BMW 2008 3 Series Specifications

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Table of Contents
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2008 3 Series Models Covered in This Booklet
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Introduction (for SULEV (PZEV) only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
BMW Ultimate Service™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The BMW Maintenance Program
Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Upgrade Option . .
Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Condition Based Service (CBS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Service Interval Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Info Display screen contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Possible displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Supplementary information (vehicles with optional iDrive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control Display screen contents (optional equipment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Red Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Yellow Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Green lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Special Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Quality Certification I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Maintenance Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Standard operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Microfilter (not shown in CBS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Front brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Rear brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Emission Control Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Evidence of Maintenance Work
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Battery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Restoring corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Underbody maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Body Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Customer Assistance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Customer Assistance - Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
BBB Auto Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
California Residents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Special Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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BMW Roadside Assistance
Owners Eligibility . . . . . .
Getting Started . . . . . . .
Calling For Assistance . . .
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Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Dispatch Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
On-Site Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lock-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Towing Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Sign-and-Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Trip Interruption Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Car Rental Discounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Exclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Overview of BMW Limited Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
New Vehicle Limited Warranty — 2008 Models
(Valid Only in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Warrantor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Warranty Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Warranty Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Warranty Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Safety Belt Warranty - Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Other Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Limited Warranty — Rust Perforation 2008 Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
REQUIRED MAINTENANCE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty
(Valid only in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
What is not covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
(Valid only in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico)
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California Emission Control Warranty Statement*
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Owners Warranty Responsibilities: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
California Emission Control System Limited Warranty*
What is not covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Emission Warranty Parts List . . . . . . . . . . .
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Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Tire Warranty Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
California Emission Warranty — SULEV (PZEV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Overview of BMW Limited Warranties for SULEV (PZEV) Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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California Emission Control Warranty Statement SULEV (PZEV)*
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Manufacturers Warranty Coverage: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Owners Warranty Responsibilities: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
California Emission Control System Limited Warranty SULEV (PZEV)* . . . . . . . . . . 45
What is not covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
2008 3 Series Models Covered in
This Booklet
The emission certification standard can be verified on the Vehicle Emission Control Information
label located in the engine compartment. A representative label is shown below; the SULEV
(PZEV) certification is stated after the word
“California.”
328i Sedan
328xi Sedan
335i Sedan
335xi Sedan
328i Coupe
328xi Coupe
335i Coupe
335xi Coupe
328i Sports Wagon
328xi Sports Wagon
SULEV (PZEV):
328i Sedan
328i Coupe
328xi Sedan
328xi Coupe
328i Convertible
BMW Ultimate Service™
BMW Ultimate Service leads the industry in providing owners with incredible value and peace of
mind. This service includes:
䉯 The BMW Maintenance Program: No-cost
factory-recommended maintenance for
4 years/50,000 miles from the original in-service date, whichever comes first.
䉯 BMW Roadside Assistance: No-cost 24/7
on-the-road assistance for 4 years/unlimited
miles from the original in-service date. Also
includes alternate transportation and trip-interruption benefits as well as trip routing
services.
䉯 New Vehicle Limited Warranty: Limited coverage for defects in materials and workmanship for 4 years/50,000 miles from the original
in-service date, whichever comes first.
Repairs will only be made at authorized BMW
centers using Original BMW Parts.
Introduction (for SULEV (PZEV)
only)
Certain 2008 328i models are certified to California’s stringent Super Ultra Low Emission
Vehicle (SULEV) standards and also qualify as a
Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) under the
California Air Resources Board Zero Emission
Vehicle program. In addition to very low tailpipe
and zero-evaporative emissions, this PZEV certification includes a unique warranty when the
vehicle is registered in California and certain
Northeastern states as indicated in the SULEV
(PZEV) section beginning on page 42. SULEV
(PZEV) models registered in Oregon and Washington are covered by the California Emission
Warranty beginning on page 39.
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The BMW Maintenance Program
䉯 Wear and tear of soft trim items, such as:
seats, carpets, moldings, headliner, door panels and all chrome trim
䉯 Damage detected when performing the rust
perforation inspection
䉯 Damage which results from negligence,
improper operation of the vehicle, wear and
tear or deterioration due to driving habits or
conditions, improper repair, environmental
influences, flood, accident or fire damage,
road salt corrosion, alteration, installation of
non-genuine BMW accessories, or use of
improper, poor quality or contaminated fuel
䉯 Altered or unreadable Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) or odometer irregularities or
vehicles where the true mileage cannot be
determined
䉯 Maintenance or repair after the vehicle is
deemed a total loss
䉯 Maintenance or repairs performed by other
than an Authorized BMW center within the
United States or Puerto Rico
䉯 Vehicles used in competitive events
䉯 Oil changes performed outside the recommended maintenance intervals as indicated
by the Service Interval Display
The BMW Maintenance Program is a benefit
designed to help reduce the cost of ownership.
This program has been devised with the following objectives: to maximize vehicle safety, reliability, and resale value by minimizing
breakdowns resulting from wear, and minimizing
cost and inconvenience by computing maintenance intervals based upon the specific manner
in which each individual vehicle is driven.
2008 3 Series vehicles purchased from any
authorized BMW center in the United States or
Puerto Rico are covered by The BMW Maintenance Program for 48 months or 50,000 miles,
whichever occurs first. Coverage begins on the
date of first retail sale or the date the vehicle is
first placed into service as a sales demonstrator,
service loaner (SLP) or company vehicle, whichever is earlier.
Any authorized BMW center in the United
States or Puerto Rico will perform the scheduled maintenance services on your vehicle at no
expense to you.
Coverage
The BMW Maintenance Program covers all factory recommended maintenance, as determined
by the Condition Based Service (CBS) system.
Additional items that need replacement due to
normal wear and tear, and that are not covered
by the original New Vehicle Limited Warranty such as brake pads, brake rotors, and wiper
blades inserts - are included, provided wear and
tear exceeds BMW wear limits. Any adjustments
required due to normal operating conditions are
also included. See pages 7-8 of this booklet for
additional information.
Maintenance Upgrade Option
Please contact your authorized BMW center for
information and availability on the optional Maintenance Program Upgrade for coverage up to
6 years and 100,000 miles.
Intervals
Time intervals should be followed using the
maintenance interval as indicated by the BMW
Service Interval Display.
Exclusions from coverage include the following:
䉯 Items reimbursable under your New Vehicle
Limited Warranty
䉯 Gasoline
䉯 Windshield washer additive (except when in
conjunction with scheduled maintenance)
䉯 Tires, wheel alignment, tire balance and
rotation
Maintenance intervals on motor vehicles have
conventionally been specified based upon accumulated mileage. However, driving conditions
have a major influence on routine maintenance
requirements; distance traveled is only one of
the significant factors. A vehicle driven for
50,000 miles of short trips in the city with
numerous cold starts, prolonged periods of
idling, stop-and-go driving, and high engine
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Service Interval Display
speeds during acceleration requires more frequent maintenance intervals than a vehicle
driven for 50,000 miles for long distances at low
engine speeds primarily at operating
temperature.
Info Display screen contents
The advanced technologies at BMW have led to
the development of the unique BMW Condition
Based Service (CBS) system which computes
the actual optimum maintenance requirements
based not only upon the accumulated mileage,
but taking into account important factors such
as high or low engine speeds, short or long trip
driving, and condition of the engine oil and
brake pads.
Condition Based Service (CBS)
CBS is a further development of the Service
Interval Indicator System. Sensors and sophisticated algorithms take even more detailed
account of the various conditions of vehicle use.
The distance remaining until your next service
briefly appears when you switch on the ignition.
The remaining times for selected maintenance
tasks as well as any legally prescribed dates are
displayed to you individually:
䉯 Engine oil
䉯 Brakes - front and rear separately
䉯 Brake fluid
䉯 Vehicle check
䉯 Required State Inspection(s)
For certain maintenance operations, you can
view the respective distance remaining or due
date individually in the instrument cluster.
The Info Display immediately switches to
its compute mode when you press one
of the two buttons in the turn signal indicator
lever.
CBS thus determines the current and future
maintenance requirements. This data can also
be read from the vehicle key by your BMW Service Advisor and used to propose the optimum
scope of maintenance.
Disconnecting the battery during periods
of long-term storage will interrupt the
calculation of time-based services. Have all
items requiring time-based maintenance, such
as brake fluid and possibly also the engine oil
and microfilter, brought up to date by your BMW
center. Also see the section on battery care on
page 17 of this statement.
1. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied
by the words “SERVICE-INFO”.
2. Press button 2.
3. Use button 1 to scroll through the individual
service items.
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Possible displays
1. Button for selecting functions
6. Rear brake pads
2. Service requirements
7. Brake fluid
3. Engine oil
The sequence of displayed service items may
vary. The data for the next service appointment
is shown first.
4. Roadworthiness test*
5. Front brake pads
Supplementary information (vehicles
with optional iDrive)
You can have further information on the scope
of maintenance displayed on the Control
Display.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the i-menu.
