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      05-26-2011, 04:00 AM   #1
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Gearknob covered by warranty?

I purchased a 2007 E93 330D manual 3 weeks ago, and the leather around the gearknob is starting to come away.

this should be covered by my BMW warranty right?

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      05-26-2011, 04:02 AM   #2
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If you're lucky - at 4 years old it might be argued that it's wear and tear.
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Prob depends on how many miles the car has done?

If lots then as Xenon says, wear and tear will come into play. If it's a very low mileage car and the rest is immaculate and showing no signs wear, then you might get away with it.

Treat yourself to a nice new BMW Performance one instead?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-BMW-1-...item2310556f02
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39,000 miles, I'd say that was not enough to justice it being wear and tear.
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Also available from BMW Direct on ebay with free postage and 2 year warranty

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-Sport-Gear...item27b92323ff
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I'd be suprised to see that covered under warranty at 4yrs!
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i got my 335d at 2 1/2 years old.............. and the top of the Auto knob was scratched/bubbling

I went to the dealers to order and prepared to PAY for one - and the parts lad said nip thru and ask service - you might got one under warranty.

10 mins later - it was all done and fitted Free Of Charge


................. but after 4 years i think you're being VERY optimistic.......!!
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Not a BMW, but on my last car VW swapped the gear knob wthout blinking at 45K / just under three years on a Passat.

You should be safe as long as you ar in warranty.

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I think you would have been OK under the original 3-year warranty, but you will be hard pushed under the AUC warranty that it seems you have unless perhaps you have onlty had the car a few weeks.
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They won't cover it, as its a piece of 'trim'. Apparently.

Not a good start to my first BMW ownership.
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