LOWERING= VOIDED Warranty? - MustangForums.com


2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
Wil
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern Virginia ( Arlington )
Posts: 446
Default LOWERING= VOIDED Warranty?

For about a month now, I've been hearing a weird ticking sound when I turn the steering wheel. I took it into the dealership this morning to have them take a look at it. Just now, the service guy called and informed me the warranty may be voided due to the springs. I informed him the spring were ford racing, he told me he had to check with his manager and call me back. Is the drive train warranty really voided because of the springs?
Wil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
07gtdude
2nd Gear Member
 
07gtdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 334
Default

Did a authorized Ford dealership install the Ford Racing parts? Or was it you in your driveway or some local mechanics shop?

Warranty on your suspension components might be voided if they can prove the lowering caused the part failure. Powertrain shouldn't be effected.
07gtdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
Wil
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern Virginia ( Arlington )
Posts: 446
Default

It was installed by a local mechanic, ford wanted $800 to install. Just spoke to the service guy, he said the noise is due to the lower control arms which may have prematurely worn due to the springs. Does this make sense? Springs have only need on for about 3 months.
Wil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
alkemist
5th Gear Member
 
alkemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pineapple under the Sea
Posts: 3,113
Default

Warranty is only voided if they can PROVE the part you installed cause the car to fail. He's speaking out of his ****. Either push it or find more friendly dealership.
alkemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
Roy_R
4th Gear Member
 
Roy_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,478
Default

Contact Sam at Strano Sports...he may even have some real LCA's for you....

www.stranoparts.com/
Roy_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
onederful100
6th Gear Member
 
onederful100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 6,128
Default

is the ticking noise when you only turn the wheel and standing still
or are you moving and cornering? left or right turn or both?
if the mechanic you talked to has to talk to the manager about warranty issues then he does not know himself.
onederful100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
SpartaPerformance
4th Gear Member
 
SpartaPerformance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 1,291
Default

They can't void your warranty for a lowering spring weather it's Ford Racing or other as long as it's from a manufacturer that follows OEM design and quality standards (which most major brands do) The worst he can do is refuse to fix your noise under warranty and charge you a diagnostic fee.
SpartaPerformance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #8
Nuke
6th Gear Member
 
Nuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 16,186
Default

Another douche dealership.
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 09:41 PM   #9
daredevil95
4th Gear Member
 
daredevil95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 1,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpartaPerformance View Post
They can't void your warranty for a lowering spring weather it's Ford Racing or other as long as it's from a manufacturer that follows OEM design and quality standards (which most major brands do) The worst he can do is refuse to fix your noise under warranty and charge you a diagnostic fee.


I attached some useful warranty info.

http://www.impalaclub.com/naisso/magmoss.htm
daredevil95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 10:31 PM   #10
Falcon Fixer
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 193
Default

Your warranty can NEVER be voided.
PERIOD.
NEVER.

They can choose to NOT Cover something, if it can be proven that your mod caused the failure.
Falcon Fixer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S197 Parts baddog671 Parts For Sale 20 07-26-2016 02:20 PM
2014 convertible water drains jerrytubes 2005-2014 Mustangs 2 10-23-2015 01:11 PM
convertible tips and tricks lincolnshibuya V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 3 10-07-2015 10:01 PM
Chassis wiggle when off throttle? UrS4 S197 Handling Section 10 10-03-2015 07:23 AM
What other parts should I be concerned about if my pinion bearing went bad? KingRando 2005-2014 Mustangs 5 10-02-2015 09:06 AM


Tags
2011, cam, car, exhaust, ghost, gt, installing, loudmouth, louver, lowering, mustang, slp, void, warranty, window

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.