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      06-03-2013, 05:32 AM   #221
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I've noticed at the rear wash/wiper that the paint has started to blister,I contacted a dealer and they've taken some photos for BMW, I'm now waiting for a call to see what the problem is.
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      06-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #222
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Just to let everybody knows my new F20 118i's engine went dead suddenly and couldn't get it back up when I was on my way to work this morning.

The car is now towed to BMW service centre and am now waiting for BMW to get back to me on where the problem lies.

I just took delivery of the car about 2 weeks ago and have not done anything funny with it.

Hope the problem is nothing major but really didn't expect a new car to break down in just 2 weeks.


Just had the exact same thing happen to me on my 125i. BMW have replaced the fuel pump and its all fixed.

Looks like this could be common issue.
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      06-05-2013, 06:14 AM   #223
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Rust or not?

On the lip on the inside of the doors there is a glue joint. In this bonded joints there are small bubbles (size of a small pea) on all doors. They are at different locations and from 2-5 bubbles on each door. Are these signs of rust or is it normal?
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      06-05-2013, 06:22 AM   #224
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The folding mirrors just started acting up on both sides. It's as if something is in the path obstructing mirror travel. Factory "lubed it" and still does it some time to time.
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      06-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #225
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The folding mirrors just started acting up on both sides. It's as if something is in the path obstructing mirror travel. Factory "lubed it" and still does it some time to time.
I had both motors replaced under warranty on my previous BMW when this started to happen intermittently - was told it was due to contacts slowly failing.
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      06-12-2013, 04:43 PM   #226
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I've had:-

after 1000 miles
New rear disks
rear wiper blade ripped off

after 4000 miles
turbo waste gate actuator failure
steering rack failure.

The steering rack is on 3 weeks back order.
It's a new part number as the original one is a poor construction. I would imagine that these may be recalled at a massive expense from BMW?
My rear wiper blade has fallen apart as well! tbh its been like it for months, been waiting for new seat bases then will mention it.
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      06-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #227
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Finally checked the seat bases after a whole 3 days of ownership (may 13 build)

No signs of rust thankfully. Looks like they have fixed the problem?
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      06-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #228
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Finally checked the seat bases after a whole 3 days of ownership (may 13 build)

No signs of rust thankfully. Looks like they have fixed the problem?
Check it again in Jan / Feb 2014 it will be as old as mine is now at that point and I have rust spots all over them. Just got checked today at the dealer, compared to seats in an X3 and those plates were painted - report raised to BMW UK have to wait to see what they say.
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      06-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #229
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I've noticed at the rear wash/wiper that the paint has started to blister,I contacted a dealer and they've taken some photos for BMW, I'm now waiting for a call to see what the problem is.
Is the blistering under the paint?. We have a blister about 6mm wide appear next to the boot handle.
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      06-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #230
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Is the blistering under the paint?. We have a blister about 6mm wide appear next to the boot handle.
Yes, that sounds exactly like mine. The car is booked into the dealers next month for 3 days for it to be fixed.
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      06-20-2013, 08:31 AM   #231
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Had my first issue with my 125i
The drivers side Headlight LED strip (I called it the Eyebrow) above the angel eyes on the Xenon started to flicker and then went out. It came back on intermittently
so I took it to my dealer.
Their technicians have the car for an hour whilst they checked it and confirmed that there was a fault inside the LED array so they will have to replace the whole drivers side headlight assembly.
The down side is that the part has to come from Germany so there is a two to three week wait.
Has anyone else had this fault?
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      06-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #232
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Had my first issue with my 125i
The drivers side Headlight LED strip (I called it the Eyebrow) above the angel eyes on the Xenon started to flicker and then went out. It came back on intermittently
so I took it to my dealer.
Their technicians have the car for an hour whilst they checked it and confirmed that there was a fault inside the LED array so they will have to replace the whole drivers side headlight assembly.
The down side is that the part has to come from Germany so there is a two to three week wait.
Has anyone else had this fault?
Can't say I have seen anyone with this issue, but LED's and indeed many electonic items these days will either fail very early, or be fine for years.
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      06-26-2013, 07:36 AM   #233
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I had both motors replaced under warranty on my previous BMW when this started to happen intermittently - was told it was due to contacts slowly failing.
were the folding mirrors always an option in Aus?
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      06-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #234
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I've had:-

after 1000 miles
New rear disks
rear wiper blade ripped off

after 4000 miles
turbo waste gate actuator failure
steering rack failure.

