account information here. Sadly, that is not the case. BMW oil leaks from the engine area are a common problem that we see at DJ Foreign Auto Care. The recall began on March 13, 2013. (common problem with 335i BMW) & steering wheel electric lock falure", "Failed while driving, engine temperature went to 310 degrees, engine shut off in traffic", "Water pump stopped working while driving on the interstate. I would avoid mate. The dealer and company, BMW NA, will not offer to cover part of the repair cost. The 2008 freshening of the BMW 5 Series is a mixed blessing. This is all the result of a poor design that placed the AC evaporator in a location that cannot be repaired without extreme difficulty. Requires upgrade to all vehicle software at a cost of $500", "Last 2 of 6 station selector buttons are frozen in place and no longer work. Surely the parts must be a percentage of the asking price? Awesome car. You may expect the cost of maintaining a BMW to be higher than your average Nissan, but BMW models can be plagued with problems. Getting something 8/9/10 years old is asking for problem, especially a Euro vehicle. I've never seen another car where the valve cover cracked. Did not fix the problem; then dealer told us one axle bolt had loosened and another had come off. ", "May 2018 dealer informed us of a known issue with this model BMW. Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top. It's a beautiful car. I have checked many times and all the rear lights function properly. They stop the car, in exchange for pad and rotor wear", "Have had to replace Brake pads with every oil change since purchasing in November 2010. ", "Valve cover gasket and air filter housing leaks", "have had oil leaks for past few years. The smooth and quick 328i is a delight to drive, with a refined powertrain, agile handling and a firm, yet supple and controlled ride. "clutch burned out-needed full replacement", "Torque converter had to be replaced. 3.2L NA 6cyl. Interim letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. no oil was actually noticed leaking from the engine", "Oil leaking from valve cover gasket. Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks. "ABS Driving Stability control DSC and Brake (trifecta lights) all function from a central control into which 6 brake lines feed. ", "all the seals on the engine had to be replaced around 90,000 miles, and the oil pan. Also sometimes ejecting and re-inserting the DVD sometimes helps", "System won't pair with iPhone or iPod touch", "Intermittent problem that became constant, required $1200 module replacement. Found rear of transmission, electrical connection sealing sleeve seeping fluid. ", "Water pump failed and overheated car/engine", "Water pump failed. ", "Fuel pump failed for second time. Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. "Have non i drive BMW. "serpentine belt broke. They all seem to maintain consistent problems, leading to repetitive complaints about owners and mechanics alike. $1,100 repair for $20 belt in another car", "Car just stopped on highway. A 325i? $1500 repair. If there's any similar models from Lexus or similar, I would love recommendations.Thanks again. If you allow say $5k reserve for repairs, then the used one should be fine. The original owner or repair shop put the wrong fluid in. My point is it only on economy cars — Accents, Protons, Jazzes, Barinas etc — that the price is fairly closely related to the cost. Golf R32This is getting back up in the expensive repair bracket, but come on. It's not made to last, and why should it be... BMW are in the business of selling new cars, usually on leases. These charts provide the most comprehensive $3,800 bill, out of warranty", "Had to replace the fuel regulator and the throttle senors and acuator, about $5000 in repairs", "The car was past the warrenty period; however, BMW did cover the cost of parts. CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. I covered the car off and on for 2 months to prevent another leak. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiring and electrical connectors, free of charge. car could not be started", "As stated under the battery section, it cost $1300 to replace the battery and the battery cable. BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. A BMW tranny isn't going to cost the same as a Camry box. Investigating, this is a common problem that will be very costly because the front end must be disassembled to remove the oil pan", "The transmission was defined as leaking minor during the last service appointment", "I think it's called the metronics device. on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the They call it the “Big Three.” Total cost was $3,000. ... Common problem According to the Bmw breakdown mechanic. The fools at BMW use plastic gears in the units", "Module that controls AWD, TPM, anti lock brakes intermittent and failed", "While driving on the freeway the car cut power to 15%. And I am one that does not "ride my brakes"", "Very expensive and contradicting opinions about break wear and required work to be performed", "Rotors were corroded/rusted leading to vibration during braking", "After many visits to determine problem, finally BMW decided it was due to a disc caliper and that was replaced", "squeaking due to worn/defective rear brake calipers. