Warranties

LIMITED WARRANTY

LIMITED WARRANTY:   GTI offers the following Limited Warranty for GTI products exclusively to the original purchaser, that fail during normal use in the vehicle in which the product was originally installed.  All installations must be performed by qualified parties experienced with the vehicles particular product and related systems. This Limited Warranty is not transferable to subsequent owners or vehicles. There are no warranties which extend beyond the description on the face hereof.  Any alteration or additions to this original document are null and void. GTI DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY.  GTI does not warrant any product to meet the specifications, mandates or requirements of any safety code, design, model, drawing, bill of material, component, system, manual, part number or description of or under any country, federal, state, county, province, city, township, borough or municipal government or manufacturers or requirements. THERE IS NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AS TO FITNESS OF ANY PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE; NONE AS TO ANYTHING ELSE UNLESS CONTINUED ON THE FACE OF THIS WARRANTY HEREOF.  Where GTI specifically guarantees any product as to its mechanical condition, and there is a breach of such warranty, then the purchaser’s only and exclusive remedy shall be the repair or replacement of the product to remedy such defect.  The decision to remedy, replace or repair the product shall be in the sole discretion of GTI.  THIS SHALL BE THE LIMIT OF GTI’s LIABILITY.  The purchaser must notify GTI via registered mail along with copies of this original LIMITED WARRANTY, original proof of purchase showing purchase date and merchandisers name and address, of a breach of warranty within 30 DAYS after discovery thereof, which breach shall be within the warranty period stated herein, otherwise such clauses shall be deemed waived.  In addition to these terms for waiver of this LIMITED WARRANTY, any such case that the product is tampered with, disassembled, misused, improperly installed or maintained, subject to contamination or abnormal conditions, effected by other abnormally operating or improper components, configurations, settings,  or systems, all warranties of the face hereof shall be deemed waived.  Final determination as to the validity of any warranty claim shall  reside with GTI. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE HEREOF. THERE IS NO IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  No  parties other than GTI  have the authority to waive or vary any of the terms of this LIMITED WARRANTY of the face hereof.  This LIMITED WARRANTY shall commence on the date of the GTI  Invoice Agreement and will remain in effect for the time period coinciding with the products  as follows: (a) Steering products –  1 year, (b) Air Conditioning Products – refer to Addendum’s  GTI 200105 and GTI200106, (c)   Fuel Line Products – 3 years (d) Oil Lines – 3 years.  In the event of a warranty claim authorized by GTI,  any remaining period of such warranty shall commence upon the date GTI re-ships such warranted merchandise.  This Limited Warranty excludes all goods sold/distributed by GTI which are not manufactured, repaired or re-manufactured by GTI (hereinafter “other manufacturers” items). The Buyer shall direct all claims and liabilities for  “other manufacturers” items to that specific manufacturer and not GTI.

