It’s not uncommon for owners to take to personalizing their new vehicles with a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories. And as the pickup truck segment continues to boom, trucks are a major source for aftermarket goodies.
According to Torque News, an owner of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado decided a lift kit would suit his fancy, choosing a BDS six-inch lift kit. After selecting the kit, he brought the 2016 Silverado to his local dealer for installation to ensure the warranty would not be voided by going elsewhere. However, that wouldn’t be the case.
After hitting a bump while off-roading the Silverado, the side curtain air bags went off. Upon taking the Silverado in for service, the dealer denied the warranty claim due to aftermarket parts being installed. Seems fishy on the surface, but the warranty contract’s fine print allows it.
The six-inch lift from the aftermarket kit raised the 2016 Silverado’s center of gravity. According to the owner, the computer now registers a rollover crash due to the kit.
Moral of the story? Factory accessories and parts are your best friend if you truly care about keeping the factory warranty in tact.