Wheel corrosion

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    What a saga.

    It may be that there is documentation from BMW showing an amount of corrosion that means they can replace and when they can’t. They could show that to you and it would probably put your mind at ease hat they were following their warranty process correctly.

    Could be that there will be goodwill to replace wheels after 3 year warranty has expired. Both manufacturers I have worked for have issued warranty statements saying that certain things can be covered for life of vehicle or ten or five years for example.

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    Lets hope so...
     
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    I suspect that refers only to corrosion on the bodywork or the basic platform/substructure, and only then if there's what they would regard as 'perforation' i.e. a rusty hole appearing from behind the paint like on a wing etc. Also only if the vehicle has been kept within the Dealer network, :oops: I'm happy to be proven wrong though. :whistle:

    From the tenor of his posts elsewhere on the forum I think @Kev2005 may not have a BMW for that long. :cautious:
     
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    Quite, however there are normal items covered by warranty that are still covered after the 3 year warranty has finished. It might be the case there is special coverage if they know there is an issue with them.

    Who knows !?!


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    Had that on my two rears. Replaced by BMW with no issues
     
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    Forgot to update this thread... So here goes...

    Taken the car back I twice to date. Upshot is still not sufficient corrosion for a claim, on first time returning this year, the guy said they could spend 2hrs taking the pics etc but as no change from before, it wasn't really worth it and so i didn't want to waste everyone's time so agreed to take the car back at a later date.

    On second time, guy couldn't see the corrosion as only slight until I pointed it out and still not sufficient so agreed to take back in 6 months and IF sufficient corrosion worsens then we will see what happens. Hopefully they replace but who knows as will be out of warranty so will then see if they stay true to there word or if they except some contribution from me.

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    pretty common I am afraid. Showed mine to the dealer ( Parks of Hamilton) and they took some pictures. Got a call 2 days later, 2 brand new wheels ordered.
    2 weeks then pop the car in, lift a courtesy car, back at finishing time, all done.

    No complaints from me.
     
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