Mar 7

Manufacture warranty coverage help? SULEV VEHICLES you have a "decent" warranty,


This might be common sense for some but new BMW should owners check this out. This is just a post about staying informed. Your car might be able to get serviced at a dealer for free, here are some links and photos that may help people out.



Safety and emission recalls


Owners manual link


Sulev coverage link


Even if your car is not Sulev, Type in your vin and look at your manual and recalls, you might be surprised whats covered especially big expensive fixes like valve covers, vanos, and fuel systems, turbos.


For those who have issues with dealers and/or BMW of NA let me know, Im just a 21 year old college kid but I can offer advise on how make sure you are treated fairly.


Just an example of what might be covered covered under Sulev for me in my state.




















Especially if you force them to do it in a negative way, please be smart with this info. If your someone whose trying to game the system, trying to nickle and dime a dealer you will be known as "that guy" and that is not a good look.

This post is not an excuse to have your car fixed free for everything that goes wrong or take advantage of anyone or any business. Your car in many ways might be the ultimate driving mistake for you if your can't work on it your self or bought a $8000 M6. Instead this is too help people hold BMW accountable to what they promised and got tax breaks for.


others recall and service bulletin links


Technical Information System

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

About auto mobiles

Anyone have any advise on manufacture warranty coverage?

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