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2008 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 753 repairs.

2008 BMW 3-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 138 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 BMW 3-Series

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BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2010
Jun 2010

21000 mi
Engine light went on -- loss of power. Hight Pressure Fuel Pump 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

11000 mi
Car had stutter starts and then the stutters got worse so I brought it into the dealership. They updated the software. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

18000 mi
Experienced airbag failure light. Turns out the upper and lower driver side seatbelts had failed. They replaced both upper and lower belts and reset the indicator light. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2015
Sep 2011

30000 mi
Dealer ordered part; wrong part shipped. Waiting on correct part to come. 
Oct 2011

31000 mi
New nav discs couldn't be read; DVD drive replaced. Apparently not an uncommon problem, per dealer. 
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $500
Tire Pressure Monitoring system failed Leaking gasket around oil filter Accessory belt tensioner not adjusted correctly 
Jan 2015

72000 mi

US $1120
Windshield washer fluid leaking onto garage floor. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Aug 2016
Jun 2013

56000 mi

US $50
Bad O2 emission control sensor, covered and repaired under warranty 
Jan 2014

62000 mi

US $50
HVAC fan making noise, test revealed failed fan assembly. Replaced under CPO warranty 
Oct 2014

70700 mi

US $600
Sunroof seal leaking, excessive wind noise. Replaced seal and adjusted sunroof 
Jun 2015

76000 mi

US $400
Car would not start, dealer diagnosed failed battery. Replaced battery and coded to car, problem fully resolved. 
BMW 3-Series in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

20000 mi
Valve associated with gas tank had to be replaced. Second time for this. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Replaced driver's seat motor; replaced rear seat back to resolve issue with cut seat belt; sealed/filled chip and crack in windshield 
Apr 2015

53000 mi
Replaced front right head light assembly due to turn signal malfunctioning and melting 
May 2015

53000 mi

US $277
Service engine soon light, and sputtering at low RPMs. Coil pack above cylinder 5 failed and was replaced. 
Jun 2015

53000 mi

US $600
Noticed a small/slow oil leak from front end of car. Front differential seal was leaking and was fixed. 
Jul 2015

53000 mi

US $1700
Issues starting car and stalling out as soon as it started, engine revving inconsistently, surging. Code for eccentric shaft sensor thrown. Rough idle, significant drop in mpg, sluggishness. Remaining coil packs were replaced as well as spark plugs to try to fix this issue, but it did not. 
Sep 2015

53000 mi
Rough idle, significant drop in mpg, sluggishness never fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

83000 mi

US $500
right rear wheel started making an audible "worbling" noise that increased with speed past 30 miles an hour, it steadily got worse over a few days. 
Jul 2014

85000 mi

US $400
No start condition; over a few days it became harder and harder to crank until it no longer starter. Ran codes which indicated a failed eccentric shaft sensor. Replaced myself. Annoying and lengthy job, not hard Replaced valve cover gasket. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2011
Nov 2010

50000 mi
Failed front axle - replaced under warranty after negotiation with BMW. Warranty had ended 200 miles earlier. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2016
Feb 2012

41000 mi
Instrument cluster - oil temp gauge needle sticking and not displaying accurate temperature. Entire cluster was replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2012

41300 mi
Intermittent misfires, poor gas mileage, engine code P2A87. Dealer replaced intake and exhaust Vanos solenoids. 
Oct 2012

43700 mi
Cigarette lighter/12v ports inoperable. Replaced junction box. Oil leak at filter housing. Replaced filter housing and gasket. Rear door lock actuators failed intermittently. Replaced both. Occasional coolant smell in cabin. Dealer checked cooling system and performed pressure test, could not replicate. 
Dec 2012

45000 mi

US $250
Occasional misfires. Cleaned intake valves via walnut shell blasting. 
Jul 2013

49000 mi

US $850
Water pump failed. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
Feb 2014

54000 mi

US $150
High pressure fuel pump replaced under extended manufacturer warranty. Also replaced low pressure fuel sensor as a recommended precaution. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $250
Leaking fuel injector cyl 5, misfires, SES light. Replaced injector 
Feb 2015

62000 mi
Catalytic converters below efficiency 
May 2015

62000 mi

US $150
Low battery charge dash light, despite battery holding a charge. Replaced battery anyway. Problem fixed. 
Sep 2015

63000 mi
Lean fuel conditions, misfire under load. R&R fuel injectors, cleaned injectors and replaced injector o rings, ran Techron fuel cleaner. Resolved. (Fixed myself) 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

47700 mi

US $650
New rear brakes & rotors 
Mar 2014

55000 mi

US $550
Motor for blower heat and AC was busted 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Aug 2011

45000 mi
Sunroof was making a noise when being put into the vent position. They replaced the "cassette", necessitating taking the headliner out. 
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $1600
Cooling system: replaced thermostat, water pump and a couple of hoses. 
Aug 2015

97500 mi

US $820
Right headlamp went out. Had to be diagnosed (is it the bulb or the ignitor or the ballast). And you can't reach it easily, the wheel needs to be removed etc. The service engine soon light came on. Repair shop said there was an injection problem in cylinder 5. The spark plug was indeed fouled. But when they ran their test, the injector seemed ok. 
Apr 2016

103700 mi

US $500
Adaptive headlight malfunction. And Mass Airflow sensor. Adaptive headlights failed again, repair shop fixed it (more) permanently this time. They took it out removed condensation and coated it with some spray that won't let moisture in. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

19000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

29000 mi
Brought the car in for service, and only issue I had was with a long crank in the morning, which they said was a software update. They kept the car for about 4 days and gave me a loaner car. (most people pay $25 per day for loaner) This is BMW Riverside 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2013
Apr 2010

24000 mi
"Car stalled after a few starts and I felt as if power was fading. BMW said they could not duplicate the problem and the car drives fine now." 
Nov 2010

33000 mi
Car would sputter for a few minutes on cold mornings; on first trip BMW accredited to the infamous high pressure fuel pump without verifying and replaced that; second trip they found it was the fuel injection and spark plug wires + 1 plug 
Feb 2011

36000 mi
The engine would stutter in idle on cold starts. BMW said there were two recalls on the car: to update the software on the ECU and clean/adjust the fuel injectors to fix stutter. The car had squeaky brakes. Brake pads were replaced. 
Aug 2011

41300 mi
Car was idling rough sometimes on start up but the local BMW dealer said they could not replicate the problem so no fix was provided. 
Dec 2012

54000 mi
Car has been back for rough idle two times before this trip. This time they cleaned the injectors. BMW NA paid for it. Car is running fine now. Also replaced side mirror motors due to faulty memory. Sideview mirrors were losing memory setting and were replaced. Trunk opens by itself but dealer could not duplicate problem. 
Feb 2013

54000 mi
Paint was peeling from the front bumper. Very noticeable when up close. Because the car was silver, it was less noticeable from the distance but the splotches of missing paint were peeling from the right front lower side of the bumper. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

23000 mi
Loss of engine power after acceleration. Vanos valve system repaired under warranty. No further problem. Known issue on tsb by BMW. 
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Traction control sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Feb 2016
Mar 2010

16000 mi
sunroof not fully opening. error on dash 
May 2010

19000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump Replacement 
Jun 2012

55000 mi
oxygen sensor 
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $1350
water pump and thermostat 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Jul 2009

24180 mi
Fuel Pump, common problem on 335i with turbo engine. 
Sep 2010

40300 mi
Misfiring on cold start only, ran fine after it warmed up. Fuel injectors and low fuel pressure sensor were all replaced. Car runs like new again. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

38000 mi
Rough idle when first started after not running overnight or during day in office. 
Oct 2010

38000 mi

US $1800
Experienced the well-reported problem with cracking aluminum wheels on 2008 models. Got tired of cracked wheels with no apparent incident to damage - tires would leak. Replaced all wheels with aftermarket. 
Aug 2013

65000 mi

US $1200
gasket leaking 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Oct 2010

19000 mi
high pressure fuel pump replaced at 26,000 miles. Symptoms began with stuttering engine starts then check engine light came on. 
Jun 2011

29000 mi
rear driver seat belt malfunction 
Aug 2011

31700 mi
seatbelt malfunction, required replacement. second replacement. 
Jan 2014

59700 mi
seat belt failed and replaced 
Jun 2014

63000 mi

US $50
water pump failed. went into limp mode while on a trip. towed back to dealer. part ordered and replaced in a few days. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2016
May 2013

45000 mi

US $1560
Unspecified failure, needs new transmission. 
Dec 2013

48000 mi

US $350
Routine pad change, rear rotors changed as well. 
Nov 2015

59300 mi

US $1100
water pump failed 
Aug 2016

65000 mi

US $750
Engine light periodically comes on. Idle is rough, and unsteady on acceleration. Shop believes a coil or spark plug needs replacement, will also replace intake/exhaust valve solenoids. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $900
Valve cover gasket replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

92700 mi

US $5354
Repaired both leaking front struts. Repaired leaking oil pan; replaced spark plugs, air filter; serviced oil, brake fluid, microfilter; and adjust tires. Replaced headlight halo bulb. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

82000 mi

US $50
Oil cooler 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

300 mi
Failure of a fuel injector 
Jul 2008

500 mi
Failure of additional two fuel injectors 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
Sep 2013

49000 mi
Replace turbo vacuum canisters 
Dec 2013

53000 mi

US $80
Water pump 
Oct 2014

67000 mi
Front struts needed to be replaced due to tire scalloping. Upgraded to BC Racing coilovers at all 4 corners. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015
Jun 2014

43000 mi
AC evaporator was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

9000 mi
The brake pedal check valve was no longer holding vacuum. After the car would sit (turned off) for several hours, the brake pedal would become very firm. Check valve replaced under warranty. TSB exists for this problem (335's manufactured before 9/07). 
May 2009

