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Old June 14th, 2018, 15:59   #18
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Texas
TDI(s): 2011 TDI 6MT

Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
It has never been any carmakers responsibility to warn you against using specific non-OE parts. That is the responsibility of the non-OE part manufacturer. Many owners manuals state "only use genuine manufactures parts" and that covers a lot of ground. If for say you replace the OE shocks with aftermarket and you break a suspension component it will not be covered under warranty.
Manufacturers set a spec for the part or fluid (oil etc). If you choose to use non 507 spec oil and your dpf has a shortened lifespan that is your problem, not VW's All being said the manufacturer has to prove that the non-OE part caused harm. Which in this case I think they did. Take your battle to K&N, not VW.

Did you know that VW with what you said is then in breach of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
FTC Validates Right to Install Aftermarket Parts
“Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the warranty cannot be conditioned to a specific brand of parts, services or vehicle modifications unless those parts or services are provided free of charge.”

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