Just purchased a 2002 530i and the outside temperature indicator reads
temperatures as much as 10 degrees higher than the actual outside
temperature. Is my sensor bad, or is this a design problem on the 530i? A
friend who works in service at a BMW dealer (not where I bought the car)
suggested that the sensor is too close to the hot pavement and they all read
too hot on summer days. The car is still under the BMW 4 year/50,000 mile
factory warrantee for another 3,000 miles.
One other question: Before the factory warrantee runs out, I am considering
buying an extended warrantee, perhaps from Warrantee Direct (so that I could
take the car to a good local (non-BMW Dealer) shop I've used for my out of
warrantee Audi for the past 7 years). Anyone have any comments or advice on
buying such an extended warrantee just before the factory warrantee ends? It
appears a 100,000 mile/4 year contract is about $2,800 that is similar the
the original factory warrantee.
Thanks. Love my new bimmer!