definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,667 miles

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problem #3

Oct 162004


  • 12,000 miles
BMW 330xi 2001 55,000 miles latest problem October 2014 lately when I start the car, press on the brake and put it in drive the engine revs all the way up and the car gets away from me. I have to stomp on the brake with both feet and pop the gear to park in order to stop the car... clearly you can hear the engine revving at a very high rate getting traction while pressing on the brake. In the past I thought it was stupid me pressing the gas and brakes at the same time inadvertently... or maybe the floor mat got in the way and accelerating when pushing on the brake - but neither of those are true. I have my right foot on the far left side of the brake pedal totally avoiding he gas pedal in anticipation of it happens and it happens anyway. Unfortunately it is an intermittent problem that can't be duplicated to show the mechanic... any help would be greatly appreciated... I posted this on bimmerfest who suggested I post a complaint.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #2

May 142013

320 6-cyl

  • miles
Electrical ground contact resistance in rear tail lamp has rendered tail lamp non functional and caused warning lamp illumination. Problem appears to be identical to campaign 11V438000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 172012


  • 113,000 miles
While doing 55 mph on the expressway my vehicle engaged the brakes on it's own bringing us to a screaching, skidding stop in the middle of oncoming traffic. This was an extremely scary situation especially when traveling with your children in the car. The car was towed in to the dealership where they discovered the yaw rate sensor had to be replaced. I can not believe Mercedes is not recalling this vehicles to be fixed with such a huge safety issue affecting this car.

- Staten Island , NY, USA