I posted this in another thread but felt since everyone was complaining I would sort of set the record straight here and start a new thread... Everyone bashes BMW for using rft's when they only did what our federal gov. told them to do. RFT's were supposed to be federally mandated for all cars manufactured by the end of 2006. Smaller manufactures complained that R&D costs would get too high too fast to implement such a requirement, so the GOV. has moved the deadline to 2009 as of last notice that I saw. BMW, already having TPM/FTM systems in place for models currently being produced just made it standard eq. right away and had no R&D/production delays and nothing left to deal with. Lets not forget that the whole reason for this whole situation is b/c Ford tried to compensate for SUV Explorer rollover tendency by recommending a lower tire pressure that was too low for the tires they put on the car (firestones) causing high speed blowouts instead of just designing the car correctly so it would be safe. It was Ford's fault, not BMW's. If you want to bitch at someone call you local gov. rep. and bitch. Don't call BMWNA. IMO, we're lucky that BMW has helped client's with RFT's at all. BMW DOES NOT WARRANTY TIRES! Read your owners manual packets/info. Only tire warranty is from the tire manufacturer and is only against manufacturer defects. BMW is totally out of the loop and has tried to help their clients and now it's coming back to bite them. I expect all goodwill tire compensation to soon be eliminated, as the tread compounds have been revised and most original's have already been replaced. Not to mention it's not their responsibility anyways.