BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
Dr. D
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
42
Posts

 
Drives: '10 135i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Reston, VA

iTrader: (0)

Bubbles in dashboard

I bought my '09 135i a week ago. Yesterday was the first truely sunny, warm day. When went out to the car at lunch, there were several bubbles on the dashboard, just behind the windshield.

One was 2" by 1" and maybe 1/2" high. Clearly something in the foam underneath had outgassed and pushed up the covering.

Is this a known defect?

The only upside is it is warranty work. I bought the car from CarMax and the service guy I worked with said there is both their 30 day warranty (which covers everything) and still two months of BMW warranty on the car. So, one way or another, it will be covered by warranty.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
Gray_Panther
Major
Gray_Panther's Avatar
15
Rep
1,214
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Could be a thick layer of product they used to make the dash look new. Take some isopropyl alcohol mixed with water on a towel and wipe it on the dash. See if the towel picks up residue. I have never heard of bubbles forming on the dash
__________________
2012 BMW 128i 6MT Deep Sea Blue Metallic
FX-R Bi-Xenon Projectors With 5000k Bulbs & Halo's More Kick Ass Than Any BMW
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
Dr. D
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
42
Posts

 
Drives: '10 135i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Reston, VA

iTrader: (0)

I don't mean bubbles like soap bubbles, but like a large raised area of the dashboard cover itself. I'll see if I can get a pic of it.

Here it is. This is the 2" by 1" bubble.

Last edited by Dr. D; 01-11-2013 at 03:38 PM.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
rking117
Major
United_States
13
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.0i & 320i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (0)

make sure you take it to them right away before the bubbles go down. you dont want your warranty to run out before it is fixed.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
Dr. D
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
42
Posts

 
Drives: '10 135i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Reston, VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rking117 View Post
make sure you take it to them right away before the bubbles go down. you dont want your warranty to run out before it is fixed.
I drove over to CarMax as soon as I saw this just because I was worried of the bubbles smoothing out. When I got there, I left the car parked in the sun so all the bubbles showed. The service guy right away agreed it was a defect and the dashboard had to be replaced.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
Ian///M
Major General
Ian///M's Avatar
No_Country
81
Rep
6,247
Posts

 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Melbourne

iTrader: (0)

I'd say this car has seen some serious sun! Seen this before on old E46 cars in Oz.
__________________
BMW 1M VO - Cobb + PTF e-Tune, Akrapovic wireless, MadDad mids, ETS 5" FMIC, ER CP, TurboSmart PB DV's, SSK, CDV, OCC, AWRON Gauge, Hankook RS-3's, Vorshlag Camber plates
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
Greenkirby21
Vrooom :)
Greenkirby21's Avatar
United_States
91
Rep
2,608
Posts

 
Drives: C7 Stringray
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dream Land

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Greenkirby21
Happened to me with the texas heat last summer. Dealership replaced the dash!
__________________
2014 C7 Corvette Stringray - Laguna Blue - NPP Exhaust - Competition Seats
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
Gray_Panther
Major
Gray_Panther's Avatar
15
Rep
1,214
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Holy bubbles. I interpreted that way off ha
__________________
2012 BMW 128i 6MT Deep Sea Blue Metallic
FX-R Bi-Xenon Projectors With 5000k Bulbs & Halo's More Kick Ass Than Any BMW
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST