BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-08-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
1speedbike
Colonel
 
1speedbike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ, NYC, Baltimore

Posts: 2,934
iTrader: (15)

So this happened...






Goodbye factory warranty and free maintenance!


Anyway, I'm posting this mostly to provide some information, since I've heard different things about the extended warranty and maintenance, and was almost "conned" by BMW. (well, not really conned, but almost convinced into a decision without knowing all of my options).

When you look on the BMW website they say the extended maintenance plan for the 1 series is about $2000. This is what I was about to buy. BUT this is ONLY for the maintenance. This means that $2000 gets you 2 more years of your once yearly oil change, air filter change, brake fluid change.. and that's pretty much it, since I think they still charge you for brake pads. This does NOT extend the warranty on ANYTHING on your car! I thought it did!! If something breaks under this plan, it's still out of your pocket to replace!!

Maybe I am just the naive one, but I never saw any option other than this one in my online searches, and I assumed that along with the extended maintenance you must surely get extended warranty. Instead, my dealership offered three different warranty extensions. I ended up going with the "Gold" plan for $3000, which covers everything except the radio and nav. There is a plan under it for only the important stuff - drivetrain, brakes, etc, but no cosmetics, interior, secondary systems. There is also a plan above the Gold which also covers the electronic stuff.

I ended up not getting the extended maintenance at all (which is what I was originally going to get) because I can't justify spending 2 grand for what amounts to pretty much 2 extra maintenance sessions (once yearly oil/filter change).

I searched online and BMW doesn't publish the warranty extension prices on their website, and when you search, the results tend to point in the direction of the maintenance program, so the information isn't exactly easy to get to. I just don't want anyone on here to run into the same problems I did and all of a sudden have to spend more money than they thought was required. By the way the sales guy talked, I could tell something was up, but didn't know what. I almost signed on for extended maintenance AND warranty without being explicitly told they were two separate plans that could be purchased separately, and the maintenance is pretty useless (in my opinion; correct me if I'm wrong, please) if you do your own oil changes and have an aftermarket air intake filter.

Anyway, now I can enjoy my car worry-free for another 2 and a half years / 50 thousand miles. With this peace of mind, I know I'm going to be driving a lot more than I normally would (I love this car and I don't want to break it! hah). Hope this helps some of you who are looking to make a decision regarding the warranty when the time comes.
__________________

Year 1 of the 1
1speedbike is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
ken1137
Brigadier General
 
ken1137's Avatar
 
Drives: a slow 2009 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 3,697
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2009 e90 335i  [3.20]
Thanks for the info as my warranty will expire in addition to the free maintenance in Sept. I wondered about the extended ($$$) free maintenance program.
__________________

BMWCCA member
ken1137 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
RedTRex
Digital Cerebrum
 
Drives: 05 330ci ZHP
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Posts: 408
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2005 BMW 330ci  [0.00]
The extended maint plan is not worth it, unless of course you have more money than tools or (knowledge) and you probably wouldn't be here on this forum anyway.....
RedTRex is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
BrokenVert
Resident Kerbalnaut
 
BrokenVert's Avatar
 
Drives: Topless Electric Boogaloo
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fahrvergnügen

Posts: 9,883
iTrader: (0)

ohh those numbers. I remember when that happened
__________________
BrokenVert is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
roundel335
Brigadier General
 
roundel335's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 335i Sedan, 11 128i Cabrio
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Leland, NC

Posts: 3,532
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
You're incorrect on BMW not paying for brakes - pads and rotors. A full front/rear brake job, including new rotors and pads, is nearly $1700 (from the dealership), and at $2K, it would nearly make it pay for itself. But - in my case, I only have 35K miles on my E92 and still have 70%+ of my pads and rotors remaining. Doubtful I'd get those worn down enough before the time limit came around. Aside from that, the oil services and the other recommended services like brake/coolant flushing and other maintenance that comes in around 60K miles might approach that number for higher-mileage cars.
__________________

2013 F30 335i M-Sport 8AT/MPE/MPPK, 2011 128i M-sport Cabrio 6MT/PE
roundel335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,260
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Are we saying that brakes/pads aren't covered under the extended warranty? Because I just picked my car up yesterday from getting new front rotors/pads at 40k miles and didn't pay for them.
Red Bread is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #7
20YRSDREAM
Life is short... Relax & Enjoy!!!
 
