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Old 12-21-2004, 03:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have a 2000 528I with only 26,000 miles, bought new and several problems have occured that I find to be outrageous. The car speedo doesnt work, the asc doesnt work, the abs light is on for some reason and today the car started overheating. I took the car to the dealer and found I was out of warranty and that the problem was a failed thermostat and the electrical problems were caused by a module which costs over $1000.
Should these things happen to a car with so few miles, was there ever a recall on these items and are these cars problematic? I have owned many new cars but never have I had so many problems. I think these cars are so complicated that only the dealer can work on them so I should have bought an extended warranty which I dont think is still possible, correct me if I am wrong. I look forward to hearing any suggestions.

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John yes you can buy an extended warranty from a number of companies. Go to google and type in extended waaranties. The cost runs anywhere from 1200. to 2000.00 USD. Len
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John yes you can buy an extended warranty from a number of companies. Go to google and type in extended waaranties. The cost runs anywhere from 1200. to 2000.00 USD. Len
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Yes but read the fine print. usually not everything is covered and only for limited amounts.

my buddy bought a used probe. the extenede warranty said it covered up to 2000 dollars. his engine blew and he thought it would be taken care of. Wrong. the warranty stated that if the engine, and tranny and a host of other items failed then they would give out a max of 2000. the engine by itself only was covered for 600 dollars.
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You can get different coverages based on when you buy the vehicle, the age, mileage etc.

One thing is for certain though. Since your car is aleady out of dealer warranty, the problems you have now will not be covered under an extended warranty you buy, because they would fall into the "pre-existing problem" clause on any contract.

I don't want to discourage you from looking into one, but know that even if you do get one, you're only covered for new problems.
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