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Old 07-15-2015, 04:43 AM
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Active pedestrian protection system

The F10/11 has an active pedestrian protection system, which uses either pyroychnics (or high pressure gas?) to raise the rear of the bonnet in an accident. I have just been told by my local dealer that, as part of a routine 2nd brake fluid change at 4 years old, the bonnet gas struts need to be replaced as they are out of date, and unless this is done (at considerable cost) the service interval for the next brake fluid change will not be reset! Has anybody else any experience of this or similar? Many thanks.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:11 AM
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Welcome! I moved your thread to the F10 forum to get some input on your question.

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:38 AM
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That's an EU/UK thing. Never heard anything like this in the US or Canada. Check your owner's manual. There should be a list of required scheduled maintenance. Dealers like to add stuff to the list. But, if it's not in the manual don't bother having it done.
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