22000 mi
The high pressure fuel pump failed, putting the car in limp mode. Towed to dealer and pump was replaced with new model. A recall was just issued on the HPFP.  
Feb 2010

39700 mi
The A/C bearing seized causing the accessory belt to shred. Dealer replaced A/C and all cranks/pulleys, along with accessory belt. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Sep 2013

68000 mi

US $100
Rubber seal on rear window by trunk lid was loose. 
Mar 2014

73000 mi

US $50
Rough idle when cold. Replaced fuel injectors and spark plugs. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

54000 mi
CEL on, loss of power. 1-6 fuel injectors replaced as well as 1-6 spark plugs. 
Nov 2011

55000 mi
high pressure fuel pump replaced 
Jan 2012

59000 mi
warning lights and message, transfer case failure 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

26300 mi
Engine failure light came on with some loss of performance. Bad solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2015 - Aug 2016
Apr 2016

71000 mi
Removed and lubricated ventilation blower motor 
Jul 2016

72500 mi

US $190
Recharged A/C 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

119000 mi

US $1500
Water pump died and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $300
front control arm bushings worn 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

82000 mi
issues with overall electrical system- occasional problems starting, lights intermittently not working. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

68000 mi

US $2400
Waterpump broke. Replaces including thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

51000 mi
High pressure fuel pump problem 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Aug 2013

61000 mi

US $50
Failed water pump. 
Mar 2014

66000 mi

US $1000
New brakes and rotors at all four corners. 
May 2014

67300 mi

US $50
Dealer replaced #5 ignition coil. 
Aug 2014

68000 mi
Bad brake sensor from complete brake job done in March 2014 by dealer. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

60000 mi
Cylinder misfire, needed new coil on cylinder #4. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

40000 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump. 
Aug 2013

61500 mi

US $1000
Driver headlight would not illuminate. Required replacement of light control module. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

28000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump partial failure - car entered limp mode under hard acceleration. Dealer found three campaigns were open, including the HPFP, injectors, and software remap. HPFP replaced, 3 injectors replaced, software was remapped. 
Oct 2011

32000 mi
Intake manifold was fouled due to oil mist from turbo pumps. Problem resulted in mis-firing of cylinder 5 under hard acceleration. Solution was walnut shell blast. The dealer could not (or would not) diagnose this without repeated prompting 
Jun 2012

41000 mi
Door locks spontaneously unlock during left hand turns. Dealer didn't find any codes and didn't look any further. No help. 
May 2015

84000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failed. Water pump and thermostat replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

81000 mi
Waste gate rattle problem. Dealer replaced waste gates and provided free fix for faulty oxygen sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

36000 mi

US $350
Right rear wheel broke, not abuse or pothole. BMW tech said probably a flaw in the wheel and probably cracked long before it broke. 
Jun 2010

47000 mi
Engine trouble light came on, car went into limp mode. Dealer replaced exhaust / turbo vanous sensor, problem didn't go away. Still in shop. 
Sep 2010

50000 mi
Engine light came on, went into limp mode. Took to dealer with 2 miles left on 50,000 mile warranty. Turned out to be fouled plug in #5 due to bad fuel injectors. They replaced all plugs and injectors. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
May 2011

47000 mi
Coolant seals had a very slow leak. Covered under warranty during a recall repair. 
Jun 2012

60000 mi

US $50
Automatic door locks stopped working. Repair covered under extended warranty. 
Mar 2013

72000 mi

US $60
Burned out parking light required removal of front tires and wheel well panels. I did the repair myself, but it was a bit involved. 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

20000 mi
Check engine light, and injectors needed to be replaced(all 6 were replaced even though only 1 was found to be "sticky") 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
Apr 2008

15000 mi
Master cylinder replaced under warranty 
Oct 2011

44000 mi
HPFP 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

53000 mi
I noticed rough running at start up and the dealer replaced the fuel pump under recall. 
Jul 2015

101500 mi

US $1680
High pressure hose failure 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2013
Nov 2009

22000 mi
Intake and all injectors had to be replaced. 
Mar 2010

27000 mi
stereo sounded horrible all of sudden 
Sep 2011

48000 mi
comfort access and bluetooth work intermittently 
Mar 2012

54000 mi

US $50
Failed water pump 
Dec 2012

64000 mi
pads needed to be replaced 
May 2013

67000 mi

US $50
bearing was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2014
Jan 2010

10800 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failure which left the car inoperable on the side of the road. It had to be towed on a flat bed truck to local BMW dealership. Took 3 days for repairs and tests. 
Sep 2010

17000 mi
Faulty passenger air bag sensor. Replaced under warranty. TSB for new software for the High Pressure Fuel Pump. TSB for new software for airbag controller. 
Dec 2010

18000 mi
Passenger air bag detection sensor was replaced due to intermittent problem.  
Jun 2012

29000 mi

US $105
Intake Vanos solenoid was sticking intermittently. Common problem. Purchased OEM part and repaired it myself. Problem solved. 
Feb 2013

32700 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel injector (older part number) with brand new injector. Recoded ECU with new injector parameters. All repairs performed by owner at owner garage. 
Sep 2013

36000 mi

US $51
Ignition coil went bad. Self replaced with new part. 
Oct 2013

36700 mi

US $180
Fuel injector replacement. BMW released generation 2 injectors and I needed to swap one out. 
Jun 2014

40000 mi

US $75
Oil cooler gasket needed replacement due to a minor leak. 
Oct 2014

42000 mi

US $700
Fuel injector bolt snapped during racing on track damaging 2 injectors. Replaced two fuel injectors 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

34000 mi
HPFP (fuel pump) failure. Never noticed longer cranks. Car did have a subtle, very intermittent rough idle for a few months prior that never worsened leading up to the day it failed completely. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2011

35960 mi
Door actuators replaced under warranty. Could not open ANY doors, except the drivers door using the manual key, including the fuel filler door. Fixed under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2016
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Rough/long starts in morning, occasional mis-fires while driving, 1 yellow check-engine light with reduced power (fine after re-start). Dealer reflashed and tested following morning. No problems since (30 days). 
Aug 2010

29000 mi
After dealership reflashed ECU in June 2010, Rough/long starts returned, occasional mis-fires while driving, then Service Engine Soon light stayed on continuously with reduced power. Dealer replaced 6 fuel injectors/spark plugs per BMW NA. After dealership reflashed ECU and later replaced 6 fuel injectors/spark plugs, rough/long starts returned with occasional misfires while driving, no warning lights but reduced power. Dealer replaced HP Fuel Pump with BMW NA approval. 
Dec 2011

42000 mi
Had 5 yellow check engine lights with reduced power at highway speeds/6th gear/low RPM. Car hesitated when accelerating in 5th or 6th. Dealer replaced 2 defective/collapsed vacuum hoses connected to turbo waste gates based on thrown code. 
Apr 2012

46000 mi
Experienced hesitation while accerating in 4-6th gear (6MT) between 2,000-3,000 RPM. No codes thrown. Dealer got permission from BMW NA to "walnut blast" the intake valves to remove carbron build-up -- fixed! Repair covered by warranty. 
Jul 2013

59500 mi

US $1274
Water pump failed at 58k, threw yellow temp code and then red temp code. Pulled over, turned off car, noticed fluid leaking. Flatbed to indie shop. Replaced water pump & thermostat. 
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $1200
Slight engine hesitation past 6 months at 2,500 RPM under load, no codes, dealer & indie unable to diagose. Early Sept 2013, Service Engine Soon light at start up w/misfires. Dealer replaced all 6 fuel injectors w/new design. Resolved. 
Mar 2014

65000 mi
Experiencing yellow check engine light/low power. Dealer found fault for boost pressure and diagnosed high crankcase pressure. Recommend replacing valve cover to fix boost issue. Did not authorize repair due to high cost. 
Apr 2014

66000 mi

US $429
Dealer replaced valve cover due to boost issue caused by high crankcase pressure. Owner paid 50% of cost at warranty rate and BMW NA covered the other 50%.  Dealer then replaced both turbos under 8 year/82,000 mile turbo warranty. 
Oct 2014

70500 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking oil filter seals (2 total) and 6 related bolts/screws. Also, drained coolant and refilled with new. Drained engine oil and refilled with new oil and filter. Replaced cabin/HEPA micro filter. 
Sep 2015

78000 mi

US $240
Received yellow check engine light and reduced power. Scan showed fault code 002A87 (Exhaust Vanos variable cam control test, mechanical) and 003100 (Boost pressure control 2). Purchased/installed new intake & exhaust Vanos solenoids. 
Oct 2015

78700 mi

US $864
Started car and numerous warning lights appeared, windshield wipers turned on by themselves and engine temp light turned on after about 5 minutes. Dealer diagnosed bad battery and replaced. Then diagnosed bad alternator but declined work. After dealer installed new battery, they diagnosed bad alternator & quoted $1,200 to repair. Owner installed new IBS cable but didn't resolve 002E98 fault code. Installed new voltage regulator and problem resolved. Driver's side door would not unlock with key fob - had to use manual key to unlock door. Replaced 15amp fuse with 20amp and briefly resolved problem. Installed new lock actuator and problem resolved. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

6000 mi
Fuel Pump - known problem with 335i BMWs. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Jun 2012

38000 mi
CEL came on while driving, lost all turbo power. Car restart cleared CEL & back to normal. Occurred several times. Managed to get error code one time while car was running: "camshaft over-retarded." Dealer blamed dirty VANOS and cleaned it. 
Aug 2012

38000 mi
CEL came on again a week after previous shop visit for same problem. Although this time fault code read low air pressure to turbo. Dealer found pinched vacuum line and replaced it. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

50000 mi
ABS comes on randomly 
Dec 2011

51000 mi

US $400
Fuel Pump 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2016
May 2014

