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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,375 miles

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2004 BMW 325 accessories - exterior problems

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2004 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 292012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the rearview mirrors were distorted. While driving during night, the mirror would display double objects. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the mirrors needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012011

325 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that the monochromatic coating on the rear view mirror was defective. As a result, the self dimming function had become inoperable and the reflection of the lights from other vehicles was extremely bright. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that it was a common failure and the mirror assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 58,000...updated 08/01/12 the consumer stated that failure of coating can cause nighttime headlight glare from following cars. The dealer claims this failure is common after 7-8 years on cars equipped with the defective mirror. Updated 08/02/2012

- Hilton Head, SC, USA

problem #2

May 132012

325 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325ci. The contact stated that the rear view mirror became distorted and began to leak. The liquid burned the gear shift console plastic. The dealer stated the rear view mirrors automatic dimmer consist of a liquid. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 34,000.....updated 06/18/12 the consumer stated the vehicle is in the process of being repaired. Updated 06/21/12

- East Quogue , NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 212008


  • 117,500 miles
I own a 2004 BMW 325I and my rearview mirror with an autodimming feature leaked onto my center console and front passenger seat. There was no prior indication of mirror failure before I noticed the broken mirror and spots on the seat and console. The fluid actually bubbled up and ate through my console and cup holders and left permanent stains on the seat. The dealer is well aware of the problem and so is magna donnelly as it has happened to numerous cars as can be seen my talking to BMW, Acura, magna donnelly and internet forums. We spoke both to the local BMW dealer and BMW corporate and magna donnelly and while they acknowledge that my mirror leaked and that they are aware of the problem, it was out of warranty and they would do nothing to fix it. I had to pay to replace the mirror because my car is not driveable without it, however, they also indicated I had no choice but to replace it with an identical mirror which may leak in the future.

- Brea, CA, USA

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