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Thread: The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
03-27-2012, 10:19 AM #41
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It all started for me by pulling the doors open while the elevator was moving and seeing the brick wall between the floors. Then I figured out how to make a "key" to pop the doors without the car being present and looking into the shaft. It was kind of creepy in a "Drain in the bottom of the pool" sort of way. I did always treat the machinery with respect, however... Nothing worse than being chopped in half by a speeding elevator car coming down while you have your head in there looking down the shaft... which shouldn't happen if the safety interlocks on the outer doors are working properly.
When I worked at G105 in Raleigh, the power was cut to the 14 story building. We rode the elevators until the batteries went weak. I had the sense to get out but several guys kept riding until they depleted the batteries. The power was out for 9 hours after that, so they were pretty miserable when the power came back up. LOL!
Just the same... Cool business you work in. Did you catch the recent CSI where the power went out and the elevator immediately stopped in it's tracks?
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03-27-2012, 12:40 PM #42
05-10-2012, 05:54 PM #43
This thread has helped me make my mind up about a tuner. I was going to get a diablo tuner as soon a the budget would allow. But now I think I will wait til my warranty runs out. Me personally, I don't want the hassel of fighting with a dealer if something was to go wrong. I think I will discuss it with my dealer just to test the waters.
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10-16-2012, 06:58 AM #44
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As far as I know no. I installed smog legal headers on mine but haven't changed out the rest of my exhaust. he truck sounds loud enough now as I also installed a K&N cold air box so the intake is loud.
10-16-2012, 08:34 AM #45
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10-16-2012, 09:02 AM #46
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Most of the problems with a dealership covering warranty repairs comes from the manufacturers auditing, dealerships themselves have the authority to cover any repair they want to make under warranty, but when it comes time for reimbursement from the mfg they have to prove the repair was covered and their were no extenuating circumstances that could have led to the repair issue.
So many dealerships take the easy way out for them and deny warranty coverage, easier to tell a customer no and give them a half baked excuse why their no longer covered than it is to attempt to fight the mfg who holds the fate of your dealership in their hands, which is why the Magnussen Moss Warranty act was created, with creation of this act consumers no longer had to foot the bill for a lawyer to fight for the rights they were promised but were not being honored, many times if you take an issue to arbitration unless your really to blame for the issue you will win, the problem is many people get frustrated with the system and give in to early allowing the Dealer/Mfg to win.
10-16-2012, 10:53 AM #47
ive been going back on forth on a tuner for my truck for this very reason, warrenty issues. called my dealer yesterday and the service guy said he didnt blame me a bit for wanting the better mpg and such, but to beware the fact it could come back and bite me in the rear. and now i see trinitys are on sale thru autoanything. grrrr......
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06-14-2013, 09:31 PM #48
Looking at this from a slightly different angle. If on wants to modlfy the ECM to make up for some of the factory settings, you need to be somewhat discrete. Case in point. My Detroit Diesel Series 60 (factory rebuilt) came with EPA '98 emissions settings in the ECM. Most all familiar with this engine, know that these settings seriously eroded the mpg capabilities of the Series 60. Now, I bought this engine last year and put it in a 2013 Freightliner glider truck. After running it for about 20,000 miles, we went into the ECM and tweaked the settings to essentially get around the EPA '98 settings. Gave me roughly 15% better mpg figures, better pulling power, etc. Now this engine came with a 300,000 mile warranty. We did it at 20,000 miles. It has since been in the shop for top end adjustments, etc and no one has figured out anything. The problem with most of the aftermarket tuners sold commercially, is that they replace code and make very pronounced modifications to the ECM. IF they would be more stealthy about how they do things, no one at a dealership would be able to tell anything.
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10-12-2013, 01:45 PM #49
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