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      02-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Canceled Warranty Thread

Who has had their warranty canceled due to modifications? Please list the mods.
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      02-12-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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and why your warranty was voided
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      02-12-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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You should probaby rephrase the request. If you ever had a warranty claim denied please describe the circumstances.
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Precisely what you said.
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Anyone who gets their "warranty voided" is sort of slow IMO

when I was dealer hunting to fix a major problem in my car and they requested to "have a field engineer" check it out I was real quick to decline lol

finally found a few good dealers around here that get stuff done
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and why your warranty was voided
I haven't had my warranty denied but am planning to buy a JB3 and was wondering how many have had their warranty denied due to tunning.
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well if you run a tune, you run the risk, and that is with really anything that you do to modify a stock car to perform otherwise.
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I'm coming up to the big 50k.
I'm thinking of getting the extended but there's a part of me that's happy about never going back to the dealer again.
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      02-13-2009, 10:02 AM   #9
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I'm coming up to the big 50k.
I'm thinking of getting the extended but there's a part of me that's happy about never going back to the dealer again.
Can you buy the extended warranty just before you hit 50K?

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      02-13-2009, 10:55 AM   #10
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I'm coming up to the big 50k.
I'm thinking of getting the extended but there's a part of me that's happy about never going back to the dealer again.
50k on a car that fast is a testimony to good freaking hardware. Other than the fuel pumps, I do think these cars are pretty freaking tough.
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I haven't had my warranty denied but am planning to buy a JB3 and was wondering how many have had their warranty denied due to tunning.
The whole getting your warranty voided is usually overly promoted by :
A) People who purchased Dinan software
B) People who have an M3


Honestly If you still want your warranty just take off your JB before going in for service and make sure you put it back together correclty..

Edit : also get to know your ECU software and its limitations....
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well if you run a tune, you run the risk, and that is with really anything that you do to modify a stock car to perform otherwise.
^ Yep... it's probably the best policy to keep your car stock if you want to keep your warranty.... or only void the warranty on parts you're able to pay for in case of damage (aesthetic mods, etc.)
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I'm coming up to the big 50k.
I'm thinking of getting the extended but there's a part of me that's happy about never going back to the dealer again.
ROFL... never realized it 'till you said it... but I feel the same way... I haaaate going to the dealership... it's so frustrating talking to them because you realize how little they know about the BMW's they sell... *sigh*
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The whole getting your warranty voided is usually overly promoted by :
A) People who purchased Dinan software
lol... this is true, too...
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I'm coming up to the big 50k.
I'm thinking of getting the extended but there's a part of me that's happy about never going back to the dealer again.

Have you considered 3rd party warranty?
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Can you buy the extended warranty just before you hit 50K?

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Have you considered 3rd party warranty?
Actually, 3rd party warranties are more expensive than the BMW warranties since the dealers are hurting so bad right now.

The only thing that I am concerned about is the engine, turbos and fuel pump.

Everything else, I'm confident that I can fix myself.
I've already worked on the suspension (including tension links, springs, shocks, and sway bars), brakes, and full exhaust.
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      02-13-2009, 11:57 AM   #16
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Your warranty does not get voided. You can be "denied" warranty work due to modifications. If you get denied a warranty for say a turbo, due to modifications, that does not mean all the other parts on the car are not covered by the warranty.
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Actually, 3rd party warranties are more expensive than the BMW warranties since the dealers are hurting so bad right now.

The only thing that I am concerned about is the engine, turbos and fuel pump.

Everything else, I'm confident that I can fix myself.
I've already worked on the suspension (including tension links, springs, shocks, and sway bars), brakes, and full exhaust.
I have actually be researching DRIVE TRAIN ONLY extendeds up to 100k miles and they were all under $1500 bucks ( I believe I get another 5 years from now...

But my car has 28k miles so maybe that explains the difference.

I looked at "warranty direct" or something like that.

might be worth a look. What's nice is that you can take it to ANY shop. Soo if you are modded, most indy shops will probably take your side. They also pay the shop DIRECT with their company credit card, rather than you pay first and they re-imburse.
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I'm coming up to the big 50k.
I'm thinking of getting the extended but there's a part of me that's happy about never going back to the dealer again.
Of those 50k, how many have you been running a tune? Just curious, would be pretty impressive if you've been going that long with a tune.
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Of those 50k, how many have you been running a tune? Just curious, would be pretty impressive if you've been going that long with a tune.
I have 43k miles now, and have been running with a tune for 41k miles.
Started with SSTT to Procede to JB.
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I have 43k miles now, and have been running with a tune for 41k miles.
Started with SSTT to Procede to JB.
That's pretty cool. Speaks volumes about the reliability of the engine with a tune.

Thanks!
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So I guess the answer to the original question is "no one"
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if you get your warranty voided, you have to pretty ignorant. make sure its back to stock engine wise, and you should be good unless you have a dick dealer. once you are in the system tho, it is shared with BMW Corporate so any dealer you go to will know...
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