Failure of taillight bulb housing assembly on BMW 325i

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My turn signal began to operate too fast this usually indicated a bulb being burned out, this began around 90,000 miles. I checked the bulbs and they were fine. Around 97,000 my dashboard trouble indicator lite up, showing I had a problem with my driver side back taillight. A mechanic told me that my bulb assembly was going bad and this was a common problems on BMWs. I eventually had to buy a new one for around $90 from BMW and replaced it myself, this was after my front headlights starting blinking on and off. BMW is aware of this failure but will not offer a recall, or a discount for an apparent design failure. In addition why would the front headlight turn on and off due to a problem with the rear taillight? This is very dangerous lucky for me this headlight response was in my driveway and not on a dark back road, when you need your headlights on all the time.

2001 BMW 325i 178,000 mi,
same problem tail lights out

2002 BMW 325i 140,000 mi,
Replaced and still have intermittent problems. It appears to be wiring vice bulbs.

2001 BMW 325i 140,000 mi,
Ground wired on right rear tail light burnt inside the connector. Instead of getting the new light and rewire a connector I just re-ran the ground. It's all good took 5mins to fix.

2001 BMW 325i 160,000 mi,
my car een having this ploblems sent I buy the car. the tail buldb been over heat and been changeching the hold part on the back ,for turning stoping and revers ,been fixted 2 times in 3 years and over heat againg ,have to change againg this cars has to be fixted by BMW dealers .plobles whit the electric sistem ,been puting to much money in the car.and the left like on the front of the car been changing 3 or 4 times and is off againg .to bad for this king of cars to many ploblems and really spend to much money in this car ,really desapoined.