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That's what the dealer is telling me and Mazda's corporate website says pretty much the same.
So I looked a little further and I'm reading that it only voids it if the dealer /Mazda can prove the tire change caused a warranty claim.
I want to go to 17 or 18" rims.
I'll keep the tire size very close to OEM tires.
Does anyone see a problem with that?
I'm going to also talk to my independent shop about this.
I feel like it is pretty much BS.
 

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It's the same as any aftermarket mod you do to a car under warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states the following, "According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty of your vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part was the cause of or contributed to the failure of the vehicle (15 U.S.C. 2302 (C))." It basically comes down to your dealer working with you or against you should you have a warranty claim remotely related to you putting on non-OEM wheels and tires. When I asked my dealer about putting on a short ram air intake from Corksport, they basically skirted directly saying any engine claim I make they will try and connect it to the intake so they can deny the claim. It is BS, and as you said, they do have to directly prove your mod caused some issue. All this said, get the wheels and tires you want, and don't look back.
 

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It's the same as any aftermarket mod you do to a car under warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states the following, "According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty of your vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part was the cause of or contributed to the failure of the vehicle (15 U.S.C. 2302 (C))." It basically comes down to your dealer working with you or against you should you have a warranty claim remotely related to you putting on non-OEM wheels and tires. When I asked my dealer about putting on a short ram air intake from Corksport, they basically skirted directly saying any engine claim I make they will try and connect it to the intake so they can deny the claim. It is BS, and as you said, they do have to directly prove your mod caused some issue. All this said, get the wheels and tires you want, and don't look back.
Thanks very much for your input. Mark
 

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A dealer can not void your warranty. That is up to the manufacture. Also, they don’t void warranties, but they can deny service/parts that are covered by the warranty that are impacted by aftermarket parts or poor choices made by the owner.

Make sure your wheels are the appropriate size and offset and load and you should be fine.
 
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