SECTION A-Standard Cover.
1.1. Unless the context otherwise requires:
1.1.1. “BMW Group” means BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd;
1.1.2. “BMW Group vehicle” means a motor vehicle bearing a BMW Group brand which is manufactured, imported or exported and distributed by the BMW Group;
1.1.3. “BMW authorised Dealer” means a dealer appointed by the BMW Group as an authorised BMW Dealer for specific BMW Group vehicles in a specified territory;
1.1.4. “BMW Approved Repair Centre” means a repair centre approved by the BMW Group;
1.1.5. “Cancellation Date” means the date of cancellation hereof in terms of Clause 8;
1.1.6. “Client” means the owner, purchaser or lessee of the Vehicle who is identified as the Warranty/ Motorplan Client in the Warranty Registration Certificate;
1.1.7. “Schedule” means the Optional Motorplan or Engine oil Service Schedule (as the case may be) completed by the Client upon the purchase of the Optional Motorplan or Oil Service Plan (as the case may be);
1.1.8. “territory” means each of the Republics of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique or the Kingdom of Eswatini;
1.1.9. “the Vehicle” means the BMW Group motor vehicle described in the Warranty Registration Certificate and operated or controlled by the Client;
1.1.10. “Warranty Registration Certificate “means the Warranty/ Motorplan Registration Certificate and Delivery Acceptance Document;
1.1.11. Any other reference to a particular gender includes the other gender;
1.1.12. Any reference to the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and
1.1.13. Any reference to natural persons includes juristic persons and vice versa;
1.2. The clause headings have been inserted for convenience only and shall not be taken into account in interpreting the terms and conditions herein.
1.3. Words and expressions defined in any clause hereof shall, for the purpose of the clause in question, bear the meaning assigned to such words and expressions in that clause.
2. Undertaking to maintain and service the Vehicle.
Provided that the Vehicle has been purchased and serviced in the territory and the Client adheres to the terms and conditions contained herein, the BMW Group will ensure that the Vehicle is maintained and serviced by a BMW authorised Dealer at no cost to the client in accordance with Clause 3 hereof for the kilometres or time period specified on the Warranty Registration Certificate (whichever occurs first).
3. Maintenance Work.
3.1. The following maintenance work on the Vehicle will be covered:
3.1.1. The performance of all maintenance and service work stipulated by the BMW Group in the Service/ Auxiliary Owner’s Handbook applicable to the Vehicle;
3.1.2. The supply of engine oil, transmission oil, brake fluid and other lubricants and service products required when carrying out the work;
3.1.3. The performance of any preventative treatment, checks or other work which the BMW Group or BMW authorised Dealer deems necessary, in the absolute discretion of the BMW Group;
3.1.4. The performance of all repairs becoming necessary as a result of normal wear and tear. The decision as to what constitutes normal wear and tear lies solely at the discretion of the BMW Group; and
3.1.5. Subject to the exclusions referred to below, the replacement of parts required in the performance service and maintenance tasks referred to above.
3.2. The following work shall not be included in the maintenance work covered herein:
3.2.1. Alterations to or modifications of the Vehicle of whatever nature, and any repairs or alterations necessitated by such alterations or modifications and any consequential damages resulting from such alterations or modifications;
3.2.2. The repair or maintenance of any accessory, component or equipment not fitted to the Vehicle when it was originally manufactured and any consequential damages as a result of such fitment;
3.2.3. The repair or replacement of any windscreen, windows, damaged, glass, carpets, trim, seat covers, soft top canvas, paintwork or body panels;
3.2.4. Any measures stipulated in the BMW Owner’s Handbook to be carried out in preparing the Vehicle for extended periods of storage;
3.2.5. The repairs of any damage caused to the Vehicle as a result of an extended period of storage;
3.2.6. The repair of any work required as a result of the Client failing to comply with the terms hereof or with his obligations in terms of the BMW Owner’s Handbook and/or Service/ Auxiliary Owner’s Handbook;
3.2.7. The required daily or other regular checks in regard to maintenance such as the checking of the battery charging state, coolant levels, lubricant levels, tyre pressures, anti-freeze additives as specified in the BMW Owner’s Handbook and/or Service/ Auxiliary Owner’s Handbook;
3.2.8. The repair of any damage of whatever nature caused as a result of:
22.214.171.124 The Vehicle being involved in a collision;
126.96.36.199 Accidental or intentional damage to the Vehicle of whatever nature;
188.8.131.52 The use in the Vehicles of oils, lubricants and other additives not approved by the BMW Group;
184.108.40.206 Rust corrosion;
220.127.116.11 The Vehicle being used in competitive events, racing, rally events, or emergency services;
18.104.22.168 The neglect, misuse, abuse or improper treatment of the Vehicle or improper/ incorrect charging and/or maintenance of the high-voltage battery;
22.214.171.124 Tampering with the odometer;
126.96.36.199 The Vehicle being caused to perform beyond its designed specification limits either mechanically or electronically or by any means whatsoever;
188.8.131.52 Work performed on the Vehicle by persons other than a BMW authorised Dealer and/or BMW Approved Repair Centre;
184.108.40.206 Civil commotion, labour disturbances, riots or political unrest;
220.127.116.11 The Client’s failure to comply with his obligations in terms hereof;
18.104.22.168 Force majeure (Act of God) including, but not limited to, labour unrest, strikes, political upheaval, riots as well as damages resulting from natural occurrences such as flood, lighting, fire, hail and polluted or impure petrol, oil or lubricants having been used;
