Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bergen County, NJ, USA
I'd adjust my schedule to get the bike to the dealer now, with 37K rather than later with 38.5 K. And go in person, don't call them on the phone to let them know you have a problem. It's a lot harder to tell you "no" in person. They (BMW) just may "good faith" cover it under warranty. Maybe you could even bargain with the dealer. You could maybe suggest to them you'll pay for some needed routine service while they have the bike if BMW covers this repair. That way, they may go to bat for you with BMW. Just a thought.
Just be glad its not a Dodge truck. I had one with a 3yr/36K mile warranty, and the engine went (cam gear) while driving 20MPH locally. Truck only had 17,000 on it but was 37 months old. Guess what? The Dodge rep denied me warranty coverage. He even denied my request to meet with him in person, the sunovabitch. The dealer couldn't even believe it. I had to go another looong route to get it fixed, not thru Dodge, but I can't go into details.