10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,555 miles

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problem #42

Dec 012017

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (electrical system) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Concours motors in milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209 was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Sussex, WI, USA

problem #41

Nov 152017

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) and 17V676000 (electrical system). The part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Peake BMW (2630 veterans memorial blvd, kenner, la 70062, (504) 469-6165) was contacted and confirmed that the part was not yet available. The manufacturer was also notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #40

Mar 172018

328 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owned a 2009 BMW 328I. Shortly after parking and exiting the vehicle, the contact was informed that a fire started under the hood. The flames entered the vehicle and caused catastrophic damage. A fire inspector extinguished the flames and determined that there was an electrical failure that caused the fire, which originated on the driver's side. The vehicle was destroyed and towed from the scene. The dealer (BMW of bloomfield, 425 bloomfield ave, bloomfield, NJ 07003, (973) 233-5147) serviced the vehicle in January of 2018 and made no mention of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) and 17V676000 (electrical system). The contact was uncertain if the recalls were associated with the failure. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #39

Jan 232018

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (electrical system) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. BMW of crystal lake (360 N, state rte 31, crystal lake, il) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and were not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lake In The Hills, IL, USA

problem #38

Dec 042017

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V676000 (electricial system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called brian harris BMW (12336 airline hwy, baton rouge, la 70817) and was informed that the part was unavailable and he would have to pay for the repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and the contact filed a complaint. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- White Castle, LA, USA

problem #37

Sep 012017

328

  • 117 miles
Tamara recall: Recall on battery terminal; air bag; blower motor; heat valve: Recall 10/27/17: Notified dealer: No parts available for any recall; don't know when will be available. Wait you will receive information by mail when available.

- Nassau, NY, USA

problem #36

Apr 122016

328

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. Whenever the contact placed fuel in the fuel tank, she could only fuel the tank two dollars worth at a time to fill the tank. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic to determine the cause of the failure. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (electrical system) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called BMW of West houston at (855) 627-3055 (located at 20822 katy fwy, katy, tx 77449) and was informed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available for NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (electrical system) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #35

Jan 242018

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact received notifications of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) and 17V676000 (electrical system). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The BMW dealer (BMW of palm springs, 3865 E palm canyon dr, palm springs, ca 92264, (760) 202-8951) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that parts would be available in the summer of 2018. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #34

Nov 022017

328

  • 71,000 miles
Heat not working on car. Concerned about fire before recall is fixed. Plus, I am freezing in winter weather conditions. I have been told by dealership BMW has not released parts to fix. This is unacceptable.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #33

Oct 012017

328

  • 30 miles
I have an airbag warning and I was told that my car year make and model has an airbag recall. Many mechanics that specialize in BMW models keep telling me the same thing, .

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #32

Jan 022018

328

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. While driving various speeds, the heating system became inoperable. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (electrical system) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The local dealer (BMW of freeport, 291 w sunrise hwy, freeport, NY 11520) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was approximately 49,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Woodmere, NY, USA

problem #31

Nov 012017

328

  • 60,000 miles
2 recalls needed: 17V-676: Blower motor wiring and 17V-683: PCV valve heater. Got a letter from BMW saying these recalls are not ready but my car has a really bad burning smell from the air vents and need it fixed as soon as possible.

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #30

Nov 062017

328

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact smelled an abnormal burning odor in the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the vehicle was leaking oil under the engine valve cover. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (engine and engine cooling) and 17V683000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Plaza BMW (11858 olive blvd, creve coeur, mo) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The technician stated that the failure was not related to the recalls. The manufacturer was unable to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

problem #29

Sep 012017

328

  • miles
Burning odor when heating and/or air conditioning activated.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #28

Dec 082017

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 17V676000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The contact received the recall notification in October of 2017. The contact called center BMW dealer (5201 van nuys blvd, sherman oaks, ca 91401, 910-907-99595) and was informed that the parts were unavailable for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that the parts were unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was invalid.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #27

Nov 132017

328

  • miles
The car has had a strong smell of melting plastic coming from the air flow in the vehicle. It has happened over the course of 3 weeks and not sure what the melting plastic is coming from. It happens when the car is in motion and especially worse when the heater is on.

- Riverbank, CA, USA

problem #26

Dec 012017

328

  • 149,000 miles
My car is experiencing plastic burning odor and smoke from the cooling vents, BMW has opened a recall but they don¿T have the parts to complete the repairs.

- Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA

problem #25

Oct 252017

328

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V676000 (electrical system) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer (BMW of arlington, 1105 E lamar blvd, arlington, tx 76011) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was contacted at 800-424-9153, but the contact was hung up on each time, which prevented the contact from speaking with a representative. A case number was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #24

Oct 272017

328

  • miles
NHTSA #17V-683 NHTSA #17V-676 no remedy available.

- Hercules, CA, USA

problem #23

Apr 222017

328

  • 128,098 miles
While driving on the interstate, I accelerate and without warning, dashboard lights up with "service engine soon" and various other lights, power steering goes out, and I have to maneuver car across lanes of oncoming traffic to a safe shoulder. I turn on hazards, remove key and wait several minutes. The car turns over but doesn't start. I wait longer, turn off hazards, re-insert key and car starts up. I am able to continue driving, but avoid hard throttle. This happened 2 months ago, and I took it to a licensed mechanic who diagnosed as faulty fuel pump and replaced it. The car then had vacuum leak followed by a complete replacement of valve cover. The issue I experienced on the interstate was identical to what occurred before those repairs were done and bears a striking resemblance to issues described in the 2013 battery cable recall, yet my VIN # is not included.

- Albany, OR, USA

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