3.2.9. The replacement of tyres; and
3.2.10. Recovery, towing, travelling and related costs.
4. Client’s obligations.
The Client shall:
4.1. Make the Vehicle available to a BMW authorised Dealer by prior appointment during the normal working hours of the BMW authorised Dealer at the relevant service interval specified by the service indicator or distance display of the Vehicle in order that the required maintenance work may be performed. The Client must sign the Repair Order reflecting the relevant maintenance work to be performed, before the maintenance work is performed. The BMW Group shall not be liable for the rectification of any damage or other work arising as a result of the Client failing or refusing to make the Vehicle available as required in terms of this clause;
4.2. Comply with the instructions given in the BMW Owner’s Handbook and/or Service/ Auxiliary Owner’s Handbook in regard to the use, care and maintenance of the Vehicle;
4.3. Take all reasonable steps to minimise damage to the Vehicle in the event of any defect or failure occurring;
4.4. Accept that the BMW authorised Dealer may, in its absolute discretion, procure and fit to the Vehicle any BMW replacement parts that it deems necessary, provided that these are suitable for use in the Vehicle;
4.5. Keep an accurate record, for purposes hereof, of the distance travelled by the Vehicle and accordingly the Client shall:
4.5.1. As and when requested by the BMW Group or a BMW authorised Dealer, furnish proof of the distance travelled by the Vehicle;
4.5.2. Immediately inform the BMW Group in writing should the odometer used for measuring the distance travelled by the Vehicle fail to operate or suffer any damage. In such event, the Client must immediately make arrangements for the Vehicle to be delivered to a BMW authorised Dealer in order that the necessary repair work may be carried out;
4.5.3. In the event of the odometer being inoperative or defective, permit the BMW Group to calculate the estimated kilometres travelled by reference to the kilometres travelled by the Vehicle in the period during which the Vehicle was used by the Client and the odometer was operative, and by reference to the condition of the Vehicle. The BMW Group’s determination in this regard shall be final;
4.6. Permit the BMW Group or a BMW authorised Dealer to inspect and check the odometer reading and its operation at any time;
4.7. Accept that, should it be found that the odometer should be tampered with in any way whatsoever; the BMW Group will be entitled to cancel the Motorplan in accordance with Clause 8 and to exercise its rights in terms of Clause 9 hereof;
4.8. In the event that the Client wishes to store the Vehicle for an extended period, comply with the requirements for storage as set out in the BMW Owner’s Handbook and/or Service/Auxiliary Handbook;
4.9. Upon entering into the Motorplan, fully and truthfully provide the BMW authorised Dealer (indicated on the Warranty Registration Certificate) with all information relating to the Vehicle as required in terms of the Warranty Registration Certificate and ensure that such information is recorded on the Warranty Registration Certificate in writing. If the Client fails to provide the BMW authorised Dealer with such information on the Warranty Registration Certificate or if such information is found to be incorrect in any respect, the BMW Group shall be entitled to cancel the Motorplan in accordance with Clause 8 and to exercise its rights in terms of Clause 9 hereof; and
4.10. In the event of the Client intending to fit non-BMW approved tracking or security equipment or accessories to the Vehicle before the expiration of this Motorplan, immediately notify the BMW Group in writing of this fact and supply the BMW Group with the required details of the modification and the installer of the equipment or accessory. The Motorplan cover may be continued, subject to the sole discretion of the BMW Group, provided that the BMW Group will not be liable for the cost of such installation or any costs arising from any repairs or damage attributable to the installation or any costs arising from the malfunction of the equipment or accessory or any malfunction of the Vehicle resulting from such installation. The equipment or accessory shall be subject to such separate warranty terms and conditions as may be granted by the supplier and/or manufacturer thereof.
