BMW Car Problem Reports

Latest BMW Problem Reports

2002 Bmw 325xi - WVAEU33422P- Trenton, NJ: August 28th, 2012
Bmw north america sent out a recall letter dated december 2011 for the rear lights on their 3 series cars. They advised consumers that they should go to their local dealers for recall repairs and that they would be eligible for reimbursement for repairs already completed and paid for. I heard nothing further from bmw until i wrote to their new ceo for north america, mr. Willisch, asking what i should do to get them to take action on their recall. He had his secretary call me and ask me to fax the receipts for the repairs to her, which i did. I heard nothing further for several weeks until i called again. She then called me back and said i should be hearing something from bmw soon. The next day i received a check from princeton bmw for the cost of one repair to the rear lights. However, i faxed receipts for 2 repairs to the right rear lights and 1 repair to the left rear lights. To date i have heard nothing further from bmw about reimbursing me for the other 2 repairs.. How can you help me get reimbursed for the other 2 repairs to my 3 series car?

2011 Bmw 535xi - WBAFU7C56BC- Copiague, NY: August 27th, 2012
2011 bmw 535 x-drive pulls to the right after going straight for a little while, very similar to all the other complaints about 2011 5-series bmw. Also jerking forward after cruising at a low speed with a slight acceleration pedal movement. 2 bmw dealerships i visited are clueless how to fix it. Although some owners (according to online forum discussions) were lucky to fix it with a special s/b procedure issued by bmw. But bmw does not inform all their authorized centers properly about this problem. And if you are unfortunate enough to get into one of those uninformed dealerships you will get a "normal" excuse etc. , multiple attempts to align the car, refusal to acknowledge the problem- anything but fixing the car properly.

2007 Bmw 525i - WBANE53567C- Jacksonville , FL: August 27th, 2012
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 bmw 525i. The contact stated that at engine startup, the steering lock warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed that the steering column and sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 76,750 and the current mileage was 76,780. Kmj

2008 Bmw 335xi - WBAWC73558E- Broomall, PA: August 27th, 2012
Vehicle lost power while on the highway, appears to be an engine malfunction. Took to bmw dealership and they replaced the fuel pump, however problem still occurs. Unfortunately, the warranty has just expired so i had to pay out of pocket. It appears many individuals have had the same issues with this particular yr, make & model so unsure of why bmw has not issued a recall to address the problem. This absolutely should be looked at by the manufacturer as from my experience with it occurring on the highway it can definitely cause an accident.

2004 Bmw 745i - WBAGL63514D- Aurora , IL: August 27th, 2012
I was driving on the expressway and everything went haywire and all the lights came on and the engine felt like it shut off. After i pulled over i shut it off and tried turning it back on but it wouldn't start. I sat on the side of the road for 25 min and tried it again and it finally turned back on.

2008 Bmw R1200 Rt - WB10388008Z- Raleigh, NC: August 25th, 2012
Bike died entering intersection. Only spacing averted accident. Bought used less than one week ago. Fuel gauge showed just under 1/2 tank and 120 miles to empty. Gas tank was empty without warning. Gas gauge strips in tank fail - bmw has known about this safety issue for years, are you? And, if "german engineering" is more than marketing, why haven't they fixed it?

2011 Bmw 328xi - WBAPK5C55BA- Jenkintown, PA: August 25th, 2012
I was backing my car into a garage - car was in reverse - i put my foot on the brake pedal and my foot went to the floor - the car lunged backward at top speed and crashed into the rear wall of garage.

2012 Bmw 750li - WBAKC8C56CC- Frankfort, IL: August 24th, 2012
Drove car at approximately 8:30 p. M. Car was left in the garage for the night. At 3:35 a. M. Was awaken by my dog and smelled smoke, strongest in the area of the garage. Once extinguished by firefighters the car was pulled out. The left front number, headlight, and adjacent structures were melted. Extensive fire damage and smoke damage in the garage, and a lesser degree in the house. Cause of fire origin was not determined, but the car was not excluded. Concerned that this could be related to the auxiliary cooling pump issue noted in 2010 and 2011 models. ## vin passed ## bmw 750li 2012 ##

2002 Bmw 540ia - WBADN63493G- Lutherville, MD: August 24th, 2012
I went out to my bmw 540i and found the driver's power seat all the way back in the horizontal position. I did not leave it this way, so this was confusing to me. When i attempted to move it back upright into a comfortable driving position, it did not respond- the seat was dead. I could not move it manually, either. I was forced to drive the car a short distance to drop my son off at an activity, so i decided to drive it and lean forward while driving. My plan was to take the car to my local bmw mechanic later that night and drop it off to be repaired. My son and i were only two minutes into our drive, i was leaning forward, and he said "do you smell smoke? " i did smell it, and was looking around to see what was wrong. Then my son said "dad, your seat is on fire! " i looked down, and saw flames coming out from under my seat. We pulled the car over and put out the fire with his water bottle. The heated seats were not being used, this happened on july 19th, during the summer. My local bmw shop is telling me this is a $3100 repair. The part in question that caused the fire, per the claims adjuster, is the "general module. " i understand the car is 10 years old, but it simply blows my mind that a car can randomly catch on fire internally like this. Bmw north america is not taking ownership to this situation, and has offered no help.

