Word came down the pipe that in Germany, due to water leaks in the taillights, BMW is currently changing them on about 25,000 vehicles.

This is not a safety issue, so a recall has not been issued. According to our sister-magazine BimmerToday and Autogazette.de, the parts are replaced if the customer is at the dealer.

Half of affected customers are said to be helped already at no charge.

The problem occurs when the water penetrates through the LED tail light, but brake lights, turn signals, rear fog lights and reverse lights are not affected.

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The only affected body types are the Coupe (E82) and Convertible (E88); five-and three-door hatchback owners are not affected. The problem seems to occur on all the production years of the E82 and E88.