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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Federal and California BMW Emissions Warranty Laws

Federal Emissions Warranty Laws


The best source of information is always the horse's mouth, especially when you are dealing with emission warranty laws. Go check out what the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says regarding your emissions warranty:

Federal Emissions Warranty Laws





Federal Emissions Warranties
Federal Emissions Warrantys


California Emissions Warranty Laws

California Emissions Warranty – Under the California Emissions Warranty, vehicles certified for sale in California, and those states like Vermont that have legally adopted California Emissions Standards and Warranty Provisions, have additional coverage beyond that required under Federal law. Under the California provisions, all emissions related parts are covered for 3 years or 50,000 miles*, and a vehicles specific list of more expensive emissions related parts is covered for 7 years or 70,000 miles*. In addition, the 8 year or 80,000 mile* coverage for the catalytic converter and engine control unit required by Federal law applies. Also, some models, designated as California Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV), have 15 year or 150,000 mile* emissions warranties covering essentially any component that causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. These California Emissions Warranty provisions cover vehicles up to 14,000 pounds GVWR. * whichever comes first. 



The list of parts covered under your emissions warranty.

List of parts covered under your emissions warranty:


Emission Control Parts


 1. Exhaust Gas Conversion Systems: oxygen sensor, thermal reactor, catalytic converter, dual-walled exhaust pipe

 2. Exhaust Gas Recirculation System: EGR valve, thermal vacuum switch, EGR solenoid, EGR spacer plate, EGR backpressure transducer, sensor and switches use to control EGR flow

 3. Evaporative Emission Control System: purge valve, fuel filler cap, purge solenoid, vapor storage canister and filter

 4. Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System: PCV valve, PCV solenoid

5. Air Injection System: Air pump, diverter, bypass, or gulp valve, reed valve, anti-backfire or deceleration valve

 6. Early Fuel Evaporative (EFE) System: EFE valve, thermal vacuum switch, heat riser valve

 7. Fuel Metering System: electronic control module (unit) or EFI air flow meter, computer command module or mixture control unit, deceleration controls, electronic choke, fuel injectors, fuel injection units and fuel altitude compensator sensor, bars or rails for EFI or TBI systems, mixture settings on sealed fuel mixture control solenoid, diaphragm or other systems, fuel metering components that achieve closed/other feedback control sensors/loop operation switches and valves

 8. Air Induction System: thermostatically controlled air cleaner, air box

9. Ignition Systems: electronic spark advance timing advance/retard systems, high energy electronic ignition

 10. Miscellaneous Parts: hoses, gaskets, brackets, clamps and other accessories used in the above systems 


Emission Related Parts These are examples of other parts of your vehicle which have a primary purpose other than emissions control but which nevertheless have significant effects on your vehicle’s emissions. If any of these parts fail to function or function improperly, your vehicle’s emissions may exceed federal standards. Therefore, when any of the parts of the following systems are defective in materials or workmanship and have failed in a way that would be likely to cause your vehicle’s emissions to exceed federal standards, they should be repaired or replaced under the emissions warranty:


1. Fuel Injection System: fuel distributor

 2. Air Induction System: turbocharger, intake manifold

 3. Exhaust System: exhaust manifold

4. Ignition System: distributor, spark plugs, ignition wires and coil 

5. Miscellaneous Parts: hoses, gaskets, brackets, clamps, and other accessories used in the above systems. 


 Major Emission Control Components? There are three specified major emission control components, covered for the first 8 years or 80,000 miles of vehicle use (whichever first occurs) on 1995 and newer vehicles: • Catalytic converters • The electronic emissions control unit or computer (ECU) • The onboard emissions diagnostic device or computer (OBD)



SULEV (PZEV)  Emissions Parts List