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im so sick of warranty deals. Itll only void the warranty if its the cause of the damage. Just because you get it doesnt mean your warranty is voided. Theres a trillion and a half threads about this.
 

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By law the warranty can only be voided if they (the manufacturer/dealer) can prove that what you've added to the car caused the damage. That said if you blow your engine because you added a power adder like turbo or supercharger, chances are they will void the warranty, or an aggressive tune for that matter. I waited until my warranty was expired to get a tune, and tbh not very happy with mine from BAMA, plan on getting a dyno tune in the spring which is better suited to my car then a standard can tune
 

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Extended warranties are a whole new ball game. If you read your agreement they can void your warranty if you didn't get your oil changed at the dealership...

At least that is what most of these agreements say.

So short answer, yes.

Also, my policy is that if you have to ask whether a tune will void your warranty, then you shouldn't tune. That usually means you are worried about losing your warranty, which means if your warranty IS voided, you will be SOL.

Only tune if you can live with the worst case scenario: having to pay for expensive repairs out of pocket.
 

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Ford warranties the car that Ford built; same with the Ford ESP extended warranty. Once you make changes that is no longer the car that Ford built. So if your change is the cause of the problem, then Ford won't warranty it.

Think of it like this - you have a warranty on the audio system. You decide you don't like the Shaker and swap in a Sony head unit. The Sony head unit breaks, sends a charge through all of your speakers and blows them out. Would you expect Ford to honor the warranty and replace your Sony or the speakers that the Sony blew out? The Ford Shaker didn't break and didn't blow the speakers so why should Ford replace any of it?

Like Conejo said - add a turbo and it breaks 2 pistons and blows the head gaskets on both banks. The car Ford built ran fine; the car I built is the one that broke. My wife sure wished we could have had Ford replace the engine - but it wasn't the car that Ford built, it was the one I built on that point. Ford will honor other parts of the warranty, but the engine is now on me.
 

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the only way to really answer this question is to read the warranty
 

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2012 GT Will a Bama tune void my 7 year extended warranty. And is the performance gain worth it.

Hey Snow - It's looking like you got some feedback in here but this will really depend on the dealer and how modification friendly they are!

In the event that something were to fail just as Conejo172 had said they would need to essentially prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Bama Tune caused ... (Your driver side mirror to fail) for example! Hope this helps!



Conejo172 -

I'm sorry to hear that you're unhappy with your tune! When was the last time you had a revision? Bama has been making some serious headway over the past few months with their revised V2 tunes and I know that you would be really happy with them! I'm happy to have their lead calibrator hit you up and get you set up with their new tunes as well as get a datalog set up after the fact! Drop me a PM and I'll make sure that you're taken care of!

Alex
 

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YES!!!!!! Warranty GONE!!!!!!!!!
 

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I too am having this dilemma. When I had my BMW 335i, the tune alone gave it another 100hp (look up n54 engine tunes) so for me, that was worth the risk as the extra power made the car into an m3.

For a tune with my 5.0, I will get what, 15-20hp? What will that really do? Nothing in my opinion, so in this case, a small reward for a potentially big risk (losing my warranty) is NOT worth it. This would change if you plan on doing headers, exhaust, intake, tune and really going all out obviously, but just for a tune alone, I say no, it isn't worth the risk.
 

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I too am having this dilemma. When I had my BMW 335i, the tune alone gave it another 100hp (look up n54 engine tunes) so for me, that was worth the risk as the extra power made the car into an m3.
I'm no expert but I find that really hard to believe! facepalm2.gif
 
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