really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
3,750 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace the car (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jun 212011

528 i

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,728 miles

Manufacturing defect, Piston heads crack and thick black smoke started to come. Car was shaking like I was in an earthquake. I thought that I am driving one of the premium cars which I bought brand new few months ago. There was no warning or any symptoms before this happened. I found out from the mechanic after they had opened the engine. He said this was manufacturing defect and nothing I could have done.

Very very disappointed and the only good thing was that it did not happen on the highway. The dealer has given me a Nissan Versa to drive and said It might take a month to fix and I am not happy driving that.

I said I want a new car as I don't feel comfortable driving this car again.

I have called BMW canada and complained and she said she will look into it.

- rkumar, St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada