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: New Member-LUV my X5-dashboard probs

04-23-2004, 01:35 PM
I've had my X5 since Sept. and took it back to the dealer to replace the air bag area of the dashdue to discoloration. Has anyone else had a problem with this? Other than that, no complaints-LOVE TO DRIVE IT- Any heads up on any other common problems to watch for??

Feed back welcome!!

04-23-2004, 10:06 PM
First I've read about this in the past three years. Do a search on this board and the Roadfly board for any similar experiences. Could the discoloration be from a cleaning solution? I would not use any type of surface protectant like Armor All as the dash is supposed to be resistant to cracking or peeling as is, and something like Armor All will impart a sheen to the surface resulting in a reflection off the windshield. I understand that the dash material is made from recycled tire material combined with other substances to make it tough and long-lasting.

04-24-2004, 06:50 AM
Thanks for the info.