57000 mi

US $1200
Water pump failed and had to be replaced. Went into limp mode. 
Apr 2016

71000 mi

US $700
low fuel pressure sensor failure 
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $450
crankshaft position indicator replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2008
Sep 2008

4000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure while driving. Also fuel hose became disconnected resulting in large (2-3 gallon) gasoline leak. Car died in the middle of the road and was towed. Fixed under warranty. Car had been in a week earlier for long cranks. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in North Dakota, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2011
Oct 2008

9000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump went out on me and the car was undriveable. Had to have it towed to Motorwerks BMW in MSP 5 hours away, where they took 4 days to complete the repair before it was returned to me.  
Mar 2009

17000 mi
Speaker on driver side rear door was rattling. Took it in, they replaced it, noticed the noise 2 days later that came up again. (Later went away on its own. Always in and out, possibly just type of music being listened to.) 
Sep 2009

26000 mi
Check Engine Light came on twice, but after an engine restart, it went away. Then, cold starts started taking longer and longer to turn over. High Pressure Fuel Pump was replaced for a second time. 
Jul 2010

35000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Sensor had to be replaced in late July and after getting the car back and not being driven for a week, the car takes longer than normal start ups and white smoke is pouring out of the mufflers. Cause still to be determined 
Aug 2010

36500 mi
Entire Fuel system was replaced. Fuel injectors, low pressure fuel sensor, high pressure fuel pump and valves were cleaned. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

38000 mi
all lights came up 
Dec 2011

42000 mi
maintenance replacement of one spark plug 
Feb 2013

62000 mi

US $1300
modulator unit 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Feb 2016
Dec 2011

47120 mi
broken cup-holder, passenger side; both cup-holders were replaced with re-designed ones under warranty cold engine rough when ambient temps drop below freezing; all 6 fuel injectors replaced under voluntary recall 
Mar 2012

48980 mi
paint was starting to peel on gear shift knob 
Jun 2012

50840 mi

C $222
Service front brakes - clean & lubricate 
Jul 2012

52700 mi

C $565
CV boot was cracked & had to be replaced 
Oct 2013

61160 mi

C $700
Steering was binding on some turns. Replaced steering column lower joint assembly. 
Dec 2013

62000 mi
Car's hood was rattling on the highway - noticed that one hood latch was not engaging properly. Dealer confirmed that only lubrication was required and no part had failed. 
Dec 2014

69440 mi

C $1343
Electric water pump failed 
Jun 2015

72540 mi

C $750
Leaking oil 
Dec 2015

76260 mi
replaced tie rods, ball joints, bushings, control arms (everything, both sides); 4-wheel alignment 
Feb 2016

76260 mi

C $1073
significant engine oil leak at filter housing 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Aug 2011
Nov 2009

26660 mi
Drivers mirror would move to random positions when started car. Speedometer off by 6% (too low) - told BMW designed that way. 
Sep 2010

37820 mi
HPFP Died. Did complete reflash but ran only 20 minutes before stalling and long starts 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jan 2012
Aug 2010

29140 mi
Car shook when idling at a red light. Also the fuel pump was making a different sound than normal - suggested to service advisor that it may be the high pressure fuel pump (the most common problem on the 335). They found no problem. 
Sep 2010

29760 mi
Confirmed the problem was the high pressure fuel pump and changed it Smelled oil burning from engine and noticed some smoke coming out of hood. Huge oil leak on garage floor. Brought to dealer and they said valve broken and needs to be replaced. Fixed valve but car now the computer (dme) is dead 
Jan 2012 4x4 ABS sensor warning lights came on and could feel the traction slipping. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2013
Dec 2012

73000 mi

US $460
Stuttering really bad when cold, could smell fuel, unburnt fuel in exhaust. Misfire Codes on cyl 4,5,&6. Replaced fuel injectors on cyl. 4,5,&6. Oil Weeping from front top of motor near oil filter housing. Replaced gasket on oil filter housing. Oil weeping around inside of valve cover near spark plug wells. Removed and replaced valve cover gasket. 
Jan 2013

73000 mi

US $600
Coolant leak from hose with bad o-ring and a broken coolant tank vent screw. Leaking oil from head gaset on the driver side. Very small weep but still annoying. Speculating that it could be a stretched or broken head bolt. Replacing all heads bolts first, in hopes it fixes leak. If not head gasket is bad. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

46000 mi
Replace steering wheel plastic trim (was peeling) 
Oct 2013

61000 mi

US $50
Misfiring and rough running. All 6 fuel injectors were replaced under (CPO) warranty. 
Apr 2014

68000 mi

US $50
Service engine light was on. Dealer replaced gas tank vent valve. Cost $50 deductible (was a warranty repair) Oil filter housing gasket leak and oil pan leak. 
Jul 2014

70500 mi

US $60
Passenger side xenon headlight needed adjustment. Leveling motor appears to not be working. Still needs to go back for more work on that light (either a repair or possible complete light assembly replacement) 
Aug 2014

71000 mi
Xenon headlight leveling system didn't work. Entire headlight assembly was replaced. 
Oct 2015

83000 mi

US $1220
Electric water pump failed suddenly while on the highway. Car couldn't be driven, so was flat bedded to closest dealer. Water pump was ordered, installed, & I picked the car up 3 days later. Dealer provided me a loaner. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

23000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed after only 2,000 miles. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 194hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Germany
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

65720 mi

€600
Exhaust Gas Cooler cracked and leaked coolant. Replaced and refilled with fresh coolant. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

81220 mi

R 110
Drivetrain clicking on load reversal. Found to be worn splines. Decided to live with clicking as informed that it will not fail in the short term. Remedy, replace driveshaft and C.V. joint. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

28080 mi

C $160
Dash rattle, was not solved. 
Apr 2013

37180 mi
Blown door lock fuse, fixed with supplied spare fuse. 
Oct 2013

41940 mi

C $150
Emissions air pump hose and sensor faulty, OBDII codes 2430 and 2432. Hose replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

45260 mi
Throttle Body failure. Requires replacement. 
May 2015

47580 mi

C $600
O2 sensor (emissions system) 
Sep 2015

49600 mi

C $3000
Both Throttle Value Actuators replaced due to premature wear / failure. 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

38000 mi

US $50
Throttle valve 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2015
Aug 2011

37000 mi
Angel eyes bulb burned out. 
Dec 2013

66000 mi

US $1400
Alternator died and took battery with it. new alternator hand carried to US from the fatherland. took forever. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

35000 mi
Oil level sensor replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2011

31000 mi
Central locking stopped working. Cause was a bad door lock actuator, which caused the fuse for central locking to blow. The bad actuator and the fuse was replaced.  
Aug 2015

63300 mi

US $50
Bad thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

51300 mi

US $300
Gasket worn out, causing exhaust leak at exit of manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2012
Mar 2012

32000 mi
Fuel sensor was broken 
Jul 2012

36000 mi

US $1100
The throttle valve actuator had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2010

30000 mi
Rear side window shade tore 
Apr 2011

47000 mi
Right front headlight was not working iDrive knob fell off. 
Jun 2011

47000 mi
molding on driver's door worn all the way through (repaired under warranty) grinding noise from differential when making turns at slow speed left front speaker on pillar making intermittent crackly sounds  
Mar 2012

58000 mi
Engine started making loud whining noises at low RPMS, between 1000-2000. The noise was based on engine speed and not vehicle speed. Dealer couldn't reproduce the problem, nothing was done. 
May 2012

59500 mi

US $75
Cracked ignition coils on #1 and 2 cylinders. 
May 2013

65500 mi

US $8
Low pressure fuel sensor Loud squealing noise when engine started cold. 
Jan 2014

74000 mi

US $350
Leaking valve cover gasket Drive belt pulley 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $7200
Idle actuator Thermostat Leaking differential seal Leaking timing cover gasket Wheel bearing 
Dec 2015

83000 mi

US $425
Dead battery 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

49000 mi

US $330
right rear sensor failure 
Nov 2014

64700 mi

US $650
Oxygen sensor replaced, front left and right 
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $600
Windshield washer fluid leaking to garage floor. Windshield washer and headlamp washer pump was replaced. 
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $1800
Throttle body failure. Car went into limp mode. Max 1500 rpm & 20 mph. 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

34000 mi
Passenger side headlight out. 
Dec 2012

36000 mi

US $50
Engine throttle valve sensor. Christmastree of warning lights on startup; DSC, DTC, DBC, CEL, engine in limp mode. Replaced under CPO, 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2016
Apr 2010

9000 mi
Rear side window sunshade replaced after disappearing into door. 
Jul 2010

10000 mi
Electric door lock system failed. Drivers door operated manually - all others locked shut and inoperable from inside or outside. Relays, actuators, etc. replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Intermittent chattering relay in locking system reappeared. Locking system failed once before after intermittent chattering for a while. 
Mar 2012

18000 mi

US $400
Brought in for routine maintenance. Diagnosed weak battery from such low mileage - replaced at owner expense. Oil change and other maintenance at no charge. 
Oct 2012

22700 mi
Passenger side "halo light" burned out. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

33700 mi

US $900
Service engine light led to increased emissions info. Throttle actuator and switch on bank one defective. BMWNA helped subsidize (50%) the repair. 
Aug 2014

36300 mi
Check engine light and increased emissions lights again. This time it was a loose wire on a sensor. Dealer repaired at no charge. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

68200 mi
Wheel bearing. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

10000 mi
Rear seat stitching separation at seat back and backrest seam. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014

63000 mi

US $150
Driver side passenger window regulator failed 
Nov 2015

70000 mi
Throttle valve controller - considered part of emissions equipment. 
May 2016

74000 mi

US $90
fuel pressure regulator needed replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

28000 mi
Battery wasn't fully charging due to faulty ground cable. Cable and battery were replaced under factory warranty Two interior trim pieces were broken/deteriorating and were replaced under factory warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2011
Dec 2008

