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Thread: How concerned should I be about subframe/floorpan cracks and autocrossing?

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    Jan 2016
    Helena, AL
    Quote Originally Posted by toddztoyz View Post
    You know, really and truly, this is the repair that BMW should do in a recall! My car new was a grunt over $50k and I would expect better from them. I think the bean counters must have cut some of the cost in the design and engineering of the E46 as this is the only chassis I know of with this problem!
    They won't.... The cars that BMW made with this type of problem (E36, E36/7, E36/8, E46), some of their best selling worldwide cars. The amount that it would cost to fix all these would be astronomical. Especially since it mostly shows up years after warranty is gone, where they can easily claim abuse.....

    Frank W.

    2003 BMW 530iA Saphirschwarz Metallic

    2006 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Silbergrau Metallic
    2014 BMW X1 xDrive35i ///M-Sport Mineralgrau Metallic
    2011 BMW 328i 6MT ///M-Sport Alpenweiss
    1999 BMW ///M Roadster Estorilblau Metallic

    plus an assortment of VW, Honda, Mazda, Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, and others over the years

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