UK traffic showing wing mirrors

Unfortunately, there's no single source compiling all reported car wing mirror problems in the UK. However, by combining information from various sources like repair shops, forums, and insurance companies, we can identify some common issues:



Physical damage: This is the most frequent problem, often caused by:
Narrow roads: Misjudging tight spaces while driving or parking.
On-street parking: Vandalism, bumping into other vehicles, or door hits.
Public car parks: Similar to on-street parking, but also potential damage from trolleys or careless drivers.
Accidents: Collisions with other vehicles, objects, or animals.
Weather: Hail, heavy rain, or strong winds can crack or dislodge the mirror glass.

Mechanical issues:

Motor malfunction: The electric motor controlling the mirror's adjustment can stop working, leading to it being stuck in one position.
Loose or rattling

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