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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace door seal with butyl tape (1 reports)
2002 BMW 530 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 032009

530 i

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Noticed, rear carpets were flooded after a heavy rain fall, this happened several times this summer. I had to remove each door panel and peel the vapor barrier off. I noticed that the vapor barrier was loose at the lower corner where it meets the B_pillar water leakage area. BMW is having quality issues. Also noticed that the butyl was not applied all the way around the door panel. Top inside section 3 inches was omitted ( why) . Now the fun part begins by removing all the old Butyl seal and cleaning around the door (contact area). I suggest you pinch and pull on it comes off like gum. very time consuming

Once clean I applied 3M 3/16 bead of new Butyl tape ( $25 a roll NAPA AUTO PARTS) this stuff is normally used around the windshield for sealing. Why is BMW using it around the door to hold a foam vapor barrier?. I believe this is not the correct application for Butyl!

- , Saluda, NC, USA

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