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Old 06-24-2009, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by potnich View Post
Electronic failure has happened to my BMW 530xi wagon twice ('08 & '09). The toal cost was about $7000. Neither the dealer nor BMW NA would cover any of the repairs under an extended warranty. Their claim is that it is environmental influences. I believe a class action suit would get the attention of BMW NA concerning this safety issue. Any takers?
Yes...what is involved?
I slowly trickled water into the sunroof tray today...the front drains through tubes exiting where the front door hinge is. The REAR: exits at a point found when you follow the roof line back to the gap where the hatch is. When I opened the hatch, I saw water running out from the rear-most point of the slot holding the rails. It then ran down just outside the seal for the hatch, but also inside the trunk along the track that holds the trunk cover. There is a piece of plastic by the roof seen when the trunk is open that looks like it is intended to divert the water to the outside area of the seal, but water runs UNDER it...I think this is the design flaw. This description stinks but if you try it you will see what I mean. This is a very poor design, especially considering all the electronics are back there. I don't think the rear drains (which are apparently hard to clean per the dealership) have to be clogged for there to be a problem. Now, if someone could explain to me how the sunroof lets in water when it is closed, I would be happy.
09 535xiT 6spd DSB/NB
06 M3 coupe 6spd SG/BLK
08 Nissan Frontier Crew
98 Jeep Wrangler
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