Six major hardware manufacturers received warning letters from the US Federal Trade Commission. UU Earlier this month, they indicated that their warranties could conflict with US legislation. UU In response, Nintendo and Sony announced that they will update their policies, according to US Gamer .
The six companies were ASUS, HTC, Hyundai, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. The FTC warned them that their respective warranties, which specified that consumers could not use third party parts, accessories or if the "guarantee seals" were removed, could violate the law.
US Gamer reports that Sony and Nintendo responded to the letter by updating its policies: Nintendo issued a statement saying that it will comply with the warranties "for defects not caused by the user or by other unauthorized acts", while Sony updated its policies to specify that its warranties do not apply to instances where parts or accessories from third parties cause damage, but not if they are installed, or if a product is damaged by repairs made by someone other than an authorized dealer, but will apply if you simply remove the stickers. Hyundai told Car and Driver that he has repaired the wording on his website.
As Motherboard noticed in 2016, it is illegal for manufacturers to void a warranty because you have repaired a device yourself. Each company had 30 days to respond to the FTC's recommendations, or they would face legal action. We communicate with ASUS, HTC and Microsoft to receive comments, and we will update it if we receive a response.