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BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 8586 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the BMW 3-Series.

BMW 3-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (24%)

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Chart based on 3931 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 248hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2017 - Jan 2018
Oct 2017

1500 mi
Wheels out of balance. 

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2018 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 248hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

200 mi
Battery was dead from sitting on the lot prior to purchase. Dealer paid to replace the battery. 

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2017 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

1443 mi
Rear doors squeaking/creaking due to rubber and felt material brushing against the upper door trim. Dealer added Teflon tape around upper door trim to eliminate the issue. 

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2017 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2018
Oct 2017

6000 mi
Window / Door frame was squeaking when going over bumps. Dealer found the TSB for it and fixed it. 

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2017 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

1300 mi
Fiber optic cable for ambient lighting located within aluminum trim is loose. Part is on national back-order. Entire interior door panel must be replaced as it's an integrated component. 
Jul 2017

1000 mi
CEL came on. Diagnosed as faulty temperature sensor. Replacement part on national back-order. Shop says safe to drive car. Code cleared and car returned until part becomes available for replacement. 
Sep 2017

4500 mi
Backordered accent LED lighting trim arrived. Original had loose internal part and rattled. Replaced free under warranty. Backordered temperature sensor arrived. Faulty one replaced. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 Heated steering wheel stopped working. Faulty heating module. Steering wheel replaced. 
Dec 2016

5580 mi
M Sport steering wheel leather faded prematurely and badly. Suspect defect. Warranty approved replacement but replacement wheel was damaged (pock marks on leather) during shipping so another had to be ordered. 
Jan 2017 Replacement of M Sport steering wheel with brand new unit. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

7000 mi
Squeaky door seals. Lubricant coating added to all door seals. 
Jun 2016

11000 mi
Replaced door seals to resolve creaking noise. Temporarily solved issued but returned later. Forums indicate that dirt gets in seals and causes noise for all shadow line trim cars. Seals require regular cleaning and lubircation 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

14000 mi
trim strip on right side of roof became loose. Dealer replaced double sided tape beneath strip. As of 12.1.17 repair has failed 
Dec 2017

15000 mi
trim strip on roof became loose. clips & double-sided tape replaced this time 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
May 2016

2100 mi
FEM Failed and required computer replacement. A/C Blower motor stopped blowing air. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016 Rubbing noise from all doors when car goes over speed bumps. 
Jul 2017

7500 mi
Loose front door panels 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

5000 mi
Couldn't reset CBM system correctly after oil change. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

21600 mi
Right hand thumbwheel on the steering wheel would intermittently stop working. BMW had issued a service bulletin about this issue so the dealer ordered the part and it was replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Alaska, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2019
Nov 2016

9400 mi
Rattles from left window. Only slightly improved after multiple visits. 
Jan 2017

12200 mi
Passenger front tweeter not working. Maybe related to previous repair where door seals were replaced. 
Apr 2018

30000 mi
12v adapter broken (broken by user). Repaired under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

10300 mi

US $250
tire worn, damage to strut from pothole. not repaired. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

5000 mi
Issue was various interior rattles in the doors. The shop was quickly able to diagnose the issue (door locks rubbing against interior parts) and attempted fixes to each door. 
Dec 2017

7000 mi
More interior rattles near the trunk area. Haven't been able to completely take care of the issue yet. Excellent vehicle otherwise. 
May 2018

10000 mi
Received low coolant warning and after checking both reservoirs (the 340i has two coolant reservoirs) determined that they were critically low. Contacted dealership, but they didn't get back to me so I had to refill manually. Will request engine coolant flush and bleed test (to check for leaks) the next time I'm able to go to the dealership. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

2440 mi
misaligned trunk lid 
Jul 2017

9920 mi
The fuel filler flap ejection mechanism would fail in the winter, so a new one was ordered in and installed under warranty. 
Jan 2018

13640 mi
Engine cover was rattling - replaced 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 248hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

22940 mi
Comfort access stoped working. Fault found to be a broken wire at antenna. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

23000 mi
Leather on steering wheel was bubbling. The steering wheel was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

2000 mi
Buzzing from passenger side door panel. Dealer installed felt tape and padding inside door panel on trim contact points and noise went away 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

45000 mi
Evaporator would freeze occasionally, preventing air from flowing from vents. Dealer reprogrammed computer and relocated temperature sensor. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
Sep 2017

6700 mi
Rear speaker deck rattles over rough pavement and left rear door rattles Told me they fixed it and the rattle remain. 
Oct 2017

7000 mi
Rear speaker deck rattles over rough pavement and left rear door rattles Told me they fixed it and the rattles remain. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

5700 mi
rear camera not working 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

23119 mi
Check tires due to slight vibration at highway speeds. Tires cupped, decided to live with condition. Wind noise from left front, adjusted door and replaced outer door seal. Third attempt. Rattle in rear deck, identified and applied felt tape 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2018
Feb 2016 noise around passenger front door when going over rough surfaces. was addressed with teflon tape in door frame. Repair mostly sucessfull, but problem still present on occasion. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

29000 mi
Intermittent problems with the navigation system. Not yet resolved. It happened so rarely in this, my home area, that I could never make it happen for the BMW techs. However, it happened a lot in Louisiana, so much so techs from two different BMW dealers there saw it and wrote it up. It is likely that if the new owner drives the BMW in this area exclusively, he/she may never notice the problem. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Sep 2015 Rattle coming from center stack, repaired through reinforcing plastic in center stack. 
Oct 2015 Pearl chrome trim on dash creeks when going over road imperfections. Dealer found that not all the clips were installed. Properly installed trim piece and fixed the problem. Stereo crackles intermittently. Software reset. 
Mar 2016

17000 mi
Stereo crackling, continued repeated attempts by dealer to fix Continued rattle issues, some rattles repaired but others persist 
Jun 2016

19000 mi
Steering column rattle, parts ordered 
Aug 2016

21300 mi
Rattle from driver's door lock pin, fixed in a couple hours 
Mar 2017

32000 mi
Steering wheel rattle fixed 
Sep 2017

33000 mi

US $150
Alignment and body issues 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Singapore
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
May 2016

1840 mi
Noisy aircon blower 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

14000 mi
rattle in passenger door 
Jun 2017

37000 mi
Brake pads were changed. 37,00 on original M series Brembo brakes. Impressive. The new pads are silent, no squeaking. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

16000 mi
Air-conditioning would only work intermittently during long trips in humid weather. Problem with temperature sensor. Was fixed via a software modification. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2020
Mar 2018

58000 mi
MIL. No code stored, unable to reproduce 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2020
Jul 2017

30000 mi
A/C wouldn't run for more than 15 min. Dealer added 3 oz of refrigerant and changed a setting in software. Sunroof wouldn't close. Dealer fixed by resetting computer. 
Aug 2017

34000 mi
A/C wouldn't blow cold air. Dealer reprogrammed something in the A/C to fix. Not sure if it's still working completely correct though. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

38000 mi
Fog light button cracking, programmable memory key 2 cracking. Dealer replace entire light switch and full programmable memory key unit. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

44000 mi
Stone shield on rear brakes. Not a recall but covered under warranty, a known problem. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

18000 mi
Passenger door lock rattles in the unlocked position. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

2000 mi
The backup camera showed an error message when in use. I brought it in the first week of June. Unfortunately, the dealership didn't fix the problem on the first visit. I took it back a second time and it was finally fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2017
Feb 2015 Bluetooth module failed. Dealer replaced. 
Oct 2015

10000 mi
Engine went into limp mode after spirited driving. Dealer said turbo waste gate out of spec. Replaced. Alarm goes off under specific, non-alarm situations. Alarm sensor replaced but problem recurred two days later. Dealer has been notified and I'm trying to schedule a return. 
Jun 2016

10000 mi
Alarm system still not working correctly. BMW gave me a new sunshield to try. They think my aftermarket sunscreen was the problem. Unclear if issue is resolved. 
Dec 2016

22000 mi
Back-up camera inop. Replaced camera, trunk locking mechanism, and reprogrammed computer. 
Apr 2017

