I have a 2002 525i sport. All stock.
the tires are making lots of road noise so I brought the car in for
repairs (I figured car needed alignment or something minor). Car has
about 48k miles.
Dealer service advisor calls me today saying I need a bunch of parts
changed on the front and rear suspension (bushings and control arms in
front and rear, new rear tires - says the tires are worn out as well
as bushing and more suspension parts in rear suspension).
Now this seems very odd to me.
I've had other cars before this (american and japanese). AT 48k
miles, they didn't need major suspension work!! I saw the tires and
they did NOT look worn out.
I'm wondering if this is a scam job to suck money out of me.
I'm pretty sure it needs alignment but the rest of this stuff just
This is the bmw dealer of houston north
Has anyone dealt with this place before?
Also, am I correct in my suspicion about 48k miles seeming very early
for changing suspension parts like bushings and control arms? I don't
race this thing, it's my daily work car!! I drive 30 minutes to work
in traffic - maybe 65 mph. No racing, no potholes - pretty nice
streets where I live.
I've had ford mustang, mazda rx7 turbo, honda crv - all of these
didn't need major suspension work until 80-100k miles (shocks wearing
out - only shocks were changed).
ball joints were changed around 120k or so. I only changed bushings
on rx7 due to complete suspension rebuild for making it a track