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Old 01-19-2007, 08:31 AM
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BMW tire recall program for run flat

I just got off the phone with my local dealer. Our 2006 325xi wagon with the sport package is in for service at 16,000 miles. We had them check the run flat tires (lots of noise, etc). The rep called and said that BMW is having problems with the stock Bridgestone tires. BMW has a program to replace the tires, where they pay for two of the four tires. You have to pay all the labor. The new tires are Continental. Two tires with labor is about $470 (sound steep to anyone else?).
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:09 AM
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My tire store quoted me $379 each for Dunlop Run Flats on my '05 545 and charged me $65 labor for 2 tires. These are 18 inch, so that would make them pricier, but apparently run flats are hellishly expensive.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:33 PM
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Turanza replacement bulletin

I think if you have less than 10,000 miles, they replace all 4. If you have more than that, you pay 50%.
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Under $500 for 2 tires is not a terrific bargain but it's not outrageous either. I would replace all 4. See if they'll go for that. Replacing 2 with a different tire doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:38 PM
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Soooo, does that mean that all new builds will come with the Continentals?
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:01 AM
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Under $500 for 2 tires is not a terrific bargain but it's not outrageous either. I would replace all 4. See if they'll go for that. Replacing 2 with a different tire doesn't make sense to me.
No.. they replace all four... He has to pay for two...
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:46 PM
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We just got all 4 swapped out for the Continentals. No charge+ Courtesy car.
Just under 10k miles.
So far we like the Contis better. Thanks BMW!
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:47 PM
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New Bridgestones

Complained about my 3rd oil sensor and as a good will gesture BMW NA gave me new tires even though my mileage was well over 10k. Unfortunately, they gave me the Bridgestones and not the Continentals but free is free. Are they the same tires as the OEM tires that came on my 2006 325xi? Will they have the same problems as the orignals or has Bridgestone updated them some way to improve the ride and make them quieter? Thanks

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Old 05-22-2007, 08:28 AM
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Replacement Tires

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I think if you have less than 10,000 miles, they replace all 4. If you have more than that, you pay 50%.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43594
How does the car run with non Run flats? Do you drive around with a donut spare? Are the Continental RFT significantly better than the Bridgestone?
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Bought 4 new Bridgestone run-flats in May 2011. They have just over 10,000 miles on it. One has a hole and is leaking so badly I cannot drive the car to the dealership because it is beyond 50 miles. They informed me there was nothing they could do
since it seems the hole is a "road hazard" and this is not covered. However, it seems they have had problems with the Bridgestone Run Flats. Do I have any recourse? Or does anyone know of a recall?
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Bought 4 new Bridgestone run-flats in May 2011. They have just over 10,000 miles on it. One has a hole and is leaking so badly I cannot drive the car to the dealership because it is beyond 50 miles. They informed me there was nothing they could do
since it seems the hole is a "road hazard" and this is not covered. However, it seems they have had problems with the Bridgestone Run Flats. Do I have any recourse? Or does anyone know of a recall?
this thread is five years old. the recall has long past. unless you bought the road hazard warranty, there is no recourse, puncture holes are not manufacturing defects, therefore not covered under warranty.
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Bought 4 new Bridgestone run-flats in May 2011. They have just over 10,000 miles on it. One has a hole and is leaking so badly I cannot drive the car to the dealership because it is beyond 50 miles. They informed me there was nothing they could do
since it seems the hole is a "road hazard" and this is not covered. However, it seems they have had problems with the Bridgestone Run Flats. Do I have any recourse? Or does anyone know of a recall?
Assuming it's the EL42 Turanzas, the tire was reformulated sometime around 2008 so the later versions were not covered by the recall. The later EL42s which came on my CPO E91 have performed well for 20k miles. And there was never a recall fro the Potenzas.

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