hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,893 miles

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problem #2

Mar 082014

M3 6-cyl

  • 102,786 miles
One of the vanos exhaust hub tab broke and damaged the oil pump disc. I had to replace the vanos exhaust hub and oil pump disc.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032013


  • 65,000 miles
Vehicle drops out of gear randomly. As I was taking a left turn, the vehicle dropped into 0 gear and on coming traffic almost ran into me head on. I had no way of moving the car due to transmission being shifted into neutral. This is due to a defective temperature sensor on the smg pump. BMW ignores the issue.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA