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I am a uber noob on this forum and about cars in general but I was wondering what modifications, if any, could done to these cars that will not void out the warranty by KIA? Thanks in advance.

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to my understanding the only way it will void your warranty is if the aftermarket part installed is the cause of the failure of what you would want wannantied

ex, if you put a CAI on and all of a sudden the trunk wont latch shut, you are fine
 

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to my understanding the only way it will void your warranty is if the aftermarket part installed is the cause of the failure of what you would want wannantied

ex, if you put a CAI on and all of a sudden the trunk wont latch shut, you are fine
Well, yes... this is quite obvious I suppose. But if you put on a CAI and then your engine dies you are up shits creek. Your warranty is voided. This is basically what I'm asking.
I guess I'm already answering my question because if you modify the engine or exhaust in any fashion the warranty becomes void. One of the main reasons I purchased this car was because of the warranty, which seems to be quite nice. I'd hate to do something to my car only to realize it voids it out.
 

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the K&N website says that their products wont void any manf. warranty. when i worked for kia we had a blue koup ex with 17in black rims, and a CAI, but since it was done at the dealer before purchase its a diffrent story. IMHO i dont think a cai would void anything, im planning on putting one one eventually if that helps
 

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That's cool! Well, I will have to do more research on a CAI. I am not really sure what they do or how to install one. All I know is that if it makes my car sound like I just took my muffler off I will not be getting one. I hear some of these kids cars going down the street all modded out but sound LOUD as hell, like there is no muffler on the damn thing. Hehe, a true sign that I am starting to get old... btw, get off my lawn!!! :eek:
 

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getting a CAI will make your engine slightly louder, but at the same time not loud enough to be anoying or heard by neighbors. Just be a smart consumer when buying, companies like K&N or AEM will charge 200+ for their products, when all it is a filter, a couple of pipes and connectors. I have always bought off ebay and never had any trouble
 

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I see said the blind man. Interesting... Maybe that is an upgrade I will consider down the road. Looks as though it is supposed to add minimal performance from what I've read about them. It's probably something I would not be able to install myself. To me, cars and engines may just as well be Chinese arithmetic :D I know how to drive em but what goes on underneath the hood is a mystery... hehe
 

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Well, yes... this is quite obvious I suppose. But if you put on a CAI and then your engine dies you are up shits creek. Your warranty is voided. This is basically what I'm asking.
I guess I'm already answering my question because if you modify the engine or exhaust in any fashion the warranty becomes void. One of the main reasons I purchased this car was because of the warranty, which seems to be quite nice. I'd hate to do something to my car only to realize it voids it out.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
If you install a CAI. And your engine explodes, its not the CAI fault.
If you drive in a huge puddle without a bypass valve and suck up water and hydro-lock the motor.. well thats the drivers fault.
Like dude said, your mod has to be the DIRECT cause of the malfunction. (in a court of law)

Your safe with intake, exhaust, and little stuff. Add boost or n20 and its different.
 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
If you install a CAI. And your engine explodes, its not the CAI fault.
If you drive in a huge puddle without a bypass valve and suck up water and hydro-lock the motor.. well thats your dumbass.
Like dude said, your mod has to be the DIRECT cause of the malfunction. (in a court of law)

Your safe with intake, exhaust, and little stuff. Add boost or n20 and its different.
I see. Maybe it's just not worth doing.
 

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I see. Maybe it's just not worth doing.
Depends on your dealer. Mine doesnt void my stuff, but i have seen a dealer void a warranty because his tires were bald. A Short ram intake might be worth the couple dollars. Find and exhaust thats not a fart can that u like. You can also install headers, and port stock stuff like crazy....
 

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A CAI and exhaust are considered "bold on" modifications and generally won't affect your warranty. The best way to be sure about what mods will not void your warranty is to talk to your parts &/or service manager.
 

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A CAI and exhaust are considered "bold on" modifications and generally won't affect your warranty. The best way to be sure about what mods will not void your warranty is to talk to your parts &/or service manager.
He means bolt on...
but you can bolt on a turbo/supercharger........
TALK TO YOUR SERVICE AD-VISOR!!!!
 

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A CAI and exhaust are considered "bold on" modifications and generally won't affect your warranty. The best way to be sure about what mods will not void your warranty is to talk to your parts &/or service manager.
Yeah, that seems logical. Wish I'd have thought of that :D
 

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You can pinstripe the grill! That doesn't harm warranty! :p I'm doing cosmetic things for now, until my warranty is up. Its better that way. (to me)
 

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hope no @55hole . voids yer warranty because of "visual" ,mods!!
I know one thats looking for stereos and rice lights!! stay away from premier kia!!
 

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liberty Kia screams void void void.. about anything bolt on or otherwise..
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t'is a problem this warranty thing is a bit to catchy if you ask me..
 

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Right now I'm kind of doing small visual mods as well. I want to get the R spoiler and rain guards but I can't find rain guards for the Koup right now. Fortunately for me, I live about 10 mins from the Canadian border and called a dealership in Niagara Falls that is sending me an email tomorrow about the SXR package with prices and such. I am hoping to maybe take a short drive soon and have the R spoiler installed if possible. I'd love to get the rest of the package as well but I can't go too crazy right now and I'm pretty sure it's expensive as hell. Everything is expensive :(
 

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mmm I asked my dealer if it would void my warranty if I put a CAI or something, they told me to wait for the 60,000 mile mark and that dealers don't look at those things anymore because of the miles. now 60,000 miles is like 4 to 5 years of use, I personatly got disapointed but I really don't know, but what they told me was preatty much wait for that number and you'll get away from it all.
 

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My dealer told me that a CAI wouldn't affect my warranty and to "get 'er done!" lol So I guess it just depends on your dealer.
 

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Consumer rights on manufacture warranties are not the same with respect to different countries. What is OK in USA might not be in Canada and vice versa.
 
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