I doubt even that ...Strictly speaking, they can't void the warranty on the entire car. They can only void the warranty on the affected parts.
So, if something goes wrong, Mazda can probably deny a warranty claim on the engine start system but would still have to honor it for a blown strut.
All I know is I called the dealership where I went and asked about 3rd party installers that they use or approve of and was told they will not guarantee any work that they don't do and anything that goes wrong with the car that is related to the starter can cause them to deny a claim made under the warranty. So please excuse me for misspeaking. That being said...I trust my friend who told me his GF's claim was denied for this reason.I doubt even that ...
The burden would be on the manufacturer to show that the installation and/or the device itself actually caused the problem with which one is having an issue.
Not to mention that many dealers subcontract to 3rd party installers.
Mazda's website was showing the mobile add on for $480. I called my local dealership this week and was told the regular remote starter is like $450 but the mobile is $600. No thank you. Good luck with your search.Thanks everyone. All I want is a basic on/off system. I am down to get it installed at Bestbuy, but a separate mechanic might be cheaper.
I kinda doubt that a mazda tech would want to be on the customer's side. They would probably just say that the mechanic broke whatever you want to get fixed.. Do you know any businesses off hand which are in the $100 range?
I know the Mazda dealer was trying to get me to buy the mazda mobile thing but with the yearly fee I was like WTF (it seemed like a money making gimmick) so I didn't bite.