3. Select “Info sources” and press the
controller.
4. Select “Service” and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller until
“Service requirements” is selected and
press the controller.
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Control Display screen contents
(optional equipment)
6. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the second field from the top. Turn the controller until “Status” is selected and press
the controller.
For 3 Series equipped with the optional Navigation System, the current Status of Service items
determined by the CBS are shown in the Control Display.
You can view additional information on service
and maintenance procedures by selecting the
OB data menu.
A list of selected maintenance operations and, if
applicable, inspections required by law is displayed.
You can request more detailed information on
every entry.
Select the entry and press the controller.
1.
Select and confirm.
2. Select “Service” and confirm your entry.
3. The display shows a list of selected service
and maintenance procedures, as well as any
required state inspections.
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Red Sectors
The service deadline has already passed.
Yellow Sectors
The deadline for service or a state inspection is
approaching. Please contact your BMW center
for an appointment.
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Green lamps
The performance of certain subsequent maintenance elements, as required by the BMW New
Vehicle Limited Warranty, will be specified at
intervals computed by the BMW Service Interval
Indicator as follows:
䉯 Oil Service: Engine oil should be changed
with the engine at operating temperature.
Note: Change oil at least once a year.
No service is currently required.
All 2008 model year 3 Series vehicles are factory-filled with BMW High Performance Synthetic
oils. At the time of the printing of this booklet,
the following oils are strongly recommended
and approved by BMW:
䉯 BMW High Performance 5W-30 Synthetic Oil
(BMW part number 07 51 0 017 866)
䉯 Mobil 1 10W-40 Synthetic
You can request more detailed information on
every entry.
Turn the controller to scroll through the list, then
confirm the selected entry.
BMW is evaluating various synthetic oils for
inclusion in our list of recommended engine oils.
For the most current list of synthetic oils, please
contact your BMW center, or call BMW of North
America, LLC at 1 800 831-1117. You can also
obtain this information from our website,
www.bmwusa.com/.
BMW recommends that you check your engine
oil level whenever you add fuel to your vehicle. If
you need to add oil between oil changes and
are unable to obtain BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil, Mobil 1 or another special oil on
the list, use a synthetic oil with an API rating of
SH or higher.
The following maintenance elements must be
performed at the mileage/time stated (time intervals begin from the vehicles production date):
䉯 Brake Fluid Service: Change brake fluid every
two years, or when specified by CBS.
䉯 Oxygen Sensor Service: The oxygen sensor
deteriorates strictly on a mileage basis and
must therefore be replaced every
120,000 miles to maximize vehicle fuel economy and minimize exhaust pollution. For the
328i SULEV (PZEV) models, the oxygen sensor must be replaced every 150,000 miles.
The replacement of the oxygen sensor is
required under the terms of the applicable
BMW emission system warranties.
䉯 Spark Plug Service (not shown in CBS).
Replace at the following intervals:
328i versions: 100,000 miles
335i versions: 45,000 miles
Confirm to exit the list.
Symbols
No service is currently required.
The deadline for service or a legally mandated inspection is approaching. Please
schedule a service appointment.
The service deadline has already passed.
The current service status is automatically
saved in the vehicle’s ignition key. The Service
Advisor at your BMW center has a device called
a key reader. When your Service Advisor inserts
your key into the key reader, all pertinent vehicle
and servicing data will be available, and a customized maintenance checklist is printed out
based on the specific operations called for by
the Condition Based Service.
Special Note
The maintenance requirements for your vehicle
are determined dynamically by the Condition
Based Service (CBS) system. The maintenance
items stated herein reflect the latest information
available at the time of the printing of this statement, and are subject to change. The most current maintenance recommendations are
available from your authorized BMW center.
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Standard operations
䉯 The engine coolant has a lifetime rating and
does not need to be changed except for system repairs.
Maintenance work:
䉯 Brief diagnostic test
䉯 Verify Check Control messages.
For your convenience, you may also wish to have
your BMW center perform any necessary operations to fulfill any state inspection requirements in
your area concurrent with the maintenance elements specified above during other repairs.
Should you request more frequent maintenance service, the cost of these services will
not be covered by the Maintenance Program.
䉯 Check indicator and warning lights.
䉯 Reset CBS display.
䉯 Inspect tires, adjust tire pressures and reset
Tire Pressure Monitor.
Engine oil
BMW has applied the most modern technological
advances not only to the design and production of
your vehicle, but also to computing of the optimum maintenance interval for your type of operations and driving style. Your BMW center has
made a substantial investment in unique BMW
special service tools to enable BMW factory
trained service technicians to perform quality
repairs on your BMW in minimal time. Your service
technician looks forward to serving your every service need and to help maximize your satisfaction
with your BMW, its longevity, and resale value.
Maintenance work:
䉯 Change the engine oil and oil filter. We recommend BMW High Performance 5W-30
Synthetic Oil P/N 07 51 0 017 866.
䉯 After every 3rd engine oil change: Intake air
cleaner: replace air filter element (reduce
replacement interval in dusty operating
conditions).
䉯 Parking brake: Check function and
pre-burnish.
Microfilter (not shown in CBS)
Quality Certification I
Maintenance work:
䉯 Replace ventilation microfilter.
Front brake
Maintenance work:
䉯 Replace brake pads, clean brake pad contact
points in calipers.
䉯 Brake discs: Check surface and thickness, if
necessary replace at extra charge.*
For a detailed list of items inspected, refer to the
Quality Certification I form provided to the
Owner at time of delivery. A copy of the form is
on file at the selling BMW center.
Rear brake
Maintenance work:
䉯 Replace brake pads, clean brake pad contact
points in calipers.
䉯 Brake discs: Check surface and thickness, if
necessary replace at extra charge.*
䉯 Parking brake: Check condition, brake lining
thickness and function, if necessary replace
at extra charge.*
Maintenance Summary
The Condition Based Service (CBS) system will
determine the requirement for performance of
the maintenance services described on this and
the following page. These services may be
required either individually or in conjunction with
other maintenance services.
*Unless covered by Maintenance Program
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Vehicle Check
Brake fluid
Maintenance work:
䉯 Check operation of horn, headlight flasher
and hazard warning flashers.
䉯 Check instrument and control lighting and
heater/air-conditioning blower.
䉯 Check lighting system: turn signals, back-up,
license plate, interior (incl. map, reading
lights), glovebox, flashlight, luggage area
lights.
䉯 Safety belts: Check condition and function.
Maintenance work:
䉯 Replace brake fluid.
Automatic Transmission
Maintenance work:
䉯 Replace ATF at intervals of 100,000 miles.
Emission Control Maintenance
Schedule
The maintenance schedule as shown is required
for the proper functioning of the emission control systems for optimum vehicle performance
and fuel economy.
䉯 Check windshield wiper and washer jet
positions.
䉯 Body: Check for corrosion (except cavities).
䉯 Tires: Check tread depth, wear pattern, outer
condition, inflation pressure. If necessary, correct pressure.
䉯 Reset Tire Pressure Monitor.
䉯 Battery: Check state of charge (magic eye)
and charge if required.
䉯 Power steering reservoir: Check fluid level.
䉯 Visually inspect all SRS airbag units for torn
covers, obvious damage or attachment of
stickers.
䉯 Rear-view mirrors
䉯 Coolant: Check fluid level and concentration.
䉯 Windshield washer and intensive cleaning
system: Check protection level, fluid level, top
if necessary.
䉯 Brake system connections and lines: Check
for leaks, damage and correct positioning.
䉯 Underbody, incl. all visible parts (i.e. transmission, rear axle, fuel lines, exhaust system):
Check for damage, leaks and corrosion.
䉯 Steering components: Check for clearance,
leaks, damage and wear.
䉯 Final Inspection: Road test with check of
Basic Engine
Engine oil
As specified by CBS
Engine oil filter
As specified by CBS
Fuel System
Air filter
As specified by CBS
Ignition System
Spark plugs (328i
versions)
100,000 miles
Spark plugs (335i
versions)
45,000 miles
Emission Control
Components
Oxygen sensor (except
SULEV)
120,000 miles
Oxygen sensor: SULEV
(PZEV)
150,000 miles
Evidence of Maintenance Work
This BMW Service and Warranty Information
Booklet should be presented to your BMW center when maintenance is required. Make sure
that confirmation of maintenance work is always
entered in this Service and Warranty Information
Booklet. You may need this for any warranty
claims that become necessary, and later on as
evidence that your car has been given the correct and regular maintenance that justifies its
resale or trade-in value.
– Brakes, including burnishing of parking
brake pads
– Steering
– Shock absorbers (visual)
– Transmission
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Battery Care
During manufacture, exterior body parts receive
an additional corrosion protection coat. Hood,
trunk, doors and other body parts are coated
with PVC and sealed from the outside.
If your car is driven only for short distances of
less than 10 miles over a prolonged period of
time, without an occasional drive at highway
speeds, the engines charging system will not
maintain the battery. Insufficient use of the vehicle could result in short term starting problems
and in the long term could damage the battery.