6100 mi
Warranty Repair - driver mirror adjustment 
Apr 2009

8777 mi
Warranty Repair - Replace Differential seals, fluid 
Nov 2009

15000 mi
Warranty Repair - Replace O2 sensor 
Dec 2009

15500 mi
Warranty Repair - Secondary MAF sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2009 - Mar 2014
Sep 2010

24800 mi
Rack and pinion unit replaced. 
Jun 2011

29760 mi

C $60
Heat shield on left exhaust was loose. Welds were broken. Heatshield was clamped. Left front suspension metallic noise over low speed bumps. Problem replicated with mechanic, no source of problem detected. 
Jun 2012

35960 mi
Both front bearings needed replacement. 
Dec 2012

39680 mi

C $800
Front door locking actuators replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

87000 mi
Motor seized. Too expensive to repair. Will be getting a new motor and turning into a track car. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
Nov 2010

22000 mi
Rear axle differential fluid changed to one with less viscosity - groaning noise from rear at low speed while turning. Navigation system stopped functioning 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

61000 mi

US $50
Replaced thermostat 
May 2015

68000 mi

US $275
Replace ignition coils 
Feb 2016

71700 mi

US $1100
Head gasket and oil filter gasket 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

1000 mi
Delay in throttle response when accelerating from a complete stop; while driving under 30 mph, stepped on the gas but the car didn't accelerate even though the engine revved all the way up. Warning light came on; happened twice within 20 minutes. 
Aug 2008

5000 mi
down shift not in sync with throttle response; car does not glide smoothly to a complete stop 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2016
Jan 2010

14000 mi
Replaced mirror housing. Driver's side mirror kept adjusting itself to full downward position. 
Dec 2010

40000 mi
Stereo made buzzing sound, and intermittently did not work. Dealer replaced a connector and did something to the software. 
Apr 2011

45000 mi
Steering vector electronic device went bad. They replaced the device under warranty. 
Sep 2011

55000 mi
AC condensor developed mildew. They applied some treatment they said would work. The smell went away for a while, but has since come back a little. 
Apr 2013

79000 mi

US $450
Tensioner and pulley broke; replaced, and also replaced belt. 
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $650
Front control arm bushings were bad. Replaced them. Now car rides like new again. 
Sep 2014

106000 mi

US $135
Airbag and seatbelt warning lights were active. 
Dec 2015

122000 mi

US $125
Head gasket replacement. $1000 at the shop, but I did it in a day at home. 
Jun 2016

125000 mi

US $550
Rough idle, funky radio readout, then failure to start. Turns out battery and alternator were toast. Shop changed battery. When problem reappeared, I changed alternator. Will report as two repairs. Rough idle, funky radio readout, then failure to start. Turns out battery and alternator were toast. Shop changed battery. When problem reappeared, I changed alternator w/ salvage part. Will report as two repairs. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Jan 2011

36000 mi
Noisy lifters. Replaced. 
Nov 2011

43000 mi
Brakes replaced 
Mar 2012

46000 mi
continued to have ticking noise. Dealer replaced HEAD. Subsequently, check engine light came on, and they replaced some injector. 
Jul 2013

64700 mi

US $200
Ac not blowing very cold. Recharged. 
Nov 2013

68000 mi

US $1500
Check engine light came on repeatedly. Some pulley needed replacement as well as belt. Sensor replaced. Battery replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2016
Feb 2014

84300 mi

US $4250
Just routine service rattle new battery 
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $600
heater blower motor no start, replace battery 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

29700 mi

US $300
TPMS replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

40700 mi
Power Mirror memory module failed. Motor and controller replaced; computer reprogrammed.  
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2008 - Feb 2013
Aug 2010

30000 mi
Had the ticking noise coming from the lifters that many people with the N52 have. Dealer replaced lifters and sound hasn't returned. 
Aug 2011

46000 mi
Air Conditioner wasn't blowing out cold air. Dealer found leaky hose and replaced air conditioner components. Full functionality restored. Trunk release actuator stopped working and trunk would not open. Dealer replaced trunk release pad and functionality restored. 
Nov 2012

70500 mi

US $2800
AC evaporator developed a leak. Dash needed to be removed in order to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

71000 mi

US $400
Main battery replacement. A recall item was taken care of during this visit. 
Aug 2013

71500 mi

US $75
Left rear window regulator failure . . . guess the Jeep Liberty regulator problem followed me to the 328! 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $300
Idler pulley replaced 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - May 2013
Oct 2012

54560 mi
leaking valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

41000 mi

US $50
Car failed to shift to sport mode. Shift assembly and wire harness replaced. Bent sliders broken. Known issue. Cup holders jammed 
Oct 2014

54000 mi

US $200
Shift interlock solenoid failed. 
Jan 2015

56000 mi

US $100
Rear window regulators failed on both LHS and RHS. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

101000 mi

US $400
Combination Brake, ABS, and DTC lights come on & car drives poorly until I manually disable system. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

47000 mi
Reprogrammed transmission to improve shifting at low speeds Knocking sound from lifters 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2016
Aug 2011

20000 mi
Replaced dim radio display Replaced noisy lifters Seat Belt sticky - replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

16000 mi
Window sun shade replaced. 
Dec 2008

28000 mi
Replaced rear side window sun screen. 
Mar 2009

33000 mi
Replaced driver door mid-range speaker. 
Sep 2010

71000 mi

US $1200
New TCU module installed. New battery installed. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2011

42000 mi
Power door lock failed 
Nov 2013

92300 mi
Problem w/ wiring caused failure of car. Quit running and would not restart. Was covered under recall. 
Aug 2015

121000 mi

US $400
leaky gasket 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Mar 2013
Jul 2008

620 mi
License plates brackets vibrates annoyingly. Engine is slightly lumpy at idle, but the engine runs fine while cruising or accelerating. Drive by wire throttle input requires slightly heavy foot to get the car moving off the line. When the car does decide to move forward, it pulls a bit hard. Smooth start off the line is impossible to achieve. No problems while cruising though. 
Oct 2008

1860 mi
Noticed valve-ticking noise for a few weeks and then disappeared. Didn't bother going to dealer since according to BMW service advisers, this is "normal"... this according to experiences of others in BMW forums. 
Feb 2009

3100 mi
Problem originally occurred 3 mos. after possession but gradually getting worse, albeit very slowly. Very slight steering wheel play and a mild noticeable "thud" felt on the steering wheel when turning. 
Mar 2009

3100 mi
Same problem last month - Problem originally occurred 3 mos. after possession but gradually getting worse, albeit very slowly. Very slight steering wheel play and a mild noticeable "thud" felt on the steering wheel when turning. 
Aug 2009

4960 mi
- annual maintenance - steering "knock"; could not replicate; no repair done 
Jul 2010

9300 mi
same minor issue with steering. feels like something is loose when turning the wheel esp. on cold starts. dealer says within tolerance. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

11000 mi
Fog light bulb replaced. Leaky tire valve was fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2016
Apr 2014

59000 mi

US $2400
Full brake (pad and rotor) replacement, both front and back. Owner noticed a drive belt squeek. Dealership investigated and noticed that the tensioner spring for the drive belt had bent, so the drive belt was rubbing against the engine. The entire tensioner and belt was replaced. 
Oct 2014

61700 mi

US $1200
All inner and outer tie rods replaced as they were seized. Alignment performed. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

9300 mi
rattly noise from engine - not repaired, but changed oil. Was told this was normal for this model year and engine ... 
Jun 2010

15500 mi
Rattly noise from engine (sounds like a deisel truck). This time dealer said the valve lifter solenoids had failed and were replaced under warrnty 
Jul 2011

26660 mi
Transmission hesitating and shifting rough. BMW claims the tran 'learning' software was confused/corrupted. Had to be cleared, updated from Toronto and then 'relearned the basics.' 3 days later got car back and seems OK. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2014
May 2010

39000 mi
1. Driver side window chatters due to misaligned gasket. (fixed) 2. Fuel plug needed replacement was hard to remove and insert (replaced with new one for free) 3. Rear speaker shelf creaks (plastic rear defuser rubs on metal frame) 
Feb 2011

48000 mi
Replaced all hydraulic valve lifters on intake and exhaust side of head. They were making ticking sounds and getting loud at times. BMW has a new part and so far engine is not ticking after the repair. Warranty repair my cost $0 
Dec 2012

66000 mi

US $50
Check Engine light came on. Code was related to the ozone sensor on the radiator. The dealer had to reprogram the car computer with the latest firmware. This cleared the fault. 
Jan 2014

72000 mi
Was getting hesitation and miss-fires. Changed the spark plugs which seemed to resolve the problem. 
Jul 2014

76000 mi

US $1400
The motor mount bolts failed when I was going over a small bump in the road. I did not notice and this led to me breaking the half axle over another bump in the road. I had the dealer replace the motor mount and an indi do the half axle 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $730
Tire pressure sensor replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2016
Sep 2008

32377 mi

US $411
A/C was not producing cold air and dealer diagnosed issue to leaking evaporator. Replaced evaporator and recharged refrigerant. Dealer reported during inspection that belt tensioner was separating. Replaced tensioner and belt. 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
Creak from front of car in cold weather when driving over speed bump. Dealer diagnosed as failing control arm bushing and replaced. 
Jun 2015

39000 mi

US $575
Performed valve cover gasket replacement due to small leak around edge. 
Dec 2015

42000 mi

US $180
Steering wheel feels loose and sometimes creaks when cold in the morning. Took car in for wheel alignment, deal inspected and did not find any issues. Will continue to monitor. 
Mar 2016

44000 mi

US $600
Oil level / condition sensor was showing fault in Bavarian Technic no warning light. Dealer replaced sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2015
Feb 2014