20YRSDREAM's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 135icp SGM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gotham,NY

Posts: 97
iTrader: (0)

click on this link:
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...rotection.aspx

then click on download brochure for addition info......& you get all juicy details there.
__________________
20YRSDREAM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
BFD99
The Stig!
 
BFD99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 135i 6MT
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Ok

Posts: 890
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [5.00]
I'll be at 4 years on March. 25! Trying to beat on my brakes a bit, as BMW just replaced all 4 pads but said my rotors were close to being out of spec, like .02 or something like that, So i'm trying to wear that little bit off and get new brakes before maintenance runs out. LOL Still waiting to hear on the group buy on the extended warranty package.
__________________
2008 135i - FBO + JB4 15ohm + Water Meth
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=136481&dateline=13270  10872
BFD99 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 16,362
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BFD99 View Post
I'll be at 4 years on March. 25! Trying to beat on my brakes a bit, as BMW just replaced all 4 pads but said my rotors were close to being out of spec, like .02 or something like that, So i'm trying to wear that little bit off and get new brakes before maintenance runs out. LOL Still waiting to hear on the group buy on the extended warranty package.

OR... get them good and hot and then dump a bucket of cold water on each side. Just saying...
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
TMR013
Opus Angelus
 
TMR013's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 Monaco Blue 135i coupe
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chandler, AZ

Posts: 1,010
iTrader: (0)

As I understand it. Brakes are covered under the maintenance plan for normal wear and tear. The only thing that is covered for brakes under warranty is if something goes wrong, i.e. bad sensor.
With that in mind, the $2 grand doesn't sound so bad.
__________________
TMR013 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #11
gnpower
Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW ///M Sport 135i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Red Sox Nation

Posts: 475
iTrader: (0)

How much are rotors and pads if you were to do the work yourself?
__________________
///M 135i
gnpower is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #12
Tom K.
Major General
 
Tom K.'s Avatar
 
Drives: '07 328iT, '13 Boxster
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

Posts: 5,377
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by roundel335 View Post
. Aside from that, the oil services and the other recommended services like brake/coolant flushing and other maintenance that comes in around 60K miles might approach that number for higher-mileage cars.
1 Brake flush (two year item) = $150.00
2 Oil Changes (mileage or time based = $220.00
1 30k Inspection = $200.00

Total = under $600 if brake pads & rotors are not required.

Coolant is "lifetime" and not covered.

Tom
Tom K. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #13
Tom K.
Major General
 
Tom K.'s Avatar
 
Drives: '07 328iT, '13 Boxster
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

Posts: 5,377
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnpower View Post
How much are rotors and pads if you were to do the work yourself?
http://www.trademotion.com/parts/201...section=BRAKES

Tom
Tom K. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #14
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,260
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnpower View Post
How much are rotors and pads if you were to do the work yourself?
Rotors are $245/f pair and currently $45/r pair. Pads are $175/f pair and $120/r pair.

Sensors are about $20, you'll need one front and one rear, and technically, you're supposed to replace the set screws, which are $1.25 each. You'd need a caliper tool, which is about $10 to reset the rear pistons, and $10 of fluid, bringing you to about $650 in total parts needed for a full front and rear brake job.
Red Bread is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #15
BFD99
The Stig!
 
BFD99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 135i 6MT
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Ok

Posts: 890
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
OR... get them good and hot and then dump a bucket of cold water on each side. Just saying...
LMAO What would that do? Warp them? LOL
__________________
2008 135i - FBO + JB4 15ohm + Water Meth
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=136481&dateline=13270  10872
BFD99 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #16
1speedbike
Colonel
 
1speedbike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ, NYC, Baltimore

Posts: 2,934
iTrader: (15)

I was probably wrong about the BMW brakes not being covered. Though I have to say that I switched to Hawk pads anyway because the BMW brakes were always squeaking. I brought the car to BMW multiple times complaining of this, and they never fixed it so I gave up. Awesome maintenance right there

But anyway, the pads would be covered, but not for me.. And I'm assuming rotors never need changing unless they get damaged. But they're not a "wear and tear" item so if they get damaged/warped and it's not my fault... is that a maintenance issue, a warranty issue (covered by the extended?), or a "your own problem" issue?

