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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,435 miles

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2003 BMW Z4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 BMW Z4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012014

Z4 6-cyl

  • 57,618 miles


The contact owns a 2003 BMW Z4. The contact stated that the front driver's side interior and exterior door handles failed to function and the door would not release open. The contact exited the vehicle from the front passenger's side door. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired twice. The failure recurred and the vehicle had not been repaired for most recent failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 57,618.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 172010


  • 61,252 miles
Had been driving on the freeway for over 45 minutes when all off sudden the drivers door on our 2003 BMW Z4 popped open. Both of my hands were on the steering wheel when this occurred.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

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