95000 mi

US $900
Replace failed eccentric shaft sensor 
Dec 2014

115000 mi

US $150
Oil pan gasket leak 
Apr 2015

123000 mi

US $250
Transfer Case has a leak 
May 2015

123000 mi

US $200
Right rear window regulator failed Window Regulator needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2015
Jun 2013

62000 mi
Bulb failure warning light 
Dec 2013

69000 mi
Valve cover leaking oil 
Jun 2014

76000 mi
leaking valve cover gasket and eccentric shaft sensor 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014
Jan 2012

46700 mi
Thought it was just a front blinker bulb, but turned out to be a short circuit that required replacement of entire headlamp 
Oct 2013

60300 mi

US $400
Comfort access key fob does not lock or unlock doors. Need a replacement and then must program it for comfort featture (unlock doors by just touching handle and no need to put key into ignition). 
Dec 2013

61000 mi

US $872
Right front blinker went out. Swapped bulb, but that did not fix problem. Socket was smokey. Took car to dealer, who said that entire headlamp assembly had to be replaced. Shocking! 
Apr 2014

62300 mi

US $600
Windshield washer Pump failed 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2013
Jun 2011

27000 mi
Both mirror motors replaced under original warranty. Both mirrors would not retain memory. 
Mar 2012

37000 mi

US $114
Thermostat was bad. Radiator fan kept coming on and stayin on. BMW usa agreed to pay 1/3, dealer paid 1/3 and I paid remaining balance. I argued this was a defective part for this positive outcome. (part failed at only 36,500 miles). 
Jul 2013

56000 mi

US $1700
Complete failure of DSC (ABS pump and electronic control module) assembly. Dash lights were on (brake, dsc, abs - all yellow) 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $200
Engine ECU needed updating to clear CELs 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

23000 mi
exhaust valve lifters 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2013
Jan 2012

24700 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on, software update 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
Apr 2014

43700 mi

US $560
Small plastic tabs that hold 5 cent headlamp bulb retainer clip was broken off in light bucket. Replaced light assembly. Without it bulb rattles in housing and filament breaks. Poor design, very easy to move retainer clip past its range of motion. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

84940 mi

C $350
starter motor 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

52700 mi

US $50
Water Pump was replaced 
Jul 2014

58000 mi

US $3000
Replaced Tie Rods 
Mar 2015

67000 mi

US $4000
OIL LEAKS , SERVICE, NEW TIRES 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2014

29000 mi

US $150
The slider for 3 of the 4 dashboard vents fell off. Minor, but still needs to be replaced. 
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Battery has been prompting some warning lights. It was original, so due to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

25000 mi
Squeak on when turning. CV Joint issue 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
May 2008 - Sep 2015
Jan 2010

9920 mi
Convertible top would occasionally stick at passenger corner of windshield when opening. Problem not in evidence at dealer. 
Feb 2010

10540 mi
Convertible top does not always open smoothly. 
May 2010

10940 mi
Problem 1, top would stick when opening. "corona" light surrounding right headlamp replaced.  
Sep 2010

13020 mi
Rattling roof Right corona light replaced (2nd time) 
Aug 2014

37200 mi

C $1500
Water pump and thermostat replacement. Thermostat was not failing prior to water pump issue but afterwards the old part would not pass a hot water test. 
Nov 2014

39520 mi

C $35
Halo lightbulb replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

31000 mi
brought car in for Left front daytime running lights to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $900
Replaced water pump 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2009
Sep 2008

2000 mi
Hard brake pedal on starting the car. Replaced booster control valve and pipe. Hard brake pedal before starting. Dealer replaced entire brake booster & master cylinder; bled the brakes. No other instances of hard brake pedal before starting after this repair. 
Oct 2008

2000 mi
Leak at convertible roof seal where roof meets a-pillar/windshield frame. Leaks presented themselves on both driver and passenger side. 
Nov 2008

2000 mi
Unresolved water leaks at A-pillar/Windshield frame junction with Convertible roof. Water drip trails occure on both driver and passenger windows. 
Dec 2008

2000 mi
Continuing unresolved water leak where convertible roof meets A-Pillar/Windshield frame. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

4000 mi
Fuel pump 2nd one in a month replaced. The first was on recall that pump failed. Car in limp mode was towed. Since 2007 BMW has not made the pump right. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

35000 mi
Hpfp replacement. Rattling passenger seat-not fixed. Dents on passenger side-not taken care of. Rattling from underneath-told normal turbo start up operation. 
Oct 2010

42000 mi
CEL on. Limited power. No acceleration. PCM reflashed. Leather flaking off passenger side door pull. Part ordered from Germany. Not replaced yet. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2016
Sep 2008

7000 mi
Gaskets between each of two turbos and catalytic converters required replacement as they allowed exhaust gasses to escape (made a lot of noise). When engine is cold and outside temperature is 50 deg F or below; automatic transmission will engage at rest with a pronounced jerk while foot is still moving from brake to accelerator.  
Dec 2008

10000 mi
Two trunk sensors became damaged through normal use and required replacement (sense when trunk is almost closed and allow trunk to self lock). Alarm did not chirp when locked and nav did not have required screen available to change setting so alarm software was reflashed/reinstalled. 
Feb 2009

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed - car would not operate. 
Jun 2009

16000 mi
Transmission software update for cold engine "jerk" and engine software update to fix problem with accelerator tip-in lag. Replacement of left side DRL/side marker bulbs and housing due to failure. 
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Replacement of right side DRL/side marker bulbs and housing due to failure. RHS muffler rattles during turns, loose structure inside muffler and will be replaced under warranty - part ordered. 
Aug 2009

19000 mi
One of two mufflers was replaced under mfg warranty 
Oct 2010

31000 mi
Replaced high pressure fuel pump; second replacement under warranty. Warranty from Mfg for 10 years. 
May 2011

35500 mi
Replacement of steering rack on car. 
Jul 2011

37000 mi
Nylon cable which holds headliner in place when hard top stows or is closed was wearing through outer sheathing. Replacement kit ordered. 
Aug 2011

38000 mi
Repaired - no other problems 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Apr 2010

16300 mi
High pressure fuel pump died, car broke down and was towed to dealer. Fixed next day, no problem since. 
Sep 2010

19000 mi
Glovebox was unable to be opened. New latching mechanism was ordered, now works normally 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2015

44000 mi

£2500
Clutch slippage worn bushes 
Jul 2016

56000 mi

£560
Electric water pump replaced 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jul 2016
Sep 2008

2480 mi
Compass showed wrong direction. Adaptive lighting on Driver's side did not move with Steering. Rear seat did not latch back properly/easily after dropping down. 
Jun 2009

13020 mi

C $100
Seat Heating leaving marks on inside sides of seat. Resting points of Hardtop creating marks on plastic trim at the back of the car, above the trunk. 
Dec 2009

19840 mi
Seat Heating leaving marks on inside sides of leather seat. 
Dec 2011

44640 mi
Check engine light on. Car running jerky. Engine was cold. The problem took 20-25 of warming up for the engine to run smooth. Keyfob reported mis-firing injectors to the dealer. 
Feb 2012

45840 mi
Engine jerky and misfiring again. 
May 2012

47300 mi
Engine still misfiring ocassionally. Check engine light would go on and and then later would be off, especially after engine warmed up. USB Audio stopped working 
Jul 2012

47940 mi
Buffeting sound at 60-65 km/h & 90-95 km/hr 
Sep 2012

48360 mi

C $500
Wheels balanced and aligned to fix buffeting sound. Sound still there, and now the dealer says its because of feathering and uneven wear on tires. Had to pay for the above USB Audio highlighted for repair again 
Jul 2013

62000 mi

C $5000
Turbo Actuators were acting up. 
Nov 2014

81240 mi

C $1000
Ignition coil replaced Injector replaced 
Mar 2015

86180 mi

C $4000
Turbocharger replaced. Injectors replaced. Engine still misses occasionally. 
Sep 2015

91760 mi

C $3500
Coolant Pump & Thermostat failed. Both were replaced. Wheel bushings were leaking. Replaced. Required to get wheel alignment correct. Wheel Bearing noisy. 
Nov 2015

94660 mi

C $1200
Wheel bearing was replaced. 
Jul 2016

99200 mi

C $3500
Engine became erratic on a long trip, and went into extra slow "Limp" mode. Had to be towed. Being in an unknown area far from major cities, the nearest dealer was 100 km away. Faulty throttle body was the diagnosis, and was replaced. Check Engine and warning lights. Vacuum leaks and loud whining sound from engine while accelarating. Turbo defective. Leaks were repaired. Turbos were changed. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

76000 mi

US $1400
Water pump failed. Water pump and thermostat replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

47000 mi
Loose rubber pad at driver side door opening. 
Dec 2013

64000 mi

US $750
Water pump failed 
Jan 2014

64300 mi

US $250
Thermostat failed 
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $1500
Replace worn out shock supports, alignment, and oil change. 
Apr 2015

76000 mi

US $450
Headlight washer cover came off. Had to replace the pump to get the new cover. 
May 2016

84300 mi

US $850
turbo low pressure system needed to be replaced 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2013
Jul 2012

4000 mi
Dead battery. Kept maintained on a battery tender. Normally get 7-10 years service from batteries (my existing 2006 X5 being a perfect example...still have original oem battery maintaining the same way). 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $3000
Both actuators 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

27000 mi

US $100
glove box lock actuator replaced 
Apr 2014

29300 mi

US $100
lower latch for glovebox jammed again. fixed this time. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

35000 mi
 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

52000 mi

US $50
Clicking hydraulic lifters. Lifters and rockers replaced under CPO. Known problem on engines built pre Nov 2008 according to independent BMW online forums and SIB. 
May 2014

