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      09-21-2017, 10:02 PM   #1
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Strut replacement under warranty

Hey. Currently car is in the shop due to slight creaking noise coming from the front end when turning slowly during parking or driving in underground garage. BMW said the front right strut is causing it and are going to replace it tomorrow. Just curious as I have heard before struts should be replaced in pairs similar to brakes. Car has just shy of 60,000km on it so its not like its worn right out but just curious on thoughts of one only. Car is coming off warranty so getting this done prior to warranty ending.

I am guessing BMW would not entertain this.
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      09-21-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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which dealer?
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      09-21-2017, 10:17 PM   #3
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From BMW Technical Information:

"Situation:

When a shock absorber is faulty on one side (leaking, noises, etc.), often both shock absorbers on the axle in question are replaced.

Effect:

This is not necessary for technical reasons and causes the manufacturer not to recognize the unnecessarily removed shock absorbers as defective parts. Unnecessarily high costs for the customer can be avoided by replacing the shock absorber on one side only.

Procedure:

If one shock absorber is damaged, it is only necessary to replace both shock absorbers when the car has driven in excess of 80 000 km.

Exception: On all M‐GmbH models, when a limit value is exceeded on one side, it is still necessary always to replace both shock absorbers on the relevant axle."
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      09-21-2017, 10:47 PM   #4
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Thanks Vlad. That answers that.
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      09-21-2017, 11:08 PM   #5
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Thanks Vlad. That answers that.
No worries, Chris. How's your radio's volume?
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      09-23-2017, 02:55 PM   #6
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Still seems less then before but haven't bothered to go back as you can tell haha.
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Wonder if they would still warranty such issues if I do the Dinan shockware flash...
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