All floor panels receive a resilient coating of PVC
for maximum protection against damage due to
stones, etc.
Corrosion protection materials tested over many
years are applied to the surfaces of cavities and
to the entire underside of the vehicle during and
after assembly.
In case the car is not operated for several weeks
it is advisable to:
䉯 consider using a proper trickle charger, following the charger manufacturer’s instructions, to maintain the battery’s state of
charge; or
䉯 consult your BMW center regarding battery
removal. Once removed, the battery must be
charged and stored in a cool, dry place where
it can be protected from freezing. If the battery will be stored for over 3 months, it must
be recharged every 3 months, or else it will
become damaged and useless.
Requirements for maintaining the 12-year
unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty are
outlined in the Warranty Section of this Booklet
(page 34).
Restoring corrosion protection
Please take care that anti-corrosion material is
replaced when your car is repaired after body or
chassis damage.
Please consult with your BMW center for further
guidance and information.
BMW NA will not accept any liability for any
parts and accessories not approved by
BMW.
Corrosion Protection
Underbody maintenance
Extensive corrosion protection measures implemented by BMW now make it possible to offer a
twelve-year unlimited mileage anti-corrosion
warranty against rust perforation on your vehicle
provided that the vehicle is maintained in accordance with the provisions of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty as outlined in the Warranty
Section of this Booklet (page 32).
The underbody has to be cleaned at least once
a year, in spring, with plain water in order to
remove mud, chemical sediments and other
deposits. If those materials are not removed,
corrosion (rust) will occur on metal components.
The major degree of corrosion protection is due
to the electrophoretic dip painting process
which cathodically deposits paint particles on all
body parts, attracting paint particles into the
minutest cavities or seams. Body parts are
designed to provide optimum corrosion
protection.
Do not apply additional undercoating or
rust-proofing on or near the exhaust
manifold, exhaust pipes, catalytic converter or
heat shields. During driving, the substance used
for undercoating could overheat and cause a
fire.
Your BMW center will do this anti-corrosion service for you.
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Customer Assistance Information
performed the work on your vehicle. They have
the necessary equipment and the personnel to
achieve this goal.
Your satisfaction with our product and the services provided by authorized BMW centers is of
great importance to us. We take pride in our
product, as does the BMW center who services
it. If you should ever have a question regarding
your BMW centers service or your BMW’s performance, we recommend that you contact your
authorized BMW center. Should you travel to an
unfamiliar area, the BMW center directory provided at the time of delivery will help you locate
the nearest authorized BMW center. The centers
listed are equipped to help you with matters
related to your BMW vehicle.
We are confident that every effort will be made
to ensure your satisfaction.
Customer Assistance - Notification
During a specific period (for example, the earlier
of 12 months or 12,000 miles, though this
period varies by state), some states require us
or our authorized BMW center, to repair in a reasonable number of attempts, any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use, value,
or safety of a new vehicle sold, leased or registered in that state.
When contacting an authorized BMW center, we
suggest that depending upon the nature of your
contact, you discuss it with either the Sales,
Service, or Parts Manager.
A reasonable number of attempts is generally
defined as (i) four or more attempts to repair the
same defect (the number of attempts vary by
state) or (ii) the vehicle is out of service by reason of one or more repair(s) for more than a
cumulative total of 30 days (this period varies by
state), except for delays created by conditions
beyond our control.
As all matters are resolved at the BMW center
level, it is important that they be given the
opportunity to provide a solution. Should you
feel that you were not provided with the proper
response, we urge you to contact the General
Manager or BMW Center Operator.
If we are unable to correct a defect or condition
covered by these statutes in a reasonable number of attempts, we may be obligated either to
replace the vehicle or reimburse the owner/lessee in an amount equal to the purchase price or
lease payments paid by the owner/lessee, less
the amount directly attributable to use of the
vehicle by the owner/lessee.
Despite the best intentions of all parties, a misunderstanding may occur between you and your
BMW center. Should this occur and you require
further assistance, please contact the BMW NA
Customer Relations Department at
1 800 831-1117 or through our website @
www.bmwusa.com. When contacting us, we ask
that you provide the following information:
䉯 Your name, address and telephone number
䉯 Vehicle Identification Number (last seven
digits)
䉯 Vehicles delivery date
䉯 Vehicle mileage
䉯 Selling BMW center’s name
䉯 Servicing BMW center’s name
䉯 Description of the problem
You should send written notification directly
to BMW of North America, LLC of the existence of an alleged defect. Send written communication to the Customer Relations and
Services Department address listed below.
BMW of North America, LLC
Customer Relations and Services Department
P.O. Box 1227
Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227
Telephone: 1 800 831-1117
A BMW NA Customer Relations Representative
will carefully review all the facts involved and let
you know what further action will be taken in
conjunction with your BMW center. Please
remember: the first step in resolving a complaint
is to contact the authorized BMW center that
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BBB Auto Line
40 days from the time you file your complaint.
The decision is binding on BMW NA if you
decide to accept it. BMW NA must comply with
the decision within the time frame specified by
the arbitrator.
If your concern is still not resolved to your satisfaction, BMW NA offers additional assistance
through BBB AUTO LINE in ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, GEORGIA, IDAHO, IOWA, KENTUCKY,
MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MINNESOTA,
PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, and VIRGINIA. BBB
AUTO LINE is a dispute resolution program
administered by the Council of Better Business
Bureaus. BBB AUTO LINE resolves disputes
through mediation or arbitration. Mediation is an
informal proceeding whereby a neutral third
party (mediator) helps the parties to find an
acceptable resolution. Arbitration is also an
informal proceeding in which an impartial third
party renders a decision after a hearing at which
both parties have an opportunity to be heard.
You can select mediation or arbitration or both.
Important: You must use BBB AUTO LINE
before asserting in court any rights or remedies
created by the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act,
(The Act) 15 U.S.C. Sec. 2301, et seq. You may
also be required to use BBB AUTO LINE before
seeking remedies under your state’s Lemon
Law. If you choose to seek redress by pursuing
rights and remedies not created by Title 1 of
Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, prior resort to
the BBB AUTO LINE is not required by any provision of the Act.
California Residents
The program is free of charge to you, the consumer but there are some minimum requirements for participation in the program. Please
contact BBB AUTO LINE at the address or
phone number listed below for more details:
1. BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
(BMW NA) participates in BBB AUTO LINE,
a mediation/arbitration program administered
by the Council of Better Business Bureaus
[4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia
22203] through local Better Business
Bureaus. The Arbitration Certification Program of the California Department of Consumer Affairs has certified BBB AUTO LINE
and BMW.
BBB AUTO LINE
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
1 800 955-5100
If you wish to use the program and you qualify
for participation, you will be required to provide
the following information:
䉯 Your name and address
䉯 The vehicle identification number (VIN)
䉯 The make, model and year of your vehicle
䉯 A description of the problem with your vehicle
2. If you have a problem arising under a
BMW NA written warranty, we encourage
you to bring it to our attention. If we are
unable to resolve it, you may file a claim with
BBB AUTO LINE. Claims must be filed with
BBB AUTO LINE within six (6) months after
the expiration of the warranty.
BBB AUTO LINE will also ask you for other
information that may help resolve your concerns,
such as the purchase price of your vehicle, any
mileage at the time of purchase, the current
mileage, and copies of repair orders.
3. To file a claim with BBB AUTO LINE, call
1 800 955-5100. There is no charge for the
call.
4. In order to file a claim with BBB AUTO
LINE, you will have to provide your name
and address, the brand name and vehicle
identification number (VIN) of your vehicle,
and a statement of the nature of your problem or complaint. You will also be asked to
provide: the approximate date of your acquisition of the vehicle, the vehicles current
BBB AUTO LINE will notify you when your claim
has been filed. If you decide to arbitrate you may
attend the hearing in person or by telephone.
You may bring witnesses and give supporting
evidence. You may also submit your claim in
writing and ask for a decision on the documents
you submit, without attending a hearing. BBB
AUTO LINE will usually render a decision within
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vehicle to its applicable express warranties
if, within 18 months from delivery to the
buyer or 18,000 miles on the vehicles odometer, whichever occurs first, one or more of
the following occurs:
mileage, the approximate date and mileage
at the time any problem(s) were first brought
to the attention of BMW NA or one of our
dealers, and a statement of the relief you are
seeking.
• The same nonconformity [a failure to conform to the written warranty that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the
vehicle] results in a condition that is likely
to cause death or serious bodily injury if the
vehicle is driven AND the nonconformity
has been subject to repair two or more
times by BMW NA or its agents AND the
buyer or lessee has directly notified
BMW NA of the need for the repair of the
nonconformity; OR
5. BBB AUTO LINE staff may try to help
resolve your dispute through mediation. If
mediation is not successful, or if you do not
wish to participate in mediation, claims
within the programs jurisdiction may be presented to an arbitrator at an informal hearing. The arbitrators decision should
ordinarily be issued within 40 days from the
time your complaint is filed; there may be a
delay of 7 days if you did not first contact
BMW NA about your problem, or a delay of
up to 30 days if the arbitrator requests an
inspection/report by an impartial technical
expert or further investigation and report by
BBB AUTO LINE.
