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      10-31-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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Experience with Rout 66 Warranty

I reluctantly purchased this warranty several years ago as I approached 50,000 (Route, not Rout!). I had to open a credit union account for $5.00, and paid @ $2,500.

Peace of mind with the N63 engine, right?

This spring, my drivers side airbag light went on. It was ultimately a clock spring and cost $2,300 to replace/repair. Route 66 declined coverage as they don't cover restraint systems. When I explained what the part was and sent them the diagram my SA provided, they fully paid.

More recently, dealer noticed a variety of hoses (oil and turbo) were leaking pretty badly. I also had a front door lock actuator that was starting to go and throw the fuse. Total for all of this was $7,000!!

At this point, my car is maybe only worth $25,000. I might have dumped the car (which I don't want to do - I still really enjoy the ride). But Route 66 didn't bat an eye and all I paid was some tax, less than $200.

I'm pretty impressed by the company and awfully pleased with my "investment."

Your mileage may vary.

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It is good to hear positive sides of things.
Also there are different levels of coverage so maybe you list which you have.
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I purchased the extended warranty, 60 months, 100,000 miles.

The version is apparently called the "Easy Street."

Cute, huh?

I bought it in September 2016, and actually paid $2,748 (just looked it up).

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In your case it paid off!
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I just bought the same policy for my 2016 550i for $2300 (under 40k and still under factory warranty). Hope I dont have to use it, but good to know they are covering the issues you are seeing.
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Thought I would update my Route 66 Experience.

My 550 now has about 75,000 miles.

I smelled burning coolant, and had to top off the reservoir. Dealer diagnosed leaking coolant hose. A $60 part, but a $1,100 repair. My warranty policy expressly excludes hoses, so Route 66 declined my invitation. Fair enough.

Literally the day after I picked up my car, the "drivetrain malfunction" warning came on. Drive Moderately! screamed my vehicle.

Ultimately learned that one ignition coil had failed (they are a known weak link here). Route 66 agreed to pay parts/labor to replace all 8 coils. I decided to replace all spark plugs while the engine was opened up. $800 paid by Route 66. $350 paid by me. (Route 66 does not pay tax for some reason, so that is my responsibility?).

I am hopeful not to need to interact with my dealer or Route 66 any time soon. Warranty expires 9/2021, as will my ownership of this car.

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      01-25-2020, 04:08 PM   #7
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I have had similar experience with Route 66. They do not pay for hoses, rubber parts.
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Seems like a matter of time before Route 66 stops covering 5 series. They already do not cover certain high end cars. But shouldn't they cover tax???
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BBill - have you had the CCP done on your 550? Have you had any oil consumption issues? Just curious.
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Hey Fro,

I did have it done a number of years ago.

I have had to add a pint here and there over the years, but nothing extraordinary.

I fully recognize that I have been a little lucky.

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