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Looking to upgrade to android auto double din with factory back up and steering wheel controls. Professionally installed in 2016 Sorento LX AWD. I am curious if anyone has had this done and how it effects the warranty. From what I understand the warranty doesn't cover the radio either way. My salesman said as long as it is professionally installed there should be no issues with warranty. I have also read that Kia (or any manufacturer) would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the issue at hand was caused by the install thus voiding the warranty. I was hesitant about buying a car with an aftermarket remote start but assumed it didn't effect the warranty and the salesman agreed.

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Looking to add an aftermarket double din 7 in kenwood dmx7705s. Anyone have a similar experience? What about warranty being voided? I would have it installed by best buy and they say their installs do not void warranty. Do you still have steering wheel controls and factory camera as well? Thanks
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The 800 pound gorilla in the room is that if you do anything electrical and one of the computers fails, they will surely blame you. In civil law there is no such thing as beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Best Buy states on their website they can do the install without voiding the warranty. Thoughts?
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Best Buy states on their website they can do the install without voiding the warranty. Thoughts?
Are they going to pay for repairs if something breaks and Kia won't honor their warranty?

Just being the devil's advocate there. I love having android auto mirrored to the car's much larger screen, but I don't think I'd try what you're suggesting. In my 2013 Sorento, I still use the client side of AA and just got a windshield mount for my phone. My other two cars support AA so then you get the benefits of having it integrated with the larger screen, better audio, etc.

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I don't think it will affect the warranty at all. In fact, your electronics warranty is probably already expired. At least on the 2019, the electronics (radio/nav unit) warranty is listed as only 3 years or 36,000 miles. I don't see any way that an aftermarket head unit would affect any of the car's other electronics and warranty. No guarantee that everything will play nice with it, though.
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Looking to upgrade to android auto double din with factory back up and steering wheel controls. Professionally installed in 2016 Sorento LX AWD. I am curious if anyone has had this done and how it effects the warranty. From what I understand the warranty doesn't cover the radio either way. My salesman said as long as it is professionally installed there should be no issues with warranty. I have also read that Kia (or any manufacturer) would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the issue at hand was caused by the install thus voiding the warranty. I was hesitant about buying a car with an aftermarket remote start but assumed it didn't effect the warranty and the salesman agreed.

Note* I said warranty 6 times in this post.

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It's basically a tall aftermarket radio with built-in Android Auto. DD refers to the form factor. Costs a few hundred bucks.
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I'm assuming it's an aftermarket head unit they claim will fit in the same space as the OEM unit. Double DIN refers to the size of the head unit.

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I don't think it will affect the warranty at all. In fact, your electronics warranty is probably already expired. At least on the 2019, the electronics (radio/nav unit) warranty is listed as only 3 years or 36,000 miles. I don't see any way that an aftermarket head unit would affect any of the car's other electronics and warranty. No guarantee that everything will play nice with it, though.
The point here is if the computer or the BCM module goes bad, they will hang it on the aftermarket radio as having caused the problem and deny the warranty,

Owners manuals have cautioned for years against plugging in things like CB radios, although since they just plug into the cigar lighter socket they can never prove it or even know it was there.
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