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      06-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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factory warranty and tires?? Screw puncture..

May be a dumb question but does our warranty cover tires? (Picked up a slow leak from a screw) I looked through the warranty book and saw that the tire maker wont cover this but didnt see anything from BMW warranty and thought I would ask.
(Have M sport bridgestone tires on 135i)

Any guidance or advise greatly appreciated!!!
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      06-24-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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For tires you are on your own. If you are lucky you might find a tire place that will put an internal patch on the tire. That is, provided you have not driven it flat on the stiff run flat sidewalls.
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      06-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Diver!! Wasnt flat but down to 20 psi
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      06-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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As long as the puncture isn't too clse to the sidewall, any good tire shop should repair it.

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      06-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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There is tire and wheel warranty available at purchase (most places), and I usually take it (after negotiating down the price) to avoid tire and wheel problems like this. Both the tires and the wheels are very pricey.
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      06-26-2012, 05:51 AM   #6
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From the "Service and Warranty Information" booklet that came with my 2011.

"Tires are warranted by their respective manufacturer. If you experience difficulty in obtaining service from a tire manufacturer, your authorized BMW center will assist you in resolving the difficulty."
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      06-26-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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That warranty only covers manufacturing defects and alike. A screw in your tire is not covered as a defect in the tire in much the same way that running over a tree branch and ripping off your exhaust is not a sign of a defective exhaust. OP, you're on your own, 100%.
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      06-26-2012, 07:29 AM   #8
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You are wrong King: From the Dunlop website:
http://www.dunloptires.com/en-US/services/tire-warranty

WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG?
FREE TIRE REPLACEMENT

Any new DSST tire removed from service due to a covered warranty condition or rendered not repairable due to a road hazard injury during the first 2/32" tread wear or 12 months from date of purchase, whichever occurs first, will be replaced at no charge. Mounting and balancing are included. Repairable punctures will also be repaired at no charge during this period. (Without proof of purchase, date of manufacture will be used to determine eligibility.)
PRORATED ADJUSTMENT

A tire not eligible for no-charge replacement that is removed from service due to a covered warranty condition or rendered not repairable due to a road hazard injury will be replaced on a prorated basis.
HOW WILL PRORATED CHARGES BE CALCULATED?

Replacement price will be calculated by multiplying the tire's advertised retailer selling price at the time of adjustment by the percentage of usable original tread that has been worn off. You pay for mounting, balancing, applicable taxes and any government-mandated charges. If a tire has a repairable puncture and is not eligible for no-charge coverage, you pay for the cost of the puncture repair.

EXAMPLE: If your disabled tire had an original 8/32" of usable tread wear and is worn to 4/32" usable tread remaining, you have used 50 percent and, therefore, must pay 50 percent of the current advertised selling price of the replacement tire. If the price of the new replacement tire is $160, the cost to you would be $80 plus any additional charges such as mounting, balancing, applicable taxes and any government-mandated charges.
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      06-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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You are wrong King: From the Dunlop website:
http://www.dunloptires.com/en-US/services/tire-warranty
The OP has Bridgestones, not Dunlops.

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      06-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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From the Bridgestone website:

Platinum Pact
The Platinum Pact Limited Warranty covers all Bridgestone brand passenger and light truck tires—except winter, and “temporary use” spare tires. A tire covered by the Platinum Pact Limited Warranty will be replaced with an equivalent new tire either free of charge or for a pro-rated amount if the tire becomes unusable for any reason within the manufacturer’s control under the following conditions:

• The free tire replacement period extends up to (a) 3 years from the date of purchase—proof of purchase date required, or (b) 4 years from the date of tire manufacture without proof of purchase date. During this period, the tire will be replaced free of charge (including mounting and balancing). You may be charged applicable taxes, the cost of valve stems, and disposal fees.

• After the free tire replacement period, coverage extends up to (a) 5 years from the date of purchase—proof of purchase date required, ,or (b) 6 years from the date of tire manufacture without proof of purchase date. During this period, the tire will be replaced but there will be a pro-rated charge. To determine the replacement price, the percent of tread wear is multiplied by DEALER’S then current selling price for the replacement tire(s). The appropriate taxes, mounting, balancing, disposal fees, and other service charges may be added to the replacement price.

• The tire must not be worn to 2/32 inch (1.6 mm) or less remaining original tread depth (i.e. worn down to the top of the built-in indicators in the tread grooves).

• Exclusions apply—as identified in the section “What This Limited Warranty Does Not Cover.”
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      06-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #11
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call the bridgestone, if they dont replace it they will give you like 50% off or something.
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      06-29-2012, 03:24 PM   #12
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Always worth a shot. However, like everyone stated before. If you didn't drive on the tire when it was flat and if the screw isn't near the sidewall. It should be repairable.
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      07-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone!!
Quick update- what a nightmare...
Didnt persue the OEM warranty thing. Went to discount tire for the fix and paid for a tire warranty while there for $200.00 for any future issues (7K miles now)
Screw was off dead center and was easily repaired. That's where the good new ends. TPMS flags again after only 2 days. Sure enough same tire leaking. Soapy water revealed a leak at the bead/rim...(HUH?) Back over to discount tire I go on a crowded saturdat afternoon.....
Turns out discount tire ripped about a 3"x.25" chunck of rubber off the bead at the very edge when dismounting and a piece got wedged between the rim and bead when remounting....No OEM M sport tires tires in stock. Instead of waiting until wednesday, I picked up a new tire at dealer which discount tire paid for. Sooooo... I did get a new tire out of it but then noticed some nice nicks, gouges & scratches on my M sport wheels due to their terrible attention to detail and poor workmanship...
Now they are hiring a rim repair specialist to fix this too. ugh.....I have found the service industry in general in San Antonio really sucks.... I hope a service manual comes out for our cars soon so I can do my own wrenching
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