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Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:02 pm

BOSS TRACKEY COULD HURT WARRANTY
Ford’s Boss 302 Mustang has had its share of controversy. The muscle machine is in trouble with the California Air Resources Board over the TracKey, which uncorks its 5.0-liter engine for maximum performance. Now, according to Autoblog, if owners opt for the magic key they will see their warranties dramatically shortened. Ford backs up the powertrain with a five-year, 60,000-mile guarantee, but rumor has it that could fall to just three-years and 36,000 miles if Boss owners go with the TracKey. Additionally, ANY bolt-on performance modifications will COMPLETELY VOID the warranty. Naturally, Ford spokes folks say there are no reliability issues to worry about. You’ve been warned.
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Re: Shortening

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:32 pm

^ Read the words Grasshopper. That's not what they said.
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Re: Shortening

Postby theholycow » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:22 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:Additionally, ANY bolt-on performance modifications will COMPLETELY VOID the warranty.
is not the same as
the article wrote:In addition, owners who decide to bolt on any extra performance modifications in conjunction with TracKey will see their warranty completely voided.

Ah. That clears it up.

They sell an optional thing that, if you buy it, shortens you warranty; and if you use it in conjunction with any modifications, voids your warranty. They probably make you sign a contract about that.

It sounds like they really pushed it to the limit of what they're willing to support. If they thought it would last just as long with as without then they would include it with all of the cars. It would be a HUGE market advantage and they'd stomp the competition. This is for the sort of people who are willing to use up their car quickly to go fast, who would otherwise be getting the most aggressive custom tune they can and putting in major hardware.
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