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2005 BMW 325i Question: 2005 BMW 325i Repairs needed after 30,000 miles.

 

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Visitor, Dallas, TX, March 17, 2010, 18:24

I purchased my 2005 BMW 325i new. 33,000 miles and 5 years later, the car needs $2,500+ worth of repairs: replace rear tail light bulb holder and rewire new plug connection due to turn signal out;
need drive belts;
need front and back brake pads and rotors;
power steering leak from the return hose needing replacement;
front lower control arm bushing has bad time needing replacement at both right and left sides.

(I've had many repairs during the 4 year/50,000 mile waranty such as vapor barrier leaking--5 times, etc.)

Question #1: Is my car poorly manufactured? What are my options as far as the cost of repairs and getting the repair done by BMW.

In addition to the above mentioned repairs, I have a squeek or air leak coming from the top of the front driver's door. The LED rearview mirror fluid leaked in July 2009 and left 2 stains on the gray leather front passenger seat.

Question #2: How do I get rid of this annoying squeek? How do I get rid ofthe unsightly dark stain on the gray leather seat?

Thanks!

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    March 19, 2010, 09:26
     Technician

    #1: No. Most of those are wear and tear items. Thats the cost of owning a BMW, they are not cheap cars.

    #2: FOr the squeek you'd need to first pinpoint the location and whats squeeking before anyone could help.

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