About a week back.. I heard a big click sound while rolling down the
power window on the front passenger side. it did roll down but only
half way and never rolled back up.
Yesterday, one of my friends sitting on the rear right side of my car
discovered that now the rear right side of the window isnt rolling up
So, my 02 325xi for some reason has both front and rear right side of
the windows not functioning. I dont know if its a co-incidence or
I called the dealer and he scheduled me 8 days from now. ( EIGHT
DAYS!!!!!......I dont believe this.) I cant even lock my car right now
the rear window is all the way down.
I asked me if he could give me a higher priority coz I needed to
atleast be able to lock my car but NOPE its a first come first serve
policy. (what BS!! )
The problem on both the windows seems to be the regulator, not an
electric issue. I hear a grinding sound when I try to operate it, but
the window doesnt roll up.
Dealer quotes : $350/each for the front and rear . Parts and
Private Party X: $421.78 both front and read. Parts and Installation.
Private Party Y: $193.37 Front, $205 Rear. Parts and Installation.
Private Party Y also mentioned that he has fixed the exact same issue
on atleast 5 bimmers in the last 15 days. I dont understand that.
Bimmers have that crappy regulators???? according to him yes.
1. Is window regulator failing common issue on bimmers?? particularly
in my case when two windows failed together, has anybody seen it?
2. The estimates/quotes by the 3 different people above make sense to
the group here?? Do you guys agree with the numbers?
3. Is it actually a regulator issue or could be something else?
This is my first bimmer and I just love it (except when it misbehaves
like irght now). I am concerned about the reliability of bimmers in
general. I have experienced few more issues with my car in the last 8
months. But checking some ratings on reliability on auto.msn.com, gives
me some confidence that it may not be all that bad. So is it just MY
I'd appreciate any inputs/thoughts/comments.
Thanks group, in advance.