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2003 BMW 325 body / paint problems

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2003 BMW 325 Owner Comments

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Mar 102007


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The BMW X5 has a defect. The tailgate stoppers routinely failed on both the electro-mechanical soft close and the normal mechanical. These stoppers failed, causing erroneous tailgate open warnings to appear on the instrument panel. Also, because the stoppers failed there was a constant rattle. BMW knew about this least the local agentwas quite aware of this routine failure. Also, BMW websites list many other owners complaining about this problem.

- Lafaeytte, LA, USA

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