5. Emergency Work.
5.1. In the event of it being necessary to carry out work on the Vehicle as a matter of urgency in circumstances which make it impossible for the Client to present the Vehicle to a BMW authorised Dealer, then the necessary work may be performed by any other workshop after authorisation to this effect has been obtained from the BMW Group. In the event of it not being reasonably possible to obtain the necessary consent from the BMW Group, then the Client may proceed to have such minor work carried out as may be reasonably required to get the Vehicle into running order. In this case the Client shall, as soon as possible, inform the BMW Group of the nature of the work carried out and obtain the BMW Group’s confirmation of such information in this regard. In both of these cases, the Client shall be responsible for settling the account of the workshop, however the BMW Group will reimburse the Client upon receipt of a duly paid account for such charges detailing the work performed together with details of any parts replaced. The Client must keep the old parts until the BMW Group has settled the account. The BMW Group’s liability to reimburse the Client shall be at the cost of performing such work at a BMW authorised Dealer or the face value of the account, whichever is the lesser amount.
any malfunction of the Vehicle resulting from such installation. The equipment or accessory shall be subject to such separate warranty terms and conditions as may be granted by the supplier and/or manufacturer thereof.5.2. Any reimbursement of expenditure by the BMW Group to the Client will only take place on submission of a valid tax invoice detailing the precise work undertaken and after the BMW Group has been satisfied that only genuine BMW parts and accessories have been used.
6. Damage to Vehicle.
6.1. The Client shall, whenever reasonably possible, have all damage caused to the Vehicle repaired by a BMW Approved Repair Centre. Prior to having any such repair work carried out, the Client shall inform the BMW Group in writing of the nature and extent of the damage or loss and supply to the BMW Group copies of the assessed quotation and invoice. The BMW Group will be entitled to suspend the Motorplan pending the receipt of the Accident Repair Reinstatement form completed by a BMW authorised Dealer/BMW Approved Repair Centre confirming that the Vehicle has been repaired to an acceptable standard. The BMW Group will be entitled to inspect the Vehicle before any repairs are carried out on the Vehicle. Failure by the Client to meet any of his obligations in terms hereof will entitle the BMW Group to cancel the Motorplan in accordance with Clause 8 and to exercise its rights in terms of Clause 9, including the right to recover any costs which may have been incurred by the BMW Group as a result of such collision, accident or loss.
6.2. The costs of any work necessitated as a result of improper repairs or maintenance performed by a workshop other than a BMW authorised Dealer and/or BMW Approved Repair Centre shall be paid for by the Client at the BMW authorised Dealer’s/ BMW Approved Repair Centre’s usual rate for such work.
7. Disposal of Vehicle.
7.1. In the event of the Client disposing of the Vehicle or ceasing to be the owner, purchaser or lessee of the of the Vehicle before the expiration of this Motorplan, the Client shall immediately notify the BMW Group in writing of this fact and supply the BMW Group with the name and address of the new owner, purchaser or lessee of the Vehicle, whereafter the BMW Group may agree to an assignment of the Motorplan to such a new owner, purchaser or lessee after receipt of the BMW Group’s “Transfer of Ownership” form completed by a BMW authorised Dealer.
7.2. In the event that the Vehicle is stolen or hijacked and not recovered, or destroyed or damaged beyond repair or written off or declared uneconomical to repair by an insurer before the expiration of this Motorplan, the Client shall immediately notify the BMW Group in writing of this fact and the Motorplan shall be deemed to have been cancelled upon the date of such occurrence.
7.3. In such events the BMW Group and the Client shall be released from all further obligations in terms hereof in respect of the Vehicle and the Client shall not be entitled to any refund.
7.4. If a stolen or hijacked Vehicle is recovered, the BMW Group may, in its discretion, reinstate the Motorplan after receipt of the “Stolen/Recovered Vehicle Reinstatement” form completed by a BMW authorised Dealer.
8. Cancellation / Suspension.
8.1. The BMW Group shall, in sole discretion, have the right to suspend and/or cancel this Motorplan by giving a written notice of such cancellation to the Client in the event of:
8.1.1. Alterations or modifications of the Vehicle and/or repair or maintenance of any accessory, component or equipment having taken place without the knowledge and written consent of the BMW Group, notwithstanding Clauses 3.2.1 and 3.2.2; or
8.1.2. Tampering with the odometer as contemplated in Clause 4.7; or
8.1.3. The Vehicle being caused to perform beyond its designed specification limits either mechanically or electronically or by any means whatsoever; or
8.1.4. The Client failing to provide the BMW authorised Dealer with the information required in terms of Clause 4.9, or if such information is found to be incorrect; or
8.1.5. The Client failing to inform the BMW Group of the nature and extent of damage or loss, and the cost of repairs as provided for in terms of Clause 6.1; or
8.1.6. The Client failing to inform the BMW Group of the disposal, destruction or damage of the Vehicle as provided for in terms of Clause 7; or
8.1.7. The Client failing to meet any other obligation in terms of the Motorplan; or
8.1.8. The Client being sequestrated, placed in liquidation, under judicial management or in the event of the Client being a business ceasing to carry on business; or
8.1.9. The Client committing any act of insolvency or making any arrangement or compromise with his creditors. The effective date of the cancellation of this Motorplan shall be the date on which such notice of cancellation is given (‘Notification Date”), alternatively on such other date as stipulated by the BMW Group in the cancellation notice.