24000 mi
iDrive failed completely. Lost all stored music and contacts. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

4000 mi
Instrument cluster odometer light went out. 
Sep 2015

9000 mi
Musty odor from AC occassionally 
Aug 2016

19000 mi
Some rattles observed inside cabin at times and at certain outside temps. 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

11000 mi
Door trim squeak issue which BMW has a TSB for. 
Dec 2017

34500 mi
Door lock failure. Replaced actuator. 
Jan 2018

36120 mi
Brake pads worn, rotors were etched. I had been telling the dealer for a year that I thought the brakes needed to be done. They kept telling me everything was fun despite what I believed was excessive wear and noise. They were relying on the electronic indicator which for some reason failed on my car. Finally got them to replace the brakes after complaining endlessly about the noise. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

17980 mi
They replace the fuel level sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Iowa, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

18000 mi

US $235
run flat tire 
Jun 2018

30000 mi

US $900
replace tires 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2016 - Dec 2017
Apr 2016

9300 mi

C $10
shadowline trim squeaks when going over bumps. annoying. 
Jul 2017

18600 mi
Squeaky brakes. BMW says that there was a service done to the rear brakes and a notice open for repair. Seemed to have fixed the issue for a week or two, but squeaks are back. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

27000 mi
Air conditioner condenser leaked R134 out. Replaced under warranty 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018
Nov 2017

40100 mi
Car went into limp home mode. Dealer had car for 2 days and could not figure out what caused the condition. No subsequent issues. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Oct 2015

19200 mi
Hesitation during acceleration, not turbo lag. Service bulletin for problem found and car software updated. Two of the preset buttons were cracked. 
Aug 2016

37600 mi
Panel under HVAC controls kept falling off. Replaced the panel with new part. 
Jul 2018

60000 mi

US $1850
A/C not working, recharged the system. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

17980 mi
Clock won't keep time...goes slow after a single day 
Jan 2018

26040 mi
Car clock was running slow in cold weather. Computer was reprogrammed but updates failed a few times. It took a BMW technician from head office to unlock the issue after a few days. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2014 Faulty sensor caused warning message to appear on the way home from the dealership on day of purchase. Part was replaced within 24 hours. 
Jan 2015

3800 mi
Continuation of previous issue with random warning lights coming on but no actual symptoms. A loose grounding wire was located under the driver's seat and secured. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

44000 mi
Check engine light diagnosed as failed thermostat. Dealer replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2018
Dec 2016

16000 mi
One of the parking lights stopped working. The cars computer notified me of the problem - "Parking lamp malfunction". The dealer said there was a TSB. It was fixed under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2015
Oct 2015

33500 mi
There was a fault in the driver's front side camera module 
BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Aug 2015 - Feb 2019
Oct 2015

1000 mi
iDrive harddrive locked and failed intermittently. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Oct 2015

10300 mi
Car indicated a dead battery, and acted as though the battery was dead, but it was the on-board computer control systems. This problem is intermittent. Dealer could not duplicate nor diagnose. It happened again a month later. 
Nov 2015

11000 mi
Car indicated a dead battery, and acted as though the battery was dead, but it was the computer control systems. Dealer could not duplicate nor diagnose. One more time and it will be returned for refund under the lemon law. 
Jan 2016

13000 mi
Exact same problem as previous two reports. This time, the dealer put in a new battery. So far, it is working fine, but it usually takes about 6 weeks to manifest itself, so it's too early to say it's fixed. If it repeats, it's a lemon. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jun 2018 - Oct 2018
Oct 2018

51000 mi

US $75
Blower motor replaced, under CPO warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

3000 mi
iDrive controller in the audio / navigation failed 
May 2018

6000 mi
Unknown [transmission warning light] 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018
Oct 2015

13500 mi
My horn sounded like a clown car. As it turns out, one of the two horns was bad, so they replaced both of them. 
Jun 2016

21000 mi
Engine misfire on two cylinders. They actually couldn't reproduce it after testing all coils and plugs separately, hot and cold, so they chalked it up to a bad batch of gas. Which, frankly, I'm not buying. I think it'll be back for those problems.  
Sep 2016

23000 mi
The horns went out again. The service advisor stated that it was the other horn set this time. 
Feb 2017

30000 mi
The navigation and radio would make a popping noise and restart itself from time to time. My auto stop/start would occasionally stop but not start the car. The gear shift selector has a computer and the suspicion is that this was causing the problem. 
Sep 2017

35000 mi
The passenger door wouldn't open with the double pull (basically, in BMWs you pull the door once to unlock and again to open it), and could only be opened either from outside or by hitting the central locking button to unlock it that way. They told me it was a known problem where the cable would get snagged. Also, the door lock indicator would go up and down extremely slowly. 
Feb 2018

38500 mi
They had to replace the door latch due to the door not unlocking/opening when pulled. Also, the lock tab was slow to move up and down. This time they just replaced the entire assembly. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

38000 mi
Bad sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Nov 2015

9000 mi
TPMS failed to communicate with any of the tires. Needed new central module. Ordered, installed a week later. 
Dec 2015

9000 mi
TPMS system: BMW sent wrong part. Required second trip to dealer. 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2017
Nov 2015

10000 mi
02 sensor failed and threw a check engine light. 
Oct 2016

29000 mi
Diesel particulate filter replaced 

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2015 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

43400 mi
Passenger door unable to unlock from door handle. Tech rerouted cable as per puma case. But it is not working again and car is going back tomorrow. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

32860 mi

C $400
Rear window latch was broken and was replaced 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

32240 mi
Rear right door lock actuator slow to engage and sometimes jams when manually opening the door 
May 2017

34100 mi
Front right door actuator lock 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

32000 mi
Computer was displaying error message for camera and park sensor system. Diagnosed as front driver side parking camera. Replaced both front cameras and camera cables. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

37000 mi
The battery appears not to hold a charge. The car was driven at highway speeds for an hour, the 'charge battery' warning still came on. The engine does not automatically turn off at stops. The warning has turned off, but the engine does not turn off at stops. There is a message that displays the auto-turn off symbol with a line through it. We were told by the service people, at temps below 10F, the battery needs a trickle charger to hold a charge. We bought one. We charged the battery on a weekend night, overnight, once a week. The problem went away. Personally I think this is bad design on BMW's part - too much draw on the battery. 
Jul 2018

42000 mi
Air conditioning was not working. Dealer replaced condenser under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

28000 mi
Computer system required re-instalation 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

7320 mi
Wrong exterior weatherstrip installed at factory. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2018
Jan 2015 Moonroof makes wind sound. Dealer unable to replicate. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

3000 mi
iPhone would not stay connected/synced to iDrive. Weather stripping on rear doors was shrinking dramatically. 
Oct 2013

4700 mi
iPhone would not stay connected/synced to iDrive. Rear door weather stripping shrinking. Ordered parts previously and now needed to be installed. 
Jan 2014

8500 mi
iPhone will not stay connected/synced to iDrive 
Feb 2014

9700 mi
Transmission shifts clunky at low speeds (1-20 mph) in various conditions and scenarios. Dealer test drove but did not acknowledge crapping shifting. Reset adaptive transmissions settings but did not resolve issues. BMW...shocking! 
Mar 2014

11000 mi
Oil leak at transfer case seal. 
Jun 2014

14000 mi
Transmission continued to shift "clunky" under various circumstances. Drove with shop foreman and he acknowledged a problem. BMW replaced transmission valve body. Shifting improved but still not particularly smooth. iPhone will not stay connected/synced to iDrive. Dealer acknowledges problem. Replaced audio head-unit with re-manufactured one. DID NOT FIX PROBLEM. Looking into lemon law... Passenger side rear window (door) has rubber trim piece that has shrunk over an inch. This was a problem at delivery for the drivers side. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015
Mar 2014

3000 mi
Rear hatch won't auto raise 
Apr 2014

3000 mi
Rear door hatch auto open 
Oct 2015

35000 mi
weatherstripping on drivers door 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

