Spectra Premium® Product Warranty

Spectra Premium warrants its climate control products, new or remanufactured, to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period determined in this warranty from the date of installation or date of purchase. The sole liability of Spectra Premium, under this warranty, is to replace or repair such climate control products following its return to Spectra Premium or Spectra Premium’s authorised dealers, together with the original invoice for the climate control product.

This warranty covers any climate control products furnished from Spectra Premium but does not include labour of any kind or materials not furnished by Spectra Premium or any charge for any such labour or materials.

This warranty does not apply to any equipment which has been repaired or altered outside the factories of Spectra Premium Industries in any way so as, in the judgement of Spectra Premium to affect the stability of the product.

This warranty does not apply to products which have been subjected to misuse, negligence, and / or operating conditions in excess of those for which such equipment was designed and / or deemed defective by Spectra Premium as a result of the physical or chemical effects of water, steam or other liquids, gases or agents present in the system operating environment of the equipment or the failure of the vehicle warning system.

Warranty Coverage

Compressors for passenger cars and light duty vehicles are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
Condensers are covered for a period of 2 years or 24,000 miles / 40,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
Heater cores are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
Evaporators are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
Blower motors are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
Equipment and service items are covered for a period of 120 days
Fluorescent and electronic leak detectors, electronic thermometers are covered for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase
All other Climate Control products are covered for a period of 120 days
The warranty for compressors will be denied if the following conditions are not followed (refer to compressor literature in box):

1. R-134a is the only approved refrigerant for all Spectra Premium compressors. Use of any other refrigerant will void the warranty.
2. The accumulator / filter drier must be replaced in conjunction with a compressor and/or condenser replacement.
3. The compressor clutch air gap must be verified prior to installation on the vehicle (refer to OEM specifications).
4. The specific and proper type of oil (see manufacturer’s specifications) should be inserted through the suction port of the compressor or oil plug. With the help of a spanner wrench turn the compressor shaft (not the clutch) 10 to15 times to help properly distribute the oil throughout the compressor and prevent hydraulic lockup.
5. The A/C system must be held under vacuum for a minimum of 45 minutes.
6. The fan clutch or radiator fan motor must be checked for proper operation.
7. For applications using an orifice tube or liquid line containing an orifice tube, the orifice tube must be replaced (installation of an orifice tube repair kit is also valid).
8. If the system has an expansion device (expansion valve) the technician must inspect and clean the filter screen or replace the valve if necessary.
9. The A/C system must be flushed with an approved flushing solvent. The only accepted option to flushing is the installation of an in-line filter or compressor suction screen (providing the refrigerant oil is not contaminated).
10. Condenser and radiator airflow must be cleared of any obstruction or restrictions. Clean and realign bent fins. The technician may need to replace the condenser in specific applications or situations (refer to compressor literature in box).
11. Spectra Premium requests that all parallel flow condensers be replaced when a compressor fails (the condenser design prevents a thorough cleaning and debris will cause system restrictions).
Replacement or repair of the climate control product by Spectra Premium shall be the only remedy available to a purchase under this warranty. Spectra Premium shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages of any kind resulting from the use or misuse of these or other products.