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MileHiXi 06-30-2009 10:19 AM

XI subframe failure?
 
Have you experienced a subframe failure in yer XI?

I don't have any symptoms of a failure at 104k miles. I've heard XI's are less susceptible to failure b/c we have less torque going to the rear wheels than regular 330's and 325's.

The reason I ask, is b/c I just put an aftermarket suspension on, I don't have any symptoms of failure, and I'm wondering if it's is worth putting the stock suspension back on to get the subframe inspected as part of the class action settlment.

sna77 06-30-2009 11:49 AM

Just had mine checked for free at my local dealer (all US dealers are doing free inspections). 2004 325xi with 75k miles. All was fine. This car was not driven hard at all.

MileHiXi 06-30-2009 05:01 PM

I'm guessing we won't see any.

CessnaPilot 06-30-2009 05:10 PM

Yeah the load is spread more evenly throughout the car so all of that twisting moment isn't concentrated on those two rear subframe joins.

MileHiXi 06-30-2009 08:30 PM

Bump for more votes from the night crowd.

White_Knuckles 06-30-2009 09:25 PM

Did you guys ever read the numbers of incidents reported to BMW? 2000-2001 was .1% of all E46's produced. 2002-2006 was .01%.

That's one car in every hundred. Chances are ... we'll slip through XI or not.

sna77 06-30-2009 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by White_Knuckles (Post 10228368)
Did you guys ever read the numbers of incidents reported to BMW? 2000-2001 was .1% of all E46's produced. 2002-2006 was .01%.

That's one car in every hundred. Chances are ... we'll slip through XI or not.

2001-2001 was 1.0% or 0.1% ?

You wrote .1% then said 1 in 100 which = 1.0%. I am now officially confused. ;)

richyboycaldo 06-30-2009 11:51 PM

I heard that it was 1%, but I could be wrong

shadow 2 07-01-2009 06:03 AM

The rumor machine begins...

Mikecom32 07-01-2009 06:55 AM

I have an '05 330Xi with about 35k on it. ~15k could probably be classified as "very hard miles". I haven't yet had the rear subframe inspected, but it's on the list to get it done soon.

Kubica 07-01-2009 10:26 AM

So who's xi's subframe failed? Someone voted yes. . . .

MileHiXi 07-01-2009 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubica (Post 10230855)
So who's xi's subframe failed? Someone voted yes. . . .

Yeah come on! Fess up.

I bet its some disgruntled 330i owner. :confused:

winston330xi 07-01-2009 11:24 AM

Details on the one that failed please.

Kubica 07-02-2009 01:46 PM

Can a mod tell us who voted yes?

I say ban if no xi. . .

bimmer654 07-02-2009 02:11 PM

Had both mine 04 @ 44k & my son's 05 @29K checked this week & both were OK. You wonder how hard these dealers look though....

MileHiXi 07-02-2009 03:38 PM

I just realized I could have made the votes public when I set up the poll. Oops.

IF YOU DONT OWN AN XI, PLEASE DONT VOTE!!!!!!

(I have a feelin it was some punk voting)

Dan99 07-02-2009 03:44 PM

I too want to get a suspension set-up but hesitant due to subframe failures.

330xie46 07-02-2009 04:01 PM

127,xxx miles and a perfect subframe

White_Knuckles 07-03-2009 01:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sna77 (Post 10228382)
2001-2001 was 1.0% or 0.1% ?

You wrote .1% then said 1 in 100 which = 1.0%. I am now officially confused. ;)

Apparently I was confused (or decimal challenged)

That would be 1.0 for the early cars and .1 respectively.

cwarner 08-15-2009 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by White_Knuckles (Post 10240186)
Apparently I was confused (or decimal challenged)

That would be 1.0 for the early cars and .1 respectively.

Well, if you do a little more detailed analysis, a 1999-2000 328Ci has a 2% failure rate on this site alone. A 1999-2000 323ci has a 1.5% failure rate on this site alone. That is only those reported here. The numbers keep climbing...


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