the closest dealer not the one I bought it from(2013 by the way) and instantly went to stating warranty voids from the 35" tires and 3 inch lift and bumpers without even look under the hood. I told them it was done by an independent custom auto tech who specializes in jeeps. They told me it was fixed after a day and it blew up on the highway home. Blew the pump and the burned up the resevour . So after towing it back they tell me 2 days later that it was caused by the lift and tires and that there was nothing else they could do. So I had them tow it to the dealer I bought it from and they fixed it in 2 days under warranty with out any questions even knowing the whole story of the other dealer. So be carful where u buy it from cause they will be the ones you need to deal with in the future.!

Thanks man that is def something to think about. And come to think about the day I bought my jeep I did ask em bout doing the lift and tires and they told me shouldn't be a problem just check with them first b4 doing it.

Javy115 06-20-2013 03:43 PM

I just don't want them to say your transmission took a s--- because you got it lifted and its got diff tires.

Javy115 06-20-2013 03:44 PM

Thanks again guys!!!!


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