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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,903 miles

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2002 BMW 525 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 282005

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,206 miles


The rear floor of my 2002 BMW(525I) has 2 inches of water, carpet soaked, mildew, the front carpet was soaked, drivers side(front) wetter than the passenger front.alexander BMW said they had no reports of this happening before, this must be a manufacture defect in the car.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032004

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,600 miles
When parking the vehicle in a parking lot consumer noticed that the splash shield scrapped the concrete driveway when entering parking lot, and parking space block. This was causing the front bumper to bent, separating from the vehicle. The consumer notified the dealer and manufacturer about this problem.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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