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Old 03-23-2014, 04:59 PM
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Cosmetic issues… warranty coverage?

My 2011 e90 is about to go out of warranty and there are a number of things I am curious if you guys think the warranty will cover. Yes, I know the simple thing is to ask the dealer, but I wanted some ammunition in case they deny warranty coverage. I also want to get a feel of the experience others have had with their dealers. The images that are attached show the issues - HVAC buttons are peeling, Start/Stop button trim is peeling, and the back seat leather stitching is coming apart.

Anything else I should look for before warranty expires? I think I’m going to have a local independent shop give the car a look over if there is anything mechanical I’ve missed.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 03-23-2014, 05:30 PM
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my opinion is they should replace the fan module and the start stop button, the coating should not rub off,
stupid question but do you have long fingernails? could be the reason you are scraping the coating off

as far as the seam its loose but not torn
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:35 PM
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From the 2011 BMW Warranty book:

"Exclusions from coverage include the following:
Items reimbursable under your New Vehicle
Gasoline and diesel fuel
Gasoline and diesel fuel additive
Diesel glow plugs
Diesel particulate filter
Windshield washer additive (except when in
conjunction with scheduled maintenance)
Tires, wheel alignment, tire balance and
Reset Tire Pressure Monitor
Wear and tear of soft trim items, such as:
seats, carpets, moldings, headliner, door
panels and all chrome trim

Damage which results from negligence,
improper operation of the vehicle, wear and
tear or deterioration due to driving habits or
conditions, improper repair, environmental
influences, flood, accident or fire damage, road
salt corrosion, alteration, installation of
non-genuine BMW accessories, or use of
improper, poor quality or contaminated fuel
Altered or unreadable Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) or odometer irregularities or
vehicles where the true mileage cannot be
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I'm In the same situation. Except mine isn't a place that is touched. The silver paint is bubbling on the iDrive controller.

Pics are here.

I'm going to ask my dealer the next time I go. I've read threads about people who have had this kind of stuff replaced.
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