Problem History - Retractable Hardtop
Great forum. Thank you for all the excellent information. “BMWZ4Rider’s” thread on extended warranty brings to the forefront my continuous concern over the maintenance of the Z once the 4yr maintenance/warranty program expires. Specifically, I have concerns over the long range operation of the retractable hardtop mechanism due to its complexity. I’ve not seen any issues reported on the forum regarding this subject. Does anyone have insight into the problem history of the E89 retractable hardtop? How concerned should I be about the longevity and durability of the roof mechanism? I have nightmares that somewhere down the road the top will fail halfway up or down at the most inopportune time; e.g. Just before a major rain storm or at a traffic light where I’m known to activate the top when I’m miles from home. I’ve even thought of carrying a small tarp as a temporary remedy in the event of a problem. Appreciate your feedback.