really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Feb 012002


  • miles
Vehicle self diagnoistics provides engine check light warning. Diagnoistic code indicates "low emissions efficiency". dealer read code and reported the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Factory warranty expired at 80,000 miles so it was not covered. Replacement costs estimated at $1330. This failure occured less than 100,000 miles on vehicle. I understand that a recall was performed on 1986 318I models for failed catalytic converter parts. The BMW parts source may be the same for the model 328I which would be why I experienced this failure. This mileage is very low for a cat to fail and is unexceptable for a quality manufactured vehicle.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA