If you can’t recite your federal warranty rights, you may have been cheated.

The Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. §2302) prohibits automakers from conditioning warranty coverage on the use of branded products unless they first prove to the Federal Trade Commission that ONLY those products will work or they give those products to customers for free. It’s called the prohibition against “tie-in sales,” and no automaker has yet received a waiver to get around it. They must prove an aftermarket part or service caused damage before attempting to deny warranty coverage over either one. The burden is on them, not you.

If you ever heard from anyone that automaker brand parts and services are required to maintain warranty coverage, this is your chance to be heard!

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* 1. Who told you that using a fast lube or non-dealership part would void your warranty? Check all that apply.

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* 2. If your answer to #1 includes Automobile Dealership Employee, please include the following:

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* 3. Please fill in the following information about your car:

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* 4. Approximately when did it happen (month/year)?

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* 5. At the time it happened, did you know the federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act prohibits automakers from requiring brand products unless they first prove to the Federal Trade Commission that ONLY those products work or they give those products to customers for free?

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* 6. At the time it happened, did you know the federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act requires automakers/dealers to prove any alleged damage associated with aftermarket parts and services before attempting to void warranty coverage?

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* 7. In order to ensure answers are verifiable, please provide the following information:

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* 8. May we contact you further on this issue?

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!

For more information about your Magnuson Moss Warranty Act rights and where to file a complaint against a warrantor who violates them, see the Federal Trade Commission's website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance.

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