This is like the sub-frame problem on E46. My E46 is a 1999 and until now only has 70,000 miles. I had the sub-frame reinforced and found out anyway that it was starting to tear. I was unfortunately ineligible because I am running non OEM wheel size. Just pathetic BMW. I paid on my own which I labeled it as a yearly car expense.
And now this issue?!
Any marketing fools in BMW corporate knows that word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertising. I will reluctantly advise others on a BMW in the future. For me, the near future will consist of Audi or some cheap car.