Warranty issues

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My Cycle Rides

Recently I heard from a couple of riding buddies that a Harley dealership had refused to honor the warranty on their motorcycle because they had it serviced at an independent shop or because they had used non Harley parts. This didn’t seem legal to me so I did some quick research and discovered there is a law that covers vehicle warranty issues such as this. The law is called the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/warranty.htm#Magnuson-Moss.

There are three prohibitions under the Magnuson-Moss Act.  They involve; so-called tie-in sales provisions, deceptive or misleading warranty terms, and implied warranties.

Tie-in Sales Provisions

Tie-in Sales provisions are NOT allowed in consumer warranties.  Companies cannot require consumers to purchase items or services from a specific dealer in order to keep their warranty valid.  In other words, the consumer cannot be required to exclusively use a dealer or a specific brand…

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