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Old 06-07-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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GS fuel strip warranty extended to 12 yrs

I went to have my GSA fuel strip replaced again (on my dime) this morning, and the dealership told me that, as of today, BMW has extended the fuel strip warranty to 12 years.

So no charge for the replacement. Pretty good news!
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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I have an appt to have mine done (also AGAIN!) on Friday.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
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Interesting...wonder if thats transferable..I just bought a bike used that needs them...
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:00 AM   #4
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This is great news. BMW is stepping up to a nasty little problem. Major change in direction.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #5
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I went to have my GSA fuel strip replaced again (on my dime) this morning, and the dealership told me that, as of today, BMW has extended the fuel strip warranty to 12 years.

So no charge for the replacement. Pretty good news!
Can you get us a TSB number on that please ?


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Old 06-07-2014, 04:03 PM   #6
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Can you get us a TSB number on that please ?


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Here's what they gave me:

Warranty Coverage Extension
16 002 14 (017)
12 years
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:56 PM   #7
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Here's what they gave me:

Warranty Coverage Extension
16 002 14 (017)
12 years
Thank you kind sir !




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Old 06-08-2014, 08:57 AM   #8
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Tsb

Where can the wording be viewed?
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:20 AM   #9
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Where can the wording be viewed?
No idea! You should give your dealership a call. Everything I know about this issue is in the thread already.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:22 AM   #10
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Interesting...wonder if thats transferable..I just bought a bike used that needs them...

Since it is a "Warranty Extension" it would cover the bike regardless of its owner.

You have to wonder if they have an upgraded fuel strip that actually lasts or if they will be using the same crappy units that fail.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #11
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You have to wonder if they have an upgraded fuel strip that actually lasts or if they will be using the same crappy units that fail.
Mine was replaced in April. It didn't last ONE tank of gas
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:33 AM   #12
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Mine was replaced in April. It didn't last ONE tank of gas
I don't think its a new part, just a willingness to stand behind a shit part. Going in for a fix is a good way for me to eat some saturday dealership doughnuts and check out the new wares. First-world problem. :)
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:10 AM   #13
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:20 AM   #14
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I don't think its a new part, just a willingness to stand behind a shit part. Going in for a fix is a good way for me to eat some saturday dealership doughnuts and check out the new wares. First-world problem. :)
Lucky! You get doughnuts at your dealership
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:42 AM   #15
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I got mine replaced Saturday. I think this is #5, but I'd have to add them up. It is already malfunctioning. The warning light came on when I had 1.7 gallons of fuel remaining. That's the same thing #4 did, which was just installed less than 2 weeks ago. And the same for #3. 370 mile round trips for each replacement get old.

I think my options are:
1. Continue to rely on the odometer, and just get used to a large yellow warning triangle staring at me for 40-50 miles on every tank, even though I still have plenty of fuel remaining.
2. Put a piece of black electrical tape over said triangle, so I don't have to look at it. Except I think that's the warning for other things besides fuel.
3. Start getting gas every 120 miles. The light comes on around 123-135 of every tank.

It would be interesting to know how BMW arrived at the 12 year figure. There must be some significance to that.

Rather than a 12 year warranty, I'd like to see them develop a float that can be retrofitted in place of the fuel strip.
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