Voiding Warranty

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The tune needs to be the cause of failure and the warranty work in order for it to be denied because of the tune, any modification falls under this. The issue is what fails, anything engine related you can almost guarantee they will blame the tune even if it wasn't the root cause, but it's the easiest to point the finger at.
Thanks for clearing that up! Also, should I be straight forward about my tune? Or flash back to stock and wait until they say something?

 

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I guess I'm still confused on this subject. I tuned my car and have 55k miles but purchased an extended warranty through my bank for up to 120k miles. I would like my warranty to be valid if it wasn't something I destroyed, like if the AC were to go out. Whats my best option? I dont mind if the warranty is voided. I just would like a definitive answer from someone with experience on warranties, should an issue arise.
if the part(s) that needs to be replaced have nothing to do with the power train you're good...if something fail in your transmission, clutch assembly or engine then it's another story.

If you also pay extra money for extended warranty on power train, then i fear this money would be wasted...honda are very reliable anyways so i wouldn't advise paying for any extra care package or warranty to begin with...by the time you waste all that money into a package you can easily pay for a new AC condenser install.
 

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if the part(s) that needs to be replaced have nothing to do with the power train you're good...if something fail in your transmission, clutch assembly or engine then it's another story.

If you also pay extra money for extended warranty on power train, then i fear this money would be wasted...honda are very reliable anyways so i wouldn't advise paying for any extra care package or warranty to begin with...by the time you waste all that money into a package you can easily pay for a new AC condenser install.
Great suggestion. This is my second loan, im a young 22 newbie. I didnt know that I would be tuning it, so I should have thought about things like this before going through the whole process. Anyone reading this learn from me! Know what you want to do with your car before buying it!
 

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That's part of my personal reasoning for not tuning to stock.

A) running an intake, inlet, catless DP, front pipe/full exhaust, and flex fuel. Anyone working on my car is going to know it's also tuned so it's wasted time.
B) buying the car, I went in knowing I was going to basically be denied warranty work from doing the mods I did on the CTR, had all the above from basically 1000 miles.
That's logical for sure. I only have an exhaust for now, but I plan to do intercooler, CAI, and an upgraded clutch. That would be about the extent of what i would do. (Unless there are important suggestions besides these that could go in before) But my stock hasn't seen any slippage whatsoever (from my understanding of what a slipping clutch looks and feels like) i plan to hold on to it for as long as possible. You guys on this thread are awesome! :)
 

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hi do i need to flash back to stock if im going to the dealer to have a cvt trans fluid change? or oil change?(service)
 


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The purpose of a warranty is for the manufacturer to foot the bill if something they are responsible for messes up- it is not there for people who break things due to misuse/abuse.

Dealerships are a business; not a charity. Honda like any other manufacturer has specific guidelines in place that must be met for them to be willing to pay the dealership to do a warranty repair. These guidelines are in place because people try to abuse warranties with things they broke every time they think they can get away with it. If your situation is something that you broke and Honda isn't responsible you can't blame the dealership for not wanting to do it because Honda won't pay them and they won't do a service for free.

I'm tuned with Vit Stage 1. If I break the turbo(hopefully not as I don't drive it hard very much) I will buy a new one out of pocket. If something unrelated to the tune goes wrong within the warranty timeframe I will of course take it to the dealership to see what is covered.

Disclaimer: I am not a shill, I am a reasonable adult without a sense of entitlement.

P.S. I read the thread you're referencing. The guy was extremely young and bought an Si as his first manual ever- it seemed blatantly obvious the thread creater money shifted big time and didn't want to foot the bill- per Honda the ECU had a huge overrev code- that doesn't just magically come from nowhere. I can't imagine any situation where someone could blame Honda for over revving the engine.
I am dealing with this issue howver the code was stored 800 miles before i purchased the csr, i had no idea, even bought an extended warranty which they are saying is void alone with my factory warranty even though I had 0 ability to know this information upon my purchasing of the vehicle. I’m now sitting on a 2019 type r with under 12k miles that needs a brand new transmission
 

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I am dealing with this issue howver the code was stored 800 miles before i purchased the csr, i had no idea, even bought an extended warranty which they are saying is void alone with my factory warranty even though I had 0 ability to know this information upon my purchasing of the vehicle. I’m now sitting on a 2019 type r with under 12k miles that needs a brand new transmission
Unfortunately, used cars are generally considered "as is" and cannot be supported by the manufacturer in cases of abuse. If purchased through a licensed dealer, you can take the vehicle back and have them own the repair. But that usually creates adjacent problems that aren't worth the effort (unless the car was "certified used" through an authorized Honda dealer). GL in the repair...
 
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Unfortunately, used cars are generally considered "as is" and cannot be supported by the manufacturer in cases of abuse. If purchased through a licensed dealer, you can take the vehicle back and have them own the repair. But that usually creates adjacent problems that aren't worth the effort (unless the car was "certified used" through an authorized Honda dealer). GL in the repair...
Honestly I have no idea what is going ti happen i contacted the sales manager aat Aston Martin if Napleton and he was basically as surprised as i was tonlearn the factory warranty was voided. A big part of me just wants them to take back the car at this point.

 

 
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