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Old 06-25-2010, 11:33 PM
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Found out today that most dealers around the country are receiving complaints about the paint chipping issue on X5 M. Chipping issue is not just the rocker panels but also fender flares and lower half of doors. Some owners have even returned the car back to dealer, breaking the lease term.

Beware, those installing spacers as this issue will only get worse.

Certainly not a winter car, unless you don't mind salt chipping the paint.
Is it limited to salt/hard winter conditions?
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:52 PM
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For whatever reason, I did not notice the same issues on my previous 09 X6 5.0?

there were no wide fender flares and your stock running boards were made of the black plastic that does not show chips
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Quite obviously a design flaw!
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Is it limited to salt/hard winter conditions?
my M doesnt see snow, rain (if possible), dirt roads, salt or anything like that and it still looks like..honestly Shit in those areas.

I went out and looked at my 4.6, it has some wear on the very bottom corner like the M but its nothing really and its 7 years old now. the M isn't even one and is ten times worse already. the 4.6 doesnt have the wear towards the font or on the doors either..


I love BMW but this just isnt right..
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Quite obviously a design flaw!
Looks pretty bad.



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Most of the damage occurred during the winter, however it just seems to get worse as the miles increase. The running boards on my previous X6 5.0 were much more durable. The rear doors on that vehicle had absolutely no damage at 7k miles? I don't believe the X6M has any wider body panels. Perhaps the 5.0 running boards were wider behind the front wheels keeping the stone splatter off the body?
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They specifically do not have a listing for X5M. However, I do know that the M and the DP (individual) rocker panels have the same shape in the front.

Type the word flaps in search box.
Says the flaps are only for vehicles with 18 or 19 inch wheels. That rules out the M.
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Maybe somebody on this board has an in with BMWNA and can start a dialogue on this issue?

BMWNA should be a little concerned about their customers trading in a $90k vehicle and going to the competitors over this issue, which seems to be very common.
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I walked both my service advisor & the dealer GM out to the car & they both looked at me like I was crazy, despite the severe damage which was obvious even to someone who doesn't typically care about this stuff. Not an encouraging sign!
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Individual dealers are a waste of time IMO. This is something for BMWNA to handle if it is truly a widespread problem.
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