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K&N CAI - Does this void our Warranty?

Does adding the K&N CAI void the GM warranty? I have not been able to find a clear answer on this. Sorry if this is a repeat question.

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What I've been told is... not necessarily. It would have to be proven that the CAI itself, or its install, actually caused the problem. I've heard different opinions on this. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I've got one on my 04. I'll be going for my first oil change since installing it so we'll see if anything is said about it.

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I agree.

You should read the warranty closely. I have read the warranty of all my vehicles and they normally say something to the effect that you can use aftermarket parts, but if the part causes damage, the damage won't be covered. What I interpret that to mean is that if you use something like a K&N filter and then have a tranny problem, they have to warranty it. If you have a motor problem, they have to claim the K&N caused the problem before they can deny the warranty. If they do, then you are stuck at the lawyer level trying to prove "no it didn't" ... vs "yes it did". Not a good situation.

My impression based on living on various forums for years is that this is very dealer dependent. Some dealers are realistic and realize an intake mod isn't going to effect much, others take a very strict interpretation of the warranty and extend that an intake mod can impact wide ranging issues.

My suggestion: talk it over with your dealer.
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Thanks. Talking to the dealer may be the best plan. I do want to increase the performance if possible, but not void my warranty.
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I'd advise that if the dealer tells you that it doesn't void the warranty, get it in writing somehow. You just never know......
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I'd advise that if the dealer tells you that it doesn't void the warranty, get it in writing somehow. You just never know......
, however, it will NOT void your warranty!
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Thanks for that clarification GTODEALER.
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This is very good information. Thanks !!
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Thanks for that clarification GTODEALER.

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