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They're lying. more (archive)

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Posted by Chet on June 15, 2000 at 08:56:06:

In Reply to: Oil Changes will void my warranty? posted by Kevlar on June 15, 2000 at 08:50:18:

Federal law prohibits making a warranty's validity contingent on giving the seller additional business. They can make you do stuff (i.e., maintenance)to keep warrranty but can't force you to buy the goods/services from them. Keep records of dates you did the work and receipts for oil and filter and whatever maintenance items you replace. If you didn't keep records, they could void warranty on basis that you have no proof the work was done.
: Well, I talked to the dealer today, and through the topic of the conversation, the dealer guy tells me. By changing my own oil, I will null/void my warranty on my car. So I chuckle laugh and walk away believing that he is talking a load of crap.

: So I call BMW NA today and they tell me that yes, by personally changing my oil, I run the risk of null/voiding the warranty on my car?

: Is this true? I know it can't be or else nobody would be changing their oil on their own. I know they sell those devices that reset the lights when you do it yourself, but supposedly that voids the warranty too.

: What am I going to do?

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