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The Fear of voiding your warranty with aftermmarket parts

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I have occasionally read that some of you have taken off your aftermarket parts before you go to the dealership for warranty work. Some of you are afraid that it will void your warranty.
I was at the dealership today for warranty work and decided to speak with the service manager about this subject. I asked him if I WERE to purchase an aftermarket (non nismo and not installed by the dealer) CAI, throttle body spacer, and exhaust, would that void my warranty.
He Informed me that He has many new car and truck customers that install these type of parts on their vehicles and have never seen a direct problem arise from these.
He did not see a problem with anything I mentioned.
He gave an extreme example of a guy who put a nitrous system on his 2005 maxima.
He came in for a problem with his maxima and removed most of the nitrous system but left some of the injectors. They decided to go ahead and fix the problem once but told him they would not do it again.
This dealership seems very progressive. My advice would be to ask the service manager the same question I did and see how they respond.
If you don't get the response you want got to another dealership (if you are lucky to have another Nissan Dealership in your area.)
I guess I got lucky. The Dealership is Davis Moore in Wichita, funny thing is I did not buy my truck from them.

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I'm sympathetic to 05 NISMO 4x4. If I have a brand spankin' new truck that fails for any reason (especially an expensive failure), I don't want to give the dealership any reason to NOT fix what is rightfully covered under warranty. I don't want the dealership to take any more of my time trying to prove that my aftermarket parts caused or did not cause the problem everytime I bring my truck in for regularly scheduled maintenance.

But yah, I feel it is stupid. I have not heard of any bolt-on parts being the reason for problems. I know its possible, but probable? I have 3 or 4 dealerships to choose from, so hopefully one service department is on the progressive side. If not, I have the patience to save money for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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