32000 mi
Transfer case had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Iowa, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2017
Nov 2014

8300 mi
At about 7,500 miles idrive screen display stopped working. Diagnosed as "radio head unit" defective and replaced. I was told retail cost of repair if not on warranty would be about $2,000. 
Dec 2014

8000 mi
In for a second replacement radio. Vehicle wouldn't play satellite radio or some book-on-CD recorded books. Replacement radio seems to fix all but CD issue.  Rear hatch opens when the vehicle is in the driveway. A design defect triggered by inadvertent button pushes on the remote while in one's pocket. Check engine light on. Update: no longer a problem. 
Nov 2015

28000 mi
This car's CD player can't play more than half of the commercially produced books on CD that I have used with no problem in numerous other non-BMW vehicles. The dealer can't resolve it and a call to BMW's "genius" group went nowher 
Apr 2016

35800 mi
Continuation of same problem described previously -- many CDs do not play on CD player. Dealer consulted with manufacturer for several days. Not resolved. Supposedly awaiting BMW engineer further input. Dealer tells me a BMW engineer has now told them my CD player, unlike any vehicle CD player I have ever used, cannot play standard recorded book CDs for some format incompatibility reason. Why don't they advise of this limitation before sale 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2016
Dec 2015

49000 mi
Side view Camera Module 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

28000 mi

US $400
There was an excessive electrical draw on the battery. Their diagnosis was inconclusive. Left tools in the car. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Sep 2018
May 2018

42000 mi

US $4000
Replaced electric fan, control module, and reprogrammed the car Visor mirror light stopped working. Dealer replaced the entire visor. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

46000 mi

US $170
REAR BRAKES SQUEALING NEEDED ALIGNMENT 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2017
Nov 2014 Notification kept going off that the vehicle hood was open when it was actually closed. Dealer had to adjust hood sensor contacts to make notification go away. 
Feb 2015

4000 mi
Low Window washer Fluid kept showing even with washer fluiud in the tank. Washer Tank was replaced since sensor was inside the tank. 
Mar 2015

6000 mi
Drive seat adjustment electric switch plate was loose. Replaced whole seat adjustment module located on driver's seat. 
Jul 2015

10000 mi
Fuel sensor failure to correctly show fuel remaining. 
Sep 2015

11000 mi
Exhaust started making weird noise. Found to be a loose exhaust clamp. Tightened clamp and noise went away. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

60140 mi

C $200
Changed oil. Diagnosed front bumper Cameras 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Feb 2015

8000 mi
Washer fluid reservoir replaced, fluid level sensor was malfunctioning 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

22280 mi
Oil sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

22000 mi
2nd gear synchro failed due to faulty clutch assembly. Hard/crunchy shifts for several months, dealer unable to replicate until this month. Entire transmission replaced along with clutch disc, plate, t/o bearing and fork, and clutch slave cylinder. 
BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Jan 2015 - Nov 2017
Mar 2016

33000 mi
Axle seal leak Engine stumble upon cold start. 
Jun 2017

49000 mi
FZD Control Module replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

43000 mi
Start/stop system not working. Car would not restart at traffic lights when clutch pedal was depressed. Random hesitation at highway speeds with cruise control on. Clutch switch replaced. Start/stop still working intermittently. 
Nov 2016

49300 mi
Start/Stop system not working properly. Engine would stop as designed but would stall when a restart was attempted. Taken to dealer under warranty. Replaced crankshaft sensor and reluctor wheel. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2017
Nov 2014

12000 mi
Removal of sunroof water drain grommet 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

21000 mi
VANOS (variable valve timing) system was sticking and causing the car to report a "drive- train malfunction" code and run on partial power. Dealer replaced defective or damaged parts, car has been fine since. Dealer also replaced the electric fuel pump as part of a recall. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Feb 2018

42000 mi
Fuel cut-off was triggering when attempting to re-fuel the vehicle about 9 times out of 10 gas station visits. Generally it would shut-off the pump at about 1/4 tank, and do so repeatedly until the tank was about 1/2 full. Multiple visits to service always resulted in "cannot fix because we cannot replicate the issue" scenarios, until we got fed up just before the warranty ended. Dealer finally replaced the entire tank and the problem has not recurred. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

18000 mi
Check engine light with code P0597, which is a bad thermostat. Dealer replaced thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

28000 mi
Turn signal sound not working. Needed cluster full reset 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

25000 mi
Rear noise 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

17000 mi
Replaced thermostat 
Nov 2016

19700 mi
iDrive started to reboot after I've upgraded my iPhone to 10.1.2. They have fixed it by reflashing the iDrive firmware with the latest version. 
Feb 2018

30000 mi
Replaced the door latch 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

27200 mi
Thermostat related to heating system failed. Part was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

2821 mi

C $1150
Thermostat failed with check engine light. Dealer replaced for $850. Wiper motor failed. Dealer wants $1150 to fix. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

6000 mi
Problem with side view camera. Water was in the cable connectors. (Hopefully) fixed with a new cable. 
Oct 2014

14700 mi
Right trunk lid tail light was falling off. Known problem with cars of this vintage. Dynamic suspension acceleration sensor failed on the right front. 
Feb 2015

18000 mi
Horns stopped working. (BMW SIB 61-26-14 "Horns fail to work") 
Aug 2015

24900 mi
Loose moonroof sunshade. Passenger side trunk taillight falling out again. 
Jun 2016

37000 mi
Moonroof internal rain gutter broke preventing the opening of the sunshade. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2016
May 2016

29500 mi
Fan blower replaced 
Jul 2016

31200 mi
Thermostat replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

32000 mi
Loose or broken latch causing a rattle. Replaced the part under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

22000 mi
Fuel pump failed. It just stopped on the road. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

620 mi
Car failed to start after only 3 days (battery discharged). Rear seat belts not functioning. Minor adjustments to trim were needed Car failed to start again ( Battery discharged ). I ask them to replace the car, and they agree to. Steering reported limited power. Finally found a defective module which was located inside of Rack and Pinion steering.  
Mar 2015

620 mi
Car replaced due to no-start issue they did not fix. Had issues with driver side window fogging up, where you could not see out. This was reported each time car was in and they found no way to correct it (Tech told me they had a couple like this). 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2019
Oct 2017

46000 mi
Replaced peeling vent chrome Dash trim replaced due to peeling. Most likely caused by previous owner negligence Driver door seal replaced due to hole worn in. Likely caused by previous owner negligence 
Dec 2017

47000 mi

US $55
Noticed a thunking noise when turning hard. Diagnosis was that the tire shop had placed the front tires on the rear wheels (staggered setup) and placed them up front. This caused very low clearance with the strut and they would hit when the wheel was not under load. This was remedied by the tire shop (different location than diagnosis) 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2015 - May 2018
Jul 2015

6200 mi
AC failure during long trip. Car brought in for service and there was a pressure problem that was found and repaired. 
Nov 2016

18480 mi

C $25
Both remotes battery failed after trip to garage on a car with 29K. Very strange as they both worked before. 
Jan 2018

22816 mi
Received battery warning (Discharging) and called BMW where I was told the car was not being driven a lot. (True as I retired and the car had been stored in garage during cold snap -30F) I brought car in for service and left overnight as they charged battery. Battery failed BMW testing and was replaced under warranty. I found it strange to have to change a battery after 3 years with only 36K Kilometers (22K Miles)?? 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Jul 2015

18000 mi
Radio controls stopped functioning properly. 
Jun 2016

27000 mi
Passanger restraint system warning. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2018
Jun 2015

28000 mi
Comfort access stopped working and the car was not detecting the remote when i sit in it. It has already gone in twice and is in for the third time. BMW tech from out of town. Replaced sensors.  
Mar 2017

62000 mi

US $300
2 NOX Sensors had gone bad and 1 diesel particulate sensors. The dealer changed the two NOX sensors for free under the 70K emission mandate of NJ but wanted to charge me $800 to change the diesel particulate sensor. Got my diesel particulate sensor replaced by an independent shop 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

