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my friend just took his 99 323i with a extended warranty into union park bmw. They told him that he neede new brakes, rotors and lower control arms and none of this is covered by the warranty because they are wearable parts. Shouldn't all of these be covered under the warranty? When my car needed lower conrrol arms,brakes,and rotors it was covered. Are they screwing him or what?:dunno:
 

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well read wht the contract say it will cover and not cover. it usually depends from dealer to dealer. some delaers will replace the clutch under wrarenty.. others wont
 

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e popa said:
my friend just took his 99 323i with a extended warranty into union park bmw. They told him that he neede new brakes, rotors and lower control arms and none of this is covered by the warranty because they are wearable parts. ...
Control arms are a wear and tear item and aren't covered? That is :bs: :bs: :bs: .


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e popa said:
my friend just took his 99 323i with a extended warranty into union park bmw. They told him that he neede new brakes, rotors and lower control arms and none of this is covered by the warranty because they are wearable parts. Shouldn't all of these be covered under the warranty? When my car needed lower conrrol arms,brakes,and rotors it was covered. Are they screwing him or what?:dunno:
I just had mine replaced last week. The brakes and rotors were covered by the maintenance warranty and the lower control arms were covered by the vehicle warranty. Would have been around $1100 worth of repairs. No charge for any of it. Have him contact BMWNA.
 

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Good question

I wonder about this one too. Can you get this done at an indy shop?
 

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Controls Arms

I changed brakes, rotors, fronts and backs plus lower control arms front and back with no warranty. I didn't have a warranty. I paid a fortune on these and the car still looks the same..:ben:
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Control arms are pieces of [email protected], they probably already changed them under warranty for the defective ones, but if he has certain number of miles, it's wear and t.
 

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So how do you know?

Anybody know what to inspect on your control arms or bushings to tell if they really need replacement?
 

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How do you know when you need new lower control arms? What do you need to look for?

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I would hear a rattling noise coming from the wheels when turning left or right and going over bumps or potholes at the same time. Didn't do it when going straight. Sounded as if the brake calipers where loose and rattling. I mentioned it to my service tech and he had them check it out and that's what they found.
 

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Loose

It will feel loose over bumps and cause a constant shake at certain speeds. The dealer will not align the wheels when the joints get worn.
 
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