In my case, it was because I switched them out for Michelin Pilot Sport A/S+. So it wasn't a BMW problem, but my own issue. That's not to say that they wouldn't have it in stock right away with the holidays. It did happen on a Saturday night, meaning that Monday was the earliest that I could take care of the issue.
Originally Posted by pal joey
" Hit a pothole on Saturday, got a bubble, can't get a replacement until Wednesday."
it continues to amaze me that years after both bmw and good year became aware of this specific tire shortage, some are still experiencing this loss of their car for something as simple as a tire.
how difficult can it be for them to both get together increase production which would then increase available inventory, and just make this unacceptable problem go away once and for all?
renting a car or getting a loaner for 5 days for a tire?
why would any car maker choose a tire thats only available by one company?
and when they do, dont they have a responsibilty to do everything in their power to see that those tires
are readily available?
the answer is clearly yes. the answer thats still not clear is why they havent chosen to do so.
PCD on 9/6/2011: 2011 550i, DSB, black/oyster. Prem 2, Conv, Ventilated, HUD, Sport, DHP, SAT