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BayAreaBMWFan
11-25-2005, 07:41 PM
I had a question about the details of the factory warranty which comes with the 2002 and 2003 7 series. Search did not get me any meaningful results.

1. Is it a bumper to bumper warranty with no exclusions and no deducibles? Or is it like the CPO warranty with exclusions and a $50 deductible.

2. Has the free maintenance also been extended to 100K/6years?

triple_sissy
11-25-2005, 07:47 PM
The latest I know is the warranty is 6yrs/100k with no deductible, but the maintenance is still 4yrs/50k.

BmW745On19's
11-25-2005, 10:21 PM
For MY2002 BMW extended the warranty portion for free to 6 years/100k miles but it came BMW did not extend the 4 years/50k miles maintanence but you can extend it for about $1k until 6 years/100k miles.

Warranty only covers mechanical parts that are essential to the car's working order, transmission, iDrive updates, engine parts, ect.

Maintenance covers everything, oil changes, light bulbs, air conditioner flushings, radio malfunctions, seat not cushy enough, ect, except cosmetic problems, such as a scratch on the fender, tear in leather, ect ect.

Maintenance is well worth it, right after we renewed the maintenance portion of the warranty it was in the shop and it probably cost well over $1k worth of parts and labor that was covered.

I also have a question about the factory warranty- Are new tires covered by the factory warranty?

BayAreaBMWFan
11-26-2005, 02:22 AM
For MY2002 BMW extended the warranty portion for free to 6 years/100k miles but it came BMW did not extend the 4 years/50k miles maintanence but you can extend it for about $1k until 6 years/100k miles.


I also have a question about the factory warranty- Are new tires covered by the factory warranty?

So the extended warranty is a full bumber to bumper warranty. Good! It is not like the CPO warranty which has exclusions and a $50 copay.

Tires and other wear and tear items are not covered by the factory warranty. The maintenance contract covers some wear and tear items like wipers, brakes etc. However tires are not covered in either one.

bimmer7
11-29-2005, 01:36 AM
So the extended warranty is a full bumber to bumper warranty. Good! It is not like the CPO warranty which has exclusions and a $50 copay.

Tires and other wear and tear items are not covered by the factory warranty. The maintenance contract covers some wear and tear items like wipers, brakes etc. However tires are not covered in either one.

Are you positive about the brakes cuz my cousin's 745Li '02 went in for brakes and was charged about $400 labor inclusive for front brakes, which is not covered under the maintenance contract. . .his car is still under 4 years / 50K warranty coverage period.

Malibubimmer
11-29-2005, 06:25 AM
Are you positive about the brakes cuz my cousin's 745Li '02 went in for brakes and was charged about $400 labor inclusive for front brakes, which is not covered under the maintenance contract. . .his car is still under 4 years / 50K warranty coverage period.
Canada and the US may have different maintenance programs.

2006_750Li_ED
11-29-2005, 07:19 AM
Are you positive about the brakes cuz my cousin's 745Li '02 went in for brakes and was charged about $400 labor inclusive for front brakes, which is not covered under the maintenance contract. . .his car is still under 4 years / 50K warranty coverage period.If your cusin was charged money he must have been out of 4/50 warranty, or damage was found that was not normal maintnance. Otherwise he got ripped off

BmW745On19's
11-29-2005, 02:57 PM
I think he got ripped seeing that BMW extended the basic warranty for free to 5 years/ 100,00 0 miles.

triple_sissy
11-30-2005, 06:54 PM
Brake change is not considered warranty but rather maintenance. BMW extended warranty to 6yrs/100k, not maintenance which stayed 4yrs/50k. The only reason he was charged money for it is bacause he is not in U.S. (like you guys are saying) or because the brakes were worn out excessively (too quickly - out of BMW standard specs).

Peter

bimmer7
11-30-2005, 11:39 PM
Brake change is not considered warranty but rather maintenance. BMW extended warranty to 6yrs/100k, not maintenance which stayed 4yrs/50k. The only reason he was charged money for it is bacause he is not in U.S. (like you guys are saying) or because the brakes were worn out excessively (too quickly - out of BMW standard specs).

Peter

yEs infact thats what happened because he does brake quite hard . . . and drives a lot around the city in toronto so a lot of wear and tear occurs on brakes.
Also, just for the record I called BMW Canada today regarding the 745's (BMW North America in your case ) they mentioned explicitly that wear and tear items such as brakes, belts etc. etc. are not covered by the new car warranty 6 years / 160KM or the no-scheduled free maintenance 4 years / 80KM (which by the way is extended to 6 years / 160K when you purchase a pre-certified series from a BMW dealership in Canada :) )

LouisBMW
12-05-2005, 12:19 PM
The maintenance warranty is 3 years, not 4 years. That's I been told by dealer last time I brought my 745i in since it just past 3 years.

triple_sissy
12-05-2005, 05:56 PM
Mine is 2003 and I have 4 year/50,000 miles maintenance on it for sure (I think BMW changed it starting with this model year). I have 45k miles on a car and just got front brakes changed for free :)

Peter

bimmer7
12-06-2005, 11:27 PM
The maintenance warranty is 3 years, not 4 years. That's I been told by dealer last time I brought my 745i in since it just past 3 years.

I apologize that is infact 3 years / 60,000 KM no scheduled maintenance you are right! however if you get a certfied series that no scheduled maintenance gets extended right up to 6 years / 160KM with the bumper to bumper factory warranty :thumbup:

triple_sissy
02-24-2006, 06:04 PM
I was reading in some thread that some BMW dealer in CA is selling extended maintenance for $1,195 to take 745Li from 4year/50k to 6year/100k. Do you remember who it was?
My dealer quoted me yesterday $1,795 and when I mentioned that other price in California he wouldn't budge. He told me to buy it through California if I want and that different dealers have different prices, depending on various conditions, labor charges, etc.
He told me that I will still be able to bring the car for maintenance, assuming that this CA dealer sells genuine BMW ext. maint.

Thoughts?

Peter

simonbos30
02-25-2006, 04:31 PM
My dealer is Fields BMW, Northfield, IL. I was charged $1,395.00 and I can take the car anywhere in the U.S for service. Their web site is www.fieldsauto.com

Simon

triple_sissy
02-25-2006, 08:35 PM
Thanks, I will check them out.

Peter

chowan24
02-27-2006, 01:08 PM
Are you positive about the brakes cuz my cousin's 745Li '02 went in for brakes and was charged about $400 labor inclusive for front brakes, which is not covered under the maintenance contract. . .his car is still under 4 years / 50K warranty coverage period.

02 maintenance warranty was 3/36 now it is 4/50