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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:57 PM
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Exclamation F30 trunk brake light issue

So my buddy works at BMW and told me the brake lights pop out on the F30, I laughed when he told me this....sure enough on day 4 of having this car my brake light popped out..lol

Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:10 PM
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A bulb, the lens, or what? Got a pic? First I've heard of it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:29 PM
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I'm bringing mine in for repair tomorrow

The entire lens housing, the one housed in the trunk lid, sticks out about 1/4" and won't snap back into place.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:55 PM
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This was a chronic issue on the one series for the first two model years. Some owners reported having to replace them two or three times.

Sounds like maybe the F30 is experiencing the same early production woes.

Just be grateful it's not your hpfp conking out on you.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:48 PM
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Pic

Here is the pic
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:52 PM
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I'm bringing mine in for repair tomorrow

The entire lens housing, the one housed in the trunk lid, sticks out about 1/4" and won't snap back into place.
I tried to snap it back, then thought screw this it's a new car and called service!
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:15 AM
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Got the car back yesterday, it's fixed.

They said they took the tail light apart, then reassembled it correctly... something about incorrect assembly causes the problem.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:39 AM
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Yup, that's exactly how mine was.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:32 AM
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i noticed it on mine too last night. I'm going to make an appointment tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:52 AM
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Hopefully they have an assembly line solution for this before I order, but yes, this is definitely a step-up from the HPFP problem we all had with the E90 335s...
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:36 PM
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a bit embarrassing
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:30 PM
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this is how mine looks
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Got the car back yesterday, it's fixed.

They said they took the tail light apart, then reassembled it correctly... something about incorrect assembly causes the problem.
Just curious, where was your car assembled?

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:43 AM
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Just curious, where was your car assembled?
If this help My car was assembled in Germany.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:57 AM
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If this help My car was assembled in Germany.
As we know the F30 is assembled in both Munich and South Africa. That's the reason why I'm
curious. Wondering if it was just a QC problem in one factory or what.

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:21 AM
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Just curious, where was your car assembled?
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