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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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GM Voids Warranty Due to Catch Can - Petition Opened

An owner's new Camaro lost oil pressure upon start up sitting in the driveway. After a two week battle with the dealer and GM they blamed the driver's catch can and voided the warranty giving no explanation on how the catch can caused any failure and now have walked away from an 11 month old car with 11423 miles on it. Link for the long detailed version:

A post I was hoping to not have to make (GM blocks warranty repair) - Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com

The owner also started a petition to GM for them to honor the warranty:

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 09:37 AM
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What a load!!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 12:36 PM
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all the internet lawyers from the "will a catch can void my warranty" threads are real salty right now
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 05:34 PM
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Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

specifically "Further, under the act, aftermarket equipment that improves performance does not automatically void a vehicle manufacturer's original warranty, unless the warranty clearly states the addition of aftermarket equipment automatically voids your vehicle's warranty, or if it can be proven that the aftermarket device is the direct cause of the failure."

he'd have ground to stand on since the 1le camaro that he has uses a special Factory oil separator add on kit ..theres no way they can say an aftermarket can can hold enough oil to starve the engine

, its just another bs excuse from Gm to not warranty their known issues.

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Which is why I will never buy another new GM vehicle.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 08:34 AM
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Total crap. I know the petition is old, but I just added my name anyways. Hope the OP gets/got this resolved.

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Are we sure the catch can was the only thing done?... are we getting the full story?.. usually if someone does a catch can they do a whole bunch of other stuff also.... cam, tune, etc.....

if there was nothing done this would be an easy court case for the owner.... there is no way GM would allow this to go to court and would settle for sure from my opinion.... seems like some other facts are missing..

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if there was nothing done this would be an easy court case for the owner.... there is no way GM would allow this to go to court and would settle for sure from my opinion.... seems like some other facts are missing..
Agreed. Under $10,000. Small Claims Court eligible. Ask for a jury trial. GM would capitulate, as their cost for a lawyer to actually show up just to answer the suit in Snuff Gully, much less defend it, would be more than their cost on the short block replacement and shop hour warranty rate paid to the dealer. Its all about the money.

Unless...GM is right and there is more to the story that the owner has conveniently left out and does not want to share.

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I was looking at a catch can for my SS sedan but decided against it for the time for this very reason, the voided warranty. what a load of bull****
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