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How many miles is it safe to drive after the "B service" light comes on?

I am just curious to know. Of course its best to bring the car in to the dealer right away when the "B Service" light come on but how many miles is it ok to drive like that if you can't get to the dealer for whatever reason?
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I wouldn't worry if my life situation wouldn't let me do the service for additional 2000 miles.
The same models driven in Germany have usually doulbe the mileage and double the time between the services.
While most of the FSS on US market allows 13,000 miles/1 year the European versions have 40,000 km/2 years service intervals.
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The "B Service" light will come on for two reasons.

1. Mileage is greater than 10/13K since last service.


2. It's been more than one year since last service.

I'd worry more about the first reason.

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