The steering rack is on 3 weeks back order.
It's a new part number as the original one is a poor construction. I would imagine that these may be recalled at a massive expense from BMW?
Now I have lost power again, feels like the small turbo has gone again.

I have sent message to salesman that I want my money back or a new car, NOT A 1 SERIES!
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      06-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #235
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Check it again in Jan / Feb 2014 it will be as old as mine is now at that point and I have rust spots all over them. Just got checked today at the dealer, compared to seats in an X3 and those plates were painted - report raised to BMW UK have to wait to see what they say.
Heard back from BMW on this, problem is only cosmetic but they do regard it as an attention item so I have the work process code for UK to replace both front seat frames.

Just need to book it in and get a loaner for 2 days - I'll be taking photos of the work areas before as suggested by westphone.
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      06-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #236
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were the folding mirrors always an option in Aus?
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It is yet another extra here that is standard on many other cars at lesser value
Unlike Europe there is still not enough call for them here so they are not included.
However, I do not understand why manufacturers still make two different types of mirrors for both L & R as there is very little cost difference from the OEM part manufacturer for the motorised and it means BMW have to have more part bins. You would think it would be far better that they only had the one component in L & R

Some car manufacturers are now using the same internal parts for all models but disable the control in their standard/base model.
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      06-27-2013, 01:04 AM   #237
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I live in Europe, and folding mirrors are optional here as well.
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      06-27-2013, 05:39 AM   #238
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Yes
It is yet another extra here that is standard on many other cars at lesser value
Unlike Europe there is still not enough call for them here so they are not included.
However, I do not understand why manufacturers still make two different types of mirrors for both L & R as there is very little cost difference from the OEM part manufacturer for the motorised and it means BMW have to have more part bins. You would think it would be far better that they only had the one component in L & R

Some car manufacturers are now using the same internal parts for all models but disable the control in their standard/base model.
Back in March i was told the 1 series didn't have folding mirrors so I walked away (my apartment car spot is tight). I complained to BMW and they apologized... instead of telling me it was actually an option...

weird...

good thing but, back them a 118i with less was more expensive than my 125i on order...
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      07-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #239
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Anyone had a problem with their alarm?

Mine keeps going off when the car goes from being in the shade to direct sunlight.
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      07-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #240
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Anyone had a problem with their alarm?

Mine keeps going off when the car goes from being in the shade to direct sunlight.
Can't say I've seen it reported as a problem but probably easily solved by the dealer turning down the sensitivity a little.
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      07-10-2013, 03:45 AM   #241
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Anyone had a problem with their alarm?

Mine keeps going off when the car goes from being in the shade to direct sunlight.
Mine works fine, after 18 months. Is it factory fitted or dealer fitted?
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      07-10-2013, 08:03 AM   #242
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Had my first issue with my 125i
The drivers side Headlight LED strip (I called it the Eyebrow) above the angel eyes on the Xenon started to flicker and then went out. It came back on intermittently
so I took it to my dealer.
Their technicians have the car for an hour whilst they checked it and confirmed that there was a fault inside the LED array so they will have to replace the whole drivers side headlight assembly.
The down side is that the part has to come from Germany so there is a two to three week wait.
Has anyone else had this fault?
UPDATE:
They replaced the full drivers side headlight assembly, but guess what- the LED eyebrow was out on the new one when I got home, so back to the dealer the next day and took a loan car for the day 135i coupe (nice drive, but I do prefer the 8 speeder in the F20).

After further investigation, they decided it was not the headlight and swapped the RHS light array control module with the left one and it worked until I arrived to pick mine up, when the passenger side failed on start up.

It confirm that the fault was in the module.
Yet another week to wait whilst the part comes from Germany and another trip back to the dealer.
So far I have had a 328i F30 and the 135i coupe as loan cars. Wonder what I will get next? (The 650i in semi matt silver they had on display would be nice) 'one can dream'
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