55300 mi

US $300
Front control arm bushings. I replaced both front control arms. The control arm had both the bushing and ball joint. Problem was detected prior to wheel alignment after purchase and mounting of new tires. 
Jul 2014

57000 mi

US $50
Transmission would not go into Sport mode. Shifter is electronically connected to the transmission. Dealer replaced shifter. I researched the problem on BMW forums and found the issue was related with wiring to the shifter. No warning light. Convt hard top made knocking noises behind driver seat area when traveling over rough road or somewhat shallow potholes. Turning up radio didn't block noise. Dealer adjusted top, charged 3 hours of service. Car interior sounds like new. 
Aug 2014

58000 mi

US $50
Car ran like it was a 4 cyldr, bad idle, Autozone OBC Scan detected Camshaft Pos Snsr & misfire on Cyl 1. The inlet Cmshft Pos Snsr was replaced. Cyl 1 coil was bad, dealer replaced all under CPO. Dlr claimed all coils were older version. 
Mar 2015

61000 mi

US $50
Valve cover gasket leak, dealer repaired once before under CPO. Driver's seat belt would not recoil. Covered under CPO. Belt Tensioner was making intermittent loud noise. Dealer tested batter and suggested it be replaced. 
Sep 2015

64000 mi

US $50
Rear brake sensor. Oil pan gasket leak. 
Oct 2015

66000 mi

US $50
Oil Filter Housing Gasket 
Mar 2016

73000 mi

US $75
CEL P0301 - Misfire in Cyl 1. Pulled the spark plug in Cyl 1. Spark plug was worn, central electrode was warn (no point) Original BMW Marked NKG Plugs. Replaced all spark plugs. Reset CEL. 
Apr 2016

74000 mi

US $500
Replaced Rotors, Pads, & Sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2013

46300 mi

US $750
Starter failure 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2014
May 2012

46000 mi
Ticking noise: Replaced exhaust camshaft hydraulic valve lifters and rockers. 
Jun 2012

48000 mi
Noise from rear when driving over bumps in the rain: replaced perimeter seal for convertible rear roof section. 
Jun 2013

63000 mi
Rough idle and rough running. Programmed and encoded entire car per bulletin 122112. 
Aug 2013

66000 mi

US $1280
Replaced leaking front thrust bushings and replaced rear shocks because the driver side shock was leaking. 
Oct 2013

68678 mi

US $50
Replaced electronic junction box and re-programmed. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

48000 mi
front control arms replaced, $875 billed to BMW 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

29000 mi

£308
Rear wheel bearing failed 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Oct 2012

30000 mi
Headlamp washer stuck. Attempted repair. Needed new unit 
Dec 2012

31000 mi
Headlamp washer eventually replaced. 
Jan 2014

41300 mi
Coolant leak. Tracked to cracked expansion tank. Replaced 
May 2014

45000 mi
NOX sensor failed Switch for convertible roof failed 
May 2015

55000 mi

£500
leaking gaskets. replaced 
Jun 2015

57000 mi

£1000
burst coolant pipes 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
Nov 2009

17000 mi
Fuel pump replaced at 17K miles. Car did not start immediately when cold, 3 hours labor.  
Jan 2010

20300 mi
Left muffler replaced. Butterfly vibrated making significant rattling noise. Two hours labor. 
Jun 2010

28000 mi
second fuel pump 
Jul 2010

29000 mi
another fuel pump 
Oct 2010

33000 mi
Navigation hard drive failed 
Jul 2011

47000 mi
Navigation gives disk error message, when navigation system is working or has address or location has been requested. 
Feb 2012

54500 mi
Turbos were replaced. Comfort access failed. Right door handle malfunction, could not open car unless I used the key. 
Jul 2012

56700 mi
Oil sensor was bad. Car was experiencing a small leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2013
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Loud/noisy radiator fan, radiator fan blade(s) broken. Fan and shroud replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2011

30000 mi
Air conditioner needed to be repaired, was not blowing cold. Air conditioner replaced by the dealer at no cost. 
Oct 2012

33700 mi

US $500
Original battery died, replacement cost including "registration" c $480 ($425 with BMWCCA discount). 
Dec 2012

35000 mi

US $570
Emissions system problem. 
Apr 2013

36000 mi

US $50
Replacement of screen wash motor, covered under SGI extended warranty with $50 deductible. Recall item covered re: battery terminal. Maintenance program covered: Oil Change, Wiper Blades, Spark Plug replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2015
Nov 2013

74700 mi

US $50
Turbochargers were replaced under an extended warranty and recall warranty to cure wastegate rattling while the engine slows down from 3000+ rpms Oil Filter housing gasket failure cased leak, fixed under warranty. Transmission mechatronic/valve body sleeves failed, causing leak. Repaired under warranty. Fuel filler door lock actuator failure, repaired under warranty. Noise under braking, caused by worn front rotors and pads. Replaced under maintenance plan. Leak emanating from coolant overflow tank, overflow tank replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

62000 mi

US $4500
Bushing change and shock leak 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

25000 mi
replaced trim panel set around rear-view mirror to eliminate a rattle reprogrammed control modules (Bulletin #24 05 09 Defect code #00 24 39 01 00) to remedy hard shifting caused by erratic torque converter lock-up 
Dec 2009

26000 mi
Replaced Driver-side seatbelt assembly. It was so sensitive that it would lock when pulling the belt out. Changed out the Passenger-side Foglamp bulb 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Air conditioner not blowing cool air. Test at dealer. Needed a new evaporator. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2016
Aug 2009

12000 mi
Bad fuel injector. Replaced. 
Mar 2010

20000 mi
Failure of High Pressure Fuel Pump.  
Aug 2016

50000 mi

US $850
Low pressure fuel sensor replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
Aug 2010

8000 mi
Sensor for passenger seat airbag and seat belt malfunctioned. 
Oct 2011

12000 mi
Seat belt sensor replaced. 
Jan 2012

12000 mi
seat belt sensor failed again, 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Aug 2016
Aug 2013

55000 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
Nov 2015

77700 mi

US $1300
Replaced low pressure fuel pump 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2015
Jul 2009

17000 mi
angel eye (headlight) burned out 
Dec 2009

24000 mi
the other angle eye burned out 
Jun 2011

41000 mi
I noticed the engine ran rough for a minute on cold, wet mornings at the same time I learned of the recall. Recall fixed the problem by replacing five of six injectors. 
Sep 2012

53000 mi

US $50
replaced burned out head light 
Nov 2012

58300 mi

US $650
brake pads replaced replaced angel eye 
May 2013

65300 mi

US $75
blown fuse in cigarette ac adapter circuit 
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $1200
fuel injectors replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2012

76500 mi

US $1600
oil leak found in seal near oil filter driver side headlight intermittently goes out brake light in trunk lid failed seat belt valets failed to catch seat belt for hand over 
Jan 2013

84000 mi

US $2000
Replaced belly pan under front right side/wheelwell 
Mar 2013

84000 mi

US $800
Needed new pads and rotors. Detected when I went in for brake fluid flush. 
Apr 2013

85000 mi

US $1100
Water pump and thermostat failed 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

56500 mi

US $3700
Throttle Valves banks 1& 2 went bad thermostat open 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2016
Aug 2009

22000 mi
Rough shift in sport mode with moderate acceleration. More noticeable third to fourth and fourth to fifth gears. 
Jan 2011

40000 mi
Wind noise not appreciated by shop mechanic Two, isolated incidents where radio/CD player not functional. 
Feb 2015

58000 mi

US $750
Faulty spark plug and coil 
Sep 2015

61000 mi
Transmission would not manually upshift with shifter in SPORT MODE. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2010

12400 mi
Changed Fuel Pump + Inject due to High Pressure Fuel Pump Failure 
BMW 3-Series in South Australia, Australia
Aug 2013 - Jul 2016
Sep 2013

40300 mi
Diagnose HP fuel pump, variable pressure at or below minimum pressure 
Oct 2013

40300 mi

A $1200
Replace HP fuel pump - dealer not interested, but indicated $240/ hr to diagnose and would take 1 whole day. Then repairs could continue. I estimate $3,000 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2011
Jan 2011

14300 mi
replaced corona ring headlight bulb 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
May 2011

36000 mi
car would not accelerate properly above 60 mph service engine light came on..after multiple tests to confirm the issue, they clean the intake valves.. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi
Noise in the dashboard took 2 days to locate then a few hours to repair. Part was replaced in dash as well as had supports added above the part to stop a recurrence. 
Mar 2012

53000 mi
coils in two valves failed and needed to be repaired/replaced. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi
replaced oxygen sensor. 
Sep 2012

62000 mi
rear brakes 
Oct 2013

81000 mi
ignition coils, plugs, I have no idea why it took 3 days 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

28000 mi
Faulty fuel injector causing rough running. BMW's policy is to flash the software once to see if the problem goes away, and then replace if it does not. Problem did not go away after software flash. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2016
May 2013

100500 mi
Brake warning light came on. Took to the repair shop. Rear brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. Also the front brake sensor was damaged and needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2013

105000 mi

US $55
The tire pressure monitor sensor indicated low tire pressure on the front passenger side tire even after the tire was inflated to the correct pressure. The dealer reset the computer, and the sensor alert went away. 
Dec 2014

111000 mi

US $800
One of the low-beam headlights needed to be replaced. Battery failed to hold a charge. 
Apr 2015

112000 mi
Tilt-forward of the passenger seat broke, making it unable to stay upright. Required a simple fix. 
Apr 2016

117000 mi

US $400
Brake pads replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

22000 mi
ses light on, long cranks at start still drove fine reflashed, hpfp supposedly fine  
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

92000 mi

US $250
Spark plugs changed at 20k service. Engine Oil Leak plugged. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $50
Low on freon 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $700
Water Pump went out and needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2015

