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Old 04-19-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cracked Wheel - Help

I have an '04 325 'vert and for the second time in 18 months I've taken it to the shop due to one of the tires loosing air. Both times I'm told there's a crack on the inside of wheel. These are stock aluminum wheels that go for $389 at the local dealer. Has anyone every heard of this happening? I'm not driving on bad roads or anything. But, at this rate, maybe I should just go ahead and get 4 wheels from Tire Rack for a bit more than what I'm paying for one OEM. Thanks!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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You can pick up used OEM wheels for cheap. Which style is it? Pic?
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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In anycase, if your wheel is actually a BMW factory wheel; you're covered for 2 years since it is a BMW part. Bring it back and have it replaced. And the replacement that you get will be covered for another 2 years.
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In anycase, if your wheel is actually a BMW factory wheel; you're covered for 2 years since it is a BMW part. Bring it back and have it replaced. And the replacement that you get will be covered for another 2 years.
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Here's a photo of the style I have. The wheel is original to the car, so it is older than 24 months. It's the second that has cracked. Is this a common problem?

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Hmm... Here's another suggestion. Get your receipts in order, talk to your service adviser at the dealership that you frequent. Explain your situation and ask them to see if they can get BMWUSA to do something about it. There is something called "Good Faith" in which BMWUSA may extend to your dealership on your behalf and offer the replacement wheel at a discount. It's worth trying since I had my interior trims replaced for FREE labor and 20% for parts.
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