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Old 09-02-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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Another Maintenance program question...

First, does anyone have a link to information on the full BMW maintenance coverage for the 50,000 mile program?

I have having to keep ask you guys questions but I do appreciate your help.

my car is a CPO 2003 with 28k miles on it and when my dad and I were putting mud flaps (rears only) on yesterday we had to take off the wheels and noticed the rear pads are low. The maintenance odometer is at about 9,000 miles left before I'm due for "service?" Those SOB's that certified my car should've changed out the pads if they were meant to last 9k miles!

Do I have to wait until the scrapers are digging into my rotors before a dealer will change them or is there a indicator light I should look for?

Thanks guys...
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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There are pad sensors on only one side of the front brakes and one side of the rears, so it is not necessaily the brake sensor light the only reason for the dealer to change the pads. When I had the rears on the wagon changed under the free factory service, the light was not on but I was getting griding on the non sensor side.

I can also say, that the rear pads lasted over a year longer than I thought they would - I thought they were about gone over a year before they actually were worn out, so don't panic (and a year longer than the fronts). Also, when you take the car in for any service thing, just ask them to check the pad thickness - there is a threshold there as well, so if they are below that, they'll change them out.
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