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      04-09-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Front doors not aligned

This has been bothering me since I realized it. When the doors are closed the front and rear door are not aligned. It is not very visible but I can feel when I touch my hand does catch the difference. Both sides are the same so I want to believe it is OK but when I check other cars the doors are perfectly aligned.

What do you think? How is your doors?
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Misaligned in what way? Maybe a pic describing what you are seeing with your car?
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      04-09-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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It is hard to describe.
I touch the rear door and start to move my hand forward. When I reach the front door it is a small jump/bump. It feels like the front door is not closed properly but it is fully closed.

Like this but not this much. It is to see but easy to feel.

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Let the dealer know. I am sure the latch strike can be adjusted.
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Thats easy to fix. The dealer can adjust it.
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      04-09-2013, 01:44 AM   #6
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Take same type pic with door properly closed. Post here.

I wouldn't jump to ask dealer to adjust. You could be asking to create a new problem, like doors that are hard to close.

Are you experiencing wind noise?
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      04-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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Yea, they could possibly make it worse.
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one of the first things i check at delivery
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Take same type pic with door properly closed. Post here.

I wouldn't jump to ask dealer to adjust. You could be asking to create a new problem, like doors that are hard to close.

Are you experiencing wind noise?
I hate taking my car to dealers. My experience until know they don`t know much more than the car enthusiast owners who are on forum. Most of the time it gets worse. If it is a minor problem I prefer living with it instead of taking it to a dealer.

I will try to take a picture and post once I get home tonight.

There is some wind noise over 70 mph. Can that small difference create wind noise?
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one of the first things i check at delivery
What would you do if it had a problem. Refuse delivery or let dealer work on it?
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What would you do if it had a problem. Refuse delivery or let dealer work on it?
Let dealer fix it. If there was another car on the lot identical then i would look at that. If its a custom order you dont have a lot of choices, luckily thats a fixable issue and not something that affects the drive. Bitch about it and get some free stuff out of it, tint...rubber mats...shirts...
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I would let the dealer fix it for sure. If you mess with it, you are married to it. I would say that if you have a good dealer they will make it right. Bottom line, if you bring it in to the dealer and they do not fix it properly, do not accept the car until it is right. On another note, that is not a hard fix.
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That door is definitely not aligned correctly. Is it difficult for you to close the door? If it was a $15K car i could learn to live with it but not in a $45K+ car... Just take it and have them take a look at it. (that's what i would do)
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That door is definitely not aligned correctly. Is it difficult for you to close the door? If it was a $15K car i could learn to live with it but not in a $45K+ car... Just take it and have them take a look at it. (that's what i would do)
The pic posted is not with the door properly closed. OP is trying to show an example.
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Let dealer fix it. If there was another car on the lot identical then i would look at that. If its a custom order you dont have a lot of choices, luckily thats a fixable issue and not something that affects the drive. Bitch about it and get some free stuff out of it, tint...rubber mats...shirts...
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yea, i got these real nice BMW shirts...like dry fit golf polo shirts with bmw emblem on them.
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I noticed the same issue with my car the day I picked it up, and my detailer noticed it as well. Both sides are the same ... the front doors stick out about 1-2mm more than the back doors. It looks odd, but I almost suspect it is by design ... perhaps something to do with minimizing wind noise?
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I noticed the same issue with my car the day I picked it up, and my detailer noticed it as well. Both sides are the same ... the front doors stick out about 1-2mm more than the back doors. It looks odd, but I almost suspect it is by design ... perhaps something to do with minimizing wind noise?
This is exactly what I was trying to describe. Both sides are the same as well so i want to believe it is the design
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Pictures added in the first post.
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I think it's a design issue
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Suggestion!!

Hey!! Havir!!
I think you should go for a good dealer for sure , if you have a good dealer they'll definitely make it right , and make sure that the dealer has make it right !! Until then do not accept it!!
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If that's your door fully closed then it looks very wrong to me, I'd be complaing.
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