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Ontiken
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BMW feedback on issues?

Post by Ontiken » Sat 09 May, 2015 14:04

I'm not a member of the BMW car club,but I wonder if they get any feedback on common problems with cars from BMW itself. In particular has 'BMW' responded to the many of us who own Z3 models which 'clunk' at low speed in 1st and 2nd gear.There are threads on this topic on every site around the world that I have looked at so this is obviously a common problem .
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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by gookah » Sat 09 May, 2015 16:56

BMW never admit to 'common problems'
Take you car into a dealers with a common-to-that-car problem and they will say its the first time they have come across it.
There is an element of 'never admit responsibility' with them.

However they usually just happen to have an upgraded part to change it with at your cost.
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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by lebigmec » Sat 09 May, 2015 17:56

I think that's the case with all car manufacturers, I had no end of problems with a diesel Vauxhall Astra which went through EGR valves like there was no tomorrow. A quick search on any Vauxhall forum will prove that this is something which is a very common issue, but guess what? My local dealership in King's Lynn were adamant that they knew nothing of the sort..
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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by Del » Sat 09 May, 2015 21:05

Every car (new or old) I've ever researched online for common faults appears to have had at least one - according to online feedback & forums. Bought a new rear wiper motor for my 4-year old Audi A3 recently (known Audi problem - water gets in) - the stockist told me he had sold hundreds over the last year alone :D

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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by Southernboy » Sun 10 May, 2015 07:50

1. The dreaded transmission "clunk"
2. Seat belt plastic guides - break regularly
3. Corner "ballast" weights in the rear bumper
4. boot light wiring loom
5. soft top micro switch
6. door mirror base corrosion
7. water ingress at the top corners of the windscreen / roof seal
8. Tramlining
9. diff whine
10. Throttle rubber boots
11. rear top strut mounts
12. seat bushes

etc etc etc.... :D
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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by Smartbear » Sun 10 May, 2015 09:42

Southernboy wrote:1. The dreaded transmission "clunk"
2. Seat belt plastic guides - break regularly
3. Corner "ballast" weights in the rear bumper
4. boot light wiring loom
5. soft top micro switch
6. door mirror base corrosion
7. water ingress at the top corners of the windscreen / roof seal
8. Tramlining
9. diff whine
10. Throttle rubber boots
11. rear top strut mounts
12. set bushes

etc etc etc.... :D
The rubber throttle boots make me laugh, I think bmw used a special kind of biodegradable rubber that disintegrates after ten years to protect the planet! :lol:
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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by Southernboy » Sun 10 May, 2015 10:08

10 years if you're lucky... I reckon the heat in the engine bay after turning off the motor is the main culprit responsible for damage to rubber components. I generally leave the hood up when I return from a run to allow the heat to escape unhindered. I have a garage, so for me it's not a problem to do this... :wink:
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Re: BMW feedback on issues?

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 10 May, 2015 13:46

Southernboy wrote:10 years if you're lucky... I reckon the heat in the engine bay after turning off the motor is the main culprit responsible for damage to rubber components. I generally leave the hood up when I return from a run to allow the heat to escape unhindered. I have a garage, so for me it's not a problem to do this... :wink:
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