I think the alternate version of what the author says is that the car has onboard diagnostics, just like every other car on the market has -- since it's required by law. But he gives OBD more credit than it deserves.
Originally Posted by philippek
I don't think that's true. But even if it is, how can BMW prove that you tracked or raced the car?
So I agree that BMW is unlikely to know or be able to prove that you raced the car.
And there's a difference between "racing" and "tracking."
Edit: The official Service and Warranty Information Book for 2004 3 series says, in part:
"This warranty shall be null and void if ......... or if the car has been used in any competitive event."
Word to the wise: Avoid concours d'elegance, scavenger hunts, audio sound-offs, and racing.
BMW CCA #115780
Last edited by LMC; 05-19-2005 at 10:50 AM.