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Emissions Warranty

Discussion in 'Warranty questions' started by gyoung, Jun 5, 2009.

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    I have a 2003 330i ZHP with 43k miles. In the Service and Warranty Information booklet there is a section that says Summary of BMW Limited Warranties. Where it says Federal Emissions Warranty does anybody know what "Specific Control Devices" mean and what it covers? Does that cover the DME or ECU? Thanks.
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    not likely that it would include the DME or ECU.
    i think it would be the cats, perhaps secondary air pump, those sorts of control devices
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    It should cover the ECU/DME. I believe on the newer cars the cat is covered for 120,000 miles / 8 years even if you are not the original owner.

    Source: http://epa.gov/obd/warranties.htm#a

    What Are Specified Major Emission Control Components?
    There are three specified major emission control components, covered for the first 8 years or 80,000 miles of vehicle use on 1995 and newer vehicles:

    Catalytic converters.
    The electronic emissions control unit or computer (ECU).
    The onboard emissions diagnostic device or computer (OBD).

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