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. ", "Something in the system failed resulting in a loss of power", "had to have the high pressure pump was faulty, done under 10yr, 120,000. warranty however also discovered the low pressure fuel line sensor/line had to be replaced....my cost of $611.98". ", "All suspension needed replacement. engine problems 5 NHTSA complaints: 77. brakes problems 1 NHTSA complaints: 17. fuel system problems 1 NHTSA complaints: 111. seat belts / air bags problems NHTSA: 71. electrical problems … Problem with your 2008 BMW 328i? ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN. What I did not realize at first is that you need to have a BMW specialist input the right codes into the small computer that manages charging. Kept getting a message saying "increased battery discharge"", "All fuel injectors had to be replaced. The same applies to local specialist service agents etc. ", "Two of the speakers were blown and had to be replaced. Looking at new BMWs and frightened by the price? ", "Engine ran very rough and head gasket was part of the problem. :). Will have to have it towed to garage. The plugs should have been replaced before i purchased and were not. It costs $1200 to fix so I am not fixing it. There is also Lexus as the trusty and reliable luxury motoring choice. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. System could also be improved by providing separate indicators for each tire", "Warning light says the tire pressure monitor is malfunctioning. It's pretty sad (or excellent value) given a lowly Australian made 2009 GTS, originally sold for $82K, is still worth $30-33K.Roll the dice....there are a few rules for buying 2nd hand out there...if you can't afford it new you can't afford it 2nd hand. But the repair was expensive due to rotor replacements which is normal for the cer. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. "water pump hose blew the plastic insert. Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust. First occurred at under 35K. Had three fule pukmps replaced New water pump Engine Cam shafe seals replaced Strange electronic ghost appearing in windows and top opening unannounced", "One failed ignition coil, two more tested marginal, therefore replaced all six", "Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs.. One Bad coil.. Most cars rear brakes last 80k miles", "Just needed both back and front rotors and pads at 90K miles...pretty good, actually", "Braking system simply wearing down so that it took longer to come to stop", "Replaced brakes for first time at 72,000", "needed a complete brake job, discs, pads, etc", "Brake rotors and pads had be replaced at all four wheels", "BMW brakes are designed to be sacrificial. Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks. Haven't resolved yet", "Was driving on hilly, busy 4 lane surface street and heard very loud noise as though something had fallen out of the back-end. BOOOOOO", "dsc unit failed and dsc hydraulic pump faults", "The abs system failed Needed new computer. This is the first time that any work on the suspension has been done on this area", "Steering rack stiff at 105,000 miles, replaced for $500", "Beware if you purchase any BMW product with Sport Suspension this means the chamber on the tires (particularly the back tires) will cause excessive wear on the interior tread. As a P player 7.6 seconds is pretty decent, though I would like having a little more power.I feel like I've been here before, lol. Generally service cost for these cars is less than for my Subaru Outback. Still had a warranty purchased from dealer that covered part of the 2,400 cost", "pulley on main engine belt wore out and was allowing the belt to move on the pulley. If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash. reliability information available to consumers. Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure. :). Expensive!! Hi all, I am currently in the market for a 2008-2010 BMW 325i E92 (budget is around 18k). BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. ", "Exterior lights fail very often, and they are expensive to replace. You will get digital access to reviews and ratings for over 8,500 products and services ", "Came with run flat tires which had to be replaced multiple times. Oil Leaks. This was a $1300 repair", "Rough starting. My local BMW garage wants +$5000 to replace the DSC control. It's a pretty solid car. 2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Only issues that I have is that the headliner and side panels of the fabric are coming loose. On X5 and X6 vehicles, only the inflator will be replaced. Owners of some of the most popular BMW models have reported issues with the high-pressure fuel pump, which can cause poor acceleration, engine stuttering at high speed, or even a failure of the … I have looked online and have noticed that this is a common problem with the older … Not really, the depreciation would far exceed any repair costs. I will need rotars the next time brake pads are needed which will add about 150+- to the cost. My wife similar vintage E90 used a bit of oil and was sold with no real issues or significant repairs at 120k kms. Leaking on catalytic converter causing fire hazard", "Had to replace the oil pan gasket and valve cover gaskets at around 100K... had a major oil leak coming from those gaskets Not unusual for a 10 year old car with over 100k miles on it. