K&N Void Warranty

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  1. 45-70govt

    45-70govt Silver Member

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    Just saw this on YouTube. Poor guy has a blower with bad bearings and now his entire warranty package is void due to a K&N air filter. Would be nice if someone could help him somehow. Good to know for the rest of us if we ever have the same issue.

     
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    Not good. He should get a lawyer.
     
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    It's just never a good idea to alter a car with Mods or add on's as long as it is in warranty period. Unless you don't care and want to assume the cost of any problems that occur. All the pulley changes and tunes that happen on a frequent base's around here comes to mind. Superchargers are expensive. and they will use any thing they can to get out of paying for repairs. They always have. Back in the good ol days as people called it. when you bought a muscle car you didn't get a warranty.With people openly talking about racing and breaking things, don't be surprise if Dodge drops the warranty on the Cats in the future. We can be our own worst enemy!
     
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    45-70govt Silver Member

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    You do have a very good point, but I think most will agree that he is being treated very unfairly. The bad bearings are a known issue, and not one that is caused by a non OEM air filter.
     
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    Pretty sure he had an aftermarket intake not just an OE replacement drop in. Still a crappy situation.
     
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    This will probably hamper the sales for BWoody,Legmaker and the rest of the CAI makers
     
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    That is correct! The noise in no way was caused by the filter.
     
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    Yes, it does sound like he is getting treated unfairly, there could be more to the story he is not telling us for the dealer to deny the claim, who knows. But like stonewall said, they can and they will deny warranty claims if aftermarket mods are done to the engine. Some dealers will be more picky then others when the warranty claim comes in, either denying the claim or approving the fix,sometimes it depends on your relationship with the dealer. Its really a role of the dice how it will go when you bring your car in with mods looking for warranty service.
     
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    I know it is stopping me from ordering one.

    I do Not want, and cannot afford to be in the same situation.
     
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    when I ordered my 2013 challenger srt8, they installed a k& n intake & a corsa xtreme cat back exhaust. ( free of charge part of deal)....no warranty issue there!...
     
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    What happens if you put on the Mopar cai kit? Come with a power train warranty void sticker on it?
     
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    I don't think a K&N can damage a supercharger but I have seen MAF sensors affected when the oil they use gets on the hot wire portion of the sensor. I also believe its a waste of money to second guess the engineers design of the air filter which is very efficient so why mess with it .
     
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