115300 mi

US $120
Leak Detection Pump went bad. 
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $550
Low Pressure Fuel Sensor was not correctly showing pressure, causing hesitation during cold start of car. Carbon buildup in intakes requires cleaning. Performed walnut blast in intakes to properly clean. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Sep 2009

26000 mi
SI B 13 04 09 Fuel Systems SUBJECT N54 - Diagnosis of Cold Start Rough Running with Misfire Faults 
Nov 2010

42000 mi
long crank-related to Fuel Pump-fixed with software update 
Dec 2011

58000 mi
Turbo vacuum problem causing check engine lights on accel; no other symptoms; dealer said it was not covered under Certifed warranty; quoted $1400 for replacement of all vacuum hoses; declined repair pending further research. 
Apr 2012

61000 mi
Turbo vacuum problem when sold. Traded car because felt BMW should have covered it. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2008 - Oct 2011
Sep 2008 Took delivery of brand new car. 
Jan 2010

16000 mi
Current mileage. Flawless reliability. 
Aug 2010

20000 mi
"engine malfunction - reduced power" warning from car resulted in both VANOS (variable valve timing) solenoids being replaced. 
Jul 2011

30700 mi
Replaced left rear brake light holder/housing after brake light fault reported by the car's computer. 
Aug 2011

31300 mi
Car would crank but not start, & check engine light was on. After many attempts, car started. Taken to dealer. Computer stored a single error, "2F49 EWS Manipulation Protection". Dealer could not replicate problem & reset code. OK since. 
Oct 2011

32000 mi
Sunroof auto-reverse engaging intermittently when sunroof closing despite no obstruction in its path. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

2500 mi
Replace Airbag Control Module under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

8060 mi
Famous limp mode that cause by the high presure fuel pump. But dealer just reset the error and refuse the problem ever exists. 
Mar 2009

8060 mi
 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2010
Apr 2009

10000 mi
The car experienced a misfire on cylinder #5. The dealer was unable to reproduce, so they swapped the plug, coil, and injector each to a different cylinder. If it happens again, they said they will know which part to replace. 
May 2009

11000 mi
A fuel injector failed on the highway, causing the engine to turn off. It took 6 days of my time for the shop to get the correct part to repair the car (they ordered the wrong part at first). 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Experienced heavy engine misfire on cylinder #5 for the third time. Dealer replaced the coil pack, though they said that they were unable to reproduce the problem. Problem returned 1 week after the car was returned. It is still not resolved. 
Feb 2010

21000 mi
Engine misfire on cylinder 5. Replaced high pressure fuel pump, cleaned intake manifold. Problem occurred 5 days after delivery from repair, still waiting for additional appointment to try to fix it again. 
Mar 2010

23000 mi
Experienced engine misfire again. This time the shop said it was a software problem, and that there was no available software update to fix it. They also said that there was no guarantee of one in the future. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Experienced same engine misfire again. This time they said there was a software update, and they applied it. The problem has not returned in the two weeks since the repair, but it's still inconclusive as to whether it was successful. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2010
Nov 2008

7000 mi
Passenger door airbag warning light came on. Airbag checked out fine. Attempt was made to reprogram computer. Attempt failed halfway through. Had to order another computer, install and reprogram. HD radio would lose volume after ~5 seconds of listening after vehicle was started. Could change to another radio station, volume would be there and then fade. Only happened with HD. Didn't happen on every startup. Could turn radio off and on to fix.  
Feb 2009

11000 mi
Airbag warning light on dash. Airbag in passenger seat was giving a resistance reading out of spec. Dealer replaced entire airbag. 
Mar 2009

12000 mi
Airbag warning lights on dash. Replaced airbag control module successfully. Racheting sound from steering column when turning the wheel. Replaced clock spring in steering column. Successful repair 
May 2009

15000 mi
Passenger airbag warning light came on. Dealer inspected wiring harness and found a bent pin in connector under passenger seat. Harness and connector replaced. 
Sep 2009

21000 mi
Lightbulbs loose in taillight causing intermittent outages. Replaced under TSB. 
Jan 2010

27000 mi
Front control arm bushings started making a clunking noise. They were replaced, noise still there. Chirp from right rear brake when pulling away from stop. Shop could not replicate. Told it's standard because of brake assist holding brakes for a couple seconds when I let off the pedal. 
Feb 2010

27500 mi
Car made same clunking groaning noise from front suspension. Dealer found it came from grime on bushing where springs rest. Cleaned and problem went away. 
Apr 2010

32000 mi
Squeal from right rear brake when pulling away from a stop slowly. Only when car was thoroughly warmed up. Dealer cleaned and lubed brake caliper and realigned sensor on caliper. Problem is fixed. Car starting to exhibit long cranks when started cold. Dealer could not replicate. 
May 2010

34000 mi
Car exhibited long cranks resulting in Service Engine Soon light. Dealer found code related to high pressure fuel pump. New software to fix problem. 
Aug 2010

37000 mi
Squeak coming from right rear brake when accelerating away from stop. Fixed in past visit with lube. ABS sensor replaced on this trip. Metallic rattle coming from flap in driver's side muffler. Driver's side muffler replaced. Car exhibited long crank at start, rough idle on start. Diagnosed as high pressure fuel pump going out. 'Fixed' w/software in previous visit. Fuel Pump Replaced this time. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2012 - May 2016
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Fuel vapor retention /ventilation system. Driver and passenger seats' latches (to fold seatback for rear entry)not working correctly. Driver side interior doortrim peeling, rips in driver seat leatherette and parking brake boot. 
May 2013

39300 mi

US $25
Fuel vapor recovery system Service engine soon light 
Dec 2013

44000 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump 
Feb 2014

44000 mi
Failed Bushings 
May 2014

45000 mi
Replace leaking water pump 
Jul 2014

47300 mi
Master cylinder lacking brake fluid. Possibly bad brake sensor. 
Oct 2014

49000 mi
New ABS pump 
Feb 2015

51300 mi

US $1922
Replace valve cover gasket and crankshaft seal 
Jun 2015

54000 mi

US $649
Replace oil filter stand gasket 
Jul 2015

55000 mi

US $239
Hose leak 
Aug 2015

56000 mi
Bad coils Bad oxygen sensor 
Mar 2016

62000 mi
Oil leak in crankshafts. Replace abs module, additional parts BMW roundrel fell off hood 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Sep 2013

59000 mi

US $50
Repeated clunking noise from the steering at low speeds. Drained power steering fluid and replaced with new fluid. BMW claims this is not required, but the old fluid was very dark, and the change fixed hte issue. 
Nov 2013

61000 mi

US $10
Car repeatedly insisted that a brake light was out, even though all lights were working. Replaced all brake/tail bulbs and problem seems to have gone away. 
Jul 2014

66300 mi

US $1200
Water pump failure, car overheated and had to be towed. Had thermostat replaced at same time as a preventative measure. 
Jul 2015

75700 mi

US $50
Clutch pedal became very loose and mushy. Turned out to be a broken structure in the pedal assembly itself. Difficult to access area where pedals meet firewall. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi
Both side view mirrors cracked randomly. Did not seem to be related to temperature swings or any sort of impact. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Driver side seat belt presenter repair 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2009

4000 mi
DCT (Dual-clutch transmission) malfunction, could not engage 2nd, 4th & 6th gear. Problem gone after restarting the car to drop the car off at the dealership. Was told that it could just be a one-off event... 
Feb 2010

5000 mi
Defective fuel/idling sensor causing check engine light on, parts were replaced & has been running fine. Replaced discolored exterior window trims on both sides. 
Jan 2011

8000 mi
Trans shifted into natural,wouldn't shift into driving gear,brought car into dealership,was told they have adjusted the clutch pressure.Day after I got the car,it lost power pulling into parking lot,warning lites turned on,took car back... Same problem as last couple of times! 
Nov 2011

10000 mi
Car shifted itself into N & stalled while sitting at stop light, also having problem taking off from stop. Later was told that it was the engine idling sensor, was replaced under warranty but took 2 days. 
May 2012

11500 mi
Fuel system (inc. pump, vent & module) malfunction, causes excessive amount of fuel sent to canister repeatedly (3rd repair). Dealer still have the car at this time & working with BMW NA to fix problem! 
Jun 2012

12000 mi

US $42
Left window trim discolored, BMWNA covered the cost of that part, I have to pay for the labor cost, even though the car is still under warranty. 
Dec 2014

23000 mi

US $50
Rear Sunshade had stopped functioning 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2016
Aug 2011

17500 mi
idle actuator(and associated components) replaced as well as alternator belt 
May 2012

22500 mi
The evaporator was leaking, so the entire dash had to be removed and the entire evaporator and related compenents were replaced under warranty. Apparrently, this is a common problem on the e92 M3s. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2016
Feb 2013

24500 mi
The car reports the engine oil level is low when it is not. Oil level sensor needs to be replaced and corresponding system software needs to be updated. 
Aug 2013

28000 mi
Front Brake Pads and Rotors Replaced 
Aug 2014

33000 mi

US $50
The Dual Clutch Trans has a very very slow leak. The BMW Corp Eng Team had my BMW technician replace the O Ring for the Trans Connector. He told me he didn't think that would fix the problem. I was told to drive the car & recheck in a bit. 
Oct 2014

34000 mi

US $229
The DCT Trans had to be replaced with a rebuilt unit. My part was $50. The oil level display is still wrong and BMW can't seem to be able to fix it. They have changed the sensor. The car is still at the dealer for an indeterminate time. I am getting very concerned. Update: got it back after four weeks, $179. 
Mar 2015

36000 mi

US $8155
Rotors, Calipers, Pads, TPMS Sensors replaced 
Sep 2015

38000 mi

US $37
Pad Sensor Broke 
Jul 2016

43000 mi

US $561
Thermostat Leaking 
BMW 3-Series in Greece
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

