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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
495 miles

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2005 BMW M3 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082005

M3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 495 miles


2005 MINIcooper S was purchased new at southbay MINItorrence ca, on 3/4/05. Car is garaged at 547 oak park residence, no crack on the night of 3/7/05. Noticed approx 8" crack on the morning of 3/8/05. Taken to dealer on 3/9/05, dealer performs "ball point pen test" on windshield crack to determine if windshield replacement would be covered under warranty, warranty is denied. States windshield problems (tsb: M5120103, :// have been fixed in 2005 models yet numerous owners on and contradict that statement. This is a major safety issue that needs to be addressed.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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