I just took delivery of my e92 M3 in early October. Last weekend, only 500 miles beyond the 1200 mile service, I slid on wet leaves in m dynamic traction mode at about 25 mph. I experienced some understeer, and couldnt redirect the front driver wheel away from a 4" curb. The traction control malfunction indicator came on immediately. I also noticed that the brake light remained illuminated in yellow after I disengaged the parking brake. After a tow and a dealer once over, it turns out that I bent the lower control arm and did some wheel damage. Parts are on massive backorder and it looks like even with expedited shipping, it will take 10 business days for the control arm to arrive from Germany (I'm hopeful that it stays at 10 business days since the dealer keeps pushing back the eta). I had an e46 M3 for 6 1/2 years. Over that time I hit some pretty massive potholes, slid off of a few tracks and even lost the back end into a curb once but never did I do this much damage or have to wait more than a few days for parts. I don't know what irritates me most (obviously excluding the ultimate issue - the gut wrenching fact that I just slammed my new baby into a curb) - the fact that I have to wait 10 business days (over 2 weeks) for a part that takes less than 6 labor hours to replace on a brand new car, or the fact that a 25 mph curb bump did so much damage while the e92's predecessor took much tougher shots and kept going. Is the the new m3 suspension weaker intentionally to avoid more severe damage, ie. to bend the control arm rather than more important parts? Just a case of bad luck? Or is the build quality simply held to a lower standard? And what's the deal with a 10 day parts order on a common control arm that must be damaged in just about any front end accident?