13826 mi
Idle valve replacement (cost covered under warranty) 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2016
Oct 2009

8000 mi
Traction control problem 
Mar 2013

41000 mi

US $40
Brake light fixture partially melted causing poor contact. Repaired fixture. 
Dec 2013

49000 mi

US $100
Engine Service Needed light. Computer diagnosed problem with thermostat. Reset computer. No problems since. 
Jan 2014

49700 mi

US $650
Replace radiator thermostat 
Jun 2014

53000 mi

US $100
Lost use of 1st & 3rd gears. Shop reset computer controlled shift points. 
Jan 2015

59000 mi

US $48
Brake light fixture replaced 
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $348
differential making noise. Mechanic changed the differential fluids. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $200
Coolant expansion tank sensor 
May 2015

62000 mi

US $550
Replaced worn rear rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2014
Feb 2009

4000 mi
Car report transmission not shifting into park when car turned off. Automatic trans. dual clutch. 
Mar 2009

5000 mi
Warning stated car was not shifting into park when engine turned off. Fix by ordering new shifter from Germany. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

120000 mi

US $950
false readings causing shift into "reduced power/take to dealer" mode. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2014

50000 mi

US $160
Mold growing on heat exchanger, making a bad stink when car and AC starts 
Oct 2014

51700 mi

US $50
AC leaking after cleaning, loosing ability to cool after a while. 
Jan 2015

54300 mi

US $128
SES light intermittent with error indicating problem with cooling system. Replaced thermostat and error appears to have gone away. 
Mar 2015

57000 mi
Steering wheel vibration with light brake application at highway speeds. Front rotors shot. Replaced rotors and pads. 
Sep 2015

65000 mi

US $18500
Spun a rod bearing. engine seized. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

16000 mi
IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE FAILURE KNOWN ISSUE WITH M3 iDRIVE CONTROLLER BROKEN 
May 2014

57000 mi

US $1700
Throttle actuator motor - bank 1 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

24800 mi
-small leak in differential -some emissions warning came on in computer (covered under warranty) 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

28000 mi
The idle control valve would intermittently throw an 'increased emissions' and 'service engine soon' messages, and at one point 'reduced power.' I have read about many similar failures in this mileage neighborhood. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

29140 mi
Transmission replaced because of poor shifting 1st to 2nd gear. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Feb 2012

27000 mi
plastic trim in the inside peeling. Changed under warranty. shocks from the hood stopped working and they were not holding the hood while open 
Jun 2012

29000 mi
peeling in the driver's electric window command console 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

24000 mi
Battery failed to charge completely. They charged it. Battery did not hold charge. Finally replaced the battery 
Feb 2012

26000 mi
oxygen sensor went out. replaced 
Aug 2014

40700 mi

US $350
Idle control unit failure under warranty, also fuel pressure sensor not covered 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $180
no problem, just routine brake pad replacement. front and rear pads replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
May 2012

28000 mi
Found AC leak: Replaced evaporator and recharged the system. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Aug 2016
Mar 2010

8000 mi
The HD radio sometimes quits delivering sound after five seconds.  
Apr 2010

8350 mi
Repair software glitch in digital radio. Dealer implemented a softward related fix. 
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Digital radio goes silent on certain presets. Dealer said the fault is weak transmitter at radio station. 
Oct 2011

17000 mi
Left front headlight burned out 
Feb 2012

20500 mi
Cooling system leak 
Dec 2012

26000 mi

US $375
Replace windshield washer fluid pump 
Feb 2015

37000 mi

US $1000
oxygen sensor failure 
BMW 3-Series in Oman
May 2010 - Dec 2012
Nov 2010

10540 mi
The driver's seat handle. No could get in to the back seat as the handle to get in the back seat was not working for some odd reason. 
May 2011

14220 mi
I had problems with my seatbelt butler. However, I didn't get it fixed. I Simply asked the guys at the BMW garage to get rid of the fuse that operates the seatbelt. The fuse is number 30. 
Jan 2012

20460 mi

$500
the steering column had to be changed. 
Dec 2012

29760 mi

$300
The Air con on the driver side broke. ESD button broke, just fell for no reason. The auxiliary fell off too. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2015
May 2013

43000 mi

US $1200
Front Brakes/Rotors...again! 
Jun 2013

45000 mi

US $1000
Front Control Arms and Ball joint assembly were replaced. Both ball joints were loose and out of tolerance. Had to be replaced as whole units - Full suspension alignment required after repair. 
Apr 2015

64000 mi

US $400
Rear pads and rotors replaced. 
Sep 2015

68000 mi
Front pads and rotors. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2013
Apr 2013

75000 mi

US $42
A bad bulb housing was causing light bulb sensor to report a failed bulb. The housing was replaced and the light bulb sensor returned to normal. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

1763 mi
Yellow temp warning light on dash illuminated while at traffic light. Car would only run in limp mode. Fault 2EFF was recorded. Dealer reported auxillary fan was cutting out. Dealer replaced electic fan. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

87000 mi

US $175
Replaced belt, belt tensioner and guide pulley. Took car in to get it "flashed" for a tail light mod, shop said that these parts were about to go. This is an easy DIY driveway job so did it myself. Saw nothing wrong with old parts. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2010

29000 mi
Flange in rear differential replaced. Drive shaft adjustment. (Repaired per BMW issued SIB.) Hydraulic valve lifters replaced per BMW issue SIB (to subdue valve clatter at idle) Excessive headlight vibration corrected per BMW issued SIB. 
Aug 2010

33000 mi
Brake lines bled and rear pads replaced. Front brakes adjusted HVAC system cleaned. Interior fans and ventilation vents cleaned. Peeling rubberized grips on doors and steering wheel replaced with non-rubberized plastic. 
Oct 2010

36000 mi
Steering wheel console cover wearing/tearing prematurely. Replaced. 
Jan 2011

40700 mi
automatic seatbelt dispensing arm repaired and parts replaced. 
Nov 2011

50000 mi

US $1200
Pinion bearing (joining driveshaft to differential) failure. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $300
Rear driveshaft joint at differential: Required lubrication and new bracket to repair looseness/movement and metal-on-metal contact. Mechanic discovered this is a known issue, and BMW issued service bulletin. Car out of warranty, so I paid. 
Aug 2013

70700 mi

US $1100
Driveshaft and fitting/joints on both ends replaced. Shaft was likely defective for quite some time.rnPrior more minor repairs did not resolve recurring issues. 
Jul 2014

79000 mi

US $500
Fronst suspension components worn. 
Dec 2014

83000 mi

US $800
valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket replacements 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2014
May 2014

40000 mi

US $500
Replaced serpentine belt because tensioner was failing. Cost was due to difficulty of accessing components. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

39000 mi
Sunroof would not open all the way back. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2016
Sep 2009

16000 mi
Electric seat failed 
Jan 2014

19700 mi

US $700
automatic junction slipping, not shifting smoothy 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

51000 mi
hum coming from driver side front wheel 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2015
Nov 2008

8000 mi
Door open warning light came on while driving, car could not be locked when at destination. 
May 2011

37000 mi
Warning light for brake light failure came on, but brake light was working fine. 
Nov 2013

59000 mi

US $400
Battery died, was replaced 
Jan 2015

66700 mi

US $1500
don't know 
May 2015

70000 mi

US $365
Windows and mirrors would not operate 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Nov 2010
Nov 2008

16000 mi
Skibag was replaced after clips securing it in place broke. Replaced by dealer under warranty at the time of regularly scheduled maintenance.  
Feb 2009

20000 mi
Replaced right daytime running light which had burned out. Also replaced wiper blades.  
Mar 2009

26000 mi
Had transmission reprogrammed to address sluggish cold performance from rolling start.  Brake light housing faulty.  
Sep 2009

37000 mi

US $1200
Replaced burned out right rear brake light.  
Feb 2010

44000 mi
Went to dealer for vibration when braking. Brakes and rotors were replaced under warranty along with all 4 wheels being balanced.  
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

83000 mi

US $2074
Changed Eccentric Shaft Sensor after rough idling and loss of power above 3000 rpm, which also required changing valve cover gasket (total ~$1300). Also changed spark plugs due to sensor replacement (~$200). Lower control arm bushing leaking on Driver's side. Found during an oil change. Changed both control arms and got alignment ... car feels like it did when new! 
Jul 2014

90000 mi

US $570
Leaking axle seal replaced ($300). This is a common problem with xi models and the leak was small at this time. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2013
Mar 2012

45000 mi
System crashes, and dealer has been unable to find issue. 
Jun 2012

51000 mi
iDrive died. No radio, no Nav, no blue tooth for phone. Main module replace. Still has occasional issues. Very frustration. Now no longer covered by BMW extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

63000 mi

US $125
iDrive system froze. 3rd time DVD drive failed Constantly dealing with brake and parking lights burning out. Front parking lamp replacement requires tire to be removed. Tire has slow leak. Determined that BMW rim has very small crack in hub area that was causing leak 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

78500 mi

US $1000
Valve cover gasket 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

111000 mi

US $350
Code read missing in cylinder 5 caused the car to lose power 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

168-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Zealand
Jan 2009 - Jul 2011
May 2009

9300 mi
Minimum oil warning, dealer added a litre 
Nov 2009

16120 mi
Right brake light failure lead them to replace tail light housing due to burn marks 
Dec 2010

24180 mi
Comfort access wasn't working all the time. 
Jul 2011

31000 mi

$1000
Rocker Cover Gasket Leaking 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder manual AWD

BMW in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007 abs brake sensor problem. driver assist not functioning.drive traction control not functioning. all are controled by the same sensor 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door

8-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

10000 mi
Door mirrors randomly moving on un-locking the car. A known issue. Will require mirror motor replacement on each side 

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2007.5 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

92700 mi

£150
Rain sensor and control unit faulty 

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