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#1 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 09:04 PM
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Hello All,
I have had a BMW 325i (2001) for almost a year now. While starting my car I noticed my car is due inspection in another 100 miles. Hence I called BMW dealer to set up a time. I was under the impression it is under warranty and the person I bought the car from had stated the car was bought in Oct of 2001. I figured my car is still under warranty and I should have no problems setting up this inspection. When I called a few days ago, I was told my car's warranty expired on Sept 26th and hence this inspection will not be covered under warranty. I tried explaing to the dealership, the information that was passed on to me while purchasing the car but it did not help. I am told the inspection will now cost me around $400 ghead . Can someone please advice?? Has anyone dealt with a similar situation. Your help will be appreciated!
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I would never rely on the seller regarding the warranty. I wouldve spent 20$ and gottn a Carfax report that is pretty much accurate regarding the warranty information. Also you can call up any BMW dealer before you buy a car and ask them to look up your vehicle by the VIN number. It is a free service provided by most dealers and some might charge like 25$ to do. Its worth the money to know the truth about this. Right now as it stands IF your warranty has expired you have to pay up the ghead 400$ dollars and the need for paying for any other repairs that they might (WELL I AM PRETTY SURE THEY WILL FIND SOMETHING TO CHARGE YU BUCKS)......nothing doing to get around it. I would double check though with an independent dealer but also with Crafax. Go to the link below and you will get one free Crafax report. Hope this helps.
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BMW of Seattle quoted me 750 - 900 for Inspection II on my 2001. Feel lucky you are getting out the door with only 400 spent

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DIY its easy, or find an independant garage that will do it for less!
Car is not under warrantee, no reason to keep getting raped by the stealership!
Good luck!
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