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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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2003 BMW M3 accessories - exterior problems

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2003 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 302012

M3 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles


Failed rear view mirror where a liquid inside forms a bubble making the mirror totally unusable. This is a problem experienced by most with similar vehicles and BMW na has refused to own up and address the problem. The liquid that spills causes irreparable damage to the parts that it spills on and is also toxic.

- Romoland, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082009


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW M3. For approximately a week and a half, the contact has noticed that the rearview mirror was discolored. He wanted the dealer to inspect the vehicle for free, but they would not cover the replacement cost for the mirror. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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