2.1 The following conditions/situations/items are NOT COVERED under any warranty by PROTON:
2.1.1 If owner of this vehicle (or any other person authorised by the owner) fails to carry out or skips any of the periodical service maintenance as specified in the “PERIODICAL SERVICE MAINTENANCE” section.
2.1.2 Any service carried out by non-authorised PROTON dealership or service centre.
2.1.3 Repairs and adjustments caused by improper maintenance or lack of required service maintenance against those specified in this service booklet, Proton owner’s manual and workshop manuals.
2.1.4 Repairs and adjustments caused by misuse (i.e. racing, overloading vehicle operation and handling against proper use as prescribed in the Owner Manual), accident, negligence, modification, alteration, tampering, disconnection of wiring or components, and improper adjustments or repairs.
2.1.5 Repairs and adjustments caused by use of any non-genuine parts, lubricants or additives that are not approved by PROTON.
2.1.6 The replacement of wear and tear parts under normal periodic service maintenance such as spark plugs, timing belts (including front end auxiliary drive belts), wiper blades, brake lining and pads, clutches, light bulbs, fuses, filters, refrigerant gas, receiver drier, lubricants and fluids are not covered when they are replaced as a maintenance service ordinarily required with vehicle use, except in cases where these parts are replaced as a result of a clearly discernible defect in material or work- Manship.
2.1.7 The labour, parts and/or lubricant costs of service maintenance such as diagnostic check, engine tune up, cooling system and fuel system cleaning, carbon and sludge removal, inspection and adjustment of brake, clutch, timing belt, front end auxiliary drive belt and linkage of various parts, wheel alignment, wheel balancing, tyre rotation, light bulb and headlight adjustmentt and other similar service maintenance ordinarily associated with vehicle use.
2.1.8 Any cosmetic or surface corrosion caused by stone chips or scratches in the paint, wear & tear or normal deterioration such as discoloration, fading, deformation or blur.
2.1.9 Damage or surface corrosion from the environment such as acid rain, airborne fall-out chemicals reaction for instance sea water influences along the coast, tree sap, salt, hail, windstorms, lightning, floods, bird droppings, industrial emission, industrial dust deposits, pollen and other acts of God.
2.1.10 Unauthorised alteration, disruption or change to the vehicle’s odometer that may cause the vehicle’s mileage reading to be inaccurate or may not be ascertained.
2.1.11 Any damage to glass such as breakage, scratches, edge finish chipping or optical distortion due to anything other than defect in material or workmanship or is conclusively proven to be due to manufacturing defect.
2.1.12 Incidental and consequential damages including but not limited to telephone calls, taxi or car rental charges, vehicle towing, fuel, hotel bills, loss of time, and inconvenience or commercial loss.
2.1.13 Defects resulting from the distributor’s improper storage arrangement, absence of proper maintenance and general services, and defects discovered after you had inspected and acknowledged receipt of your new vehicle during process of de- livery.
2.1.14 Defect in equipment, devices and accessories other than those specified and fixed to the vehicle by PROTON, and any new defects resulted from the use of such unspecified equipment, devices and accessories.
2.1.15 Any changes occurring to your vehicle over a period of time under normal use such as slight irregularities not recognized as affecting quality or function of the vehicle or part, functional phenomena, and defects appearing only under particular or irregular operations. Note: Typical examples of the “slight irregularities not recognized as affecting quality or function of the vehicle or part functional phenomena” are as follows:
- Leakage of oil or other fluids near oil seals, packing and joints too slight to affect a decrease in the specified amount of fluid
- Slight noise or negligible vibration not affecting vehicle operation or function of components