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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2009 BMW 335d body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 BMW 335d Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 102010


  • 2,000 miles


Paint defect on new car, 2009 BMW, purchased on March 2010. The paint is pealing in 4 places. Car purchased new in March 2010. Manufacturer claims pealing is from a "external source". this is not plausible as pealing is in 4 spots, two different locations. Bmws own warranty vendor for body work indicated that is was "apparently a paint defect ".the BMW regional inspector said no, an external problem, denying what is obviously a manufacturing ( painting )defect.. BMW, offered, a "good faith" adjustment of 50% of repair cost but if it is a defect it should be covered in full as part of the warranty. Clearly a new cars paint on a BMW should not be peeling in a few months in 4 places and BMW should acknowledge and cover a paint defect.

- Solvang, CA, USA

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