vinc
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Tire pressure sticker missing?

Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:53 pm

I got the low tire pressure warning a couple of days ago. Nonchalantly, I went to the gas station to put some air and, to my surprise, the sticker with the recommended tire pressure that my old '15 i3 (and almost every other car) had on the side of the driver's door, is nowhere to be found on my current '14.

Is my car a fluke? Is it missing from all the i3's from this year? My Carfax does not show any accidents, so I choose to believe that the door was not replaced...

Any thoughts?

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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:19 pm

Our 2014 BEV manufactured on 1 August 2014 has the tire inflation pressure sticker in the usual driver's door jamb location.
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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:35 am

Thanks! I guess somebody had a bad day in Germany back in 2014. I might have to just put a piece of duct tape and write it with a sharpie :D

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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:31 pm

vinc wrote:I got the low tire pressure warning a couple of days ago. Nonchalantly, I went to the gas station to put some air and, to my surprise, the sticker with the recommended tire pressure that my old '15 i3 (and almost every other car) had on the side of the driver's door, is nowhere to be found on my current '14.

Is my car a fluke? Is it missing from all the i3's from this year? My Carfax does not show any accidents, so I choose to believe that the door was not replaced...

Any thoughts?
Think you got a knockoff! :P :D

vinc
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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:39 pm

:lol: Hopefully a collectible rather.

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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:56 pm

vinc wrote::lol: Hopefully a collectible rather.
Haha!

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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:46 am

vinc wrote:Thanks! I guess somebody had a bad day in Germany back in 2014. I might have to just put a piece of duct tape and write it with a sharpie :D
Bad day at the dealer too.

The stickers were supposed to be checked during the pre-delivery inspection.
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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:11 am

My Carfax does not show any accidents, so I choose to believe that the door was not replaced...
Reporting of accidents/repairs to Carfax where the car wasn't totaled and sold as salvage is not reliable. Our Jeep Cherokee was T-boned by a red-light runner, $8K in damage/repairs. Our daughter's Saturn was rear-ended by a drunk driver - $6K in repairs. Before we sold our daughter's car a few years later, I bought a Carfax 3-pack, to see what came up on her car, then for grins, checked our Cherokee as well. Both had totally clean Carfax reports, with no mention of any accidents/repairs.
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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:30 am

Yeah, it is very strange. I cannot see any sign of it being removed. It just was never there.

Scary that big repairs might go unreported by carfax. I am hoping that, since the i3 is body on frame carbon fiber, an accident significant enough to require replacing the side of the car would have pretty much just totaled it. It is not like a regular steel car, where they can weld whatever chunks need replacing , straighten the frame and then paint over. Plus there are no odd gaps or mismatched paint. Just the missing sticker...

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Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:00 pm

My sticker is on the inside edge of the rear passenger door - so if the car was hit on the side, just damaging the door, and that was replaced - might account for the missing sticker.
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Your local BMW Dealer should be able to order you one. Just ask them for a "tire pressure label" for your car/wheels. $5 to $7.
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