Warrantech Automotive Inc. Complaint - Warantech Voided Warranty Because Of K&N Filter
When I bought my '99 Tahoe I got a Warrantech warranty transfered. Two months later the main bearings failed and I needed a new engine.
The inspector at Warrantech looked at the engine and voided the warranty because the car had a K&N filter installed.
I then talked to K&N which was very helpful and told me this was illegal unless Warrantech could prove the damage was due to the airfilter (which of course it wasn't). I was asked to file a civil lawsuit against Warrantech.
I ended up putting a new engine in myself and trying to forget the whole thing. The dealer wanted up to ten thousand to replace the engine, and I was not gonna end up paying that for a eight grand truck if I lost the law suit.
Warrantech was unbelievably unhelpful and of no interest to support the people that bought their product. Obviously the less they repair the ore they make, and they know it. Now they even have the guts to keep calling me to extend the warranty they voided 8 months ago.
To finish the story I got the engine in myself and it's running fine. The K&N filter is still installed. I'd avoid Warrantech by all means and can not understand how this company is allowed to run over customers like they obviously do. They are bigger and have more lawyers than any car owner. Thats where they seem to make their money, not by helping unlucky carowners that needs help after their car breaks down and might need a pricey repair. Put some money aside yourself and learn a few things about car maintenance and repair (like I had to do) and you are far better of. If you want something done, and done right you need to do it yourself.