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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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2013 BMW X1 body / paint problems

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2013 BMW X1 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 052014

X1 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


Problem detected August 2013. Creeping sticky-fog across lower portion of windshield which was "diagnosed" March-June 2014 as fumes resulting from glue and substances on/in dash, seats, etc.,interior vehicle compartment. Began in August 2013 as "fog" on passenger side windshield. Eventually spread to driver's side, obstructing driving visibility. BMW engineer told service manager at my dealership, 6/17/14, all vehicles purchased in us, past year, have same substances and resulting vapors. Besides visibility issues, I need to know if these "fumes" are a health risk! BMW engineer blamed the continued visibility/vapor issue on me-owner/driver because vehicle not parked in a garage and vehicle has low mileage. Could not state if fumes/vapors were toxic.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

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