Will I Void My BMW Warranty?

Generally speaking, a car manufacturer cannot legally void your warranty for adding non-stock equipment. The only circumstance under which the vehicle manufacturer can void the warranties is if an aftermarket part is responsible for the warranty claim. On the website, www.enjoythedrive.com, there is an entire section devoted to the issue of warranty. There is a wealth of information there that can help you get your warranty issues resolved. Besides the federal laws discussed there, your state may grant you other rights under state law.

Also check out the SEMA website at www.semasan.com
 and "A Businessperson's Guide to Federal Warranty Law" on the Federal Trade Commission's website for more information.


Federal Warranty Laws

1. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C))

This federal law regulates warranties for the protection of consumers. The essence of this law concerning aftermarket auto parts is that a vehicle manufacturer may not condition a written or implied warranty on the consumers using parts or services which are identified by brand, trade, or corporate