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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,750 miles

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2011 BMW X5 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 052014

X5 6-cyl

  • 52,500 miles


I was recently in an accident. I rear ended someone and the air bag did not deploy until after the accident occurred. I have chest and rib pain. Even deployed the air bag was not fully inflated.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 092011

X5 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Vehicle has "M sports" option, with wide tires and flared fender edges. Front tires kick up salt & other road debris onto the rear fender flares & rear doors damaging body paint. Front fender skirts would prevent damage. BMW area rep. Refused to view damage. The company refuses to repair damage their defective product caused. The BMW dealer body shop quoted $4,500 to repair paint damage. Dealer agrees it is a BMW problem. BMW refuses pay for fender skirts they told me I should have. After months of discussion with their representative at BMW U.S. headquarters, BMW agreed in writing to pay me $500 to cover my insurance deductible and the approx. $176 to cover my cost for the fender skirts. I accepted that written offer even though I knew they owe more than that. Now they refuse to pay me anything claiming I must get the damage repaired before they pay. We never had any discussion or agreement like that.

- Woymissing, PA, USA

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