27000 mi
Rear overheard brake light housing was rattling when driving on rough roads or listening to music with bass. Dealer added felt tape around the housing to prevent the noise. 
Jun 2017

46000 mi
Rear passenger door lock and latch mechanism failed. Replaced with new parts under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

86000 mi

US $95
coolant loss...no leak found but coolant added 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

24000 mi
Faulty Fuel Injector 
Jul 2016

24300 mi
Air bag sensor fault displayed 
Mar 2018

42000 mi

US $220
Small leak in radiator hose 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

28000 mi
Motor for window for rear passenger window malfunctioned. Replaced with new motor. 
Jun 2018

36000 mi

US $250
One TPMS sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

33320 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer determined NOX sensor before cat converter was bad. Removed sensor and replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

21000 mi
A/C wasn't blowing cold air when using temperature controls but it did when set to max A/C option on the dashboard. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2018
Dec 2016

43000 mi
Speakers for front passengers broke down. 
Dec 2017

53000 mi

US $8
Left front parking light. Took five to ten minutes. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2018
Oct 2016

62000 mi
Door Pin Rattle, Dealer Diagnose was Window Guard Rail. Replacing the Window Guard did not fix the rattle.  From online help, I was able to fix the problem by lining felt tape on the door pin holder. 
Dec 2017

87000 mi

US $3000
Malfunction light turned on, car ran into limp mode. EGR Cooler Replaced, DEF Metering Valve replaced, and EGR Valve. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

17000 mi
At annual maintenance check, excessive tire wear was noted, consistent with overinflation by dealer when car was purchased 10 months earlier. Also, rain sensor fluid had partly leaked - sensor had to be replaced (under warrantee). 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2015

11000 mi
Replaced Horns 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

2000 mi
CEL: Diesel Particulate Filter Sensor replaced 
May 2018

28007 mi
Navigation displayed "No Signal" then rebooted. Dealer updated the software (first time since new in 2014) 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

46500 mi
NOx sensors replaced due to check engine light, done under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

38000 mi
Tire pressure was low on right front tire. Refilled to spec & has been fine since 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2020
Dec 2014

14000 mi
Check engine light - diagnosis particulate sensor pipe plugged, ran test plan for fault. Programmed vehicle per diag code D1361. New sensor ordered. Customer to return for new sensor install. 
Jan 2015

27000 mi
Sensor associated with particulate filter ordered in December 2014 was installed in January. Repairs were satisfactory no new check engine lights. 
Jan 2017

19000 mi
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) leak in line, replaced line 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

40282 mi
Nav system malfunctions, locking up, freezing, glitching and failing to show real-time traffic info. iDrive system was updated per BMW TSB. 
Jul 2017

50000 mi
replaced wheel hub/bearing for premature wear repaired faulty power outlet greased window due to squealing 
Dec 2017

65000 mi

US $500
Rear pads worn, front pads acceptable but low; replaced all 4 pads and rotors 
Jun 2018

79000 mi

US $50
Faulty fuel injector. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Jun 2017

50000 mi
Faulty transmission malfunction error. Replaced sensor 
Aug 2017

52000 mi
Replaced Fuel intakes, injectors, gas tank, Timing Chain. Covered everything under warranty. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2016
Nov 2014

8800 mi
Had squeaking coming from trim surrounding HVAC unit. Dealer removed trim, lined with felt tape and reinstalled. Problem solved! 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
Oct 2015

12000 mi
Creaking noise in center console at slow speeds 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

57040 mi

C $1200
DEF ECM replaced. BMW ECM OEM part replacement + labour. P20e8 code was the actual ODB error. 
Jun 2018

66960 mi

C $320
EGR valve emissions light. Repair was to clean the valve housing and the intakes 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
Mar 2016

28000 mi
Cruise Control fault 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Feb 2017
Aug 2015

14200 mi
Seat had a crack in it and two air conditioning vent pulleys trim were bubbling. 
Nov 2016

30100 mi
Check engine light was on, some sort of electrical error. Took 6 months to get the part to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in West Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 Cylinder misfire; computer update completed. Problem remains 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014 loss of power assisted steering. Dealer update the firmware 
Feb 2015

3000 mi

US $650
replaced defect spring lock. engine first made knocking noise and 8 hours later, it suddenly stopped running while driving. Initial diagnosis from dealer is that engine needs to be replaced. Dealer is waiting for direction from manufacture. 
Mar 2015

5000 mi
whole engine needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2015

8300 mi
rattles come from front passenger door. 
Oct 2015

10300 mi
low coolant light on. test found no leaks. added coolant and reset light. 
Nov 2016

25700 mi
driver side door fails to open the door from inside using the door lever. Intermittent problem. 
Mar 2018

42000 mi
check engine lights came on. Parking lamb malfunction. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

29000 mi
Problem with gas gauge and sun roof. They reprogrammed the car and all was well. Don't trust the car anymore, though. Too many electrical problems. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2016 - May 2017
May 2017

45880 mi
differential seal leaks 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
May 2015

42000 mi
Moonroof trim flopped in Temp sensor / check engine light 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

1000 mi
The navigation system glitched out and stopped working for about an hour. 
Oct 2015

10000 mi
Banging in the rear of the car and buzz in the steering column Right rear door lock actuator failed 
Nov 2015

10200 mi
Banging in rear right repaired.  Steering column cover replaced. 
Aug 2016

14000 mi

US $96
Rattle in front passengers door 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

8000 mi
Gas tank cover no longer aligned with body trim. Cover replaced by dealer. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2017
Sep 2014

6000 mi
Tail lamp housing and C-pillar trim loose. Shop noticed former, for which there is a TSB. I noticed the latter. 
Apr 2015

9300 mi
Rear knocking sound, diagnosed by dealer as noise from rear seat seat back 
Oct 2015

13300 mi

US $40
TPMS triggered by very cold temp, tires have nitrogen fill, so needed to have nitrogen service /top off and had tires rotated 
Aug 2016

21000 mi
Drive train malfunction, required software update 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 134hp 1.6L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Malaysia
May 2014 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

14880 mi
warning lights on due to all 4 tyres air pressure inadequate eventhough last tyre pressure check only 3 weeks ago. 
May 2015

13640 mi
left brake lights out, however, bulb is still working, reset the system. Repair was not successful, to revisit. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Victoria, Australia
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

17600 mi
Complete engine failure and starter motor burnt out 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 335hp 3.0L I6 Hybrid 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Oct 2015

51000 mi
Electric motor replacement after a hiccup was detected at low rpm shifting between 5th and 6th. 
Aug 2016

56000 mi
High voltage battery replaced. $9000 cost for p&L. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2015

45000 mi
Insulation on sunroof unglued. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

42000 mi
Charge pipe broke 
Nov 2016

48500 mi
Oil housing leak 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

67100 mi

US $10
Tail lights assemblies falling off. Holding tabs are broken through wear and tear. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2021
Jun 2013

10000 mi
Dealer advised me car had a Software update. 
Aug 2014

25700 mi
R&R sensor. It showed that it had an error twice when the DLR was performing yearly service. They replaced sensor as preventative measure. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2017
Jan 2014

4000 mi
Rattle/vibration noise emitting from engine compartment or inside of dashboard. Goes away after 15-20 minutes so dealer often gives me a "can not replicate" and sends my car home 
Nov 2014

10000 mi
Had to add 3qts oil in 10k miles, requested to look into further Having continual rattle problems, referred to service bulletin but again shop could not replicate 
Dec 2014

11000 mi
Not sure 
Dec 2015

18000 mi
Door lock actuator on passenger side failed resulting in slow unlocking (or not unlocking at all) 
Aug 2016

22900 mi
Turbo chargepipe cracked, causing stalling and rough driving (and no boost). Replaced it and works fine. Also had error light come on on dash and notification on the display saying stop immediately 
Mar 2017

