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Just bought 2016 Chevy Trax LS. Would like to get remote starter, dealership said no starters for it. If I buy it & get installed some where else. Will it void the warranty?
 

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No it won't void the warranty, find a best buy store or a competent radio installer in your area tell them you want the basic unit.

The more complicated it is the more can go wrong, a basic starter is all you need.

There is a law protecting people who install aftermarket things to their cars, they can't void your warranty.
 

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No it won't void the warranty, find a best buy store or a competent radio installer in your area tell them you want the basic unit.

The more complicated it is the more can go wrong, a basic starter is all you need.

There is a law protecting people who install aftermarket things to their cars, they can't void your warranty.
They can not void your warranty unless the aftermarket item caused the failure, they have to prove that not just claim it, then they can only not cover that failure, still not void the whole warranty.

For instance if you made engine mods to double the torque and horsepower and then blew the transmission, the transmission and all of the driveline would no longer be covered. but the rest of the car still would be.

There should be nothing in a remote start that should push anything out of design parameters so it should have no bearing on the warranty. Just like my aftermarket cruise control should not affect the warranty.
 

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What if the installers made an error and it causes an electrical issue? I've seen it happen a few times which is why I kind of shy away from them.
 

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What if the installers made an error and it causes an electrical issue? I've seen it happen a few times which is why I kind of shy away from them.

I wouldn't let a back yard guy install a remote starter, but I would let a large company that has insurance against system failure, there are so many things you need to work around you need someone with real world experience on GM models.

I have spoken to someone who had a viper alarm installed at a private ran installer, it was on a Jeep, on a few occasions the car had to be towed because it wouldn't let the owner in the car.(Viper is a good brand name but when you try to override one system with another there is bound to be trouble)

That is why I say the less the unit does the better it is, (start the car and maybe open the door is good enough) more is just more that can go wrong.
 

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If the installer makes an error and damages something it will not be covered under the GM warranty, BUT the installer that did the damage is liable to fix the damage he did, so it is still covered. That is why you need to have it done at a reliable place that will have insurance to cover any damage they do.
Just because it is done at a big place does not mean the individual working on yours has a clue. I have had some really bad errors done by Best Buy, American TV, Sears.
 

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I've purchased a remote start which uses the factory F.O.B took me 20 min to install and it works great MPC 2363 Amazon ASIN B00HG1TPB6. works great and customer service is awesome
 

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I did call the place that makes that remote start, it is MPC (MyPushCart)

They have 3 versions available.
basic = You use your existing factory remote and start by pushing the lock button 3 times fast. Run time is user adjustable up to 15 minutes.

2 remote = this comes with 2 remotes that replace the factory remote and will do all of the functions of the factory remote plus the start. Run time can be set up to 30 minutes

Smart = this is controlled thru your smart phone and will give you the lock, unlock start etc as long as the both you and the car are in a place with cell coverage. This also works like the Basic model in that the factory FOB will start the car with 3 quick presses of the lock button. Run time can be set up to 30 minutes. This one comes with 1 year of cell access and it is $30 per year or $60 for 3 year service contract.

I was actually more interested in getting this for my truck than for the Trax.
 

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I did call the place that makes that remote start, it is MPC (MyPushCart)

They have 3 versions available.
basic = You use your existing factory remote and start by pushing the lock button 3 times fast. Run time is user adjustable up to 15 minutes.

2 remote = this comes with 2 remotes that replace the factory remote and will do all of the functions of the factory remote plus the start. Run time can be set up to 30 minutes

Smart = this is controlled thru your smart phone and will give you the lock, unlock start etc as long as the both you and the car are in a place with cell coverage. This also works like the Basic model in that the factory FOB will start the car with 3 quick presses of the lock button. Run time can be set up to 30 minutes. This one comes with 1 year of cell access and it is $30 per year or $60 for 3 year service contract.

I was actually more interested in getting this for my truck than for the Trax.
If you have a late model Silverado I have a new remote start key fob that I bought for my 2011 Silverado this is the fob that has the remote start icon on it.

Back in 2011 I didn't keep the truck long enough to put the remote start on it, I traded the tuck with 995 miles on it.

If you want it you can have it.
 

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Yeah, I asked the jerks at my service-center a couple of days ago, and they gave me the "well, see that's why it's better to get the higher-end trim...if you would've gone with the "LT" version..." load of crap. According to what they told me there are 'no starters for it'...and they're sticking to their story, I told them I was going to find a place, I know someone from work who knows a place. She's always been able to get her starter-stuff for every vehicle from the same place, even for vehicles as old as my high school junkie!
 

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Sounds like it is time to find a new service center, I never go back to any mechanic that I catch in a lie. There are remote starters available, so either you mechanic is lying to you or does not have knowledge on the subject. If he does not know he should say so and offer to find out, not make up some BS. If you can not trust then on stuff that you already know, how can you trust them with the stuff you do not know.

Beeguz,
I might be interested, it all depends on which system I go with as to wether or not it will work.
 

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(Flyinfool) Just let me know, the key fob is no use to me.


No one starts out as a great mechanic, but some have more knowledge and aptitude than others, I worked with a few who went through schooling to be mechanics, I have seen more qualified back yard guys who were better at the job.

They might be one or two great mechanics in the dealership, who make a decent pay rate, the rest are low paid part changers with fancy tool boxes, the tool box is suppose to impress you making you think they know what they are doing.

Find the guy with the worst looking tool box, chances are he isn't there to impress you with his fancy box.
 

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This is great to know since I just bought a 2017 Trax and was really surprised what all was missing after the fact that I enjoyed from the vehicle I traded in. Now I'll get the Remote Start Installed next is cruise control and then possibly replace the stereo for one with a CD player.....In either case I am glad I found this forum. Time to learn all about my new car.
 

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I got an LT version of the Trax 2014 from the GM dealer and still got a shitty aftermarket remote start, so now i have 2 keyfobs on my keychain : s id rather have it all on one remote.
 

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You installed a second remote start on top of the existing one in your Trax 2014?

The Canadian versions of GM vehicles often come with less features than the American offerings of the same trim level. For example the LS in Canada until 2017 came with no touchscreen infotainment. While the LS in the States came with the touch screen and backup camera. I think they do this to reach a certain price point.
 

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The Canadian versions of GM vehicles often come with less features than the American offerings of the same trim level. For example the LS in Canada until 2017 came with no touchscreen infotainment. While the LS in the States came with the touch screen and backup camera. I think they do this to reach a certain price point.
It seems crazy to me to short a car of the items people want most just to meet a certain price point.

I wish ordering a car would go back to the way it used to be, if you wanted a car with just power windows and a manual transmission, you could just buy the power windows and transmission for a price.

Today you have to take everything including the kitchen sink, just to get the things you want.
 

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Remote start is crucial in Canada especially. But you're right, it would be great if you could just pick out which features you want instead of having to get this with a load of other fluff you don't care about. It does work out cheaper if you get it done externally but then it becomes money being shelled out in bulk at one time cash opposed to just thrown into your financing or whatever.
 
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