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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2012 BMW 535 accessories - exterior problems

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2012 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072014


  • 47,000 miles


My windshield wipers move on their own, they turn on and off as they please. Brought the car in twice so far and BMW service cannot find the problem.

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #1

May 232014

535 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
My car was parked during a hail storm. During the storm, the back windshield shattered into a thousand pieces. Thank god no one was in the vehicle at the time of the hail storm! it was my understanding that these windshields are made of safety glass, that is designed to absorb any impact, crack, and stay in 1 piece. However, quite the opposite happened (I have pictures), where the entire back glass basically exploded and glass pieces went flying everywhere. There were even pieces of glass on the front floor board and dashboard. This must be a defect and could have been a potential life threatening event if anyone happened to be in the vehicle during this storm!

- Columbia, SC, USA

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