really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,370 miles

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problem #9

Aug 182018


  • 90,038 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. While driving at a low speed and approaching a stop sign, the vehicle decelerated without warning. The vehicle was taken to autogermana BMW (787)-474-7000 (located at 298 avendia carlos E. chardÓN, san juan, puerto rico 00919) to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The failure recurred while the contact was driving home from the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,038.

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #8

Feb 202019


  • 74,500 miles
The transmission has a stuttering in it from 20 to around 50 mph, it happens whether you're slowing down or at a stand still at a red light.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #7

Jun 012017


  • 90,000 miles
While driving in the passing lane on us 101 at a busy time with many trucks approaching the cuesta grade, my fuel pump failed. It was extremely dangerous trying to drift a dead car to the shoulder while avoiding collisions. Six (6) months later, the fuel pump controller failed under almost identical highway conditions at a spot about 10 miles South of the first failure. The controller failure yields the same results as the pump failure. Meaning, the car engine stopped and I had to drift to the side of the road. Almost was hit by semis in both cases.

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 152018


  • 130,000 miles
I was driving on a busy highway between 70-80 mph. The engine stalled and I was unable to press the gas. I managed to get the car off on an exit due to momentum. After sitting in a parking lot for 30 minutes, the car cranked back up without any issue. The stalling issue has occurred twice.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 272018


  • 100,000 miles
2009 328xi BMW first battery goes dead, one month later car stops while driving, BMW said it was fuel pump and hose, they fixed that, while at dealer they said faulty code came up for alternator. All this within 1 month. No signs of lights dim, car not starting, how does this happen all at once and with no warning.seems there is a bigger issue.dealer fixed fuel pump.but how does alternator go with no signs.

- Matawan, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 192018


  • 120,000 miles
There is a blue leak on the ground coming from the front driver side, my windshield washer fluid was filled up and went empty with int weeks.

- Matawan, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 202015


  • 91,000 miles
I had just left home and had been driving for few minutes. Was waiting on top of a small hill at a stop light and started to accelerate when it turned green. That is when the car turned off and started to roll backward down a hill. Had to put on emergency brake and tried to turn on the car but nothing happened. So had to cruise backwards to the side of the road. Power steering was not working and was difficult to steer. After wating 10 minutes tried to restart car again and it turned on. Brought the car in to the BMW dealership and they said they could find anything wrong with the car. Now 4 months later my car is not working at all.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 302015


  • 118,000 miles
2009 BMW 328I series X drive not able to reverse out of parking space in parking lot. I had to have my car towed. There a numerous complaints on GM transmissions having this problem and the fix is to replace the transmissions. BMW produced to 3/31/2009, equipped with the 6L45 transmission (ga6L45R), may exhibit a condition of no engagement when selecting forward or reverse ranges.need to do a recall on this issue, transmissions being replace on new car they go out at 100,000 miles or less.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 222010


  • 98,790 miles
I own BMW 320D 2009, my problem with the car is exactly the opposite, as my car suddenly accelerate by its self, as I go down from say 75 mph and release the brakes, suddenly the car speeds up again. This is happen to me several times and BMW says this was nothing I was assuming this, after complained and complained, finally an iginuer looked at my car and kept it for a day, but only to say nothing is wrong. It keeps happening and happening and BMW does not react, as I mentioned Toyota in one of my letters to them, they answered me angry with we not Toyota. To this point I keep complaining nd complaining and also use my other car more often.

- Muenster, 00, USA