A/C COMPRESSOR INSTALLATION, LIMITED WARRANTY & TERMS POLICY

(Addendum GTI 200105 effective April 7, 2015)
  1. Diagnostics, removal and replacement of components,  flushing, charging and testing of system must be accomplished by certified individuals whom are qualified to work on your vehicle system,  and within compliance with OEM specifications & procedures for the vehicle and refrigerant type system.  System pressures & temperatures, ambient climate, oil type and amount, refrigerant type and amount must be documented in writing.
  2. When installing the compressor in a vehicle with a failed compressor it is mandatory to: (i) determine the cause of failure and (ii) correct the problem prior to installing/operating the replacement compressor.  Common causes for failure are moisture, debris, overcharging, overheating or blockage (which may cause excessive head pressure and can damage clutch), leakage in the system hoses, seals or connections leading to a loss of refrigerant and system oil, subsequent friction and damage to the compressor contaminating the entire system with metal particles (your replacement compressor will not last long with this situation), ; expansion valve failure or incorrect “super heat” settings, low oil flow or slugging of the compressor with either refrigerant or oil. Use of “leak sealants” or additives, or residual of the same will void all warranties.
  3. All system components and lines must be properly decontaminated to remove internal particles & debris before installing the replacement compressor.  Decontamination  procedures can typically include either (a) replacing system lines, condensers, evaporators, expansion valves or orifice tube, receiver/dryer, accumulator, and/or (b) properly liquid flushed using either OEM recognized/approved fluids, system and methods.  Liquid flushing does not guarantee removal all contaminants.  Do not attempt to flush the new compressor, receiver/dryer or expansion valve. Do not attempt to use high pressure air to blow out the system components as this has been proven to be ineffective.  All liquid flushing solvents must be fully evacuated to prevent system contamination.  Residual flushing solutions  can  damage the system or cause poor performance.  Units returned for warranty that are locked up, show signs of seizing, low oil flow, have debris or contamination are invalid and will void all warranties.
  4. A new receiver/dryer must be installed at this time.  Failure to install a new receiver/dryer will void all warranties.
  5. THE INSTALLER IS RESPONSIBLE TO VERIFY AMOUNT OF OIL IN COMPRESSOR AND SYSTEM.  Do not mix PAG type oil with mineral or Ester oil.    Warning: if the compressor does not receive a sufficient flow of oil due to either: low system pressure, system constrictions, malfunctioning components or low oil, the compressor will be damaged and all warranties will be voided.  Oil type must be compatible with refrigerant type.  Amount and type of oil used must be documented on a work order or invoice at time of installation.
  6. Do not attempt to turn the compressor shaft (clutch face plate) until the compressor has been installed and suction & discharge lines have been properly attached.  After lines are attached turn compressor shaft (clutch plate center nut ) approximately 12 revolutions clockwise to purge oil from compressor. Failure to perform this step properly will damage the compressor.
  7. Do not exceed OEM specs. for belt drive tension.
  8. The system must be properly evacuated (vacuumed), and the length and depth of evacuation is dependent upon ambient temperatures and altitude.  Evacuating when temperatures are warm, above 70F, is preferred.  Purge the system with nitrogen or refrigerant (properly) prior to pulling a final vacuum.  Check for gross leaks.
  9. This compressor is sold specifically for use with R134a or R12  refrigerants.  Use of any other refrigerants or additives (“revitalizer’s, sealants, mixed refrigerants, etc.) of any kind will void all warranties.  Do not rely on the site glass method of determining whether the system is charged.  Use an accurate refrigerant weight scale (avoid using small cans of refrigerant) along with gauge pressures and the refrigerant’s Pressures and Temperatures chart to achieve ultimate charging.  Charge by gas method, not liquid method unless you are experienced with liquid charging.  Compressors that are slugged with liquid or which have their oil washed out by liquid charging are prone to failure and will void all warranties.
  10. Damaged compressors (frozen or with damaged cylinder walls, pistons or swash plates, broken ears, shafts, cracked cases, missing parts, burnt clutches, damaged bearings, stripped threads, broken wires, or other damage  or disassembled compressors)  are not acceptable and may result in forfeiture of warranty.  Compressor failure caused by abnormal systems, improper installation, improper procedures, improper application or maintenance voids all warranties.  In the event that damaged or unlike compressors are returned GTI reserves the right to discard such returns without any penalty to GTI.  High/low pressure switches are intended to “help” prevent compressor failures, they do not guarantee compressor leakage due to high system pressures.  High system pressures can result in leaking compressor seals which are not warranted  when system pressures have run high.
  11. Pressure switches and sensors are intended to “help” prevent compressor and system failures.  These devices are not a guarantee to prevent failures.
  12. The following must be documented at time of installation.  Failure to do so will void this limited warranty:   Low and high side pressures at idle, and ambient (outside around vehicle) temperature at time of noting low and high side pressures, oil type and amount used, refrigerant type and amount installed in system.  GTI reserves the right to review this data prior to or during warranty claims review.
  13.  LIMITED WARRANTY: In addition to terms/conditions and warranty policies stated in the GTI (Griffiths Technical Inc.) Invoice and Agreement, the following terms and Limited Warranty shall apply: The period of warranty for all AC compressors is one year from date of purchase.  All installations and service related to the compressor shall be carried out within the terms of this addendum as well as terms, conditions or installation guidelines stated in GTI’s Invoice and Agreement and GTI supplied installation guidelines.  Failure to comply with these terms and requirements herein will immediately void this limited warranty.  In the event of any warranty claim, the Buyer shall supply GTI with proof of compliance of installation and service of the goods, not limited to MAC certification, invoices and procedure & material compliance.  GTI DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY.  THERE IS NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AS TO FITNESS OF ANY PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE; NONE A TO ANYTHING ELSE UNLESS NOTED HEREIN.  THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION STATED HEREIN OR UPON GTI INVOICE and AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