That's the only downside I see to not having done the maintenance plan. I guess I forgot about the brakes because I stopped getting them for free in exchange for some peace and quiet!
__________________

Year 1 of the 1
1speedbike is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #17
1speedbike
Colonel
 
1speedbike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ, NYC, Baltimore

Posts: 2,934
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrokenVert View Post
ohh those numbers. I remember when that happened
Lol if I remember right you were at 60K last summer when I just had hit 3 years. OG Status!

If I wasn't in Baltimore for 2 of my years of ownership and left the car up here, I'd probably be where you're at. Crazy! But a friend once left his car in my driveway down there.. and it got spray painted with gang signs the first night it was parked there. Nope, nope, nope.

PS- Did you get any extension on your warranty/maintenance?
__________________

Year 1 of the 1
1speedbike is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #18
BFD99
The Stig!
 
BFD99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 135i 6MT
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Ok

Posts: 890
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [5.00]
BMW told me $3020 for the 6 year, 100,000 mile Gold level warranty tonight when i stopped in and had them add a quart of oil to my engine as it was low. That's fairly normal right? Still says 7000 miles till oil change due. I wish the Group buy warranty guys would hurry up and get me some info!
__________________
2008 135i - FBO + JB4 15ohm + Water Meth
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=136481&dateline=13270  10872
BFD99 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2012, 01:25 AM   #19
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 16,362
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BFD99 View Post
LMAO What would that do? Warp them? LOL

Well... if you want the brakes replaced under warranty, that would be one way to have them do it.
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #20
BrokenVert
Resident Kerbalnaut
 
BrokenVert's Avatar
 
Drives: Topless Electric Boogaloo
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fahrvergnügen

Posts: 9,883
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1speedbike View Post
Lol if I remember right you were at 60K last summer when I just had hit 3 years. OG Status!

If I wasn't in Baltimore for 2 of my years of ownership and left the car up here, I'd probably be where you're at. Crazy! But a friend once left his car in my driveway down there.. and it got spray painted with gang signs the first night it was parked there. Nope, nope, nope.

PS- Did you get any extension on your warranty/maintenance?
Ive been doing 20-25k a year up until this year where im abroad.

I tried to. Walked into my dealership at 47K but was told that wouldnt sell one to me. They gave me some crap about how if I wanted a warranty I needed to have purchased it before the car hit 45K. I called bullshit but some guy from corporate backed them up on this.

after that I just said eff it and what could go wrong...

never ask that question.
__________________
BrokenVert is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #21
roundel335
Brigadier General
 
roundel335's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 335i Sedan, 11 128i Cabrio
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Leland, NC

Posts: 3,532
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1speedbike View Post
But anyway, the pads would be covered, but not for me.. And I'm assuming rotors never need changing unless they get damaged. But they're not a "wear and tear" item so if they get damaged/warped and it's not my fault... is that a maintenance issue, a warranty issue (covered by the extended?), or a "your own problem" issue?
Brake rotors can wear down and become grooved or warped and will eventually need replacement. BMW will replace pads and rotors under the original and extended maintenance programs if they crack, warp, or wear down past the safe thickness level. Damage due to accidents, etc., isn't covered.
__________________

2013 F30 335i M-Sport 8AT/MPE/MPPK, 2011 128i M-sport Cabrio 6MT/PE
roundel335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #22
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,260
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Agreed, my rotors were past the minimum thickness at 40k miles. I haven't actually looked at the 1er manual, but know that my M Coupe required the rotors and pads to be replaced at the same time, regardless of rotor thickness.
Red Bread is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
extended, maintenance, plan, warranty

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST