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2012 BMW 3-Series Repair Histories

70 TrueDelta members own a 2012 BMW 3-Series. 29 of these members (41.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 46 repairs to 2012 BMW 3-Series--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2012 BMW 3-Series

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BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
3000 mi   Distortion from speaker -replaced 
9000   "No Signal" on information display 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
2500 mi   Noisy heater fan. Replaced. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
3000 mi   Squeaking noise from steering 
4700   Squeaking noise from steering 
7700   BLUETOOTH WAS NOT CONNECTING THE IPHONE 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
6700 mi   Bluetooth sync was intermittent and after they tried to sell me on the phone as the problem, I proved them wrong and they replaced it. 
18000   Bluetooth again, they replaced the CPU, and it was fine. Still have problems with moisture entering the electrical system and preventing the car from going into ECO mode on rare occasions. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2012
  low coolant light came on - found loose expansion tank cap, system filled and bled. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2014
3000 mi   Defective ping detector 
3000   replace batery 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2014
15000 mi   loose nut in door 
25000   Injectors replaced 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2013
5000 mi   I purchased an iPhone 4S cradle to use my phone's apps through the iDrive system. When it was installed, it worked intermittently. 
45500   I had my electrical system randomly go haywire while driving. Gauges droppe to zero and then back up to speed (care performance was not affected). Then passive restraint error was displayed. Replaced CANBUS. 
48000   The was a light thumping noise when the engine was idle, as if there was an issue with the serpentine belt. The dealer did a software update and replaced the HVAC blower motor.. 
48000   Engine starting making a loud tapping noise while driving. I called the dealer immediately and headed to bring it in. While driving, there was a loud bang, metal sound, smoke and engine stopped. It threw a rod. Engine needs to be replaced. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
3300 mi   Accelerator pedal issue. There was a one half second lag before engine response. They reprogrammed the computer to remap the engine to the pedal. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
14000 mi US $65 Front wheels shimmy at high speeds - took for a rebalance, no improvement 

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