• The same nonconformity has been subject
to repair 4 or more times by BMW NA or its
agents AND the buyer has notified
BMW NA of the need for the repair of the
nonconformity; OR
6. You are required to use BBB AUTO LINE
before asserting in court any rights or remedies conferred by California Civil Code Section 1793.22. You are not required to use
BBB AUTO LINE before pursuing rights and
remedies under any other state or federal
law. You are also required to use BBB AUTO
LINE before exercising rights or seeking
remedies created by Title I of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. sec.
2301 et seq. If you choose to seek redress
by pursuing rights and remedies not created
by California Civil Code Section 1793.22 or
Title I of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act,
resort to BBB AUTO LINE is not required by
those statutes.
• The vehicle is out of service by reason of
repair of nonconformities by BMW NA or its
agents for a cumulative total of more than
30 calendar days after delivery of the vehicle to the buyer.
NOTICE TO BMW NA AS REQUIRED ABOVE
SHALL BE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING
ADDRESS:
BMW of North America, LLC
Customer Relations and Services Department
P.O. Box 1227
Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227
1 800 831-1117
8. The following remedies may be sought in
BBB AUTO LINE: repairs, reimbursement for
money paid to repair a vehicle or other
expenses incurred as a result of a vehicle
nonconformity, repurchase or replacement
of your vehicle and compensation for damages and remedies available under
BMW NA’s written warranty or applicable
law.
7. California Civil Code Section 1793.2(d)
requires that, if BMW NA or its representative is unable to repair a new motor vehicle
to conform to the vehicles applicable
express warranty after a reasonable number
of attempts, BMW NA may be required to
replace or repurchase the vehicle. California
Civil Code Section 1793.22(b) creates a presumption that BMW NA has had a reasonable number of attempts to conform the
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9. The following remedies may not be sought
in BBB AUTO LINE: punitive or multiple
damages, attorneys fees, or consequential
damages other than as provided in California
Civil Code Section 1794(a) and (b).
BMW Roadside Assistance
10. You may reject the decision issued by a BBB
AUTO LINE arbitrator. If you reject the decision, you will be free to pursue further legal
action. The arbitrators decision and any findings will be admissible in a court action.
It is available for U.S. version BMWs in all
50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year.
The BMW Roadside Assistance Program
reflects BMWs commitment to your complete satisfaction with the BMW ownership
experience.
It is a valuable benefit provided to you at no
additional cost. (Subject to certain limitations
and exclusions noted on page 30).
11. If you accept the arbitrators decision,
BMW NA will be bound by the decision, and
will comply with the decision within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 days after we
receive notice of your acceptance of the
decision.
Services provided by AAA and its affiliated
clubs, Heathrow, Florida 32746.
The BMW Roadside Assistance Program is not
a warranty and does not affect your rights under
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
12. Please call BBB AUTO LINE at
1 800 955-5100 for further details about
the program. IDAHO Residents IMPORTANT: IF THIS VEHICLE IS DEFECTIVE,
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED UNDER THE
STATE’S LEMON LAW TO REPLACEMENT OF IT OR A REFUND OF ITS PURCHASE PRICE OR YOUR LEASE
PAYMENTS. HOWEVER, TO BE ENTITLED
TO REFUND OR REPLACEMENT, YOU
MUST FIRST NOTIFY THE MANUFACTURER, ITS AGENT, OR ITS AUTHORIZED
DEALER OF THE PROBLEM IN WRITING
AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO
REPAIR THE VEHICLE. YOU ALSO HAVE A
RIGHT TO SUBMIT YOUR CASE TO THE
CONSUMER ARBITRATION PROGRAM
WHICH THE MANUFACTURER MUST
OFFER IN THIS STATE.
Owners Eligibility
You are covered if your vehicle is:
䉯 A new BMW automobile, distributed by
BMW NA, and purchased at an authorized
BMW center, OR;
䉯 A new BMW automobile, purchased under
the BMW NA European Delivery Plan, OR;
䉯 A new, U.S. version, BMW automobile purchased under the Diplomatic or Military Sales
programs, operated in any of the 50 states,
Canada and Puerto Rico.
Coverage is provided for the vehicle itself,
regardless of the driver.
Protection:
New BMWs — Protection is provided for
4 years/unlimited miles. NOTE: This does not
affect warranty coverage which remains at
4 years/50,000 miles.
Certified Pre-Owned BMWs — 6 years/unlimited
miles from the in-service date.
Special Programs
SOMETIMES BMW OF NORTH AMERICA,
LLC (BMW NA) OFFERS A SPECIAL
ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM TO PAY ALL OR
PART OF THE COST OF CERTAIN REPAIRS
BEYOND THE TERMS OF THE WARRANTY.
CHECK WITH YOUR BMW CENTER TO
DETERMINE WHETHER ANY ADJUSTMENT
PROGRAM IS APPLICABLE TO YOUR
MOTOR VEHICLE.
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Getting Started
䉯 A description of your vehicles problem. Specific and accurate information will enable the
Roadside Assistance service representative to
provide the proper help
A temporary Roadside Assistance card can be
found inside your vehicle portfolio. It contains
the 24-hour toll-free number for Roadside
Assistance.
Emergency Valet service. Should there be a
need beyond BMW Roadside Assistance, Emergency Valet service will provide a personal
assistant who will help in every way to get you
to your final destination. Emergency Valet service will help you locate a rental car or taxi
agency, hotel or even help procure airline reservations. In the event of an emergency, this service will assist you in getting information out to
the proper party whether it is business or personal. If we are unable to contact one of yor
party, the message relay service will document
the information, and will make reasonable
efforts to deliver the message to the message
recipient.
For your convenience a decal which shows the
same information as the Roadside Assistance
card, has been affixed to the tool kit cover on
the trunk lid.
In a few weeks you will receive a permanent
Roadside Assistance card by mail. The original
in-service date and vehicle identification number
(VIN) are embossed on the card.
This card should be carried by the driver of your
BMW.
Calling For Assistance
The toll-free BMW Roadside Assistance number
(1 800 332-4269) is answered by a BMW Roadside Assistance service representative. In order
for you to receive quick and reliable services, it
is essential that you should provide detailed and
accurate information to the service
representative.
Personal Trip Routing. Leave the planning to
us. Simply give one of our Roadside Assistance
service representatives a call, and we will provide you with detailed, easy to read, computerized trip itinerary and companion map package.
Please allow up to two weeks to process your
request.
Be prepared to give:
䉯 Your name and address
䉯 Your complete Vehicle Identification Number
(found on your vehicle registration, your permanent Roadside Assistance card or on the
bottom drivers side of your windshield)
䉯 Model description of your vehicle
䉯 Original in-service date (located on your
Roadside Assistance card)
䉯 License plate number of your vehicle
䉯 Vehicle location (including nearby crossroads/
intersections, highway mile markers, street
numbers, landmarks, etc.)
䉯 Location you are calling from (including a
telephone number where you can be
reached). If you are calling from a public
phone wait there for the return call. Do not
leave this location without informing the
Roadside Assistance service representative
Services
From the information you provide, the BMW
Roadside Assistance service representative will
determine the type of help required.
Dispatch Service
A service provider will be dispatched to the site
of your disabled vehicle.
On-Site Assistance
On-site service for vehicle disablements such as
flat tires, dead batteries, and out of fuel conditions is provided up to a maximum of $100.00
per incident by BMW Roadside Assistance.
The cost for parts and fuel, when used on-site,
are the responsibility of the owner/driver. The
New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not cover
any of the above on-site services.
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Lock-Out
However, you may request (at no cost) to be
taken to a different BMW center as long as it is
within 50 additional miles of the “nearest” BMW
center.
Your BMW is equipped with an advanced entry
system, which cannot be bypassed by traditional
locksmith methods without significant damage
to your vehicle. BMW encourages you to always
carry your spare wallet key separately from your
other keys. However, in the event that you find
yourself locked out, a simple telephone call to
Roadside Assistance will help you get back on
the road. A representative will help you find
transportation or arrange towing service to the
nearest BMW center. Related towing costs will
be compensated up to $100 per incident. You,
or the person driving your vehicle, are responsible for any expenses related to replacement
keys.
Towing requests for vehicles disabled because
of casualty, fire, act of God, or violation of law
(federal, state or local) are provided at the
expense of the owner/driver.
If it is necessary for you to have your vehicle
towed through your own arrangements, you
must contact BMW Roadside Assistance for
prior authorization and instructions on claim
procedures. All claims must be submitted
within sixty (60) days of the disablement or
occurrence, accompanied by the original
receipts. Claims received after that time period
may be dishonored and are subject to the full
discretion of BMW Roadside Assistance. If
BMW Roadside Assistance is not contacted for
“prior” authorization, the maximum coverage for
towing is $100.00.
