What Reasons Can a Manufacturer Use to Deny a Warranty Claim?
If your vehicle is within the age and mileage requirements for the applicable emissions warranty, the manufacturer can only deny coverage if evidence shows that you have failed to properly maintain and use your vehicle, causing the part or emission test failure.
Some examples of misuse and lack of maintenance include:
- vehicle abuse (off-road or overloading); or
- tampering with emission systems, including removal or intentional damage of emission parts or emission systems; or
- improper maintenance, including failure to follow maintenance schedules and instructions specified by manufacturer, or use of replacement parts which are not equivalent to the originally installed parts.
California Smog Check Program applies to the following vehicles - A smog certificate will be required to operate these vehicles on public roadways: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Lamborghini, Daihatsu, Dodge, Eagle, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Geo, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, International, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Daewoo, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Peugeot, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Smart, Sterling, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, VW, Volvo.