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      04-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Does CPO Warranty Cover Control Arms?

Broke a lower front right control arm, 2008 335 coupe, will my CPO warranty cover it?
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      04-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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Broke a lower front right control arm, 2008 335 coupe, will my CPO warranty cover it?
Most likely not. If it was because of a manufacturer defect, then yes, but usually that would be caused by a pothole or running into a curb. Best bet is to call insurance and see what they say. If it was a pothole, usually the city will work with you if you file a claim. If you curbed it that hard to do it, then good luck...
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      04-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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hmmm i didnt think about insurance or fighting the city, good idea.
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      04-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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lol definately not. control arms dont crack like that due to defects.
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      04-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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So was it a pot hole? I'm sure it would have had to be a pretty immediate thing to go after the city for it, now they are going to claim that it was something else that caused it.
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      04-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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      04-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Wow, I'm surprised that you didn't bend your rim or blow out your tire. I would think it would take a really strong hit to cause that kind of damage.
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      04-27-2013, 10:01 PM   #9
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just get some m3 control arms now! i never saw an arm actually cracked in half! that's insane!!! how did this happen
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That's not a common method of failure. Bushings die, ball joints fail, even control arms bend from pot holes but snap in two? That's unusual. I would call your SA and petition that the control arm must have been defective to fail that way. If you hit a pot hole big enough to snap a control arm, your wheel and tire would look a taco!
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Why would anyone recommend insurance for a couple hundred dollar part? I've never even had insurance with a deductible near that low.
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      04-28-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
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      04-28-2013, 12:55 AM   #13
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I'd bet a tow truck hooked up by the control arm; better take a close look at the other side while you're at it.

If that was a factory defect it would likely have surfaced when the car was newer.
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      04-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #14
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at this point im still in shock, ive hit several potholes but for the arm to snap like that im still in shock, it took an hour just to get the car ready to tow because it was in a tough location, ill keep you guys posted on what happens from now
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As far as my memory recall I think CPO does not cover control arms. Maybe it is time to upgrade to M3 control arms. Either way good luck and for your sake I hope they do cover it.
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Sorry, from Chicago so I couldn't resist.

FYI...they wont cover it if you tell them it was a pot-hole. I would just say it snapped, must be defective.
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To me that looks like the aluminum metal was badly casted.
Usually the arm will bend, a little. If it snaps like that I would call it a defect.

Or of you hit a sidewalk, or something in the road, then I could see if snapping like that. But your car would show front damage too.... pics?

Also, if not covered, be prepared to re-finance your house. You have a lot more going on in there.
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