The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act must be considered when determining whether or not installing a cold air intake will violate your Honda’s warranty. This federal statute protects consumers from having their warranties canceled when aftermarket items are installed. This essentially means that manufacturers are not permitted to deny warranty coverage due to such installations in the absence of evidence that the part itself caused the issue.
In spite of this, it is possible that your Honda dealer will reject warranty coverage if a cold air intake is installed. This may be due to the fact that the intake is viewed as a performance-enhancing component, allowing the dealer to argue that it has caused the issue at hand. In addition, the dealer may assert that the installation of a cold air intake has caused the engine to operate excessively hot or inefficiently, hence causing the issue.
To avoid having your warranty cancelled, you need verify that the cold air inlet is installed and maintained correctly. Mishimoto cold air intakes are meant to be simple to install and maintain, and they include extensive instructions and maintenance advice to ensure proper installation and upkeep. In addition, Mishimoto provides a lifetime warranty on all of its goods for further peace of mind.
Although the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibits automakers from refusing warranty coverage due to aftermarket parts, it is likely that your Honda dealer will attempt to do so with a cold air intake. To avoid this, it is essential that the cold air intake is correctly fitted, maintained, and covered by a lifetime warranty.