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

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2010 BMW Z4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 312009

Z4 6-cyl

  • 100 miles


During a cold, driving rain storm, with driver & 1 passenger, started to drive. (very 1st drive in this car with cold weather) what a surprise: Windshield immediately fogged up. Turned on defogger, windshield then fogged up 100% as well as all other windows - as visibility disappeared, I stopped the car & opened the windows with the blower on. No heat could be used. This process was repeated over the next 1 to 1-1/2 hours in order to continue driving. Issue was reported to BMW many times over. I had to learn that despite cold ambient temperatures w-w/O rain, snow, etc. - the A/C must be turned on in order to not fog the windows. BMW: There's nothing to fix, that's the way it is. The ambient air is directed through a portion of the engine compartment, this heats up the air. BMW stated that I may void the warranty if I modify the system to correct this problem. This has continued to occur. On a drive on ca's coast highway, with temps in the low 50's - one must still run the A/C & no heat. BMW asked: What do you have against running the A/C all the time? in addition to impaired visibility - this results in constant, very low mpg with the A/C always on. When BMW provided mpg's to fed. Agencies, I believe that BMW's A/C's were not on & these cars demand premium fuel. I spoke with a nationally known, respected tester/advisers of many vehicles - it was confirmed to me that the mpg tests are conducted without the A/C's being turned on.

- Tustin, CA, USA

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