27000 mi
Drivetrain malfunction 5x since Jan 1. A few "could not replicate", all my plugs replaced, had an ignition coil replaced... also just remembered I had a fuel pump service bulletin so they replaced that this year as well. After one of the "could not replicate" episodes, took a few days for them to look at the car, was driving home, happened again. Car was there for 9 or 10 days. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

16000 mi
Blower motor made extremely loud noise when turned on. Blower replaced Trunk taillight fell off Taillight that was replaced caused fault on computer diognistic in car 
Feb 2014

18700 mi
Car got wet on rear driver side passenger floor from rain, puddles, or car wash. Entire "vapor seal" had to be replaced, car kept for water testing after allowing new seals to dry. 
May 2014

22000 mi
The trunk taillight on the opposite side of previous repair fell out. Has to do with weak clips that break over time when the trunk is closed. So now both sides have been replaced and time will tell if it is a design flaw that repeats. 
Jul 2015

40800 mi
Car started driving poorly and computer said to drive moderately that drivetrain unstable. Scary. I was on a long trip so he drove it for another four hours. Dealer had to replace something with the ignition. No issues beyond that 
BMW 3-Series in Germany
Jul 2012 - Sep 2015
Sep 2012

1860 mi
Blower motor sucked in a leaf and was making a "piece of paper in a fan blade" sound when using recirculating air. Dealer took it apart and took out the leaf. 
Oct 2012

2480 mi
Another leaf was sucked into the blower motor. The dealer wouldn't tell me why it happened again, but I looked it up and it's because the microfilter is located AFTER the blower motor. They took the leaf out again. The aluminum trim on the dashboard made squeaking and rattling sounds while driving. The dealer took it apart and put felt or something under it to try to silence the sounds. The navigation display screen housing also made rattling sounds. Left rear brake light was missing a bolt that attached it to the trunk lid. It had finally came loose, being attached with only one of the bolts, after a couple months of opening and closing the trunk. Dealer installed the bolt. 
Nov 2012

2480 mi
Many parts of the interior began making plastic-like squeaks and rattles, including the drivers door panel, navigation screen, audio control panel, center console, and all the plastic vents during driving or hitting bumps. 
Jun 2014

21080 mi
Vibration through dashboard when AC turned on. Dealer refused to fix and BMW refused to fix, stating that it is normal. A loud droning vibration from a luxury car is not normal. They probably didn't want to pay for taking the dash apart. 
Jul 2015

29340 mi
Car makes clunking sound from front left wheel when going over rough surfaces. Feels like something is loose. Replaced power steering rack and problem came back in 2 weeks. Dealer says its "normal" and nothing they can do about it. 
Sep 2015

30380 mi
Engine makes flapping sound that can be heard in the interior when fully warmed up. Technician says it doesn't sound right but can't figure out what it is. Today the car started very rough as if there was a misfire, but no warning light. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - May 2016
Jul 2013

6800 mi
An A/C hose was not connected properly at the factory. 
Jan 2016

8000 mi
The door locks were intermittently not functioning, causing the doors not to unlock from inside the vehicle. The actuators were replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

42000 mi
Charge pipe blew off and fell apart. The car went into limp mode suddenly on the highway. The part was replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2016

48000 mi
The exhaust valve on the muffler would open and close randomly while driving making a loud screeching sound. I had to take it back to the dealer several times before they would believe me. I had several videos too. Replaced entire exhaust. Front and backup cameras stopped working. iDrive still not working right. It has difficulty switching between Nav and Bluetooth. Screen will occasionally blank out. Randomly will not pull bluetooth song information from phone. All phones have problem, obviously a car issue. Dealer could not keep car started after they had it for 2 weeks. Took them another week to replace injectors, plugs, and coils. Ended up draining the gas tank. Runs now but not as well as before. Idle is rough at cold when it wasn't b4. 
Apr 2017

49000 mi
iDrive still not working right 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

12000 mi
Odd noise from exhaust when starting and as the transmission shifts at low speeds. 
Nov 2014

24000 mi

US $45
The air conditioning smelled foul once again. Somewhat like vinegar. This is the second time. Both times they simply cleaned the system and this time replace the micro-filter. First time, no charge. This time $45. 
Mar 2015

30000 mi
Drivetrain warning appeared on the navigation display and went off within 10 seconds. Did not reappear. Service center could not find the problem. While diagnosing other issue, service center determined there was a problem with the high pressure fuel rail and replaced same. 
Sep 2015

36000 mi
Horn began to change it's sound/pitch while in use. Dealer found both horns faulty and replaced same. Drivetrain malfunction warning light on yet AGAIN! Car would jerk and hesitate. Replaced high pressure fuel rail sensor. Second time they replaced it. You will see in my next report it recurred again! Drivetrain malfunction light came on again and the car would jerk and hesitate. 3rd time this car has been in for the same issue. This time they replaced the harness to the fuel rail pressure sensor. Also did a "puma" case with BMW HQ. 
Oct 2016

52700 mi
Door lock failed. 
Dec 2016

55000 mi
Passenger seat intermittently fails to move forward or aft when the switch is moved. Could not be replicated by dealer. Door lock fails to unlock when handle is pulled twice from inside. This happened to both front doors eventually and I had two separate trips to get them replaced. 
Oct 2017

65275 mi

US $68
Passenger seat fails to move forward or back - AGAIN. First time I took it in to the dealer, they could not duplicate. This time it had totally failed. They found seat motor was functioning correctly but that the seat frame was jamming. They replaced the front seat frame which had to be completely disassembled to access boys holding seat frame to body. Exhaust makes rattling noise at all times. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

7000 mi

US $90
My fuel was on "Reserve" and the range showed that I still had 41 miles. My car stopped and a message showed up on iDrive - "Drive train malfunction". Dealership said the car was out of gas. So the message was confusing to say the least. 
Mar 2016

17000 mi
My car stopped right in the middle of the street and I got a message on the console that said Drive Train Malfunction. I turned off the ignition and turned it back on and my car functioned normally and I drove it to the dealer. 
BMW 3-Series in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
Jan 2017

32500 mi

US $180
Battery cell failure causing error codes and messages to be displayed ("Moveable Top Fixation") 
May 2017

35200 mi

US $35
Rubber line connecting fuel cap to chassis tore; replaced 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

28000 mi
Intermittent squeaking noise coming from suspension. Not fixed on "completion". 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2015
Feb 2014

21000 mi
Both horns (low frequency and high frequency) froze and ruptured. Needed replacing. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

1000 mi
Oil pressure lights came on 10 minutes after getting the car brand new Faulty oil pressure regulator valve 
Mar 2014

15000 mi
The gas door assembly was faulty and would not close 
Oct 2014

23200 mi
faulty 12v outlet 
Jun 2015

30000 mi
Engine would rev slightly on it's own and then die at idle. 
Apr 2016

36500 mi
Turbo was shutting down, dealer replaced faulty cooling fan 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Sep 2018
Feb 2018

54560 mi

C $1000
Transmission cooler/heat exchanger failed resulting in no heat in cold weather. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

18300 mi
Software upgrade, engine compartment water drain replacement 
Jan 2016

15000 mi
Exhaust rattling due to bad valve on muffler. Replaced at no chasrge under warranty 
Dec 2016

69000 mi
Hood latch replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

69000 mi

US $778
"Drivetrain malfunction" warning light. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 2nd gear was grinding on occasion. Transmission was replaced under warranty. After replacement, the grind is gone, but now there is a vibration in 2nd gear under acceleration which will require another look. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

11000 mi
Oil level warning came on, I added 2 quarts of oil and warning still said "oil level below minimum, add 1 quart immediately. Dealership said was 2 quarts low, and to bring it in if happens again, not to add oil. Oil level low again. Blue smoke noted from exhaust occasionally since last visit. Took car in, was told at end of day problem with turbo system, was going to be repaired. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

64000 mi
Traction control would intervene while crossing train trucks/ uneven road at low speeds <30mph. Believe they replaced sensor and all good. 
BMW 3-Series in Belgium
Aug 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

19840 mi

€550
Exhaust flap spring broke 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

53000 mi

US $300
Check engine light on dash. Repair facility diagnosed & replaced defective thermostat. 
Jan 2018