Towing Service
In the event of a mechanical breakdown normally covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty, your vehicle will be transported (at no
cost) to the nearest authorized BMW center.
Your vehicle is also covered in the event of an
accident or collision.
Sign-and-Drive
Typically, if you are within the terms of your warranty, the services you receive under the BMW
Roadside Assistance program will not require
payment. In most cases, you will simply sign a
receipt from the provider of services.
If a breakdown occurs after normal business
hours, your vehicle will be transported to a
secure location and transported to the nearest
authorized BMW center on the next business
day.
If you request that the vehicle be taken to a
location other than the nearest authorized BMW
center, any additional expense will be your
responsibility.
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Trip Interruption Benefits
Car Rental Discounts
Trip interruption benefits are provided for
mechanical breakdowns as follows:
䉯 Breakdowns that are warranty related, and;
䉯 Must occur in excess of 100 miles from the
drivers residence, and;
䉯 Repairs cannot be completed during normal
business hours on the same day of
breakdown.
Discounts are available from Hertz and Enterprise car rental companies. Benefits may vary
with each company and location, and are subject to change without notice.
Reimbursements will be made for meals, lodging, car rentals, and alternate transportation to
bring the driver and the BMW automobile
together after the vehicle has been repaired by
an authorized BMW center. Original receipts
must accompany all reimbursement requests.
Exclusions
Simply display your Roadside Assistance card
(showing the applicable Plan number) during
reservation and at the time of rental to secure
your discount.
Specifically excluded from coverage are:
䉯 Fines, taxes, or impound towing fees caused
by a violation of local or state law.
䉯 Expenses related to extreme adverse weather
conditions, including, but not limited to,
floods, hurricanes and tornadoes (removal
from water, snow, ice, etc.).
䉯 Expenses for the removal of snow tires, and
mounting or removal of snow chains.
Trip interruption coverage is limited to $750.00
per incident, for a maximum of five days per
incident.
Always contact BMW Roadside Assistance for
trip interruption benefits. They will assist in
making all the necessary arrangements.
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Overview of BMW Limited Warranties
*The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty applies to all 2008 U.S. specification BMW
vehicles sold, leased, and/or registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or
Vermont. The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty also applies to 2008 SULEV (PZEV)
models sold, leased, and/or registered in Oregon and Washington. SULEV (PZEV) models registered in
California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont have
different emissions warranty coverage; please refer to the SULEV (PZEV) section beginning on page 42.
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New Vehicle Limited Warranty —
2008 Models (Valid Only in the
U.S.A. and Puerto Rico)
Safety Belt Warranty - Kansas
Safety belts are covered under the BMW New
Vehicle Limited Warranty for defects in material
or workmanship for a period of 10 years, unlimited mileage from the date of purchase. In order
to be eligible for this coverage, the vehicle must
be a new car retailed in the State of Kansas and
the repair performed by an authorized BMW
center in Kansas.
Warrantor
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) warrants 2008 U.S. specification vehicles distributed by BMW NA or sold through the BMW NA
European Delivery Program against defects in
materials or workmanship to the first retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser.
Other Items
Wheel alignment, balancing and wiper blade
inserts are covered up to 2,000 miles.
Warranty Period
Items which are subject to wear and tear or
deterioration due to driving habits or conditions, such as brake pads/linings, brake
discs, clutch disc, pressure plate, filters,
upholstery, trim and chrome items, paint finish, drive belts, glass, and similar items, are
specifically limited to defects in material or
workmanship.
The warranty period is 48 months or
50,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Warranty Begins
Coverage begins on the date of first retail sale
or the date the vehicle is first placed into service
as a sales demonstrator, service loaner (SLP) or
company vehicle, whichever is earlier.
This warranty does not apply to the
following:
Warranty Coverage
Damage which results from negligence,
improper operation of the vehicle, improper
repair, lack of or improper maintenance, environmental influences, flood, accident or fire damage, road salt corrosion, or use of improper or
contaminated fuel.
To obtain service under this warranty, the vehicle must be brought, upon discovery of a defect
in material or workmanship, to the workshop of
any authorized BMW center in the United States
or Puerto Rico, during normal business hours.
The BMW center will, without charge for parts
or labor, either repair or replace the defective
part(s) using new or authorized remanufactured
parts. The decision to repair or replace said
part(s) is solely the prerogative of BMW NA.
Parts for which replacements are made become
the property of BMW NA.
Damage to the engine, transmission or any
related component caused by improper shifting
of the transmission.
Maintenance services and parts when replaced
during maintenance such as spark plugs, lubricants, fluids, engine tuneup parts, replacement
of filters, coolant, and refrigerant.
In all cases, a reasonable time must be allowed
for warranty repairs to be completed after the
vehicle is received by the BMW center.
Failure to maintain the vehicle properly in accordance with the instructions in the Owners Manual or the Service section of this Statement, that
results in the failure of any part of the vehicle.
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General
Modification of the vehicle or installation of any
performance accessories or components
attached to the vehicle which alters the original
engineering and/or operating specifications or
which result in damage to the other original
components, electrical interference, electrical
short, radio static, water leaks and wind noise.
These warranties give you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES
HEREIN. BMW NA HEREBY EXCLUDES INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE,
OR LOSS OF USE OF THE VEHICLE, FOR ANY
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, APPLICABLE
TO THIS PRODUCT.
Tires are warranted by their respective manufacturer as detailed in the applicable tire manufacturers warranty statements. Instructions for
proper tire care and maintenance are contained
in the Owners Manual. Should you experience
difficulty in obtaining warranty service from a tire
manufacturer, your authorized BMW center will
assist you in resolving the difficulty.
Non-genuine BMW Parts — While you may
elect to use non-genuine BMW parts for maintenance or repair services, BMW NA is not obligated to pay for repairs that include nongenuine BMW parts or for any damage resulting
from the use of non-genuine parts.
Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
BMW NA will not accept any liability for any
parts and accessories not approved by
BMW.
This warranty shall be null and void if the
vehicle identification number has been
altered or cannot be read, if the odometer
has been replaced or altered and the true
mileage cannot be determined, if the vehicle
has been declared a total loss or sold for salvage purposes, or if the vehicle has been
used in any competitive event.
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Limited Warranty — Rust
Perforation 2008 Models
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC (BMW NA)
HEREBY EXCLUDES INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS
OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, OR LOSS OF USE
OF THE VEHICLE, FOR ANY BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, APPLICABLE TO THIS
PRODUCT.
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) warrants this original vehicle against defects in
materials or workmanship which will result in
rust perforation of the vehicle body for a period
of 12 years unlimted mileage. Coverage begins
on the date of first retail sale or the date the
vehicle is first placed into service as a sales
demonstrator, service loaner (SLP) or company
vehicle, whichever is earlier.
Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
To obtain service under this warranty, the vehicle must be brought, upon discovery of any rust
perforation, to the workshop of any authorized
BMW center. This BMW center will, without
charge for parts or labor, either repair or replace
the defective part(s). The decision to repair or
replace said part(s) is solely the prerogative of
BMW NA. Parts for which replacements are
made become the property of BMW NA.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state. Any legal claim or action arising
from any express or implied warranty contained
herein must be brought within 12 months of the
date it arises.
This warranty does not apply to the
following:
REQUIRED MAINTENANCE:
a. Damage caused by negligence, improper
accident damage repairs, or improper use.
In order to keep this warranty in effect, the vehicle must be inspected at least every two years.
Any areas requiring preventative maintenance
must be repaired.
b. Damage attributable to failure to perform
required inspections/maintenance at the
specified intervals or in accordance with the
BMW rust inspection/maintenance program
instructions. Proof must be provided by a
paid invoice or filling in the appropriate boxes
in the Service Section of this Statement.
The Inspection/Maintenance consists of:
a. Washing the chassis before inspection, if
necessary, due to dirt accumulation.
b. Repairing any damages to undercoating or
paint due to stone chips, gravel erosion,
scratches, or other external influences.
BMW NA will not accept any liability for any
parts and accessories not approved by
BMW.
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) makes
no other express warranty on this product
except the new car warranty or the warranty as
to the emission control system. THE DURATION
OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES HEREIN.
This warranty shall be null and void if the
vehicle identification number has been
altered or cannot be read, if the odometer
has been replaced or altered and the true
mileage cannot be determined, if the vehicle
has been declared a total loss or sold for salvage purposes, or if the vehicle has been
used in any competitive event.
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Federal Emissions System Defect
Warranty (Valid only in the U.S.A.
and Puerto Rico)
It is the owners responsibility to have all scheduled inspection and maintenance services performed (at the owners expense), as prescribed
in the maintenance schedule for the BMW Emission Control System. Service intervals are computed by the onboard BMW service interval
indicator and displayed on the instrument panel.
