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Old 12-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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X5 Sunroof drain problem

Seems X5's are only for dry weather. My 2008 E70 X5 (4 months out of warranty) was left parked outside our house 26/11/11; a continuous rainy day. When I went to use the vehicle, the car would not open. Tried the spare key to no success, used our other car. Tried to start the X5 the next day and it started. Waited till the Monday and took it to BMW service. The car was showing faults and warning me it would immobilise the whole way to the dealer.
Seems the drainage tubes from the sunroof could not handle the water and the water backed up in the spare wheel recess and got into the electrical's also tail lights. BMW have wanted no part of the issue and I have had to pursue the issue via car insurance. I am $645 out of pocket have not had the car for 2 weeks, probably won't have for 3-4 weeks and the repair cost is in excess of $10,000. Please think carefully about what vehicle you purchase and the back support up you might not get.
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