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Afternoon all... First Post so go easy! 


I've got a 5 door 2016 118i. It's only covered 21k but ever since it was about 2 years old I've noticed 3 significant areas of fading on the front bumper, where the black is now pretty much blue. I asked BMW to look at this while it was still under warranty, however they were about as useful as a chocolate fireguard and pretty much just told me it's not their problem. 


I was just wondering if this is a common problem, and if anyone knows of any easy fixes to bring it back to its former glory? 


Photo attached... Please forgive the fact that I don't clean the car first!! 


All advice gratefully received 👍 




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Morning Will

Welcome to the Forum

I am not aware of any changes in the BMW Warranty which was 3 years from first registration this can be extended if you have taken the extended BMW warranty option (expensive)

I will also say as with all these things it is going to depend on your Dealership, I had issues with clear coat peeling which was sorted even though the car was well outside the warranty.

Write to BMW UK customer services explaining the situation and your disappointment at the poor attitude from the Dealer

Good Luck



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