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      01-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Is this a common defect?

As I wrote in another thread, my '09 135i developed bubbles in the dashboard recently. The place I am dealing with tells me this is a common problem in the 1 series. Something about the type of glue used and the airflow from the defroster.

Since there was only one response reporting another dashboard problem like this, I am thinking it isn't common. Or have more of you had this issue?
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      01-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Not bubbles but you can see an out line where the passenger air bag goes. This is a know problem and apparently BMW will not warranty this. But bubbles no.
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Some members on here have had the dealer replace the entire dash and some have not, guess it depends on your local BMW center. My dash is perfect as the day i bought the car.
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      01-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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it takes 3-4 years for the bubble around the airbag to show up. At least it did for me. :-(
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      01-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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These bubbles are near the windshield, in front of the defrost vent.
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      01-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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No Bubbles here
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      01-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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I randomly had a large bubble appear in the middle of my dash, took it to the dealer and they replaced the whole dashboard.
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      01-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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I've not seen your bubble problem before. What is common is the passenger side air bag develops a crease on the dash for the airbag cut out(for when it has to deploy).
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These bubbles are near the windshield, in front of the defrost vent.
Pics?
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      01-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #10
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This shows the largest bubble the best. Its about 2" by 1".

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      01-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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No bubles on my dash.
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      01-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #12
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No bubbles on mine either,and its a 2009 model.
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      01-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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Just saw the pic that is definitely not common, go to a different dealer.
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      03-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #14
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I have this as well, and the outline of the airbag. I was afraid it was some indication that the airbag had been previously deployed...
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I have the airbag ring.
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Airbag ring but no bebibles. Desleír asedio t replace dashboard but i refused. Don't think techs at any dealer would do a job as good as the robots used to put the dashboard together at the factory. So I learned to live with it. :-)
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Airbag ring but no bebibles. Desleír asedio t replace dashboard but i refused. Don't think techs at any dealer would do a job as good as the robots used to put the dashboard together at the factory. So I learned to live with it. :-)
That's where I am as well. Dealer work is dealer work.
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      03-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #18
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Actually, I got the car replaced instead of the dashboard.

CarMax wants the buyer to be happy.
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      03-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #19
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damn looks like your car is sick...
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      03-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #20
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It's starting to develop on my car as well. It's a 2009.
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      03-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #21
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Bubble-less here
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      03-09-2013, 11:47 PM   #22
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2008 no bubbles!
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