82000 mi
Check engine light on dash. Repair facility diagnosed & replaced defective thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

37000 mi

US $1000
Stalling at a stop, unrelated to BMW's start/stop system--check engine on. Required full reprogramming/update to electrical system. In addition, the intercooler was inop and replaced--expense to owner. Vehicle still under factory warranty. 
Jul 2017

70000 mi

US $1500
Thermostat failure 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

22000 mi
Service bulletin was followed. A/C had frozen up on a 160 mile road trip in 90 degree weather. This is the first issue we have experienced in the car since new. 
BMW 3-Series in New Zealand
Apr 2013 - Aug 2015
Nov 2014

16120 mi
Clunk in front suspension diagnosed as faulty tie rod end. Took 2 weeks to obtain replacement part from Germany 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013 fuel pump clogged 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

6000 mi
passive resistant system passive restraint system 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2015

27000 mi
A/c odor issue. Rattles by front left and right rear speakers 
Oct 2015

40800 mi
Rattle due to trim on door lock 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

88000 mi

US $750
passenger side door lock motor switch had to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

107000 mi

US $850
Wheel cracked, and both wheel and tire needed to be replaced. A curb, I think. But didn't notice anything until a flat tire 200 miles later in the middle of Idaho. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

7000 mi
replaced rear driver'side window weather stripping 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

20000 mi
Bad fuel injector on cylinder 1. Replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2014

12400 mi
Strange sound on the A/C they change the turbines. 
May 2015

14040 mi

$1320
The left door melt near the door lock. They do not honor the fender2fender warranty. And didn't care about their material quality. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

80000 mi

US $1200
Hairline fracture on radiator 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

8000 mi
fuel fill valve was broken, so car always thought it was full of gas when pumping gas. had to manually fill. car came this way 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

50000 mi
Dash was slightly loose on the drivers side. Had to be better attached. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Dec 2015 - Nov 2018
May 2018

84000 mi

US $298
Replacement of left and right low beam headlight bulbs 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2018
Jan 2013

3900 mi
The rear license plate frame attach point plastic insert didn't grip the screw as it should. Had them replace the insert with a new one. While in for that had the software flashed to the newest version. 
Feb 2013

5700 mi
The tire warning light was coming on when the OAT was 35f and lower. I had checked the tire pressures and all were at 32 psi. Found out that this is a common problem and it was corrected by inflating the tires to 36 psi. No more warnings. 
Oct 2014

22000 mi
Drivers door mid-range or tweeter had a slight resonance with frequencies of female voices. Dealer ran audio test, could not duplicate. Disassembled door panel and tightened everything. Have not seen problem since. 
Jan 2018

70000 mi
Second set of front pads and rotors in 70K mi. Happy I purchased extended maintenance. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

28000 mi
Fuel filler cap / fuel tank cracked / broken / torn off 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

25000 mi
Windshield fluid motor burned out. Replaced with new unit at BMW dealer. 
May 2018

53000 mi

US $450
Needed new rotors and brake pads for the front. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

26000 mi
Rear passenger window would only go up/down in centimeter increments. Door pins/locks would rattle around on passenger and driver doors (used the most of the 4 doors). 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

14800 mi
seat airbag sensor replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2020
Apr 2016

37300 mi
Rattling door lock pins. Dealer installed sound deadening. Peeling trim on several pieces - dealer replaced parts. 
Jun 2016

39000 mi
Non-functional BMW Telematics module for BMW Assist. 
Sep 2016

42000 mi
Engine randomly stalling. Replaced MAF. Symptoms came back within ten miles. Replaced intake housing. Fixed. 
Mar 2017

45410 mi
Rattles in doors. Dealer found coins in ventilation ducts and removed them 
Sep 2018

58000 mi

US $210
Replaced battery 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Oct 2016 - Nov 2017
Oct 2017

38000 mi
Turbo oil line leak 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

7000 mi
Left with accessories on..battery died. Discovered battery defective...replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

5000 mi
One fuel injector stuck open causing rough idle and stalling. Dealer replaced injector and changed oil. ECU showed no codes, so it took several days to diagnose. 
Mar 2014

10000 mi
Drivetrain Malfunction warning. Firmware update applied to fix issue. 
Jul 2015

23300 mi
VANOS intake sensor needed to be replaced. 
May 2016

36000 mi
bad passenger side wheel bearing. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
Aug 2013

3000 mi
Rear brake light cover was loose. Interior bracket that help cover tight was faulty and broke. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2016
Nov 2014

23000 mi
Drive train error, car felt sluggish and light came on. Called service through on board system and they set up a loaner car and took it in for service the next morning. 
Jan 2015

24700 mi
Parking lamp malfunction error on dash. Car didn't run any differently. Scheduled service 
Jan 2016

27700 mi
squeeking sound from dash area, they said something was in the small dash storage compartment. After a few days the sound came back, will return to have it fixed. It happens when driving on uneven road surfaces. 
Feb 2016

42400 mi
squeeking near dash 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

11500 mi
Dashboard completely blacked out. No turn signals, no wipers, etc. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

12900 mi
Drivetrain malfunction. Changes solenoid 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

7000 mi
Horn did not work 
Jun 2014

13000 mi
Passenger seat power controls stopped working 
Nov 2016

43100 mi
Parking light malfunction Turbo waste gate failure 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Feb 2016
May 2013

8600 mi
Powered seats not functioning 
Sep 2013

15000 mi
Seat Motor Ceased to function 
Aug 2015

37000 mi
Failed sensor caused air conditioner to malfunction. 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

28000 mi
Check Engine light turned on. Faulty Fuel Leak sensor needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Feb 2016

29700 mi
Warning of service due for brakes was incorrect. Software update required. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

30000 mi
Left parking light needed to be replaced after 6 months. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

43200 mi
Fan causing engine hesitation when engine idling. Rattle from panel near obd port. Lunges forward when put into park. Squeak noise when entering car with parking brake engaged. 
Jan 2017

44300 mi
Passenger door lock slow to open on first attempt when cold. 
Aug 2017

50000 mi
Problem with Connected Drive Services. Car PCM reprogrammed Problem with Connected Drive service. 
Feb 2018

55000 mi

US $1100
Vacuum pump for braking system failed causing oil to leak from engine and dripping on catalytic converter causing smoke. Had to have car towed in. 
BMW 3-Series in Idaho, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
May 2016

46300 mi
Door locks were not working correctly, and would not always unlock. TSB for blower motor to add screen to prevent debris from entering the motor. 
Jan 2017

US $50
Issue with reverse during cold weather, systems were re-coded with updated software. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

26040 mi
Crack in leatherette on driver's seat When repairing the cracked seat, the dealer's sub-contractor forgot to reset the airbag sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Aug 2019
Dec 2016

32000 mi
CEL on. Diagnostics compelled thermostat replacement 
Nov 2017

39000 mi

US $600
Front Pads replaced 
Jul 2019

49000 mi

US $2500
main computer was accidently reprogrammed by owner while attempting diagnostics 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

31000 mi
Blower fan was replaced for second time. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

41700 mi
combox replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

47000 mi
Front passenger door lock would sometimes get stuck and not unlock, trapping the person inside. Door actuator was replaced. 
Oct 2017

50000 mi
Roof rails had air bubbles and were replaced. They do not come painted from the factory so the parts were ordered and painted at the dealer body shop. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2016 - Sep 2018
Jun 2017

58000 mi

US $50
Thermostat sensor failed. It was replaced under a manufacturer program. Oil pan gasket was discoverd leaking during a trip to replace faulty thermostat. Oil pan gasket was replaced under CPO warranty. I paid $50 deductable 
Aug 2018

78000 mi
Front thrust arms bushings diagnosed as torn and leaking (control arms) Dealer estimate $684 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Dec 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2016

41100 mi
Driver front side parking light bulb was replaced. 
May 2017

51000 mi

US $115
Foglight trim pieces were discolored. They were replaced. Replaced brake pads on all four wheels, brake pad wear sensors, and rotated tires. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2016

