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      09-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #45
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I only noticed this with the X5. I don't recall my M3 mirrors changing much and my F30 isn't experiencing that issue.
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      09-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #46
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Heh, and all this time I thought I was just crazy and imagining it was actually dropping.
I have a healthy amount of self-confidence, but it still took me a few months to believe this is happening
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      12-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #47
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After several tries of tightening the mirror to prevent the droop, I have had the mirror replaced (under warranty of course!). Hopefully, this will be the end of my sagging mirror!
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      12-13-2013, 01:32 AM   #48
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So I really don't get it. It practically takes a vice grip and a lever to move my mirror, yet every few days it droops down. Really defies physics.
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      12-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #49
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A: You got a $35k car with lots of options.
B: You bought an early model year car, and any early model year of a generation is going to have many things that don't work right.
C: Your mirror has a security light, camera sensors, light sensors, homelink antennas and a bunch of other crap that a Kia does not have. Additional weight = additional momentum. Take your mirror apart, take all the PCB's out and I guarantee you it won't move.
D: I've owned plenty of new cars and every one had some random quirk. My $40k Acura had "Auto closing doors" that would slam on my legs whenever I got out and didn't hold the door in place for a few seconds. My $50k Corvette had sensors that failed every other week.

Since when has ANY car manufacturer given anyone money back (With the exception of the recent Hyundai EPA scandal) for something that doesn't work right? My wife's VW burned a quart of Mobil 1 every 1000 miles, VW never paid her a cent, and that was on a car that's the same price as your 3.

If you really want to fix it take it apart, throw a dab of glue on it, set it and forget it.

To complain about this as a "problem" is like saying "my window is rolled down, I better take the car in for service!"...or you could just reach over, touch it, and your problem is back to normal.

Just do what I do, have your wife drive your car once a week and then you'll have to readjust not only the mirror, but your steering wheel too. How dare they not put in an electronic tilt steering wheel!

People on this board need to drive some really terrible cars for a few days to realize how well these cars are built. Go rent a Chrysler, you'll feel better.

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Are you out of your mind? Yes if there's a problem with your car's build quality - big or small - you bring it in and have someone fix it. Just because it's a heavy mirror with lots of gadgets in it doesn't mean that the folks at R&D can't figure out how to get the mirror to stay in place.

What happens with the OP's problem turns from 3-4 days, to 3-4 minutes? You expect him to readjust it every time?

Premium product - premium parts - premium service. If we're paying for that, that's what we should receive, nothing less. His problem sounds like a nuisance, and a rear view mirror shouldn't have to be adjusted every few days. Driving cars for 20 years, I've never had a single mirror with this issue. It's a problem, others have this problem - so probably an early build quality issue.
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      12-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #50
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Are you out of your mind? Yes if there's a problem with your car's build quality - big or small - you bring it in and have someone fix it. Just because it's a heavy mirror with lots of gadgets in it doesn't mean that the folks at R&D can't figure out how to get the mirror to stay in place.

What happens with the OP's problem turns from 3-4 days, to 3-4 minutes? You expect him to readjust it every time?

Premium product - premium parts - premium service. If we're paying for that, that's what we should receive, nothing less. His problem sounds like a nuisance, and a rear view mirror shouldn't have to be adjusted every few days. Driving cars for 20 years, I've never had a single mirror with this issue. It's a problem, others have this problem - so probably an early build quality issue.

Sedatives work wonders these days ya know. Relax!
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Sedatives work wonders these days ya know. Relax!
I'm glad you celebrate mediocrity. I don't. Everyone's entitled to their own values.
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      12-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #52
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I'm glad you celebrate mediocrity. I don't. Everyone's entitled to their own values.
LOL! You are really one high strung dude or dudette. Nobody is celebrating mediocrity. I'm merely saying that the diatribe isn't necessary, and to chill out.
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Wow +1 on the droopy mirror here. Thought I was going crazy.
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A: You got a $35k car with lots of options.
B: You bought an early model year car, and any early model year of a generation is going to have many things that don't work right.
C: Your mirror has a security light, camera sensors, light sensors, homelink antennas and a bunch of other crap that a Kia does not have. Additional weight = additional momentum. Take your mirror apart, take all the PCB's out and I guarantee you it won't move.
D: I've owned plenty of new cars and every one had some random quirk. My $40k Acura had "Auto closing doors" that would slam on my legs whenever I got out and didn't hold the door in place for a few seconds. My $50k Corvette had sensors that failed every other week.

Since when has ANY car manufacturer given anyone money back (With the exception of the recent Hyundai EPA scandal) for something that doesn't work right? My wife's VW burned a quart of Mobil 1 every 1000 miles, VW never paid her a cent, and that was on a car that's the same price as your 3.

If you really want to fix it take it apart, throw a dab of glue on it, set it and forget it.

To complain about this as a "problem" is like saying "my window is rolled down, I better take the car in for service!"...or you could just reach over, touch it, and your problem is back to normal.

Just do what I do, have your wife drive your car once a week and then you'll have to readjust not only the mirror, but your steering wheel too. How dare they not put in an electronic tilt steering wheel!

People on this board need to drive some really terrible cars for a few days to realize how well these cars are built. Go rent a Chrysler, you'll feel better.

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Are you out of your mind? Yes if there's a problem with your car's build quality - big or small - you bring it in and have someone fix it. Just because it's a heavy mirror with lots of gadgets in it doesn't mean that the folks at R&D can't figure out how to get the mirror to stay in place.

What happens with the OP's problem turns from 3-4 days, to 3-4 minutes? You expect him to readjust it every time?

Premium product - premium parts - premium service. If we're paying for that, that's what we should receive, nothing less. His problem sounds like a nuisance, and a rear view mirror shouldn't have to be adjusted every few days. Driving cars for 20 years, I've never had a single mirror with this issue. It's a problem, others have this problem - so probably an early build quality issue.
First, a 3-Series is not premium.

Second, I had the issue. Dealer replaced the mirror. It doesn't drop now.
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Couldn't disagree more. How many new cars have you ever owned that have mirrors that droop and require constant re-adjustment? Since when have our standards dropped so low that you invest 40 to 50 large on a car and yet its okay to let obvious quality issues slide? You think BMW would give him 50bucks off his car payment because the mirror doesn't stay where it should? He paid a premium price, he has every right to expect a premium product. If Kia can get it right in their cheapest model why not BMW?
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Instead of having to adjust the mirror for years to come (depending on how long you are going to keep the car) i would rather spend an hour or 2 at the dealership and fix it for good.
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