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#1 Old 01-12-2013, 08:58 AM
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remote starter voids warranty?

I recently purchased a 2012 Mo' and i inquired at the dealer if they could put a remote starter in it. He said they dont do that, and if i did, it would void the warranty.

Just wondered if anyone else has heard of this?

Little disappointed cause i was looking forward to a warm car in the morning!

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That dealer is blowing smoke up your arse. Find another Nissan dealer.

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Im in Indiana.

I will contact Nissan and ask them

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interesting.. think i heard about that

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Yes please do find another dealer. I call BS. Unless the installer did a crappy job, I don't see how a remote starter can be voided. I'm actually looking for a remote starter system to install on my wife's car and dealer quoted me $700 to install...so I figured, why would I pay the middle man when I can go to the place they'd send the car in the first place...I was given a quote of $450 installed. Warranty wasn't even a topic of discussion. Shop around and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Might want to suggest your dealer read the Magnuson-Moss Act, passed in 1975.

Keeping Your Mod's Warranty Intact - For Dummies

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Under the Magnuson-Moss Act, a dealer must prove, not just vocalize, that aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before it can deny warranty coverage. If the dealer cannot prove such a claim — or it proffers a questionable explanation — it is your legal right to demand compliance with the warranty. The Federal Trade Commission administers the Magnuson-Moss Act and monitors compliance with warranty law.
All that said, I've seen a lot of ****ty remote start installers cause all kinds of problems, and troubleshooting them usually ends up costing big bucks. If that happens and the dealer can prove it (not hard if the remote start really did cause the issues) expect to pay big bucks. Moral, find a REPUTABLE remote start installer. It's probably not the guy with the crappy newspaper ad offering $99 installs on any vehicle.
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remote starter

Well i wrote to Nissan, and this is their reply..

Please be advised that Nissan does not recommend any modifications on your vehicle from the original manufacturing equipment as this may affect the terms and conditions of your warranty.

Our Consumer Affairs department relies on our Nissan dealers to provide technical support for our products. Our authorized dealership are in the best position to provide advice on the modification in question

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Funny, I paid the dealer to install mine. (They actually sub'd it out to a shop) It was part of our purchase price on the brand new car.

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If the dealer does it and backs it, you will be fine. Otherwise you are SOL.

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If the dealer does it and backs it, you will be fine. Otherwise you are SOL.
Thanks for spreading more wrong information as usual.
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Just had the viper smart start installed on my car. Took it in to the dealer for oil change and they had not seen the viper installed on a Murano and were impressed with it. Said there was no problem with the warranty with the viper installed.
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I think the issue here is that Nissan essentially said "It's up to the dealer and we're not going to overrule them."

The solutions are:

-find another dealer who will back their work
-do it yourself and take your chances
-have an aftermarket vendor do it and back their work

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The bottom line is there's a federal law that says the dealership has to prove an aftermarket part caused the damage in order to deny a warranty. Not suggest it caused it, not imply it might have... PROVE it caused it.
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If the dealer does it and backs it, you will be fine. Otherwise you are SOL.
Yet another nonsensical post......

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