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      01-17-2022, 09:27 AM   #1
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Rear hatch touches rear bumper

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I recently bought a 2013 BMW X3 F25, xdrive 2.0 diesel and now I realize the rear hatch touches the rear bumper, see pictures. You can hear a smack sound that shouldn't be there when closing the hatch and the paint is damaged. The hatch is manual.

So I'm wondering, is this a typical F25 X3 thing? Can it be adjusted somehow?

I don't think the car has been in an accident, but who knows.
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Could be the lighting, but the bumper looks like it's a different color hue than the hatch so I wouldn't rule out a accident. Looks like the bumper is pushed up in the center area, but it's hard to tell much from your pics. Take some pics with greater detail, some with the hatch open.
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When the door is open is loose in any way (side, up and down)?
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Could be the lighting, but the bumper looks like it's a different color hue than the hatch so I wouldn't rule out a accident. Looks like the bumper is pushed up in the center area, but it's hard to tell much from your pics. Take some pics with greater detail, some with the hatch open.
Thanks! This is actually my third BMW. I'm not sure why I keep buying old BMWs with all their issues, it must be some kind of desire to inflict pain on oneself This one is pretty solid though, I like it.

I took a closer look. I think you are right, the bumper is pushed up in the center area, there is a visible dent. I think a previous owner just backed into something. I can't see any color difference in person.

I tried gently pushing the bumper down to no avail. I will ask my car body repair shop if they can do something about it.
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When the door is open is loose in any way (side, up and down)?
No, it seems stable
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      01-23-2022, 08:52 PM   #6
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I know that in order to install a trailer hitch that plastic must be removed. Itís not hard but may take 2 people. You have to buy the fasteners which are cheap since you might destroy them taking them out.
Take it apart and take a look see.
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