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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:03 PM
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sunroof exploded (shatter)

2012 x1 40,000km. Sunroof ready to explode (shatter) sitting in my driveway. Has this happened to anyone? Looking online and see many BMW/other manufactures dealerships blaming this on a rock hitting the sunroof which is not very likely. see http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...ide&id=8026317.

My sunroof is bulging upwards towards the sky. If a rock hit it I presume it would not be bulging outwards. Anyone have any insight on this?

THanks for your help._a_
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:42 PM
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It happens, and considered a manufacturing defect. Usually due to heat and if there is a small blemish or chip in the glass when installed, this can happen. Doing a search will result in lots of posts on everything from the 3 series to X5 having this happen.

I'm trying to remember if BMW will fix this even after the 4 year standard warranty...

Edit: The repair will take a few weeks as dealerships don't keep the glass in stock. Fight for a loaner and be prepared to wait a while. Do a google search for "site:bimmerfest.com shattered sunroof" and read up on what others went through during the repair process.

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:07 PM
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Happened on my 2007 335 replaced under warranty.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:43 PM
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Happened to me once. Replaced under warranty 09. 335xi
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:03 PM
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Audi had a problem with Q5 pano roofs shattering in the cold a while back. The problem was eventually traced back to a bad batch of glass from their supplier. Ugly stuff!
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:31 AM
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I never have heard of a sunroof shattering...thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:09 AM
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My sunroof exploded upwards when driving under the bridge.

Dealer was very curious about it, but it was clear that sunroof was bent upwards and they replaced it without any issues.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:23 PM
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This just happened to my 2013 X1...Just getting on the freeway when it EXPLODED!!!...drove it right to BMW of El Cajon...you can tell it exploded outward from the glass facing upward...luckily the inside sunroof cover was closed...
Does anyone know if this is covered?...our Service Manger told us he was going to do all he could to get this covered but there is a chance that we would have to pay.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:37 PM
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This just happened to my 2013 X1...Just getting on the freeway when it EXPLODED!!!...drove it right to BMW of El Cajon...you can tell it exploded outward from the glass facing upward...luckily the inside sunroof cover was closed...
Does anyone know if this is covered?...our Service Manger told us he was going to do all he could to get this covered but there is a chance that we would have to pay.
it's up to your dealer to make a case. it was covered 100% for me. make sure they note how it exploded upwards.
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