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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:21 PM
ddemsey ddemsey is offline
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Issues noticed after delivery

X3 M sport package.

Scratch on inside of windshield.
Touch up paint on ridge of hood. (by the windshield wipers)
Subtle dent in driver side passenger door.
Storage tie downs on channel on passenger side do not slide.
Car pulls to right and needs alignment.
Overspray on bottom door seals on both the passenger and driver side.

After such a long wait I'm bummed.

Car is at dealer to be remedied. (hopefully)
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:35 PM
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Was this from the factory or a vehicle you bought off the lot?
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:26 PM
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:58 AM
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Early build? What is the in service date? The paint problems are a symptom of QC lack IMHO. Hope they fix it right for you!
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:09 AM
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Big bummer, they are replacing my windshield. I have glue or adhesive they blieve on the inner layer of windshield. Looks like a crack on inner layer to me. Think I would be insisting on a new car, with all those issues, if it came from factory. Sad.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:28 PM
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Cool Paint

I took delivery about a month ago and when I got home, i noticed some glue residues. Took it back to the dealer and detail people cleaned, but as I washed it the following weekend, i noticed some paint issues, like a sand grain under the paint, on the hood and other areas of the car. It's hard to detect unless you really look, but its a brand new car and I wouldn't think imperfections, especially from a luxury car manufacturer. for the grain like issues under the paint, i had to wait until a someone from BMW USA visits my dealership so they can see with their own eyes. Kinda bummed.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:41 PM
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I took delivery about a month ago and when I got home, i noticed some glue residues. Took it back to the dealer and detail people cleaned, but as I washed it the following weekend, i noticed some paint issues, like a sand grain under the paint, on the hood and other areas of the car. It's hard to detect unless you really look, but its a brand new car and I wouldn't think imperfections, especially from a luxury car manufacturer. for the grain like issues under the paint, i had to wait until a someone from BMW USA visits my dealership so they can see with their own eyes. Kinda bummed.

sound like they damaged in shipping and tried to hide it. Dealer should be held responsible as it is their job to inspect the vehicle to make sure it meets QC.

I am a tough customer so not only would I not budge. They now would need to throw is some extras for the poor QC.

I trust no dealer. When my car goes in the shop I take the service manager, walk around the car, take pics, and make sure he is in one of them.

Very hard to weasel out of things that way if it come back damaged.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:57 PM
Ian Sanford Ian Sanford is offline
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X3 MSport 3.0d - defects on delivery - blemishes in paint on edge of drivers door and hood - appear to be small ridges in metal about eighth of inch long - dealer said they would attend to but would require door and hood to be resprayed and could'nt guarantee exact paint match (vermillion red) so I am going to leave. Other problems which have been fixed today - replacement of scratched wood trim around gear lever and new control panel for heater/air conditioning unit as top left hand button for air direction to screen stuck in.
Otherwise very pleased with car particularly acceleration for such a large vehicle - leaves so called sports cars standing!
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:47 AM
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Early build? What is the in service date? The paint problems are a symptom of QC lack IMHO. Hope they fix it right for you!
What do you expect, is an American car.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:12 AM
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Would not be acceptable in an American car either. It has been a long time since that sort of shoddy QC routinely came out of the domestics. More likely the result of a new model car, assembled in a new factory, on a new line, with unfamiliar workers. Never a receipe for great QC and we are seeing the results here on this board. It will take at least a year until they get it "right" IMHO.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:23 AM
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Yea the dealer should through in some extras because they have to do a PID before releasing the car to you. Elvengr I feel taking pictures of everything on the car and the tech working on it is excessive, this is my personal opinion, but any good tech should be using fender covers, seat covers, and clean themselves before they get into the car. If something were to happen the tech should tell u what happened and the dealer should pay for the damage caused. I only say this as a tech myself. I understand not trusting any techs or dealers tho. There are a good bit that can't be trusted.

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