2005 BMW 325i Q&A
2005 BMW 325i Question: 2005 BMW 325i Repairs needed after 30,000 miles.
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! - Visitor
#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. - Just A Guy