42200 mi
Driver door trim ripped, assumed from rubbing when getting in and out. Dealer would not replace. Terrible smell from AC after sitting overnight. Will eventually go away, but city driving means I'm exposed to it most of the time (assume whatever it is burns off) Software needed update 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
Mar 2021

37000 mi

US $80
Front passenger side door lock actuator failed. Replaced the actuator myself 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

29800 mi
Windshield washer system 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

15000 mi
Hood release wouldn't work so couldn't get the hood open. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Aug 2015
Jan 2015

32000 mi
Numerous camera malfunctions, collision warning malfunction, blind spot warning malfunctions 
Mar 2015

35000 mi
Camera malfunctions, side and rear. Steering wheel heat intermittent, it has not worked several times after turning it on, in the last 3 months. 
Jun 2015

41000 mi
automatic service request for rear brake pads not working apparently, car sent request for service and so did I 10+ times. Dealer never responded, I then called after waiting 2 weeks. Vibration continues at 55-65 MPH, this is a continuing problem. 
Aug 2015

41000 mi
Service request malfunctioned, did not contact dealer when service was required, dealer did not know why and did not peruse a cause for the failure. I traded the vehicle at another dealer. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2016

37600 mi
The blower sounded like something was stuck in it. Dealer cleaned it out. I noticed on my wheels the clear coat is starting to flake off. BMW said I would have had to had the Tire and Wheel protection. 
Aug 2016

42300 mi
#3 cylinder fuel injector went bad, leaked fuel into cylinder, cause misfires and ultimately car would not run. Fuel injector replaced. 
Sep 2016

44000 mi
Check engine light came on - code for catalytic converter. Leaking fuel injector also fouled the catalytic converter. Converter replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2016

46600 mi
The Velcro pads on the bottom of the drivers floor mat had peeled off. Found out they were covered under warranty, so both front floor mats were replaced. 
Oct 2017

60500 mi

US $135
The brake warning lights came on. I replaced the rotors, pads and wear sensors. My driver's side reverse light was out. I switched the bulbs and found out it was not due to a bulb. My car was rear ended in July, so I first took it to the body shop that repaired it. They found a short, but told me to take my car to the dealer. The dealer found the wiring issue; said the body shop caused it. They fixed the wiring. Also said my parking light bulbs were bad. I replaced those myself. 
Sep 2018

77000 mi
The ambient lighting in my doors had gone out. Dealer cleared a code, and my ambient lighting is back on. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

40000 mi
Ac line hose not working 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

77000 mi
O2 sensor failed (pre-cat), sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017
Aug 2017

49000 mi

US $50
Oil leak on turbo oil line. If the car wasn't under the CPO warranty the dealer said the bill would have been $2500 The driver's door would not open when the door handle was pulled. (The door is supposed to unlock on the first pull). I have to unlock the doors with the button on the dash to get out. The dealer said that this was a common problem and replaced the actuator under my CPO warranty. He said that without the warranty the cost would have been over $500. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2019
May 2015

16000 mi
Faulty factory coding caused cessation of electrical power to a front parking light. Resolved by re-coding programming. 
Jul 2015

17000 mi
parking lot warning light on, bulb changed 
Nov 2015

18500 mi
Taillight popped out partly. 
Mar 2016

21000 mi
Front parking light warning on, bulb ok, bulb changed and warning corrected. Took more than ten minutes. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

16740 mi
Adaptive headlights on low beam not adjusting 
Jul 2015

30380 mi
Weather stripping on driers door was torn and replaced under warrenty 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

16000 mi
Takata air bag replacement 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

18000 mi
Updated to newer ECM software to correct a throttle hesitation. 
Dec 2017

19000 mi
Rear seat back latch was not securing seat back. Replaced under warranty. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
Mar 2015

20000 mi
bad battery - excess discharge warning 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

3080 mi
Significant amounts of condensed water from A/C coming into both drivers and passengers footwell 
Dec 2015

13020 mi
A moaning noise would occur when turning to the right. 
Aug 2016

17360 mi
A moaning noise, previously repaired, would occur when turning to the right. Minor roof leak in heavy rain. 
Nov 2016

18900 mi
Roof rattled and weather stripping was coming off The convenience access system failed 
Jan 2017

19840 mi

C $1400
Leaking on the top of both passenger and drivers door. This is an ongoing problem and is still not repaired. Roof is misaligned due to previous repair attempt for roof rattle and weatherstripping. Repaired roof and leaks 
Jan 2018

24180 mi

C $8200
Roof is leaking above drivers and passenger doors 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

26500 mi

US $2400
Had to replace the fuel injectors 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2016
Jan 2015

11100 mi
Warning message "Increased Battery Discharge" 
Jan 2016

19200 mi
received increased battery discharge warning. battery replaced under warranty/ squeak in steering wheel when turning. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

32900 mi
AC not cold 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

16000 mi
One of the rear speakers had a noise distortion. After not getting a satisfactory result at West Gerrman BMW in Fort Washington, PA, I took my car to Thompson BMW in Doylestown, PA, and the speaker was replaced. 
May 2016

41700 mi
Comfort access was not working, Could not open doors, unless I pressed the button on the key fob. 
Nov 2016

45600 mi

US $926
Water pump failure 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016

27620 mi
Low coolant light on. Turns out a cap was stripped during previous maintenance work and slow leak developed. Seat belt extender would not push forward seat belt. Arm was replaced. 
Jul 2016

26040 mi
Driver seat belt doesn't extend consistently. Seat belt slips off. 
Aug 2016

26440 mi
Jerky gear shifts at low speeds. Driver seat belt doesn't extend consistently. Seat belt slips off. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

7416 mi
Coolant low light on. Dealer topped up coolant and pressure tested system for leaks. None found. 
Sep 2017

26040 mi
The right side headlight washer jet cover failed to close after use. Broken spring. Replaced part and touched up cover. 
Mar 2018

28520 mi

C $910
Oil filter housing leaking oil. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

32000 mi
ignition coil failed; blew fuse to all coils 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Oct 2014

16300 mi
Undiagnosed limp mode. Dealer had car for 3 weeks and could not repair. Car seems to run fine, enters limp mode at high rpm. Some solenoid had failed in the exhaust system.  Turns out they damaged a brake line which caused a drop in brake fluid pressure triggering limp mode. Fluid wasn't gushing out, it just wasn't maintaining pressure when the brakes were applied. Replaced line. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2016
Jul 2014

6300 mi
Engine had rod knock. New engine installed. 
Oct 2015

11000 mi
Unknown check engine light. Reduced power. Ended up removing Dinan software. Car still not running smoothly but no codes. 
May 2016

11000 mi
Check engine light never resolved. Just periodically reset it, after a while it would come back on. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

35000 mi

US $50
Broken head bolt, oil leaking. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

28000 mi
Vanos sensor was leaking; sensor replacement involved removing the valve cover and replacing numerous gaskets as well Diagnostic tank module had to be replaced 
Mar 2018

45500 mi
Belt tensioner bearing was failing; dealer replaced belt and tensioner under CPO warranty 

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2012.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Singapore
May 2013 - Mar 2018
Jul 2013

3800 mi
Air conditioner was loud at higher fan speed The metal base of the driver and front passenger seats have oxidized (rust) 
Jul 2016

33880 mi
The Air conditioner would intermittently not work in the first 15-20 seconds after starting up the car 
Dec 2016

39060 mi
Squeaking sound from the steering wheel. Sent to the dealer for repair but after collecting the car, the sound is still there. 
Mar 2018

49600 mi

$500
Car could not start due to brake pump issue. ABS sensor also did not work 

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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
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

53000 mi

US $50
Coil pack replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Hawaii, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

8500 mi
dead battery 
Jun 2014

15000 mi
wear on drivers side seat bolster and drivers side door arm rest 
Nov 2016

34000 mi

US $525
Driver door lock actuator failed 
Jun 2017

36000 mi

US $1300
Dealer failed to register battery when they changed it several years ago resulting in the battery exploding due to overcharging and depletion of fluid. 
Oct 2017

