This is false in this context. Ford cannot deny warranty claims for not using OEM fluids. The manual says use an API certified DEF and that is the requirement. Peak Blue is an API certified DEF and that meets the manufacturer's requirements.Considering how fluids are an easy way to deny warranty coverage why not use OEM MC? Just keep the receipts just in case.
yep,..i knew that would be said....well.//blue def,is 10 min away,..dealer is 40..no big deal,..just saying.....if PBD is just as good,i'll run it,as I have been...as many issues as I have been reading here,..was just thinking about the warrany as u mentioned,.. maybe I should just go get the dealer stuff...
This is not the same thing. In the CK-4 situation Ford is playing the role of the API. Ford publishes the standards (such as WSS-M2C171–E) and the manual says that you must use an oil that meets those standards. Ford revoked the certification of CK-4. This would be similar to if the API came out and revoked their certification of Peak Blue. But in neither case can those revocations be applied retroactively.Ford can and will deny warranty due on any fluids that THEY consider contaminated or not within their requirements. (See the recent CK4 situation we are in with motor oils)
I used one jug of Peak DEF and have only used SuperTech (Walmart) since (no issues with Peak, but costs much more than Supertech). API certified, easy to obtain, good rotation of stock, and $7.88 for 2.5 gallons. Zero issues, but I did buy the MC nozzle kit on eBay for $7.00. It works much better than the nozzles that come with the SuperTech jugs.Same here. No issues.
My point exactly. Ford will still make you pony up for the repairs if aftermarket items fail or cause to fail components of your vehicle, you then have to battle with the aftermarket supplier to recoup your expenses. Some guys have been lucky to get fuel system failures covered by the fuel stations insurance or even their own insurance.Ford doesn't make diesel fuel.
Until they do, the 'must use only OEM' consumables doesn't hold water.
I have used Peak products for decades, and my family has owned or managed auto parts stores for 50+ yrs. We've not experienced any defective products from them.
The FTC says that Ford must prove that the non Ford part caused the damage. As such you would then have written proof to go back on the aftermarket supplier. (see world-wide-web dot consumer dot ftc dot gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance)
I use Peak Blue DEF and don't give it a second thought.