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Old 03-24-2006, 03:50 PM
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inspection #2 covered by warranty?

Assume I buy this 2002 and the 4 year 50k warranty left. Is the second inspection covered if you havent reached the factory warranty? (time frame or miles) I do realize it is about 1200-1500 bucks... if this a dumb queastion let me know!



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Old 03-24-2006, 05:45 PM
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Warranty doesn't cover maintenance.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:00 PM
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Covered maintenance is only covered for 3 yrs or 36k miles...unless somebody paid to have it extended.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:41 AM
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Covered maintenance is only covered for 3 yrs or 36k miles...unless somebody paid to have it extended.
.... for pre-2003 model years. IIRC, 2003 and beyond have 4/50K.
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.... for pre-2003 model years. IIRC, 2003 and beyond have 4/50K.

lol I read a few things now.

check list to do before buy

1. Run VIN carfax
2. look over car head to toe
3. Run VIN with bmw to see service history (see when Inspection 1 was done and the rod bearing recall) and now the new recall.. (I need to look into that)
4. I assume inspection 1 was done (car has 22k miles on it, I wasnt sure about if I would be able to do #2 under the 4/50k etc)
5. since it is a 2002, All 02's have the 6 year 100,000 miles on the engine? find that out..
6. maybe I should just a buy new g35 and not worrry about anything
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:21 AM
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3) There have been NO RECALLS on the car. There have been several service actions and TSB (Technical Service Bulletins). Service Actions are things that BMW will do to all affected cars. TSBs are those things that will be done only IF certain symptoms show up. A recall is an official you must bring the car in to fix thing for SAFETY defects only.

4) Car may or may not have Inspection 1 done. It depends on how it was driven. With light driving the car can go about 30K before Inspection 1. With very heavy driving, it can have Inspection 1 in well under 20K. And as a 2002 the maintenance agreement runs out at 3 years, 36K, so it is already over (2002 cars were sold from Sept 2001 - Sept 2002, +6 3 years is Sept 2005).

5) All 2002s have the 6yr/100K mile warranty on oil lubricated parts of the engine.
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