Originally Posted by ohnoyuji
However, with my experience on airplane design, simple gasket will not be a permanent solution.
BMW will need to bond a new sheet metal piece to the opening with proper corrosion inhibiting compound and surface finishing in order to rectify this flaw.
Of course they won't claim it, as this is labour intensive job... but how many km/miles do we cover for corrosion penetration? 6 years? unlimited miles?
12 years unlimited km
The edges are painted and sealed, my concerns are more around debris and mess than a belief that this will corrode.