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benakiba 08-18-2012 12:44 PM

scratched side windows
 
As you can see on the pictures all side windows of my 535i have scratching tracks near the column B. A think a single track would be caused by a little stone or something else. But every side window on the same place? Could this be a constructional flaw?

Has anyone picked up similar experience?

Greetings

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gt=hi&bye 08-19-2012 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benakiba (Post 7020290)
As you can see on the pictures all side windows of my 535i have scratching tracks near the column B. A think a single track would be caused by a little stone or something else. But every side window on the same place? Could this be a constructional flaw?

Has anyone picked up similar experience?

Greetings

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Hello. Yes, I have the same issue....fine scrathes on the proliferated edges of all 4 windows. It was pointed out to me when I went to get the windows tinted...although mine does not look nearly as bad as yours.

gt=hi&bye 08-19-2012 04:19 PM

All my windows have scrathes too...
 
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Here are the pics of the scrathes along the side of all the windows on my 550. All 4 windows have some degree of scrathing.

benakiba 08-22-2012 12:32 PM

That's an interesting fact. Your side windows show the same pattern. That cannot be an accident.

Next days I will discuss this problem with my BMW dealer. I keep you informed about the results. If he refuses my complaint I will contact BMW directly.

benakiba 08-24-2012 04:33 AM

News from my dealer...
 
I'm happy, it exists a case at BMW. The reason for this is a faulty window duct. My dealer will discuss this with BMW directly and if all get right, my car gets new side windows and new window lifter. Hope, BMW accepts a fairness request.

gt=hi&bye 08-24-2012 07:54 AM

Good deal. Keep us updated with the outcome.

benakiba 08-29-2012 06:21 AM

Good news from my dealer...
 
Gotcha!!

Thanks to BMW for their fairness. My GT is 3 years old and nevertheless they takes over all costs.
I'm very lucky about this decision. Within this repair I get the original tinted windows from BMW
without additonal charge. Merely the little fixed side windows must be paid by me (material only).
But that's ok for me :)

many regards to all

gt=hi&bye 02-21-2013 08:21 AM

what was repaired/replaced?
 
I realize this thread is older, but I am curious what was repaired regarding the scratches on the windows?

OP, what did your repair consist of?

Any others with this problem? It isn't an obvious defect, so many should look before assuming that their windows aren't scratched. The problem was pointed out to me, but it is clearly a problem done at the manufacturer.

benakiba 02-22-2013 05:00 AM

My dealer didn't inform me about the details, but he said, every window lifter and side windows were replaced.

gt=hi&bye 02-22-2013 07:25 AM

Thanks for the update
 
Thanks for the update. Perhaps I will consult with my local dealership about a remedy as well.

katiesdad7 02-25-2013 10:04 AM

I ahve the same issue on my 2011 and the dealer said it was dirt in the tracks. They cleaned them but it is still happening. Back to the dealer I guess.

gt=hi&bye 02-25-2013 10:41 AM

I don't think dirt is causing the scrathes...
 
I don't think dirt is causing the scratches...and besides, once they are scrathed, they are scratched. The OP had to have his windows REPLACED.

I think more people probably have the same issue, but just haven't noticed. I am very meticulous and it had to be pointed out to me.

coolzila 02-25-2013 11:19 PM

en,this is a problem, for my car 's mileage is only 8000km,and there is no any scrathes.but , for more scrathes ..............ai

1bolle1 03-20-2014 08:10 AM

I have a 2010 550i and had the same problem shortly after having the windows tinted. Dealer said they saw the issue before. Dirt get into a guide and scratching occurs. They replaced all windows and hardware under warranty. Lucky me.

luigi524td 03-20-2014 08:21 AM

I don't open and close my windows a lot (probably the driver window the most) ... is this issue being caused by repeated opening/closing of windows over a long time or is it a sudden happening?

daders 03-20-2014 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by luigi524td (Post 8223127)
I don't open and close my windows a lot (probably the driver window the most) ... is this issue being caused by repeated opening/closing of windows over a long time or is it a sudden happening?

Very common in BMW's according to the guy who tinted ours. Combination of BMW using a "softer" glass and having tighter tolerances is what he stated...he even said he has seen some so bad they have vertical scratches across the whole window.

luigi524td 03-20-2014 05:51 PM

window damage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daders (Post 8223903)
Very common in BMW's according to the guy who tinted ours. Combination of BMW using a "softer" glass and having tighter tolerances is what he stated...he even said he has seen some so bad they have vertical scratches across the whole window.

Maybe I don't open and close my windows as often as others?? I've not been bothered by this nor can I comment about "soft glass" :dunno:

gt=hi&bye 03-20-2014 06:29 PM

I think this is something that clearly originates from the factory.
I learned to live with it because replacing all the windows seemed like more trouble than it was worth....even if it is covered under warranty. Maybe I will regret the decision to do nothing about it, maybe not.
Like others, the scratches are on all windows on my car too. Oddly enough, nobody noticed it except me and the guy who tinted my windows.
I am admittedly OCD...I am going to notice every nuance when it comes to my personal vehicle.

lilirums@outloo 03-21-2014 11:40 PM

Can it be redressed?

2014-5gt 04-30-2014 06:00 AM

I did notice this on my fathers 335i. It was really bad in places and was almost the same from left to right sides. More on he front than the rear windows. it's sold now but it's something that I look for now in mine.

In saying that, does anyone do anything specific to help prevent this. we all wash the car, but is there anything you do to clean the window guides? I was thinking graphite powder but that might get messy when wet.

Racer-X / 6'er 04-30-2014 06:34 AM

I see many different models reporting this issue. Mine is a 650i and I have also noticed these scratches. It sound like a design problem, maybe a guide or something. It would sure be nice to get an answer for why this is happening and how it can be repaired.

1bolle1 05-02-2014 09:08 AM

The dealer told me it was the material used for the guide. It attracts dirt and soon will build up and start scratching. The dealer replaced all four windows and guides.


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