After filling out the after-service survey, the service manager was nice enough to call me an apologize about the inspection issue. He said they had their inspection license revoked about 4 months ago due to an infraction, and hence were being a little bit over cautious.
He was nice enough to offer a free detailing (not car wash) for my trouble, which was nice.
I don't imagine they would give anyone else with a tow hook mounted plate any problems...
Current: 2007 335i sedan
Alpine White | Sports | Premium | Cold | Comfort Access
FORMERLY: 128i coupe
Alpine White | Sports Package | Black Leather