Corvette Z06 Forum banner

Warranty Book Here, I think we all OVER Reacted

1028 Views 11 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Cheater
OK, I've done major research here, well, I just found my standard Chevrolet 2001 Warranty And Owner Assistance Information Booklet that comes tucked in the Z06 Owner's Manual pouch.

It states:
Damage as the result of any of the following is not covered:

-- collision, fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, riot, explosion, or objects striking the vehicle;

--misuse of the vehicle such as driving over curbs, overloading, racing, or other competition. Proper vehicle use is discussed in the Owner's Manual;

--alteration or modification to the vehicle including the body, chassis, or components after final assembly by GM. In addition, coverages do not apply if the odometer has been disconnected, its reading altered, or mileage cannot be determined.

Im my legal opinion, the key words are "as the result of". In other words, if they can prove the damage was the direct result of racing, or other restricted things, then it's not covered.

I assume they will have to prove it was the DIRECT result of racing, or other negligence.

In other words, Racing does not void your warranty

I feel like a major *** for getting so upset and riled up by facts which were misinterpreted to become huge sweeping rumors.

I apologize.

Just don't bust anything that's obviously racing related, and they'll fix it--end of story.
1 - 3 of 12 Posts
I Feel much better now!!!


Time for some margaritas!!!
Well, it sounds as though the warranty wording covers my ass, but GM is manipulating it to cover their ass.

In court, it's unlikely I can beat them, if we disagree on the wording, so I guess all I can do is drive conservatively and cross my fingers.

I tell you one thing though, if I have a big problem that they won't cover because of "racing" I will make sure that they spend a lot more $$ recovering from the major "shit storm" of negative publicity I brew up.

I was looking forward to running quarter miles, and running my car at the Sebring Panoz Racing School", but now I probably should not.

If I do get in an accident, I should sue GM for not allowing me to get proper training at "drving schools" without risking warranty problems.

See less See more
1 - 3 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.