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Old 06-09-2010, 07:19 AM
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Marlbro Marlbro is offline
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Mein Auto: 2010 X5 3.0d M pack
Bumper poping

this is a clear case of bad design and bad build Quality I'm afraid !
Your US bumper law says those bumpers have to withstand a 5 mph (no damage) hit.
That is American design regulations;
Your dealers are bul ****ting you. But worse than that, they probably have previous experience of BMW refusing to pay warranty claims, because some lazy Engineer refuses to believe that his design is crap.
i assume all these incidents are on teh standard bumper.
Has anyone with a M Pack dress up kit been suffering this ?

or has anyone with a 2011 suffered this yet ?
You needto all get togther as a group listing VIN numbers and take it up with BMW.
Force them to recognise it, an dafter that, force them to reimburse you multiple payments of $500 to reattach it.

I know your pain, I had it on a Volvo S60 a few years back. In total I had refitted 3 times, but that was as teh result of some drunk kicking it hard. Turns out he damaged the bracket under the skin. The fourth time I insisited they replacethe bracket, end of problem.

In these BMW cases, it's probably the brackets under the bumper. Whichever, BMW should be paying, not you guys.

Welcome to the BMW experience

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