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So it snowed pretty good here in Colorado a few days ago, really not a big deal. That was until I was backing out of a parking spot and in to a small snow pile. Didn't think much of it until yesterday when I heard a rattling behind the car. I inspected it out, and to my surprise the muffler tip that is attached to the bumper hanging down and the bumper had a small crack. I can't believe that this would break with such a small bump!!! So I guess my question is this, do you think I can get the dealership to fix it under the manufacture warranty? You know say that it had just cracked not sure how? Or do you think I am SOL on this. Let me know.
 

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In my opinion bad karma for yourself and car but hey anything to save money is a good idea, give it a shot wont be any harm, and if they hassle you about it just take it to another dealership, and if they do the same thing just buy one yourself.
 

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So it snowed pretty good here in Colorado a few days ago, really not a big deal. That was until I was backing out of a parking spot and in to a small snow pile. Didn't think much of it until yesterday when I heard a rattling behind the car. I inspected it out, and to my surprise the muffler tip that is attached to the bumper hanging down and the bumper had a small crack. I can't believe that this would break with such a small bump!!! So I guess my question is this, do you think I can get the dealership to fix it under the manufacture warranty? You know say that it had just cracked not sure how? Or do you think I am SOL on this. Let me know.
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Nope. Because you damaged it yourself.
 

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Simple answer is... Does it look like a factory defect? Could this have happened because of mazda? or was it because of you?

Sounds like cracked / broken plastic is user error (like in this case)

The only instance where I can see something breaking... yet still being covered would b a door handle... or something else "plastic" that you have to use to operate the vehicle... and should not just "break"

You could rip on your doorhandle so hard and pull the thing off the side of the car.. and get it covered most likely... just say it fell off... However you don't "pull on" or otherwise use the rear bumper / fake muffler ring for anything... so it can't break =)
 
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