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      07-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Rear bumper tow hook cover missing?

So less than 24 hours after taking home my new 2013 m3 I noticed the rear tow hook cover was missing. Anyone had one of these just pop off randomly? I have not taken through a wash or anything. any ideas on getting it replaced?

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      07-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Yes buy a new one
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      07-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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You can order the part through the dealer. However, it only comes with primer so it is a PITA because you have to have it painted.
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buy a new one. It could have fell or gotten stolen...

interesting that I never realized that I had a rear hook too...lol
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      07-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #5
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update, dealer is ordering and painting. no cost to me. shout out to the sharpe collection bmw in grand rapids, mi!
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update, dealer is ordering and painting. no cost to me. shout out to the sharpe collection bmw in grand rapids, mi!
looks like someone just forgot to install the cover at the pre-delivery inspection. Looks like the cars go on the boat with the cover popped off



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      07-01-2013, 10:26 AM   #7
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[quote=Kung Fu English;14251865]So less than 24 hours after taking home my new 2013 m3 I noticed the rear tow hook cover was missing. Anyone had one of these just pop off randomly? I have not taken through a wash or anything. any ideas on getting it replaced?

It was missing in your delivery pictures thread also (last picture) :
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858982

Great the dealer stepped up for the replacement.

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Mine was missing when it arrived from the port.
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Have IND make you a rear tow hook strap with colored cover.
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It was missing in your delivery pictures thread also (last picture) :
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858982

Great the dealer stepped up for the replacement.
ha! nice piece of investigative reporting!
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Mine was missing when it arrived from the port.
they're shipped/delivered without the cover. At the final inspection point (either at the prep center or at the dealership) someone was suppose to take the shipping blocks off, peel the vinyl, take off the plastic seat cover, and install the tow cover...etc etc. So someone just forgot an item on a check list.
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      07-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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So less than 24 hours after taking home my new 2013 m3 I noticed the rear tow hook cover was missing. Anyone had one of these just pop off randomly? I have not taken through a wash or anything. any ideas on getting it replaced?

It was missing in your delivery pictures thread also (last picture) :
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858982

Great the dealer stepped up for the replacement.
Yup Good job, seeing that, now he has proof to make the dealer replace it, cause IND does a great job, but it wont Match if you have one painted.
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      07-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #13
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So less than 24 hours after taking home my new 2013 m3 I noticed the rear tow hook cover was missing. Anyone had one of these just pop off randomly? I have not taken through a wash or anything. any ideas on getting it replaced?

It was missing in your delivery pictures thread also (last picture) :
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858982

Great the dealer stepped up for the replacement.
Yea that pic was taken a mere 20 hrs after I got the car. I had already driven 60 miles home though but I used that as my evidence of how fast it came off. Even if it was on, they either didn't install it correctly or it was defective because it fell off within 1 day!
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