One of the great things about owning a Nissan is peace of mind. That’s because every Nissan vehicle is backed by a 36-month/36,000-mile limited vehicle coverage and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage. A warranty is basically a contract between you and the company that built your vehicle. It covers repairs as long as you properly maintain the vehicle. But any contract can be broken if you don’t hold up your end of the bargain. The following video, courtesy of a Nissan April Fools joke, will show you just a few of the ways to void the Nissan warranty.
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Misuse of vehicle
The Nissan NV cargo van is not designed for racing, drifting, driving on obstacle courses or driving through brick walls. In all likelihood it would be showing some clear signs of abuse at its next service appointment. This is the kind of misuse that could void the vehicle’s entire warranty. Ultimately, coverage will be at the discretion of the warranty administrator, but in this case it doesn’t look good.
Neglect or use of improper fluids
As long as your vehicle is under warranty, it’s up to you to keep to scheduled service intervals. Neglecting to change the oil is a good way to void the warranty and damage the engine. The dealership would not be responsible. Likewise, be sure to use the correct fluids as listed in the vehicle’s manual. Never put diesel in a gasoline engine, for example, and always use the recommended oil. Clearly the driver of the vehicle in the video is not in violation of this rule, as that thing is running like a champ.
Aftermarket parts and modifications
In fact, the cargo van in the video seems to be running a little TOO strong. It’s apparent that the van is making way more power than standard, and the suspension must have been beefed up to handle those obstacles. Now, those modifications won’t necessarily void the warranty, but if the dealer can prove the modifications damaged the vehicle then the dealer can deny warranty coverage. So be careful and think twice before installing those aftermarket components.
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We recommend thoroughly reading your warranty and owner’s manual, servicing your car at regular intervals and keeping all service records and receipts.