Mechanics

SUSPENSION TORSION BAR

2004 BMW 530

Suspension problem
2004 BMW 530 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles

I have a 2004 530I with 60,000 miles. I bought the car from a BMW dealership with 100,000 warranty. As I speak, its in the BMW dealer repair shop and I have been told that the torsion bar needs to be replaced at a cost of $730.00 and it is not covered because BMW says its a wearable part.

Firstly, I think its a very gray area that its a wearable part.
Secondly, if its a wearable part, why was it not replaced [like most parts] prior to the sale of a certified BMW car like other parts [brakes etc]. Cant have it both ways.

While I have agreed to have the dealership do the work, I will talk to the General Mgr. At the dealership. I would be interested to what everyone thinks about this situation.
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Winger15
March 28, 2008.



This is rather curious because BMW does not utilize torsion bars, do they mean sway bars? If so, I would be interested in seeing the printout of the final bill as well as an explanation for the repair and why they are not standing behind a CPO warranty, even if only for goodwill, do not tell me goodwill does not exist for a 4 year old BMW.

Dr. Hagerty
Mar 28, 2008.