The instructions for proper maintenance and
use can be found in the Owners Manual. It is
strongly recommended that any replacement
parts used for maintenance, repair or replacement of emission control systems be certified
BMW Service Parts or BMW Authorized
Remanufactured Parts. Without invalidating this
warranty, the owner may elect to have maintenance, repair or replacement of the emission
control systems performed by any automotive
repair establishment, or elect to use parts other
than certified BMW Service Parts. However, the
cost of such service or parts will not be covered
under this warranty, except in emergency situations. In an emergency situation, where an
authorized BMW center or a warranty replacement part is not reasonably available (within
30 days), repairs may be performed at any available service establishment using any equivalent
part. BMW NA will reimburse the owner for such
emergency repairs (including labor, parts and
diagnosis not to exceed BMW NA rates for labor,
parts, and diagnosis in said area) that are covered under this warranty. Replaced parts and
paid invoices must be presented at a BMW center as a condition of reimbursement for emergency repairs not performed by a BMW center.
This warranty applies only to U.S. specification
vehicles distributed by BMW of North America,
LLC (BMW NA) or sold through the BMW NA
European Delivery Program.
In accordance with the defect warranty provisions of section 207(b) of the Clean Air Act,
BMW NA warrants to the first retail purchaser,
and each subsequent purchaser, that the car (a)
was designed, built and equipped so as to conform, at the time of sale, with all regulations of
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency applicable at the time of manufacture and (b) is free
from defects in materials and workmanship
which would cause it to fail to conform with
applicable regulations for a period of 2 years or
24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, except for
specific emission control components (as listed
on page 38), for which the warranty period is
8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Coverage begins on the date of first retail sale
or the date the vehicle is first placed into service
as a sales demonstrator, service loaner (SLP) or
company vehicle, whichever is earlier.
Warranty claims must be made as soon as reasonably possible after a defect is discovered. To
make a claim, the car must be brought to any
authorized BMW center during normal business
hours.
The use of replacement parts, which are not of
equivalent quality, may impair the effectiveness
of the emission control system. If other than certified BMW Service Parts or Authorized Remanufactured Parts are used for maintenance, repair
or replacement of components affecting emission control, the owner should obtain assurances
that such parts are warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine BMW parts in
performance and durability. BMW NA assumes
no liability under this warranty with respect to
parts other than genuine BMW parts.
The BMW center will, without charge for parts
or labor (including diagnosis), either repair or
replace the defective part, if any. The decision
whether to repair or replace said parts is solely
the prerogative of BMW NA and must be
expected to correct the failure of the warranted
part. Parts for which replacements are made
become the property of BMW NA. In all cases, a
reasonable time must be allowed for warranty
repairs to be completed after the car is received
by the BMW center.
However, the use of non-genuine BMW replacement parts or non-EPA certified parts does not
invalidate the warranty on other components,
unless non-genuine BMW parts or non-EPA certified parts cause damage to warranted parts.
For assistance in determining which specific
parts or components of your vehicle are covered
under this warranty, please contact your BMW
center.
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What is not covered
General
This warranty does not cover malfunctions
caused by any of the following: accident, flood,
misuse, improper adjustment, modification,
alteration, tampering, disconnection, improper
or inadequate maintenance, use of leaded fuel
or fuels containing more than 10% ethanol, or
other oxygenates with more than 2.8% oxygen
by weight (i.e., more than 15% MTBE or more
than 3% methanol plus an equivalent amount of
co-solvent).
These warranties give you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES
HEREIN.
BMW NA HEREBY EXCLUDES INCIDENTAL
AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, OR
LOSS OF USE OF THE VEHICLE, FOR ANY
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, APPLICABLE
TO THIS PRODUCT.
The replacement of maintenance parts, such as
spark plugs, filters and similar items used in
required maintenance services, the repair or
replacement of maintenance parts beyond the
first required inspection/maintenance, or if the
part has been replaced earlier for reasons other
than it being defective.
Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you. Additionally, if you are a
California, Maine, Massachusetts or Vermont
resident and your vehicle is registered in that
state, your vehicle is eligible for California Emissions Warranty coverage.
The car or any part of the car unless a failure
causes the car to fail to conform to applicable
emission regulations.
Any car on which the odometer has been
replaced or altered and the true mileage cannot
be determined.
The car, if the vehicle identification number is
altered or cannot be read, or if the car has been
declared a total loss or sold for salvage
purposes.
These federal warranty provisions also apply to
all vehicles sold in all U.S. states and territories
regardless of whether a state has enacted state
warranty provisions that differ from the federal
provisions.
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Federal Emissions Performance
Warranty (Valid only in the U.S.A.
and Puerto Rico)
Coverage begins on the date of first retail sale
or the date the vehicle is first placed into service
as a sales demonstrator, service loaner (SLP) or
company vehicle, whichever is earlier. This warranty continues for a period of 2 years or
24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, except for
specific emissions control components (as
listed on page 38), for which the warranty period
is 8 years or 80,000 miles whichever occurs
first.
In those states and jurisdictions that have established periodic vehicle emissions tests to
encourage proper vehicle maintenance and
require the car to pass an emissions test
approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and:
This warranty is made subject to the terms and
conditions that apply to the Emission Control
System Warranty and the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
1. The car was distributed by BMW of North
America, LLC (BMW NA), or sold through
the BMW NA European Delivery Program;
and
No claim under this warranty will be denied on
the basis of use of a properly installed EPA certified emission part for maintenance and repair.
2. The car has been maintained and operated
in accordance with the instructions for
proper maintenance and use set forth in the
Owner’s Manual supplied with the car; and
A vehicle manufacturer may deny an emission
performance warranty claim on the basis of an
uncertified replacement part used in the maintenance or repair of a vehicle only if the vehicle
manufacturer presents evidence that the uncertified replacement part is either defective in
materials or workmanship or not equivalent from
an emission standpoint to the original equipment part.
3. The car fails to conform to the applicable
emissions standards of the EPA as judged
by an EPA approved emissions test; and
4. The failure to conform results or will result in
the owner of the car having to bear a penalty
or other sanction (including the denial of the
right to use the car) under local state or federal law if the non-conformity is not remedied within a specified period of time.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of emission control devices and systems may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or individual using any certified
part.
Then, in accordance with the provisions of section 207(b) of the Clean Air Act, BMW NA warrants that if the car is eligible for coverage under
this warranty, any non-conformities in the car,
which cause it to fail an EPA-approved emissions test will, without charge for parts or labor
(including diagnosis), be adjusted, repaired, or
replaced, at the option of BMW NA to proper
specifications, in order to make the car comply
with applicable emissions standards. The decision to adjust, repair or replace parts is solely
the prerogative of BMW NA and must reasonably be expected to correct the failure of the
warranted part.
Immediately after the car has failed an EPA
approved emission short test, your claim can be
made at any authorized BMW center. The BMW
center will honor or deny your claim within the
time period specified by local or state laws (not
to exceed 30 days), to avoid further penalties or
sanctions. lf the claim is denied, the BMW center will notify you in writing of the reason(s). The
BMW center is required by law to honor the
claim if notice of denial is not received by the
owner within the specified time period.
You may obtain further information concerning
the emission warranties, or report violations of
warranty terms, by contacting the Director, Field
Operations and Support Division (6406J), Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20460.
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The following systems are covered by the Federal Emission Performance Warranty for a period
of two years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs
first. The specific systems may vary according to
model, therefore, all of the systems listed may
not be used on your vehicle. For assistance in
determining which systems and specific components within these systems apply to your vehicle, please contact your BMW center.
AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM
FUEL METERING SYSTEM
IGNITION SYSTEM
POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM (PCV)
FUEL EVAPORATIVE CONTROL SYSTEM
EXHAUST SYSTEM
ENGINE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
SENSORS/DEVICES
ON BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD)
RELATED PARTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
ABOVE SYSTEMS
The following components and/or system are/is
covered under the Federal Emission Warranty
for a period of 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (INCLUDING ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM)
For assistance in determining coverage of the
specific components of the on-board diagnostic
system, please contact your BMW center.
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California Emission Control
Warranty Statement* Your
Warranty Rights and Obligations
Owners Warranty Responsibilities:
– As the vehicle owner, you are responsible for
the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your Owner’s Manual. BMW NA recommends that you retain all receipts covering
maintenance on your vehicle, but BMW NA
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
The California Air Resources Board and BMW of
North America, LLC (BMW NA) are pleased to
explain the emission control system warranty on
your 2008 vehicle. In California, new motor vehicles must be designed, built and equipped to
meet the States stringent anti-smog standards.
BMW NA must warrant the emission control
system on your vehicle for the periods of time
listed below provided there has been no abuse,
neglect or improper maintenance of your
vehicle.
– You are responsible for presenting your vehicle
to an authorized BMW center as soon as a
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be
completed in a reasonable amount of time, not
to exceed 30 days.
