36 Months from the date of purchase by the original end user purchaser.
Who is Covered
OPTEC’s warranty obligations for OPTEC Parts and Accessories (individually and collectively “Part(s)”) is limited to defects in
materials and workmanship, as solely determined after OPTEC’s careful inspection, for that period identified on the date of retail purchase by the original
end-user purchaser (‘Warranty Period”).
If we determine that a Part(s) is defective, and it was returned for warranty reasons within the Warranty Period, at our option we will either (1) repair the Part(s) at no charge or (2) replace the Pat(s) with one that is new. A replacement Part(s) that has been installed in accordance with OPTEC’s instructions, assumes the remaining warranty of the original Part(s) replaced. If a Part(s) or any component thereof is exchanged, the replacement becomes your prop- erty and the returned Part(s) or component becomes OPTEC’s property. Part(s) or any component thereof provided by OPTEC to you to fulfill its warranty obligation must be used in the Part(s) for which warranty service is claimed. Under the Magnuson-Moss warranty act of 1975, aftermarket automobile products such as the OPTEC fuel maximizer units do not invalidate or affect the manufacturer’s original warranty, without specific circumstances. (See Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Herein).
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty does not cover damage to the Part(s) caused or induced by:
- normal wear and tear or improper installation;
- road hazards, abuse, neglect, accidents, collisions, fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, riot, explosion, or objects striking the Part(s);
- misusing the Part(s) such as driving over curbs, overloading, racing, or using a vehicle on or in which the Part(s) is installed as a stationary power source;
- altering, disassembling, tampering or modifying the Part(s) or any component on the Part(s);
- adding non-OPTEC approved components such as headers or converters;
- failures, breakdowns, or damage by other parts or components or the vehicle itself;
- subjecting the Part(s) to excessive moisture or water or any motor vehicle fluids(e.g. oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, battery acid, etc.);
- operating the Part(s) outside the permitted or intended uses or specifications described by OPTEC;
- acts of God, natural disasters and other similar causes beyond the reasonable control of OPTEC
- application of chemicals including, without limitation, caustic
(acid based) cleaners on painted, vinyl striping or metal finished surfaces of the Part(s);
- failure to follow recommended maintenance of the Part(s) including without limitation and where applicable, periodic cleaning and polishing;
- the removal or defacing of any serial number, OPTEC mark on the
- surface deterioration of paint, trim, leather and appearance items on Part(s) that result from use and/or exposure to the elements or environmental conditions including, without limitation, lightning, rain, hail, windstorm, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, floods, road salt, tree sap, dust, water, stone chips, scratches, bird droppings, or normal wear and tear.
TRANSFER OF OPTEC FUEL MAXIMIZER UNIT TO ANOTHER VEHICLE
The Optec unit is transferable to another vehicle and the remainder of the warranty term shall remain intact; provided the Optec unit is transferred and installed to the replacement vehicle by a certified OPTEC technician and the replacement vehicle’s information is assigned in writing to the original OPTEC unit serial number. Installation of the OPTEC unit by any person other
than a certified OPTEC technician shall immediately invalidate the warranty of the OPTEC unit.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES IDENTIFIED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, OPTECO SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTIES AGAINST HIDDEN OR LATENT DEFECTS. IF OPTEC@ CANNOT LAWFULLY DISCLAIM STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES THEN TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIODS IDENTIFIED IN THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY AND TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT. THIS WARRANTY COVERS
ONLY DEFECTS IN OPTEC@ MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP AND DOES NOT APPLY TO THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER COMPONENTS.
THIS IS NOT A PERFORMANCE WARRANTY. IT DOES NOT COVER ANY VEHICLE IN WHICH THE PART(S) IS INSTALLED. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WARRANTY AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, OPTEC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONDITION, OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS ON CONTRACTS) LOSS OF THE USE OF MONEY; LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS; LOSS OF BUSINESS; LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY; LOSS OF GOODWILL; LOSS OF REPUTATION; LOSS OF EARNINGS; PERSONAL DAMAGES; PERSONAL INJURY INCLUDING DEATH; PERSONAL EXPENSES (FOOD, ROOM, MEDICAL, DENTAL); RENTAL VEHICLE EXPENSES; TOWING; STORAGE OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE HOWSOEVER CAUSED INCLUDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE VEHICLE ON OR IN WHICH THE PART(S) IS INSTALLED OR OTHER PROPERTY.
OPTEC EXTENDED WARRANTY
The OPTEC optional 5 Year extended warranty provides extended automatic unit replacement coverage at any approved installation center or by mobile installation vehicles, giving the OPTEC unit a warranty replacement unit life of 8 years from the date of purchase. The unit is transferable from the original vehicle of installation to any designated replacement vehicle if installed by an automotive technician who is OPTEC Certified. In addition to the automatic unit replacement warranty, the extended warranty covers one unit transfer and installation fee at no additional charge to the customer.
The Optec Fuel Maximizer units along with many other aftermarket auto parts, do not violate the vehicles original manufacturer’s warranty as outlined below in the Magnuson-Moss warranty act of 1975.
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty – Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act of 1975 protects consumers from such fraudulent activity by new car dealers. Under this Act, aftermarket equipment that improves performance does not void a vehicle manufacturer’s original warranty, unless the warranty clearly states the addition of aftermarket equipment automatically voids your vehicle’s warranty or if it can be proven that the aftermarket device is the direct cause of the failure. The easiest way to check this is to look in your owner’s manual under, “what is not covered”. Under Magnusson-Moss Act a dealer must prove, not just vocalize, that aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before they can deny warranty coverage. If they cannot prove such a claim or offer an explanation, it is your legal right to demand compliance with the warranty. The Federal Trade Commission (202 326-3128) administers the Magnusson-Moss Act and monitors compliance with warranty law. An ‘aftermarket’ part is a part made by a company other than the vehicle manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer. A ‘recycled’ part is a part that was made for and installed in a new vehicle by the manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer, and later removed from the vehicle and made available for resale or reuse. Simply using an aftermarket or recycled part does not void your warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket or recycled part. Still, if it turns out that the aftermarket or recycled part was itself defective or wasn’t installed correctly, and it causes damage to another part that is covered under the warranty, the manufacturer or dealer has the right to deny coverage for that part and charge you for any repairs. The FTC says the manufacturer or dealer must show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage.