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Old 09-19-2018, 03:01 PM
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Default Warranty implications after Roll Cage installation

Does anyone have experience claiming warranty on a car that had an aftermarket roll cage fitted?

Does the installation void the warranty? Does the warranty apply if it is clear the roll cage isn’t responsible for the issue ?

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Old 09-19-2018, 03:03 PM
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I think they would need to prove that the roll cage caused the issue. You should be fine.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:16 PM
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Had a few things fixed under warranty on previous RS'. Roll cage was never an issue.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:22 PM
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Would you care to give a bit more detail on what you're concerned about?

I mean... the roll cage shouldn't have any bearing on the engine warranty... but if it's poorly fit and wears a hole in your headliner, you'd be hard pressed to get that replaced under warranty.

As mentioned... if it causes the problem... then it wouldn't be covered. But no modifications will invalidate the entire warranty on the car.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:05 PM
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I've had rollbars in several cars without warranty issues.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:15 AM
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last gt3 rs had roll cage, harness, bbs race wheels with pirelli slicks on it when I would service or do warranty work.

Never got questioned.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:27 AM
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Never an issue with me.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:00 AM
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Thanks for your feedback! My fear was that any modification to the car would cause the warranty to be void regardless of whether the cage caused the problem or not. In my experience with insurance co, they try their absolute best not to pay and thought dealers/warranty would be the same.... so I was after first hand experience/horror stories on claiming on warranty after an after market cage was installed.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:12 AM
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In Germany, even if you have not used a N-spec tyres, the warranty can be gone as well as approved.
I think we need such a law for consumer rights here.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:43 AM
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Hi FelisMalicious, you mean to say warranty was void on a part not related to tyres, because you did not have the factory tyres? Oh my....
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Since it has been a few months I started this thread, I was curious if anyone has had any issues recently renewing their warranty (might be too soon for .2 but maybe for .1s) or claiming on a warranty despite an after market cage installed in the car? Thank you.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:47 AM
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In the USA, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prevents a manufacture from denying a warranty claim unless it can prove the modification caused the defect for which the warranty claim is being made.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:52 AM
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Thank you Parkerfe, that sure should give comfort to folks in the US.

So, naturally I wonder if anyone has had issues from installing the cage ? I am focusing more on the type that attaches to the shock towers like the OEM.

What are possible issues the cage could be responsible for ? A Porsche engineer mentioned cracking of the glass due to extra stiffness from the cage (??? I am dubious)

If you can share any real life experiences, I would appreciate.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:33 AM
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Roll cages in many cars. Never had any warranty claim denied because of it. This includes suspension, glass, and interior issues.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:49 AM
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Thank you kyrocks!
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