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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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Sounds good! At the very least we can get together and help each other with the installation of mods! I know it's a challenge sometimes doing some of these alone! And throwing back a couple colds one is always more fun when you're talking trucks! I'll let you know what I find out from Mohr...
Helping with mods Def. we could have done two trucks in 1.5hours on the grounding mod. :lol:
And now that I know where to place the cables, we could do it in an hour! Just let me know when the beer is iced!
The are a couple of TSBs that address under hood noises . . . you may want to check them out and see if your problem has already been identified.

or if you want it straight from the government site:

chargedup05 said:
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:23 am Post subject: 2005 Nissan CC LE Drive Belt Squeeky


I started getting a squeeky revolving sound from my front right engine. I went to the dealer (1 hour drive) and the service rep said it was most likely the drive belt, but the problem was, that the drive warmed up the belt for better traction, so I couldn't reproduce the sound at the dealership. They told me that they have to hear the sound before they can repair it under warranty. I'm kind of in a bind now, because this week I'm having my exhaust and CAI installed, I'm affraid I'll go to the dealership to fix the belt and they'll void my warranty because I have the aftermarket upgrades. So basically, I'm goint to try and get my truck in for warranty repair before my parts come in for the install. Anyone else experience this problem?
Oops sorry guys for highjacking this thread.

If you have free time this weekend and want some cold ones. just let me know i am thinking of Sat around noon.
Hmmm... I guess we were getting a little off topic there! evmac, thanks for getting us back on course! :lol:
Thanks evmac, I already got my truck serviced by the dealership, they replaced my drive belt. No more squeak.
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