– As the vehicle owner, you should also be
aware that BMW NA may deny your warranty
coverage if your vehicle or part has failed due
to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
Your emission control system may include parts
such as the fuel injection system, the ignition
system, catalytic converter, and engine computer. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, BMW NA
will repair your vehicle at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should
contact:
Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage:
BMW of North America, LLC
Customer Relations and Services Department
PO. Box 1227
Westwood, N.J. 07675-1227
– For 3 years or 50,000 miles whichever occurs
first:
1. If your vehicle fails a Smog Check inspection, all necessary repairs and adjustments
will be made by BMW NA to ensure that
your vehicle passes the inspection. This is
your emission control system PERFORMANCE WARRANTY.
Telephone: 1 800 831-1117
Website: www.bmwusa.com
or the
California Air Resources Board
9528 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
2. If any emission-related part on your vehicle
is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by BMW NA. This is your shortterm emission control system DEFECTS
WARRANTY.
For 7 years or 70,000 miles whichever occurs
first:
*-The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty applies to all 2008 U.S. specification BMW vehicles sold, leased, and/or
registered in California, Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Vermont. This
warranty also applies to SULEV (PZEV) models
sold, leased, and/or registered in Oregon or
Washington. SULEV (PZEV) models registered
in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and
Vermont have different emissions warranty coverage; please refer to the SULEV (PZEV) section
beginning on page 42.
If an emission-related part specially noted on
page 42 as having coverage for 7 years or
70,000 miles is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by BMW NA. This is your
long-term emission control system DEFECTS
WARRANTY.
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California Emission Control
System Limited Warranty*
ment interval specified in the Service section of
this Statement. BMW NA may repair a part in
lieu of replacing it when performing warranty
repairs. Parts for which replacements are made
become the property of BMW NA. After 3 years
or 50,000 miles, and in accordance with paragraph (c) above, such repairs are limited to the
repair or replacement of those parts identified in
the California Emissions Warranty List.
This warranty applies to California certified vehicles distributed by BMW of North America, LLC
(BMW NA) or sold through the BMW NA European Delivery Program, registered and operated
primarily in California.
BMW NA warrants to the original purchaser and
each subsequent owner that the vehicle is:
If your California registered vehicle is between
7 and 8 years old and has been driven less than
80,000 miles, then your vehicle is eligible for
additional warranty coverage under the Federal
Emissions Warranty.
a. designed, built and equipped so as to conform with the applicable California Air
Resources Board emission standards.
b. free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause any part that can affect
emissions to fail to conform with applicable
requirements or to fail a California Smog
Check test or EPA approved short test for a
period of 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever
occurs first.
A repair performed as the result of a smog check
test failure due to a defect in a part, which is warranted for 7 years/70,000 miles, is covered.
In all cases, a reasonable time, not to exceed
30 days, must be allowed for a warranty repair to
be completed, after the car is received by the
BMW center.
c. free from defects in materials and workmanship in emission related parts, which are contained in the California Emission Warranty
Parts List on page 42, for a period of 7 years
or 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
It is the owners responsibility to have all required
maintenance services performed (at the owners
expense), as prescribed in the maintenance schedule for the BMW Emission Control System. Service
intervals are computed by the service interval indicator and displayed on the instrument panel.
Coverage begins on the date of first retail sale
or the date the vehicle is first placed into service
as a sales demonstrator, service loaner (SLP) or
company vehicle, whichever is earlier.
However, BMW NA will not deny your warranty
repair claims solely because you do not have
maintenance records or you did not perform the
required maintenance unless BMW NA demonstrates that such lack of required maintenance is
a direct cause of the emission control system
failure. The instructions for required maintenance
and use can be found in the Owners Manual and
in the Service section of this Statement.
To obtain service under this warranty, the vehicle must be brought, upon failure of a Smog
Check test or upon discovery of the defect, to
the workshop of any authorized BMW center,
during normal business hours. The BMW center
will honor or deny your claim within 30 days. If
the claim is denied, the BMW center will notify
you in writing of the reason(s). The BMW center
is required by law to honor the claim if notice is
not given to the owner within 30 days.
*The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty applies to all 2008 U.S. specification BMW vehicles sold, leased, and/or
registered in California, Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Vermont. This
warranty also applies to SULEV (PZEV) models
sold, leased and/or registered in Oregon or
Washington. SULEV (PZEV) models registered
in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and
Vermont have different emissions warranty coverage; please refer to the SULEV (PZEV) section
beginning on page 42.
The BMW center will, without charge for parts
or labor (including diagnosis), either adjust,
repair or replace the defective part and other
parts affected by the failure of the warranted
part, if any. If your vehicle failed the California
Smog Check test or an EPA approved short test,
then BMW NA will repair your vehicle so that it
will pass this test. Items that require scheduled
replacement are warranted up to the replace40
What is not covered
It is strongly recommended that any replacement parts used for maintenance, repair or
replacement of emission control systems be
genuine BMW Service Parts or BMW Authorized
Remanufactured Parts. Without invalidating this
warranty, the owner may elect to have maintenance, repair or replacement of the emission
control systems performed by any automotive
repair establishment, or elect to use parts other
than BMW Authorized Remanufactured or genuine BMW Service Parts. However, the cost of
such service or parts will not be covered under
this warranty, except in emergency situations. In
an emergency situation, where an authorized
BMW center is not reasonably available or a
warranty replacement part is not available within
30 days, repairs may be performed at any available service establishment or by any individual
using any replacement part.
This warranty does not cover malfunctions caused
by any of the following: accident, flood, misuse,
modification, alteration, tampering, disconnection,
improper or inadequate maintenance, except if
performed by an authorized BMW center doing
warranty repair work, use of leaded fuel or fuel
other than as specified in the Owner’s Manual.
The replacement of maintenance parts, such as
spark plugs, filters and similar items used in
required maintenance services or the repair or
replacement of maintenance parts beyond the
first replacement interval.
Any car on which the odometer has been
replaced or altered and the true mileage cannot
be determined.
The car, if the vehicle identification number is
altered or cannot be determined, or if the car
has been declared a total loss or sold for salvage purposes.
A repair not completed within 30 days constitutes an emergency. BMW NA will reimburse
the owner for such emergency repairs (including
labor, parts and diagnosis not to exceed BMW
suggested retail price for all warranted parts
replaced and labor charges based on the manufacturers recommended time allowance for the
warranty repair and the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate) that are covered under this
warranty. Replaced parts and paid invoices must
be presented to a BMW center as a condition of
reimbursement for emergency repairs not performed by a BMW center.
General
The warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES HEREIN.
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC (BMW NA)
HEREBY EXCLUDES INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF
TIME, INCONVENIENCE, OR LOSS OF USE OF
THE VEHICLE, FOR ANY BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT.
The use of replacement parts, which are not of
equivalent quality, may impair the effectiveness
of emission control systems. If other than genuine BMW Service Parts or Authorized Remanufactured Parts are used for maintenance, repair
or replacement of components affecting emission control, the owner should obtain assurances that such parts are warranted by their
manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine BMW
parts in performance and durability. BMW NA
assumes no liability under this warranty with
respect to parts other than genuine BMW parts.
For assistance in determining which parts are
covered by this warranty, please contact your
authorized BMW center or the BMW NA Customer Relations Department at 1 800 831-1117.
You may obtain further information concerning
the emissions warranty or report violations of
warranty terms, by contacting Air Resources
Board (ARB), Mobile Source Operations Division, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731.
Please include the title of the BMW service
department head and telephone number.
However, the use of non-genuine BMW replacement parts does not invalidate the warranty on
other components, unless non-genuine BMW
parts cause damage to warranted parts.
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Notice
California Emission Warranty Parts
List
The “National Traffic Motor Vehicle Safety Act of
1966” requires manufacturers to be in a position
to contact the vehicle owners when a correction
of a product defect becomes necessary. Please
fill in the attached postcard if you change your
address or purchase a used BMW.
The following components are covered for
defects by the California Emission Control System Limited Warranty for a period of 7 years or
70,000 miles, whichever comes first:
Component
328i
Tire Warranty Statement
335i
Air Duct, Filter Housing
to Rear Turbocharger
(Cyl. 4–6)
•
Catalytic Converter
•
Charge Air Induction
Tract
•
Cylinder Head Cover
Gasket
•
•
Engine Control Module
•
•
Exhaust Manifold
Gasket
•
•
Exhaust Manifold
w/Catalyst
•
Exhaust Pipe w/Catalyst
•
Tires are warranted by their respective manufacturer as detailed in the applicable tire manufacturer’ warranty statements. Instructions for
proper tire care and maintenance are contained
in the Owner’s Manual. Should you experience
difficulty in obtaining warranty service from a tire
manufacturer, your authorized BMW center will
assist you in resolving the difficulty.
California Emission Warranty —
SULEV (PZEV)
Certain 2008 328i models are certified to
California’s stringent Super Ultra Low Emission
Vehicle (SULEV) standards and also qualify as a
Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) under the
California Air Resources Board Zero Emission
Vehicle program. In addition to very low tailpipe
and zero-evaporative emissions, this PZEV certification includes a unique warranty when the
vehicle is registered in California, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York,
Rhode Island or Vermont. SULEV (PZEV) models registered in Oregon and Washington are
covered by the California Emissions Warranty;
this coverage is described beginning on
page 39.
