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      08-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW 335i (N54) turbo warranty extended for wastegate issues to 8yrs/82k miles

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Originally Posted by nukezero View Post
So I took my 2009 335i in for maintenance at Shelly Bmw and my SA informed me with a SIB printout [SI B01 02 12 PDF download] showing that the turbos warranty have been extended to a whopping 8 years and 82,000 miles (for problems caused by wastegate).

This is on top of the HPFP 10/120k warranty. I guess Im going to skip that extended warranty purchase!! The only other critical part are the injectors but those are cheap now. $120 each and its not like all six would simultaneously fail.

Models Covered:
  • E60, E61 (MY 2008, 2009, 2010): 535i including xDrive E71 (MY 2008, 2009, 2010): X6 xDrive35i
  • E82, E88 (MY 2008, 2009, 2010): 135i
  • E89 (MY 2009, 2010): E89 – Z4 sDrive35i
  • E90, E92, E93 (MY 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010): 335i including xDrive


Edit: I believe BMW AG saw this lawsuit coming miles away and prepared themselves. I think how they prepared themselves was very smart. First, introduced the N55 engine immediately into the 2011 line-ups in the existing E90 models. Secondly, for those wishing to have N54, since there was technically still a prized market for it, introduced a secondary model called 335iS. These two changes completely eliminated any legal liabilities with regards to turbos, wastegates, or injector issues since the majority of the class action lawsuit was being represented by N54 owners in the 2007-2010 years.

Full SIB:

MODEL
E60, E61 (MY 2008, 2009, 2010): 535i including xDrive
E71 (MY 2008, 2009, 2010): X6 xDrive35i
E82, E88 (MY 2008, 2009, 2010): 135i
E89 (MY 2009, 2010): E89 – Z4 sDrive35i
E90, E92, E93 (MY 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010): 335i including xDrive

INFORMATION

All issues relating to the last-minute appeal have been resolved and the new effective date of the settlement is July 11, 2012. The court-approved settlement provides the following relief to the Settlement Class Members’ vehicles listed above.

SITUATION

BMW NA has agreed to extend, to a total of 8 years or 82,000 miles, whichever comes first, the emissions warranties covering the Settlement Class Members’ vehicles for any failure of a turbocharger caused by a defect in a turbocharger wastegate. The terms of the original New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty and applicable emissions warranty still apply. BMW NA will not provide warranty coverage to any Settlement Class Member’s vehicle containing modifications or alterations to the turbocharger or its wastegates (software, hardware or otherwise), or evidencing other conditions not normally covered under the original New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty or applicable emissions warranty.

Modifications excluded from warranty coverage include any aftermarket parts that affect the turbocharger system, or if there are other conditions that would normally exclude it from warranty coverage.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

The emissions warranty for the turbocharger wastegates has been extended to 8 years or 82,000 miles, whichever one occurs first, for a failure of a turbocharger caused by a defect in a turbocharger wastegate that does not otherwise fall within exclusion to coverage under the warranty. Any applicable TeileClearing or Diagcode requirements still apply.

The turbocharger wastegates’ 8 year/82,000 miles warranty supersedes any applicable coverage provided under the BMW Certified Pre-Owned program or any BMW Group Vehicle Service Contract in effect. This component’s warranty extension applies to the above-listed models only. It is applicable to eligible vehicles which are registered and operated in all 50 states. The existing warranty coverage for all other parts has not changed.

BMW is informing all eligible Settlement Class Members of their extended turbocharger wastegates warranty.



For those of you who havent seen the news SIB, here it is: dated July 2012.
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