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. I would really prefer a coupe. cost to update the system is not practical. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Dealer wanted $5000.00 to repair. This was probably due to road conditions (e.g., potholes) rather than an engineering failure by BMW", "The bushings had become worn, making the front end feel very loose", "Thrust arm bushings were leaking. No difficulty steering", "loud brake squeaking sound, I had brakes checked multiple times and I was told that the brake pads are still good", "Over the last few months wind noise has become louder to the point it is difficult to have a hands free conversation", "Have asked the dealer several times to locate and identify an annoying whistle but they have not found or solved the problem", "Wind noise above ~70 mph, especially bad with crosswind". AWD. ", "replaced battery cable connector as result of a company recall", "ground cable (to the engine) failed - car would not start. Not so much, it's not that sophisticated actually, just the plastic parts are of unusually low quality. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Yeah I prefer BMWs. "Cable supporting the interior trim for the convertible roof broke. Failures seem to start around 90,000 miles as intermittent ABS failures and loss of cruise control function and then progress to include DSC and Brake in what is termed the Trifecta control. Not done yet", "The oil filter housing gasket started leaking, a very common problem with the N54 motor", "Valve cover and oil pan gasket replaced because they were leaking", "Valve cover, oil filter housing, oil pan", "this is the first car in many that I've had that is constantly developing minor leaks", "Significant fluid leak from engine area on garage floor. The repair shop told me this was a common failure", "Big bill for the water pump. ", "Unable to locate leak. That's why people who buy European cars need to force local retailers, even more so distributors, to lower prices by buying overseas instead. ", "Water pump replacement is expensive. You can open or close the window". BMW has a running problem with the circuit boards going out after 90000 miles. Evaporator deemed the issue. Hi all, I am currently in the market for a 2008-2010 BMW 325i E92 (budget is around 18k). as a p plater do you really want some 7-10 year old Euro car? Dealer said they couldn't replicate the issue, so I have to adjust this mirror almost every time I drive", "The weather stripping around the windshield has become hard and is chipping away. Common Trouble Spot See all 2008 Potential Trouble Spots The 2008 BMW 3 Series has been recalled 7 times by NHTSA. ", "I had to replace my rear brake pads and rotors at about 40 k miles. And blowing a capacitor. Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension. An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use. Replaced both headlights for $180.00", "ABS,DSC and brake are all managed by a single control module that has a long history of failure due to poor connections on sonic bonding of control board to plug terminal leads. Currently being repaired", "BMW uses plastic valve covers and other cheap components in its engines. ", "Water pump went out at 40 k. had to replace thermostat and oil level indicator at same time. 'German engineering' produces cars that are reliable for the warranty period. A common problem many BMW owners face is the automatic transmission not shifting or erratic shifting. A 650i or 750iL? OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-525-7417. I ended up getting a Golf GTI, a couple years old. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 516,791. ", "The car had recently been serviced for coolant leaks. Cost was ~$5000", "engine seal leak discovered during routine oil change. There is a dealer in Melbourne giving a 3K warranty. New pump. Probably 2 charlatans getting together... Every year I had to change the refrigerant because ,intentionally he didn't tie a screw to stop the leak ... Never mind after I gave bad reviews to AAA , the owner called me begging to change the previous grade...I have no idea what is the criteria of picking the auto repair shops by AAA.Idiots...", "My BMW was suddenly out of freon last June 2018. $3500 fix", "Pop off valve failed causing low pressure and check engine light. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle. BMW 2008-2010 325i E92 --- Problems/Reliability. ", "Dealer broke the radiator connector hose during a safety check and paid for the $800 repair", "sensor warned it needed to be replaces. Dealer told us it had to replace,, and it replaced, all fuel injectors. Had to replace rotors at 80m miles. "Had to replace all of the fuel injectors. Replacement via dealership was exorbitant an eye poppin $550", "The convertible roll bar sensor went bad causing warning lights", "rear passenger side moduler shorted out and had to be replaced. At the time, the issue was considered an "extended warranty" issue. Rr. I purchased for $80 and installed (wheel removed and inner fender cover remover to gain access) still did not work. 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