•
•
Exhaust Pipe Gasket
(Between Catalyst &
Turbocharger)
Fuel Filler Neck
•
•
Fuel Tank
•
•
High Pressure Fuel
Pump
•
High Pressure Fuel Rail
•
Injection Valve (Fuel
Injector)
•
Intake Manifold
•
Oxygen Sensor, Front
(Regulating)
•
•
Oxygen Sensor, Rear
(Monitor)
•
•
Torque Converter
•
•
Transmission Control
Module
•
•
The emission certification standard can be verified on the Vehicle Emission Control Information
label located in the engine compartment. A representative label is shown on page 1.
•
Throttle Body
•
Turbocharger
Valvetronic Sensor
•
VANOS (VVT)
Adjustment Unit
•
•
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Overview of BMW Limited Warranties for SULEV (PZEV) Models
* The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty applies to all 2008 U.S. specification BMW
SULEV (PZEV) vehicles sold, leased, and/or registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont.
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California Emission Control
Warranty Statement SULEV
(PZEV)* Your Warranty Rights and
Obligations
Owners Warranty Responsibilities:
– As the vehicle owner, you are responsible for
the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your Owners Manual. BMW NA recommends that you retain all receipts covering
maintenance on your vehicle, but BMW NA
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
– You are responsible for presenting your vehicle
to an authorized BMW center as soon as a
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be
completed in a reasonable amount of time, not
to exceed 30 days.
– As the vehicle owner, you should also be
aware that BMW NA may deny your warranty
coverage if your vehicle or part has failed due
to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
The California Air Resources Board and BMW of
North America, LLC (BMW NA) are pleased to
explain the emission control system warranty on
your 2008 vehicle. In California, new motor vehicles must be designed, built and equipped to
meet the States stringent anti-smog standards.
BMW NA must warrant the emission control
system on your vehicle for the periods of time
listed below provided there has been no abuse,
neglect or improper maintenance of your
vehicle.
Your emission control system may include parts
such as the fuel injection system, the ignition
system, catalytic converter, and engine computer. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should
contact:
Where a warrantable condition exists, BMW NA
will repair your vehicle at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
BMW of North America, LLC
Customer Relations and Services Department
PO. Box 1227
Westwood, N.J. 07675-1227
Manufacturers Warranty Coverage:
– For 15 years or 150,000 miles whichever
occurs first:
Telephone: 1 800 831-1117
1. If your vehicle fails a Smog Check inspection, all necessary repairs and adjustments
will be made by BMW NA to ensure that
your vehicle passes the inspection. This is
your emission control system PERFORMANCE WARRANTY.
Website:
www.bmwusa.com
or the
California Air Resources Board
9528 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
2. If any emission-related part on your vehicle
is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by BMW NA. This is your emission
control system DEFECTS WARRANTY.
*-The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty SULEV (PZEV) applies to all 2008
U.S. specification BMW SULEV (PZEV) vehicles
sold, leased, and/or registered in California,
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont. SULEV
(PZEV) models registered in Oregon or Washington have different emissions warranty coverage; please refer to the California Emissions
Warranty section beginning on page 45.
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California Emission Control
System Limited Warranty SULEV
(PZEV)*
replacement are warranted up to the replacement interval specified in the Service section of
this Statement. BMW NA may repair a part in
lieu of replacing it when performing warranty
repairs. Parts for which replacements are made
become the property of BMW NA.
This warranty applies to California certified vehicles distributed by BMW of North America
(BMW NA) or sold through the BMW NA European Delivery Program, registered and operated
primarily in California.
A repair performed as the result of a smog
check test failure due to a defect in a part, which
is warranted for 15 years/150,000, is covered.
In all cases, a reasonable time, not to exceed
30 days, must be allowed for a warranty repair to
be completed, after the car is received by the
BMW center.
BMW NA warrants to the original purchaser and
each subsequent owner that the vehicle is:
a. designed, built and equipped so as to conform with the applicable California Air
Resources Board emission standards.
It is the owners responsibility to have all
required maintenance services performed (at
the owners expense), as prescribed in the maintenance schedule for the BMW Emission Control System. Service intervals are computed by
the service interval indicator and displayed on
the instrument panel.
b. free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause any part that can affect
emissions to fail to conform with applicable
requirements or to fail a California Smog
Check test or EPA approved short test for a
period of 15 years or 150,000, whichever
occurs first.
However, BMW NA will not deny your warranty
repair claims solely because you do not have
maintenance records or you did not perform the
required maintenance unless BMW NA demonstrates that such lack of required maintenance is
a direct cause of the emission control system
failure. The instructions for required maintenance and use can be found in the Owner’s
Manual and in the Service section of this
Statement.
c. free from defects in materials and workmanship in emission related parts for a period of
15 years or 150,000, whichever occurs first.
Coverage begins on the date of first retail sale
or the date the vehicle is first placed into service
as a sales demonstrator, service loaner (SLP) or
company vehicle, whichever is earlier.
*The California Emissions Control System Limited Warranty SULEV (PZEV) applies to all 2008
U.S. specification BMW SULEV (PZEV) vehicles
sold, leased, and/or registered in California,
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont.
To obtain service under this warranty, the vehicle must be brought, upon failure of a Smog
Check test or upon discovery of the defect, to
the workshop of any authorized BMW center,
during normal business hours. The BMW center
will honor or deny your claim within 30 days. If
the claim is denied, the BMW center will notify
you in writing of the reason(s). The BMW center
is required by law to honor the claim if notice is
not given to the owner within 30 days.
It is strongly recommended that any replacement parts used for maintenance, repair or
replacement of emission control systems be
genuine BMW Service Parts or BMW Authorized
Remanufactured Parts. Without invalidating this
warranty, the owner may elect to have maintenance, repair or replacement of the emission
control systems performed by any automotive
repair establishment, or elect to use parts other
than BMW Authorized Remanufactured or genuine BMW Service Parts. However, the cost of
such service or parts will not be covered under
this warranty, except in emergency situations. In
The BMW center will, without charge for parts
or labor (including diagnosis), either adjust,
repair or replace the defective part and other
parts affected by the failure of the warranted
part, if any. If your vehicle failed the California
Smog Check test or an EPA approved short test,
then BMW NA will repair your vehicle so that it
will pass this test. Items that require scheduled
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The replacement of maintenance parts, such as
spark plugs, filters and similar items used in
required maintenance services or the repair or
replacement of maintenance parts beyond the
first replacement interval.
an emergency situation, where an authorized
BMW center is not reasonably available or a
warranty replacement part is not available within
30 days, repairs may be performed at any available service establishment or by any individual
using any replacement part.
Any car on which the odometer has been
replaced or altered and the true mileage cannot
be determined.
A repair not completed within 30 days constitutes an emergency. BMW NA will reimburse
the owner for such emergency repairs (including
labor, parts and diagnosis not to exceed BMW
suggested retail price for all warranted parts
replaced and labor charges based on the manufacturers recommended time allowance for the
warranty repair and the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate) that are covered under this
warranty. Replaced parts and paid invoices must
be presented to a BMW center as a condition of
reimbursement for emergency repairs not performed by a BMW center.
The car, if the vehicle identification number is
altered or cannot be determined, or if the car
has been declared a total loss or sold for salvage purposes.
General
The warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES
HEREIN. BMW OF NORTH AMERICA HEREBY
EXCLUDES INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF TIME,
INCONVENIENCE, OR LOSS OF USE OF THE
VEHICLE, FOR ANY BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, APPLICABLE TO THIS
PRODUCT.
The use of replacement parts, which are not of
equivalent quality, may impair the effectiveness
of emission control systems. If other than genuine BMW Service Parts or Authorized Remanufactured Parts are used for maintenance, repair
or replacement of components affecting emission control, the owner should obtain assurances that such parts are warranted by their
manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine BMW
parts in performance and durability. BMW NA
assumes no liability under this warranty with
respect to parts other than genuine BMW parts.
However, the use of non-genuine BMW replacement parts does not invalidate the warranty on
other components, unless non-genuine BMW
parts cause damage to warranted parts.
For assistance in determining which parts are
covered by this warranty, please contact your
authorized BMW center or the BMW NA Customer Relations Department at 1 800 831-1117.
You may obtain further information concerning
the emissions warranty or report violations of
warranty terms, by contacting Air Resources
Board (ARB), Mobile Source Operations Division, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731.
Please include the title of the BMW service
department head and telephone number.
What is not covered
This warranty does not cover malfunctions
caused by any of the following: accident, flood,
misuse, modification, alteration, tampering, disconnection, improper or inadequate maintenance, except if performed by an authorized
BMW center doing warranty repair work, use of
leaded fuel or fuel other than as specified in the
Owner’s Manual.
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For immediate updates or if there are no cards left, please contact the
BMW Customer Relations Center at: 1-800-831-1117.
For immediate updates or if there are no cards left, please contact the
BMW Customer Relations Center at: 1-800-831-1117.
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