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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-06-2010, 01:16 PM
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Stone chips

I have a new X5 with the M package. I only had my X5 for 1 month now. Does anyone suffer stone chips on the rocker panel and the rear wheel side skirts? BMW doesn't want to support this through warranty???
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:26 PM
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You could have some clearbra film applied to those areas.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:54 AM
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I did, I also put mud flaps, but it still does it... I think it's a major design flaw.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:52 AM
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I did, I also put mud flaps, but it still does it... I think it's a major design flaw.

It's chipping through the clearbra film? What kind of roads do your drive on?
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:03 AM
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Regular New England roads. No off road.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:31 PM
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you want a warranty on rock chips? seriously?

i would suggest you park it somewhere safe, good lord it might just get dirty if you actually took it outside you know. un-fu**ing-believable.........................
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:11 AM
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This is what it looks like after 2000 miles... or 1 month of driving around on regular roads. It's not just a regular stone chip... It's like sandblasting...
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:45 AM
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I'm not buying any of this. Wash the vehicle and take another pic, high quality this time.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:29 PM
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looks like residue from wet roads to me also.

however, if you have sticky 20" summer tires you are going to be slinging every tiny bit of gravel on the road. My Vette did the same thing. my rocker panels on the Z06 were pitted all to hell. if you want to play....................
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:00 PM
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Here is some more pic. They are high def. You see the snow reflecting on the door.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:09 PM
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Here's another shot. I certainly would not recommend the M package. The handling is simply awesome, but this is what the vehicle will look like ... within the first month. I am not a happy customer... Imagine after 3 or 4 years ???
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Are you sure it's the paint that's chipped? You said earlier you used clearbra, perhaps you need to take this up with the clearbra people if it is the film that's discoloring.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:21 PM
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These pics are before the clear bra. I have since then repainted rocker panels and side skirts on both sides, applied clear bra, installed BMW OEM Mud flaps front and rear wheels. I had to pay for all this $$$. 3 Days after I received back my car from the dealership (and they did an awesome job getting it back to original condition) it still does it... same thing Even with the upgrades.

I have 19" OEM wheels running on original RFT tires.

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:36 PM
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i would've washed it for only $$ and you'd have been happier.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:27 PM
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Imagine after 3 or 4 years ???
Yeah... exactly. At first I was imagining an inch of road film build-up but then I realized you'd probably drive in the rain a couple of times during that period and it would only get to be about 1/2inch.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:21 AM
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I have an X5 M Sport 2008 here in the UK I have had exactly the same problem with stone chips I wont bothr sending photo's because they are exactly te sme as yours !! BMW have re painted both back doors sils and the wheel arches and then fitted mud flaps but after less than six months it have come back again I am now waiting to see what they do next.


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I have a new X5 with the M package. I only had my X5 for 1 month now. Does anyone suffer stone chips on the rocker panel and the rear wheel side skirts? BMW doesn't want to support this through warranty???
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:18 AM
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A good coat of dirt will cover that up. If you're using your car properly, you should have a whole bunch of it on there!

I may have paid a boatload for my X5, but I care a lot more about how it drives, and the environment in which I do that (doesn't everyone want to drive in their living room?), than what everyone else sees while I'm doing that.

My car gets washed every 15k miles by the dealer whether it wants to or not! However, I have to admit, it is quite beautiful when it comes out of the shop . (Ok, so I do take it to the drive-through car wash every once in a while when the wheels get too dirty -- why do I want beautifully clean rims, but don't care if there's mud and/or dirt all over the car? So odd.)

A friend from work saw me picking up my car after service the other day -- it was all clean and backed in in front of the service bay. He asked me if I was picking up the car new. Dude -- its 7 years old! All that dirt must protect it and keep it looking new -- kinda like sunblock!
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:21 PM
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I have an X5 M Sport 2008 here in the UK I have had exactly the same problem with stone chips I wont bothr sending photo's because they are exactly te sme as yours !! BMW have re painted both back doors sils and the wheel arches and then fitted mud flaps but after less than six months it have come back again I am now waiting to see what they do next.
Do you have the same wheels? Are you running Bridgstone Dueller H/P RFT tires? I would be interested to know if it's the type of tires...
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:47 AM
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I have M Sport 20" Wheels with Dunlop Sport Tyres BMW are going to re paint my wheel arches and doors for the second time and then fit some protective film to stop it happening again it is deinatly a design fault with this design.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:29 PM
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I paid to get mine repainted and i put on a protective film and it did not work. I don't think it's going to solve issue.

Meanwhile in US, BMW does not want to support their product and they say it's not a design issue!!!

Not impressed! I'm sure we are not the only ones with this problem.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:54 PM
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This does not happen with my 35d. Something is just not right with the M's setup!
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:30 AM
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This is what it looks like after 2000 miles... or 1 month of driving around on regular roads. It's not just a regular stone chip... It's like sandblasting...
I had the same problem with my Audi. Needed to be repainted.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:19 PM
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I had the same problem with my Audi. Needed to be repainted.
So do you have the same problem with your X5 M-Sport?
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:19 AM
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I have had my X5 M Sport for three weeks now and it is already showing stone chips on the rear wheel arches, I am waiting for my dealer to come back to me with recommendations. I have spoken with a company who have put VentureShield® Paint Protection Film on a number of X5's. A number of which have been carried out under warranty. Has anyone had this done and what does it look like?
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:52 AM
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So do you have the same problem with your X5 M-Sport?
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