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Old 01-12-2020, 10:35 PM
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Extended warranty- how to keep it intact

Hello everyone!
I am a happy owner of 2015 BMW 535iX with 6 month of extended powertrain warranty remaining.
I have ~71K miles on odometer.
The spark plugs are overdue. The lowest estimate from dealer is $425+tax for this work.
I little steep considering the fact it can be done as DIY project in 2 hours with ~$50 in parts.

The question is:
What are the chances to loose my extended warranty in this case?

Thanks!

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Old 01-13-2020, 06:57 AM
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Did you mean "lose" instead of "loose"? You should read your contract for your extended warranty to determine if changing spark plugs yourself will affect coverage. Remember, it is not like the warranty that came with our purchase and will be governed by the contract you signed. Depending on your model, changing the spark plugs is a DIY job.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:35 PM
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Hello everyone!
I am a happy owner of 2015 BMW 535iX with 6 month of extended powertrain warranty remaining.
I have ~71K miles on odometer.
The spark plugs are overdue. The lowest estimate from dealer is $425+tax for this work.
I little steep considering the fact it can be done as DIY project in 2 hours with ~$50 in parts.

The question is:
What are the chances to loose my extended warranty in this case?

Thanks!
losing extended warranty over what? If the spark plugs aren't bad they aren't bad. Not sure of your point here either. If you amention DIY in 2hrs with ~$50 in parts, then why don't you just DIY? You don't lose warranty just because you replaced your own spark plugs. Moreover, warranty coverage loss hinges on if part or repair x lead to fault y, which would be covered under your warranty if you hadn't used like genuin BMW part, etc--presuming you are talking about exgtended powertrain warranty from BMW. But even then, the warranty aren't necessarily invalid because you used OE instead of genuine BMW part. However, don't know the basis for losing warranty you are talking about.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:46 PM
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Thanks for clarification guys.
My question was about BMW Extended Powertrain Plus.
I skimmed through the contract. Wasn't able to find any limitations on service facility or something like that.
I does say that vehicle should be serviced in accordance with BMW's service recommendations using genuine manufacturer's original equipment.
Does that mean using OEM Bosh spark plugs could potentially be a reason of claim denial?
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:02 AM
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Prohibited by Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act 15 USC 2301 I believe. IANAL
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Not sure if that law applies to extended "warranty" plans.
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read your contract. Different plans differ.
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:29 AM
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Not sure if that law applies to extended "warranty" plans.
The law was created to fix problems as a result of manufacturers using disclaimers on warranties in an unfair or misleading manner. Exceptions must be explicit.
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Thanks for clarification guys.
My question was about BMW Extended Powertrain Plus.
I skimmed through the contract. Wasn't able to find any limitations on service facility or something like that.
I does say that vehicle should be serviced in accordance with BMW's service recommendations using genuine manufacturer's original equipment.
Does that mean using OEM Bosh spark plugs could potentially be a reason of claim denial?
"should be" does not equal "must be".
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