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!
2005 BMW 325i Repairs needed after 30,000 miles. on 2005 BMW 325i
by Visitor in Dallas, TX on March 17, 2010
ANSWER by Just A Guy on March 19, 2010
#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.