2007 BMW X3 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 21250 miles
My car only has 21,250 miles on it and has been meticulously maintained. I recently discovered that the brake calipers, caliper clips, the front wheel lugs and potentially the brake disc were all rusted beyond normal wear and tear. I have been fighting with BMW and a car wash place I brought the car to as to what caused this rust. I got a car wash that used two simoniz products on the wheels and I think this might have caused it. But they are saying it is safe, etc. BMW is saying they are not covered cause it was caused by an environmental source even though the warranty is still valid and they are part of it. It is covered if it does not meet BMW requirements (whatever those are). I did look at several X3's with the same or more mileage and their brakes looked a lot better than mine. BMW admitted it was excessive and is insistent it was caused by an outside source such as a cleaner, etc. I can't find any information about what could cause this excessive rust??? And of course as the consumer, nobody wants to take accountability and pay for the damages. I am fighting both parties and want to gather as much information as possible. Thank you so much for your help!
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 4:42 PM