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I'm new here and am in the unfortunate position of starting lemon law proceedings to get a refund on my 2007 328i convertible as it buffets between 50 and 65mph with the roof up.
3 times in the shop - last time for bmw approved fix but to no avail. BMW have confirmed it is a known problem (apparently a handful of cars here in the US have reported it), but the fix hasn't worked so back it goes for good.
I found a thread on another forum from about a year ago from people complaining of this problem, but I was wondering if anyone out there on this forum is still having/has had this problem???
Can't drive the car in the rain or cold at all as I have to open the windows at least 3 inches to get rid of the buffeting. Paid 100% cash up front (now I wish I'd financed/leased!)so am looking to get everything back, minus the mileage deduction.
Any thoughts/experience of this problem you can share would be gratefully received to help me to add fuel to my lemon law fire! Safety in numbers and all that stuff.
Thanks for your reply, and no, this is the '07 hardtop. I have managed to find others with the same problem in another forum but if there's anyone here with the same problem that they can't get resolved, let me know.
Not sure which part it's coming from, but the buffeting sound (like you get in a regular coupe if you have one of the windows open) is worse in the back than in the front - there's no visible movement in the roof to cause the buffet. Have had 3 attempted fixes, including the BMW aprroved official fix as this is a known problem, and that's why I'm going the lemon law route as the noise is still terrible.
I'm pretty sure it's nothing to do with the run flats as other people have had them replaced and still have the buffeting problem, and the fix which replaces seals etc hasn't worked so I (and BMW) have no idea what is causing it.
Did you ever get a resolution to this? I bought a 2007 335i convertible that I LOVE. I bought it used a few months ago. I have the same problem and I've had it into BMW several times to work on this very same problem.
I am driving my dream car, but like you I'm afraid I have to give it up because of this irritating noise. It's the same for me. I detect it starting at 40mph, but it gets really bad at 60mph.
Please tell me you finally found a resolution? Please?
My warranty is almost up so I need to find the fix fast.
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