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A Crack at BMW

Asked by Joel Marsland

AS ANOTHER of your readers has reported, I too have had the rims on my BMW X5 Sport crack in normal driving situations, and I know of two others who have had the same problem. BMW says they have never had any complaints, but I find that hard to believe. I had the cracked rim examined, and was told by the company who checked it that they had seen it before. As far as BMW customer service goes, that leaves a lot to be desired.

Answered by CarsGuide

6 Nov 2009 Graham Smith

BMW has told us they believe those rims cracked because the tyres were underinflated. Large alloy wheels with low-profile tyres are also more prone to being damaged by hitting kerbs. Perhaps other readers can tell us about their experiences with the X5 wheels.

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