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Old Yesterday, 05:38 AM
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extended free maintenance coverage?

car has some driveline vibrations.. felt under drivers seat and feel torque related, if I floor it, it aggregates the vibration/clunk, sometimes I have a jolt while in 2nd or 3rd gear (probably felt in other gears too..) looks like it points to the guibo/flex disc? (2010 328xi 6MT with 90k)

Would this be an item the extended free maintenance would cover? car has still CPO and extended free maintenance.. (called dealership to ask but got a very grey answer "well.. no but you have to bring it in though we would charge to diagnose if not a covered item")

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It doesn't sound like a maintenance item, so my guess would be it is not covered under the extended maintenance side. All the maintenance program gets you is things that regularly need replacing (fluids, wipers, brakes, etc.). Driveline and other part failures would be warranty items.

Now, you said you still have CPO coverage. That's where you should be looking. The CPO warranty should cover driveline failures, albeit with (I think) a $50 or so deductible. There's some things that CPO won't cover, but vibrations, clunking, and jolting in gears sounds like it may be in the "what CPO covers" zone. If the problem is in the suspension or the guibo, however, you're likely SOL.

You can see an example of of the current "not covered" list here: http://cache.bmwusa.com/Pdf_16a4e27f...f-adbdaad31bd1 (this will download a PDF to your machine). If it really is the guibo (go Antonio!), that would NOT be covered under that list, as it is explicitly called out as not covered due to its being an "upkeep" item.
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thanks, downloaded the pdf shows flex disc not covered as an 'upkeep' item.. guess its time for indy shop
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If you car is still under CPO warranty, why on earth are you planning on taking it to an independent shop?!

The guibo would NOT be 'maintenance', but being a driveline component makes the guibo a 'warranty' covered part (including installation service labor)!

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If you car is still under CPO warranty, why on earth are you planning on taking it to an independent shop?!

The guibo would NOT be 'maintenance', but being a driveline component makes the guibo a 'warranty' covered part (including installation service labor)!
Nope. Direct copy from the "What Is Not Covered" CPO description on the BMWUSA website:
Upkeep
Adjustments; batteries (as a stand-alone repair); driveshaft flex disc (guibo coupling); engine drive belts; .....
Now, the OP should certainly check his CPO documents to make sure the covered/not covered list hasn't changed since he purchased the car, but the current version explicitly says the guibo is not covered under the CPO warranty. It would also be worth checking if the problem really is the guibo, and not some other part that may be covered.

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Nope. Direct copy from the "What Is Not Covered" CPO description on the BMWUSA website:
Upkeep
Adjustments; batteries (as a stand-alone repair); driveshaft flex disc (guibo coupling); engine drive belts; .....
Aha, one of those exclusions that I have mentioned about the details in comparing policies from different extended warranty policies! I just checked the BMW documentation sent to me in 2014 for my 2011 CPO, and sure enough the guibo is excluded.
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OP here, so driving back from lunch earlier yellow service engine soon light came on and car was shaking badly.. Puled over and restarted and then drove normal..
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