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dealio 08-30-2012 11:24 AM

Wheel/tire warranty question
 
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After approx. 5 months & 9K miles, wheels still pristine; then, pothole :mad:

Do you think a claim will be denied for "cosmetic damage" ?

I have BMW's "Tire and Wheel Protection," not a 3rd party policy.

haskindm 08-30-2012 12:29 PM

That is hardly cosmetic! I would not want to drive on that tire or wheel. Claim should be approved without question.

dealio 08-30-2012 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by haskindm (Post 7043777)
That is hardly cosmetic! I would not want to drive on that tire or wheel. Claim should be approved without question.

I complete agree, of course, but I'd like to confirm that with someone's experience, not just what we think should happen. :)

dealio 08-31-2012 06:10 AM

bump for tales of success. hopefully.

cforceleritas 11-14-2012 08:27 AM

This is a couple weeks old, so I don't know if you got this resolved... but a co-worker of mine got some nasty curb rash on his 335d and took it to BMW to replace under warranty. The claim was denied because apparently they only replace the rim if it can't hold air.

dealio 11-14-2012 08:30 AM

not resolved. claim denied... "cosmetic" = absolute bull****. i might even get a prorated refund.

gpburdell 11-14-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by dealio (Post 7194247)
not resolved. claim denied... "cosmetic" = absolute bull****. i might even get a prorated refund.

You know where the pothole is...

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop? :rofl:

(not that I'd ever suggest intentional damage to generate a fraudulent claim, but that rim seems like it'd be unsafe and potentially eat the tire sidewall up)

mdsbuc 11-14-2012 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by gpburdell (Post 7194530)
You know where the pothole is...

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop? :rofl:

(not that I'd ever suggest intentional damage to generate a fraudulent claim, but that rim seems like it'd be unsafe and potentially eat the tire sidewall up)

:bustingup

haskindm 11-18-2012 11:35 AM

That shows you how little tire and wheel warranties are worth. Nobody in their right mind would tell you that that tire is safe!

haskindm 11-19-2012 06:11 AM

Ask whoever made the determination that this damage was "only cosmetic" to please put that statement in writing "so that I'll have a record in case something happens". I bet their story will change real quick!

gpburdell 11-19-2012 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by haskindm (Post 7202664)
"so that my heirs will have a record in case something happens".

Fixed that for you. :D

haskindm 11-19-2012 06:42 AM

Better!


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