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I just was looking through the site and thought that this was kinda wierd... I know that warranties can not become void if you use a certain type of oil, but why would they even try and pull that one on some one?

from polarisindustries.com...
"CAUTION: Engine warranty coverage may become void if other brands are substituted."
 

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Because they don't want to take a chance that someone will pick up oil in which they do not know what is in it, or that they want to increase sales. It is natural for any company to want to increase sales so if they can get people to buy thier oil by doing this, then I do not see anything wrong with it.
 

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nicley said^^
 

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yeah but it is a complete crock.

If there bullshitting you there how can you trust the next thing they say?
 

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because people have bought their sleds and have never had any false information problems..nothing id be to concerned about..
 

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Look, you know you can use other oil, so use it. Some people would just rather put trust in the company that built the sled, and make sure they get thier warranty rather than screw around with different brands of oil. If you had an accesory to something you sold wouldn't you want customers to buy from you rather than someplace else?
 

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I'm not concerned. I just dont think its something they should be posting on there site when they no that holds no grounds...

Its not worth arguing over I'm just pointing it out...
 

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erick I know what your saying but saying that they recommend that you use there oil would be alot better then huge false claims...
 

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What's false about it? They may not really warranty your machine if you do not use thier oil, and if they find out you have not used thier oil when you machine is in the shop, they can most likely retract the warranty.
 

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Originally posted by erick
[br]What's false about it? They may not really warranty your machine if you do not use thier oil, and if they find out you have not used thier oil when you machine is in the shop, they can most likely retract the warranty.
But that's just it. They can not leagally do this.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is the federal law that governs consumer product warranties. Passed by Congress in 1975, the Act requires manufacturers and sellers of consumer products to provide consumers with detailed information about warranty coverage. In addition, it affects both the rights of consumers and the obligations of warrantors under written warranties.

Here's a link to the act which describes it in detail:

http://www.mlmlaw.com/library/guides/ftc/warranties/undermag.htm
 

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Well this is something new I learned. Still, the disclaimer on the site holds the word "may". It is there just to scare people and probably wouldn't hold ground in a court of law; however, like I have stated before, if they can get more people to buy thier oil, they will.
 

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Originally posted by erick
[br]however, like I have stated before, if they can get more people to buy thier oil, they will.
I agree with ya 100% there bud! [^]
 

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its pretty simple they just want you to buy there oil. I bet ski doo...arctic cat...and whoever else have sumtin the smae as that written somewhere. I doubt they would ever check what kind of oil or revoke the warenty. They just want the money from the oil in there pocket...they know your going to buy oil and they want you to buy theres.
 

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it doesnt matter, because if it blows up because of carb problems it isnt covered, if it blows up because of exhaust problems it isnt covered, anything other than a piston cracking is pretty much not covered. thats why they dont care if you pipe it or not,
 

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Originally posted by madcow
[br]it doesnt matter, because if it blows up because of carb problems it isnt covered, if it blows up because of exhaust problems it isnt covered, anything other than a piston cracking is pretty much not covered. thats why they dont care if you pipe it or not,
Not sure what you have to deal with where you live madcow, but here in the north east, when you buy a new sled, everything is covered under warranty (assuming of course its still stock). Everything except "wear items" like carbides, etc. If the engine goes because of "stock" carb problems, its covered, if it blows because of "stock" pipe issues, its covered, etc, etc.
 

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^^^same here, its under a full warrenty so they replace any thing that breaks that shouldnt during normal riding..
 

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Originally posted by Tfin70
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Originally posted by erick
[br]What's false about it? They may not really warranty your machine if you do not use thier oil, and if they find out you have not used thier oil when you machine is in the shop, they can most likely retract the warranty.
But that's just it. They can not leagally do this.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is the federal law that governs consumer product warranties. Passed by Congress in 1975, the Act requires manufacturers and sellers of consumer products to provide consumers with detailed information about warranty coverage. In addition, it affects both the rights of consumers and the obligations of warrantors under written warranties.

Here's a link to the act which describes it in detail:

http://www.mlmlaw.com/library/guides/ftc/warranties/undermag.htm
Thanks Tfin... This was the whole reason I posted this, not to start arguements, or bash polaris.... just to show you some thing I thought was a little misleading...
 

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Originally posted by SledHead
Thanks Tfin... This was the whole reason I posted this, not to start arguements, or bash polaris.... just to show you some thing I thought was a little misleading...
[;)]
 

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You know SledHead you're growing up into a very reasonable young man. I like to think the guys on this forum had something to do with that, but you probably just have good parents.[;)]
 
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