KUEHL® AC SYSTEM PRODUCT WARRANTY & TERMS POLICY

(Addendum GTI 200106 effective April 7, 2015)
  1. Kuehl® AC System Product(s) covered by this Limited Warranty consist of products specified in the Griffiths Technical Inc. (here in after referred to as “GTI”) Invoice and Agreement.
  2. The Buyer is responsible for installation and prudent routine inspection, maintenance & verification of the system and system components.  In the event of a Kuehl® AC System Product(s)component failure the Buyer shall not operate the system and shall take immediate and proper action to insure the Kuehl system, system components and other vehicle components are not subject to related failure.  Failure to insure or maintain the product, system or components shall void all warranties.  Use of “leak sealants” or additives, or residual of the same will void all warranties. Any modifications to goods shall immediately void all warranties.    Road hazards or vehicle collisions can damage the system or components.
  3. A Kuehl® AC System Product(s) integrity and performance is subject to the performance and condition of other vehicle air conditioning systems and components and climates.  In the event that a Kuehl® AC System Product(s) or one or many of its unique components fails or fails to perform as a result of other vehicle component problems,  all warranties shall be void.
  4. The Buyer is fully responsible (at all times) for inspection, confirmation, and checking of interference fits and clearances relating between Kuehl® AC System Product(s) components and existing vehicle components
  5. GTI makes no claims (implied or otherwise), no warranties and no guarantees that any product(s) supplied or sold to the Buyer will reduce or produce air conditioning temperatures to any specific temperature or by any specific degree of range.
  6. LIMITED WARRANTY:  GTI offers the following Limited Warranty for GTI products exclusively to the original purchaser, that fail during normal use in the vehicle in which the product was originally installed.  This Limited Warranty is not transferable to subsequent owners or vehicles. There are no warranties which extend beyond the description on the face hereof.  Any alteration or additions to this original document are null and void. GTI DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY.  GTI does not warrant any product to meet the specifications, mandates or requirements of any safety code, design, model, drawing, bill of material, component, system, manual, part number or description of or under any country, federal, state, county, province, city, township, borough or municipal government or manufacturers or requirements. THERE IS NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AS TO FITNESS OF ANY PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE; NONE AS TO ANYTHING ELSE UNLESS CONTINUED ON THE FACE OF THIS WARRANTY HEREOF.  Where GTI specifically guarantees any product as to its mechanical condition, and there is a breach of such warranty, then the purchaser’s only and exclusive remedy shall be the repair or replacement of the product to remedy such defect.  The decision to remedy, replace or repair the product shall be in the sole discretion of GTI.  THIS SHALL BE THE LIMIT OF GTI’s LIABILITY.  The purchaser must notify GTI via registered mail along with copies of this original LIMITED WARRANTY, original proof of purchase showing purchase date and merchandisers name and address, of a breach of warranty within 30 DAYS after discovery thereof, which breach shall be within the warranty period stated herein, otherwise such clauses shall be deemed waived.  In addition to these terms for waiver of this LIMITED WARRANTY, any such case that the product is tampered with, disassembled, misused, improperly maintained, subject to contamination or abnormal conditions, effected by other abnormally operating or improper components, configurations, settings,  or systems, all warranties of the face hereof shall be deemed waived.  Final determination as to the validity of any warranty claim shall  reside with GTI.   No  parties other than GTI  have the authority to waive or vary any of the terms of this LIMITED WARRANTY of the face hereof.  This LIMITED WARRANTY shall commence on the date of the GTI  Invoice Agreement and will remain in effect for the time period coinciding with the products  as follows:  (A) AC Barrier hoses – 3 years, (B) Condensers, driers & evaporators – 3 years, (C) Compressors  – 1 year, refer to additional terms stated in Addendum GTI 200105, (D) Pressure switches and charge port adapters – 1 year, (E) switches, fans or relays -1 year  (electrical fuses, wiring and connectors are 60 days), (F) AC mechanical hardware (ie. vents, nuts bolts and brackets) – 1 year.   (G) Electronic Controls (circuit boards, switches) 1 year, excludes failures due to mishandling, mis-wiring  or shorts.  In the event of any warranty claim, the Buyer shall supply GTI with written proof of the following; Compliance of installation and service of the goods,invoices and procedure & material compliance, name of party installing the goods and their certifications.
  7. GTI DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY.  THERE IS NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AS TO FITNESS OF ANY PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE; NONE A TO ANYTHING ELSE UNLESS NOTED HEREIN.  THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION STATED HEREIN OR UPON GTI INVOICE and AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
  8. Pressure switches and sensors are intended to “help” prevent compressor and system failures.  These devices are not a guarantee to prevent failures.
  9. The products described herein, including without limitation, product features, specifications, designs, availability, and pricing, are subject to change by Griffiths Technical Inc. at any time without notice.

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