This is a question or statement that is often brought to us here at ECB that we will address this for you.

We are frequently asked if new car warranty will be jeopardised if you install an aftermarket bullbar to your new vehicle. This is completely untrue and warranties which apply to vehicles under the Commonwealth Trade Practices Act cannot be excluded.

Here in Australia the Trade Practices Act “prohibits anti-competitive exclusive dealing which can involve a business attaching conditions to the sale of goods thereby restricting the buyer’s freedom to choose who they deal with….” and cannot limit their warranty obligations or claim the warranty is void if the vehicle carried aftermarket accessories that are correctly designed and fitted.

  • The vehicle manufacturer cannot void a warranty if you choose to fit an aftermarket bullbar or other accessory under Australian Consumer Laws, unless it can be proven that the fitted accessory has caused the failure of the vehicle
  • The vehicle manufacturer is always obliged to fulfill their warranty under Australian Consumer Laws and cannot legally not fulfill their obligations, such as not fix an unrelated issue/fault.

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IT’S YOUR CHOICE

When selecting aftermarket accessories, you should always choose reputable suppliers that warrant their products.

If your dealer request that you fit Manufacturer only branded products (OEM), you can confidently advise them that it is your choice to fit an ECB Frontal Protection Product and by doing so will not affect your new car warranty.newwarranty_4At our manufacturing facility, right here in Brisbane Australia, our in-house dedicated Research and Development team have been committed to the safety and compliance of all ECB products since 1972. Therefore, we stand behind our products and proudly state we manufacture the World’s Best Alloy Bullbars, offering products that are;

GUARANTEED WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY

AUSTRALIAN DESIGNED AND MADE

AIR BAG AND ADR COMPLIANT

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FURTHER INFORMATION

The ACCC has previously issued guidelines that explain that the issue is not who manufactured the part, it is whether the parts are fit or appropriate for the purpose intended.

For further information, contact the AAAA National Office on (03) 9545 3333, or  Email info@aaaa.com.au

The Truth about Genuine Parts A Workshop Guide to Dispelling the Myths,  www.choiceofrepairer.com.au a great guide to assist in the decision-making process

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