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      10-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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First Aid Kit and Warning Triangle in X1?

Hi, I was reading my X1 owners manual and it says I am supposed to have a First Aid Kit and Warning Triangle. (I have neither). Before I call my sales associate can anyone of you that also have an X1 tell me if these items came with your car? Thanks
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      10-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I dont have one .... unless its somewhere I don't know about as I looked for it too..
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      10-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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US vehicles aren't equipped with these.
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      10-06-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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Thank you Bill!

Now that you mention it, when I had looked at other new X1's I do not recall seeing these items in the back.
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      10-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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This is the same with all US BMW's, not just the X1.
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      10-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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My US spec has both, but since I live in Germany they are required. The triangle is in a cut-out in the rear hatch.
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      10-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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Aussie X1's have them ... in the tailgate cover.
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      10-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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Uk owner... Triangle in the tailgate, med kit in the boot storage bin on the right.

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The details posted regarding the items to be placed in the first aid kit are very useful for many of the people who are in search of the best first aid kit to be maintained. I am having many of the items discussed here only few are left. I would place the left items too in my kit soon as possible. I would like to thank the members for providing the details.



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      11-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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In the US, the standard European warning triangles are illegal, because the department of transportation has come to the (likely correct) conclusion that US drivers are idiots, and won't be able to place a warning triangle facing the right way, so unless they're reflective on both sides, they are not up to specs. And if you have one of the approved ones, you must have three of them, one to be placed right behind the car, and one 100 ft away in each direction.
But having zero is okay. Just not one or two.
Yes, dem's der laws.

For the first aid kit, the US is litigious, and providing one means that someone might use it, get sued by the victim[*], and then go back and sue the car company.
Or sue them for not inspecting and replenishing the contents during service, because it was delivered with the car.
So you have to explicitly buy it separately, and you get a special US version with lots and lots of warnings and legalese.
[*]: Always a risk here in the US. There are "good samaritan" laws in some states, but they generally only apply to those with up-to-date papers that they have special first-aid-training. Anyone else are fair game under the rule that no good deed should go unpunished.
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...because the department of transportation has come to the (likely correct) conclusion that US drivers are idiots...

For the first aid kit, the US is litigious, and providing one means that someone might use it, get sued by the victim[*], and then go back and sue the car company...
Ain't it the truth. Remember when we used to use road flares? While I do believe we, collectively, are getting dumber, I also think that our lawyers/people ratio is way too high.
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Ain't it the truth. Remember when we used to use road flares?
What, we can't use them anymore? Don't tell me, some dumb feck burnt his finger off and sued?

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While I do believe we, collectively, are getting dumber, I also think that our lawyers/people ratio is way too high.
Especially here in CT. Every other car is a beige Lexus or Merc, apparently trimmed to do 0-60 in five minutes. I believe those cars are the only ones that come standard with seats with a slot for the dorsal fin.
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In Canada didn't came with it either. I have bought my own medical kit. It has everything including two night jackets and triangle.
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