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2014 BMW i3: Passenger Door Is Loose

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on November 17, 2015

2014 BMW i3

The above image shows the driver door (left) and the passenger door (right) looking towards the front tires of our 2014 BMW i3. What's up with that gap on the passenger door? I wondered the same thing when I unplugged the charger last night.

Dan Edmunds and I took a look this morning. As it turns out, something broke.

The door itself is covered by a skin. That's the part painted white. Pressing and pulling on it moves this skin a good inch or two. You can hear a click when you push it flush with the rest of the car. With Dan pulling the skin out, we were able to find the culprit.

2014 BMW i3

See that half-circle black plastic looking thing? It should be a full circle black plastic looking thing.

Somehow the top of the plastic clip snapped. Maybe someone got their shoe stuck under the door skin when getting out. Either way, our i3 will be making a trip to the dealer to get this fixed.

Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor

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