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Old 07-17-2012, 06:35 AM
liquidg liquidg is offline
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@ard ... appreciate the response. Fortunately, the vehicle was not a total loss or sold for salvage (else I would not have considered it). I'm not aware if CA lemon laws are more strict than in IL, but the information disclosed to me at the time of purchase had to deal with a "high battery drain message" that the original owner reported. The dealer bought-back the vehicle, and "replaced the footwell module and re-programmed the control units with CAS" (which I assume to be a relatively straight-forward repair).

That said, my local (IL) dealer appears to be giving me the run-around. They mentioned that they could submit an extended warranty request to BMW, but that they anticipate it will be denied. Since I've had issues dealing with them in the past, I've reached out to other dealers to receive a quote (I'm under the impression that I cannot go to BMW directly).

Assuming that my options via BMW are limited, I'm hoping yourself (or others on the forum) have experience with 3rd party warranty providers and could comment (specifically on EasyCare and Compass).

@jashearer ... you are correct regarding the 'state' of the vehicle before offering it for re-sale. The aforementioned fix was made, all routine maintenance performed, and the original manufacturer warranty kept in-tact.

Would appreciate to hear what route your friend ended up going with this CTS-V (given similar circumstances). End of day, I have no preference between BMW versus a 3rd party warranty provider, assuming that the policy coverage/limitations are comparable and one of my local dealers will honor the coverage.

And of course, I welcome any other suggestions
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