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Munich77 11-12-2012 04:40 PM

Thank goodness for extended warranty
Like many posters on here, I was on the fence about buying extended warranty for my 2008 535 xi (production date July 2008). I had my fair share of problems while in warranty (a couple of HPFPs and a set of fuel injector) so I had a hunch that something else might go wrong with the car. I ended up buying extended warranty in February and boy was I glad. Since going out of warranty in March of this year, I have had the following going wrong with my car:

(1) a check engine light was traced to an engine seal that had to be replaced (out of service for two weeks);

(2) a check engine light was traced to a low fuel pressure sensor and a DTML pump both of which were replaced;

(3) a check engine light was traced to faulty fuel rail and fault fuel injector leading to a replacement of the fuel rail and injectors (another two weeks out of service);

(4) while in the shop they also noticed my water pump went out, too.

I just picked up the car for items 3 & 4 - and I am only at 57,500 miles. I would hate to have paid for all of that and am actually not too pleased to have had to pay to the warranty's $50 analytical charge for (1) - (3). It is kind of shocking that BMW makes cars that only last until 50,000 miles and then fall apart.

I know my car is not the norm but I just wanted some of the people on here to be aware of what they might be in for.

Phoenix1 11-13-2012 10:31 AM

Did you get BMW or 3rd party extended warranty? If 3rd party - which one? I have Route 66...

bimmerrg 11-13-2012 01:59 PM

Hey Phoenix1,

How r u doing? Did you have to use the warranty on any issues? Hope not!

I am still running around 48.5k miles, shall see what is in the corner around end of year! Then decide to buy warranty or not. Got couple of Indy shops with in 3 miles!

Munich77 11-13-2012 06:11 PM

I got BMW Extended Warranty.

bimmerrg 11-14-2012 05:35 AM

Munich77, Is that full PL coverage u got? How much did u have to pay if I can ask. I am quoted 4100 for full warranty 84m/100k. Yet debating if I want to pay ahead and deal with dealer or use close by 2 European/Indy shops and see what happens. Only issue I have is if I want to sell, people wont prefer if there is no warranty. I can deal with having to pay for repairs under my ownership.

jamie75 11-14-2012 05:47 AM

I got my full PL BMW one for $3450. you can buy it from any dealer so check the various BMW related boards or you can ask your dealer to price match.

bimmerrg 11-14-2012 05:51 AM

Hum, thx. Is yours 535i also? Looks like model numbers make some diff like 528 vs 535 vs 535xi etc.

jamie75 11-14-2012 06:28 AM

Mine is a 528i but when I was doing my research the higher models were getting about the same quotes

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bimmerrg 11-14-2012 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by jamie75 (Post 7194012)
Mine is a 528i but when I was doing my research the higher models were getting about the same quotes

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Daniel Dutton at Pacific BMW said 3450 for 7yr/70k plan? 84m/100k is 3880.

jamie75 11-14-2012 02:03 PM

Mine was 100k I called hendrik bmw in charlotte

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Phoenix1 11-14-2012 03:05 PM

I bought Route 66 extended warranty at 47K months and 42K miles. Gave me a TOTAL of 100k miles or ADDITIONAL ( not total) 60 months. Will take me through 2016. $0 deductible. $2500. Only available through credit unions.

Munich77 11-14-2012 06:29 PM

I used Daniel Dutton at Pacific - it was a bit more expensive then that when I got it.

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