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Old 09-04-2012, 06:47 AM
ktimov1 ktimov1 is offline
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Question Mileage indicator for brake service

My 2009 E90 has about 41500 miles. The computer showed that I had 9000 miles left before rear brake service. It got me thinking if I would be able to replace the rear brakes in time before my warranty expires.

However that changed this past Labor Day weekend… Went on a 70 mile trip (1 way), hardly did any driving there, then went back home. Today when I turned on the car, the screen displays your next service coming up, it showed 2900 miles left, and it was for my rear brakes.

How can it go from 9000 to 2900 miles left in just 2 days, could it be the highway driving? I didn’t think I was doing any hard braking. At least now I know that my rear brakes will be replaced under warranty!
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:00 AM
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From what my SA told me, the brake sensors work based on wear instead of Milage. If you drive harder, the Milage they display will drop faster.

I bought my e90 CPO in May and it has shown 900 miles until the rear brake service to this day. It once got under the 900 mile point and said it was time for a service, but it has since moved back to 900 and no service yet.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:20 AM
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From what my SA told me, the brake sensors work based on wear instead of Milage. If you drive harder, the Milage they display will drop faster.

I bought my e90 CPO in May and it has shown 900 miles until the rear brake service to this day. It once got under the 900 mile point and said it was time for a service, but it has since moved back to 900 and no service yet.
So your saying that my 2900 miles left until service can jump back up to 9000?
If thats the case then I most likely wont get the rear brakes replaced under warranty.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:27 AM
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Sounds like this may work in your favor .....we are in a similar boat with 7,000 til rears and 43,000 on the clock. My SA told me when the screen reads brakes in 2,000 to bring it in and BMW will let them replace.
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