8.2. The BMW Group may, in its sole discretion, either reinstate or finally cancel a suspended Motorplan.
9. Liability in the event of cancellation.
The BMW Group’s obligations in terms hereof shall cease upon cancellation of this Motorplan for whatever reason (the Cancellation Date) and, in such an event, the Client shall not be entitled to any refund.
If any provisions hereof are invalid and unenforceable or become such, such provisions shall, if practicable, be divisible and the remainder of this Motorplan shall nevertheless be valid and binding.
11. Law Applicable.
The Motorplan shall be construed, enforced and performed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
12. Limitation of Liability.
The BMW Group shall not be liable to the Client for a failure to fulfil its obligations hereunder if such failure is caused solely by a matter of occurrence which is beyond its control, nor shall the BMW Group be liable for any indirect or consequential losses, howsoever caused.
The Motorplan shall commence on the date upon which the Vehicle is sold to the Client, i.e. the date on which the Client signs the Warranty Registration Certificate (“The Commencement Date”) and shall terminate on the date stipulated in the Warranty Registration Certificate (“The Termination Date”). In the event of the end kilometres (as stipulated in the Warranty Registration Certificate) having been reached prior to the Termination Date, the BMW Group’s obligation in terms hereof shall cease.
14. Entire agreement.
The BMW Group and the Client record that this Motorplan constitutes the entire agreement between them in relation to the servicing and maintenance of the Vehicle.
No alteration, variation or suspension of any terms hereof, including the provisions of this clause, or consensual cancellation hereof shall be of any force or effect unless reduced to writing and signed by the BMW Group and the Client or their respective duly authorised representatives.
No latitude, extension or other indulgence which may be given or allowed by either the BMW Group or the Client (“the grantor”) to the other in respect of any obligation hereunder shall, under any circumstances, operate as a waiver or novation of, or otherwise affect, any of the grantor’s rights in terms hereof or arising here from, or preclude the grantor from enforcing at any time without notice, strict and punctual compliance with each and every provision or term hereof.
17. Authority to sign.
By signing the Warranty Registration Certificate, the Client or signatory on behalf of the Client represents that he is authorised to do so, that all information contained in the Warranty Registration Certificate is correct and that all the terms and conditions contained herein shall be complied with. In the event of the Client challenging the authority of the signatory to sign the Warranty Registration Certificate, or in the event of any information set out in the Warranty Registration Certificate being incorrect as referred to in Clause 4.9, then the signatory shall be personally liable to the BMW Group for all obligations of the Client.
18. Domicile and Notice.
18.1. All notices required to be given in terms hereof shall be in writing, which shall include communication by means of telefax or electronic communications.
18.2. A notice given by one party to the other shall be presumed to be received by the addressee:
18.2.1. On the same day, if delivered by hand to the addressee at its domicilium citandi et executandi, or
18.2.2. On the seventh day after posting, if sent by prepaid registered post to the addressee at its domicilium citandi et executandi.
18.3. The parties hereby choose as their respective domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes in terms hereof the following addresses:
18.3.1. BMW Group at 1 Bavaria Avenue, Randjespark Ext. 17, Midrand, 1685
18.3.2. The Client at the physical address stipulated in the Warranty Registration Certificate.
18.4. The BMW Group and/or the Client shall be entitled to change their respective domicilium citandi et executandi by giving written notice of that fact to the other party, provided that such new address is not a post office or a private bag address.
19. Vehicle Warranty.
Where the Client has rights and obligations in terms of the Standard New Vehicle Warranty granted by the BMW authorised Dealer from whom the Vehicle was originally acquired, such rights and obligations will not be affected by this Motorplan.
20. Personal Information.
The Client acknowledges and agrees that the Client’s personal information contained in the Warranty Registration certificate is required to enable BMW Group and/or the BMW authorised Dealer to attend to their respective obligations towards the Client and that it will not be disclosed to any unauthorised party. The Client consents to the processing of the information in accordance with prevailing legislation which shall include, but not be limited to, the sharing of my information with BMW Group entities, BMW authorised dealerships and repair centres, agencies, supplier and/or service providers and the trans-border flow of such information where necessary, for these purposes.
The Client shall not set-off any claims against the BMW Group or any BMW authorised Dealer against any amount owed hereunder to the BMW Group or any BMW authorised Dealer.