2008 Bmw 328i - WBAVA37558N- Linwood , NC: August 23rd, 2012
Since purchasing this bmw in feb 2012, i have had this car at the dealer 4 times ( and its only aug. 2012) due to air bag & seatbelt lights on, both front seats have had seat belt pretensioners replaced, & various other airbag work, frayed wires under seat. The problem seems to be unstoppable. The current mileage is approx 104k miles. The car is currently on its way to the dealer today 08/23/2012 for its 4th trip -for the un-stoppable airbag & seat belt light that it seems to be doomed with.

2010 Bmw 328i - WBAPH5G58AN- Kerman, CA: August 22nd, 2012
Rear right turn signal mulfunction turned on for a few min. Signal also started blinking extreamly fast. Head light malfunction alarm turned on for a few min. Head lights wouldn't turn with stearing wheel. Pasanger restraint malfunction alarm turned on when car was started. After driving 20 miles and turning the car off it cleared.

2007 Bmw 750i - WBAHL83547D- Corona, CA: August 22nd, 2012
The contact owns a 2007 bmw 750i. The contact stated that the front passenger side door would not close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that it was a normal function of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 90,000.

2009 Bmw 328i - WBAPH57549N- San Diego, CA: August 21st, 2012
While having new tires installed, installer identified a crack in the rim of the right rear tire. Told me he had seen this on similar bmws before, told me to return it to dealer right away, which i did.

2008 Bmw R 1200 Gs - WB10390008Z- Glen Carbon, IL: August 20th, 2012
The contact owns a 2008 bmw r1200 gs motorcycle. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact noticed that the final drive unit and drive shaft were leaking a small amount of oil. The rear wheel began to wobble excessively. The vehicle was towed an authorized dealer who replaced one wheel bearing and the seal. The failure recurred and the vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where they replaced the final drive unit and the drive shaft. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 36,700.

2008 Bmw 328xi - WBAVC73528K- Mount Laurel, NJ: August 18th, 2012
I have had my car in at least three separate occasions for my 2008 bmw 328xi e90 sedan losing all power randomly! The latest incident, in the first weeks of august, almost got me killed! A transportation bus stopped suddenly in front of me on a 3 lane highway and i went into the middle lane to pass the bus. I had slowed from the speed limit of 55 down to about 30 miles an hour, switched lanes and then punched the gas in order to resume speed of the rest of traffic. The car stalled with no power whatsoever for about three seconds. An 18 wheel truck came within 50 feet of me or so and almost killed me, then the car suddenly regained all power and i was able to avert the collision! It is so frustrating that there are at least three other owners out there that have reported this issue online and bmw has done nothing to fix this problem. There are no codes, no lights, nothing. I just had my car in the dealer for two weeks and they ran fuel pressure tests, drove the car, etc. The car stalled once on them, but then they could not duplicate the problem again. I read on www. E90post. Com some others had the learning computer in the transmission reset to attempt to resolve this problem. Seems the computer gets confused on driving habits of owner and forgets what gear to be in when driving, so it stalls. I had dealer reset computer to zero so it relearns my driving habits and i will see if this fixes the problem. I will say, the hesitation issue does seem to be a transmission issue to my observations. Seem like tranny is figuring out what gear to be in. I think there is a glitch in the sw/tranny where the ecu gets confused and does not know what gear to put the car into, then it hesitates until the algorithm figures out what to do. The problem is that this 2-3 second loss of power, when passing, getting onto a highway or pulling in front of traffic can kill you!

2007 Bmw K1200 R Sport - WB10594056Z- Gainesville, FL: August 17th, 2012
Fuel was hemorrhaging all over the left side of the motorcycle when i parked it after a short ride. I noticed a trail of fuel where i went down the street. I had just topped off and was down to half a tank (approx. 2. 5 gallons) in about ten miles. Smoke was pouring off of the engine and the smell of fuel was overwhelming. A major fire/explosion was a real possibility. After cooling the motorcycle with a garden hose and rinsing the fuel away, i removed the fairings and fuel tank. Fuel was leaking from the fuel pump/quick disconnect area.

2007 Bmw M5 - WBSNB93577C- Miami, FL: August 17th, 2012
The contact owns a 2007 bmw m5. The contact stated that a message flashed on the screen stating that the passenger restraint system was defective. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The test results showed that a seat mat sensor in the passenger's seat was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact did not have the sensor replaced. The failure mileage was 51,000.

2007 Bmw 5 Series - WBANE735X7C- Jefferson, GA: August 14th, 2012
Idrive displays seat belt and airbag warning on passenger front seat when occupied by passenger.

2009 Bmw R 1200 Gs Adventure - WB10390049Z- White City, OR: August 13th, 2012
Fuel gauge not working. Have had several fuel level strips replaced. Bmw dealer tells me there is no fix.

2007 Bmw F800 St - WB10244027Z- Gilbert, AZ: August 11th, 2012
The plastic mounting plate holding the fuel pump and fuel gauge sending unit developed a hairline crack. This crack allowed fuel to escape from the tank uncontrolled, which could cause a fire. The motorcycle was parked in the garage, where a gas water heater nearby could have ignited the fumes. This crack was not caused by any contact or pressure from any other component of the motorcycle as it is protected beneath the seat and a substantial recess in the fuel tank. The local dealership admitted that they replace as many as two of these cracked mounting plates per month. This condition was not found on any recall notification that we are aware of. Unfortunately, this mounting plate is not available separately, as it is a component assembly of the fuel pump and sending unit, costing nearly $1000 to replace.