Warranty Extension for 335is N54T Charge Pipe

by Tim Jones on June 16, 2017, 12:59 pm
BMW extends N54 charge pipe warranty 10 years

For the eligible vehicles, BMW of North America, is extending the limited warranty for the engine’s intake charge-air duct to 10 years/120,000 miles as determined by the vehicle’s original in-service date.

Effected Models
  • E92 335is Coupes (N54T engine) - 2011-2013 produced from 4/6/2010 to 6/14/2013
  • E93 335is Convertibles (N54T engine) - 2011 - 2013 produced from 3/11/2010 to 10/1/2013

Information
  • This is a a limited warranty extension and NOT a Recall or Service Action
  • No immediate repair allowed by BMW unless your BMW is currently experiencing this problem
  • This “component-specific” limited warranty extension applies to defects in materials or workmanship
  • This coverage is subject to the same vehicle eligibility requirements, limitations, and exclusions that apply to the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • The pressure sensor, only in conjunction with a required replacement of the of the intake charge-air duct

Warranty Information
The engine’s intake charge-air duct limited warranty extension to 10 years/120,000 miles applies to eligible US-specification BMW vehicles that are registered, operated and have their covered repair performed by an authorized BMW center in the United States (including Puerto Rico).

This coverage supersedes the coverage that is provided under the BMW Certified Pre-Owned Program or any BMW Group Vehicle Service Contract that applies to the vehicle.
The existing limited warranty coverage for the whole vehicle and other components has not changed.

Should the intake charge-air duct fail again, this component is covered by the remaining portion of the extended limited warranty coverage period.

Previous Repairs Reimbursement
Under this extended limited warranty, BMW NA will provide reimbursement for “qualifying customer-pay repairs” that were performed on an eligible vehicle prior to the release of this component-specific limited warranty extension.



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27 responses to Warranty Extension for 335is N54T Charge Pipe

07335 commented:
June 16, 2017, 1:36 pm

Awesome thx!
savirc commented:
June 17, 2017, 10:57 am

My charge pipe burstred yesterday during acceleration on my 2012 335is. Thanks for posting this. I took it in today and they were not able to pull this extended warranty up. How can I reference this to them so they can look it up on their database?
SayItAintTom commented:
June 17, 2017, 11:15 am

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Originally Posted by savirc View Post
My charge pipe burstred yesterday during acceleration on my 2012 335is. Thanks for posting this. I took it in today and they were not able to pull this extended warranty up. How can I reference this to them so they can look it up on their database?
Stock charge pipe sucks anyway, probably better off getting aftermarket.

I wanna be happy about this extended warranty but i want to upgrade to something much better.
tim330i commented:
June 17, 2017, 12:20 pm

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Originally Posted by savirc View Post
My charge pipe burstred yesterday during acceleration on my 2012 335is. Thanks for posting this. I took it in today and they were not able to pull this extended warranty up. How can I reference this to them so they can look it up on their database?
Tell them to look for SI B01 08 17.
MMMGP commented:
June 17, 2017, 1:09 pm

I too upgraded to an aftermarket CP. Don't want to find myself stranded on the road.
CALWATERBOY DUE commented:
June 17, 2017, 1:43 pm

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Originally Posted by MMMGP View Post
I too upgraded to an aftermarket CP. Don't want to find myself stranded on the road.

>Cough!<
fxrs1955 commented:
June 17, 2017, 4:44 pm

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Originally Posted by MMMGP View Post
I too upgraded to an aftermarket CP. Don't want to find myself stranded on the road.
Same
CALWATERBOY DUE commented:
June 18, 2017, 1:57 pm

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Originally Posted by MMMGP View Post
I too upgraded to an aftermarket CP. Don't want to find myself stranded on the road.

The good news is: You won't be - even with charge pipe completely off, she runs, power reduced. No prob getting to where you want to be.
MMMGP commented:
June 18, 2017, 2:15 pm

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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY DUE View Post
The good news is: You won't be - even with charge pipe completely off, she runs, power reduced. No prob getting to where you want to be.
But that's not how I approach caring and servicing my vehicles. I don't do 'stuff' just to get by.
CALWATERBOY DUE commented:
June 18, 2017, 5:59 pm

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Originally Posted by MMMGP View Post
But that's not how I approach caring and servicing my vehicles. I don't do 'stuff' just to get by.

Trust me - if the charge pipe pops off, you'll have no problem reaching safe harbor.
2NASpec commented:
June 18, 2017, 6:11 pm

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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY DUE View Post
Trust me - if the charge pipe pops off, you'll have no problem reaching safe harbor.
Unless you want to reach to safe harbor with your full 300 ponies...
MMMGP commented:
June 18, 2017, 7:18 pm

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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY DUE View Post
Trust me - if the charge pipe pops off, you'll have no problem reaching safe harbor.
Not a trust issue, I'd just rather avoid the situation all together.
07335 commented:
June 27, 2017, 8:13 am

So this just happened to me. The car runs fine with it broken, but reduced power. My mighty 335is became a 325is , smooth as ever, exhaust sounds awesome, but would have trouble overtaking a Fiat 500. In reality the car could run 100% normal since it is the tube taking intake air from the filter box to the turbos, but the air is not filtered.

Still, poor on BMW to make such a cheap part.
07335 commented:
June 28, 2017, 8:03 am

So this could be really bad for the turbos right? The charge pipe is under vacuum, if / when the pipe breaks, pieces of plastic could get sucked in to the charge pipe and hit the turbo impeller right? That would be bad ...
MMMGP commented:
June 28, 2017, 10:19 am

The charge pipe is under boost (pressure) and if plastic bits do get sucked into the intake, they have to pass through the combustion chamber first.
07335 commented:
June 28, 2017, 10:54 am

hmm. Don't think so. Charge pipe is under filter / airbox. Air gets sucked in through the charge pipe, hits the turbo and gets compressed, exists turbo as compressed air and hits the intercooler for a cooldown and then in to the intake plenum, right?
07335 commented:
June 28, 2017, 11:10 am

Anyone know if the new part is any better than the old?
MMMGP commented:
June 28, 2017, 11:25 am

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Originally Posted by 07335 View Post
hmm. Don't think so. Charge pipe is under filter / airbox. Air gets sucked in through the charge pipe, hits the turbo and gets compressed, exists turbo as compressed air and hits the intercooler for a cooldown and then in to the intake plenum, right?
Take a look at the diagram on RealOEM. The charge pipe and air box are not connected.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=13_1185

As the turbos spool up, they pull air from the air box, and compress that air in the charge air induction tract. Then it's past the intercooler and charge pipe before getting stuffed into the intake manifold.

Not sure if they revised charge pipe is any better, but it's plastic and will likely crack again after heat cycled enough times.
07335 commented:
June 28, 2017, 11:32 am

This helps. So it sits after the intercooler and right before the intake plenum.
ChuckInDC commented:
July 28, 2017, 9:48 pm

This just happened to me 10 days ago. Picked up my car 4 days ago with a charge air pipe intake elbow, charge air induction tract, and hose clamp being replaced totaling 870.93. No mention of the extended warranty until I coincidentally received the notice today. Fantastic. Now to battle my service center or BMW proper. Also had I known it was under extended warranty I'd have utilized a loaner vehicle.
MMMGP commented:
July 28, 2017, 10:08 pm

To be 100% clear, the charge air induction tract consists of 3 separate parts (pipes).

I've had #1 replaced as it was leaking (oily) under the 'aluminum foil' heat cover that's placed over the rubber house.
  1. 11657556551 - From turbos to inter-cooler - # 1
  2. 13717590306 - From inter-cooler to charge pipe # 18
  3. 13717590304 - Charge pipe - #5

ChuckInDC commented:
July 28, 2017, 11:22 pm

Thanks, that is helpful. After I looked closer the three items I mentioned earlier were actually two plus an oddly worded line item for labor.
Labor: 304.15
Your #2 part number 113717590306
And a $11.95 hose clamp to reattach it. I'm assuming this should be under warranty, should I ask them to replace the other parts as well?
MMMGP commented:
February 21, 2018, 5:09 pm

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Originally Posted by holtre View Post
My charge air induction pipe has cracked and the dealer says it is not covered. I called BMW USA and told them about this post and the limited warranty extension and they said that it was not something associated with BMW. I'd be interested to know where this warranty extension notice came from. All comments and suggestions are appreciated.
That’s because this extension notice applies only to the 335is which has the N54 engine.

Based on your profile, you have a 2013 model with a N55 engine.
pidge1114 commented:
August 30, 2018, 8:54 pm

I'm giving this a bump because this just happened to me.

I can't seem to find the bulletin that this refers to, and would love to have it with me when I go to the dealer tomorrow.
MMMGP commented:
August 30, 2018, 9:07 pm

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Originally Posted by pidge1114 View Post
I'm giving this a bump because this just happened to me.

I can't seem to find the bulletin that this refers to, and would love to have it with me when I go to the dealer tomorrow.
Try here... there is a photo of the BMW extension notice.

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1407862
BaliDawg commented:
September 6, 2018, 11:08 am

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Originally Posted by pidge1114 View Post
I'm giving this a bump because this just happened to me.

I can't seem to find the bulletin that this refers to, and would love to have it with me when I go to the dealer tomorrow.
Just call your SA and have him look it up: SI B01 08 17
pidge1114 commented:
September 6, 2018, 11:19 am

Just got the car back. Replaced the pipe free of charge.