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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

View Poll Results: Have you experienced a subframe failure in your XI?
No failure, more than 60k miles. 15 18.75%
No failure, more than 80k miles. 25 31.25%
No failure, more than 100k miles. 38 47.50%
Failed by 60k miles 1 1.25%
Failed by 80k miles 0 0%
Failed by, or after, 100k miles 1 1.25%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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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.

Last edited by MileHiXi; 07-02-2009 at 03:38 PM.
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