Connecting a performance management tool and car warranty

nissan
maxima
warranties

#1

Hi,

I have a 2010 nissan maxima and I want to connect a performance management tool through the OBD port … but am afraid that my car warranty will be cancelled !!!



is it possible that the dealer will know that I have connected the tool??

and will this cancel my car warranty??



(( note: I dont want to do any tuning … all I want is to see how my car perform ))



Thank you


#2

If this tool changes or is capable of changing any of the factory parameters of the engine, then YES, it will void your factory warranty if discovered. Here’s a post that had a device that cost the owner $12,000 in repairs. http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/2147819.page


#3

You have to pay to play.

It will not void(folklore) any warranty. However will become a reason for denial for a warranty claim if it arises. I would go to your car specific forum and discuss if putting the car back to stock will still have any parameters left the tool was used.


#4

It can check and reset “Check Engine” lights and trouble codes… but it doesnt have rev limiter or speed limiter etc…
so, it will not void any warranty, right?!


#5

If it’s just a code reader, then it would not affect your warranty.


#6

waiting … I appreciate your effort :slight_smile:


#7

“performance management” is indicative of something more than a monitor.


#8

We’ll be able to give a better opinion if you tell us the brand and model number of the tool.


#9

am planning to use either one of these products

1_ Rev By DevToaster … it is an iphone application
here is a link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rev/id302420711?mt=8

OR

2_ WatchDogTM Multi-function Performance Gauge by Bullydog
here is a link: http://www.bullydog.com/product.php?ID=1

I hope this will help :slight_smile:


#10

You’ll be fine, no warranty problems with using either. The concern was that you were going to use a “tuner” or other tool that could reprogram engine parameters. The ones you list can’t do that, they can only read out diagnostic info.