36000 mi

US $850
Intermittent coil on plug failure. Replaced all 6. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2017
Jul 2014

34000 mi
Rattle from left rear suspension, sounds like broken strut mount as had with E36 325i, dealer unable to replicate, rattle still present. 
May 2016

70700 mi

US $500
Worsening hesitation starting at partial throttle after slowing then accelerating then did it while cruising on the highway. Two engine coils had failed causing misfire. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2012

1800 mi
Noisy heater fan. Replaced. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Apr 2014 - May 2015
Mar 2015

39000 mi
Steering vibration 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Oct 2015

45500 mi
Emissions. 
Sep 2016

59000 mi

US $2500
Loose tie rod end. Oil Leak 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

14000 mi
Trans being replaced because of drivability issues. Car runs like it has a high stall converter in it. It has harsh throttle tip in issues. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

31500 mi

US $50
Failed MAF and fuel rail pressure sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Montana, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2018
Oct 2013

19200 mi
While driving...Drivetrain malfunction warning appeared on screen. Car stalled and coasted to stop. EKPS module replaced. Electric Fuel Pump replaced. 
Jun 2015

39000 mi
Original factory installed Tail lights. Both tail lights became loose and we're not secure. Connectors showed corrosion due to water being able to get into the housing. Both tail lights secured in place and connectors replaced. 
Jul 2018

81000 mi

US $1900
MOST Bus failure and battery replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - May 2018
Jul 2017

77000 mi

US $2000
Drive train malfunction, high pressure pump failure 
Sep 2017

80000 mi

US $500
Intake boot desintergated 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

13000 mi
The parking sensor would activate even when nothing would be near. Bumper proximity warning malfunctioned. Showing very close to an object that was not there. 
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Parking sensors not working properly 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2018
Apr 2018

62000 mi
strut tower bushing driver's side strut replaced. Damaged when replacing the strut tower bushing previously 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

US $450
Engine Oil lead from head gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

57000 mi

US $400
Blown stock chargepipe. Replacement with aftermarket aluminum chargepipe. Also had new front mount intercooler installed at same time. FMIC for performance purposes only. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2014
Nov 2013

15000 mi
Drivetrain malfunction error. Defective valvetronic. Replaced actuator. Eccentric shaft binding, replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2015
Jul 2013

10000 mi
Window memory needed to be reset because the windows in the front would open after being closed. 
Sep 2013

11000 mi
Radio was rebooting while driving and sometimes not playing audio. 
Jun 2014

23000 mi
The horn stopped working 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

35000 mi
intermittent rattle from enter console 
Nov 2016

42400 mi
USB port stopped working for audio. Dealer had to replace module. 
BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

3000 mi
Distortion from speaker -replaced 
Feb 2013

7900 mi
"No Signal" on information display 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

80000 mi

US $500
Rattling exhaust 

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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 - May 2015
Sep 2012

3000 mi
Squeaking noise from steering 
Feb 2013

4300 mi
Squeaking noise from steering 
Feb 2014

7600 mi
BLUETOOTH WAS NOT CONNECTING THE IPHONE 
Mar 2015

12000 mi

US $700
Battery replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Feb 2014 - Nov 2017
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Rear passenger rocker panel needs clip. Lost. 
Mar 2016

37000 mi
Replaced electric wastegate actuator. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

45000 mi
differential was leaking oil; seal was replaced 
Nov 2017

57000 mi

US $950
Burnt and fused light wiring in left rear light assembly. Right assembly also showed signs of heat damage. Both wiring systems repaired out of the extended warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

48700 mi
Turbo went out. 
Feb 2015

53100 mi

US $200
Headlight bulb replacement 
BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Jun 2012 - Jul 2016
Jul 2013

11040 mi
Car drifts to the left and clunking sound on right shock over speed bump 
May 2015

29720 mi
Car had hard start in the morning. Noisy during starting 
Dec 2015

34100 mi
noise on driving over speed bumps from right steering rack side 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

6000 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. 
Jun 2013

18000 mi
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. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - May 2015
Mar 2015

43400 mi
Car stalled upon cold start up / Battery discharge light on / #1injector and coil replaced. Also , CPU replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

17500 mi
Air bag module 
Dec 2015

32000 mi
Cooling system thermostat was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2017
Sep 2013

13000 mi
Rust on door hinge bolt. Replaced by dealership. 
Apr 2014

16300 mi
Noise from fan blower. 
Mar 2015

24000 mi
Passenger-side mirror signal light stopped working. Not a light bulb issue. Repaired by dealer. Driver-side horn stopped working resulting in a high-pitched sound. Bluetooth stops playing requiring a reboot of the iDrive system. The shop upgraded the Bluetooth firmware. Problem persisted but could not be recreated in the shop. 
Apr 2017

36000 mi

US $100
Wiper fluid level sensor broke. Constant low fluid alarm. Wiper fluid reservoir assembly replaced. 
Oct 2017

40000 mi
Thermostat stuck open. Dealer replaced thermostat assembly under warranty/TSB. Bad windshield washer fluid reservoir integrated fluid sensor triggering a persistent low fluid level indication. Replaced entire washer fluid reservoir. 
BMW 3-Series in Guanajuato, Mexico
May 2013 - Jul 2018
Jun 2013

13020 mi
False low coolant level warnings, conector at coolant level sensor was not plugged correctly geting a false contact. Cleaned and plugged correctly. No problems since the repair. 
Jan 2015

16600 mi
The coolant level sensor conector was a litle bit corroded, giving some false low level messages, cleaned, aded some terminal protector and the problem was solved. This car model have a known isue with the coolant level sensor. 
Jul 2018

52700 mi

$200
In tank low pressure fuel pump failure, the car stopped at higway and the transmission cant be put in to neutral position. Tow needed 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

25000 mi
Blower motor was making a noise. Cleaned it out and changed the screen Driver door trim had a rough edge and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

50000 mi
Drive train Malfunction Errors. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

86800 mi
Bad O2 sensor in catalytic converter. Catalytic converter replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Netherlands
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
May 2017

37200 mi
left window wont come down sometimes. 
Jun 2017

40300 mi

€1
Cracked front windshield. No rock or anything, I just parked the car the windshield was without a scratch and when I came back and got in the car, the crack was there. So apparently because of the heat or something, it was 25 degrees Celsius that day, so not very hot, but it was parked in the sun. Had to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

44020 mi
strange steering behaviour intermittent: sometimes the car is hesitant to go in the neutral position. They updated the power steering software. windshield was replaced in earlier repair. noticed more wind noise > 150km/u they replaced the windshield rail guards the hood wouldn't open when the release handle was pulled twice. 
Jan 2018

52080 mi
timing chain replacement and connected oil pump chain 
Apr 2018

54560 mi
rear passenger side door was leaking water after heavy rain at the bottom. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

53600 mi

US $4000
Engine Seized 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

42300 mi
Entire Turbo was replaced since it was leaking oil that was leading to excessive smoking when started after long breaks. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

53000 mi
Map thermostat replaced after getting an error code. Was covered by BMW extended warranty on this item - no charge. 
Dec 2017

55000 mi

US $20
Key fob battery 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

61380 mi

C $300
Passenger led mirror light not functioning 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2015 - Apr 2018
Sep 2017

55000 mi

US $1200
Air Condenser had a leak and wAs replaced. Price was $1200 but I had CarMax Maxcare 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

83600 mi

US $515
Rear brake pads worn to 10 percent usage. Brake fluid flush. Synthetic oil change as well Brake light repaired. 

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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
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

45000 mi
CPO car: Had the following replaced: CIC computer, all key fobs, doors seals, windshield, gas door, full service performed 
Dec 2015

50000 mi
Rattling in dash. Whole dash was disassembled and certain parts replaced. Whole dash had sound deadening replaced. 
Apr 2016

58300 mi
3rd time that the airbag system failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Jan 2017 Parking brake was not properly adjusted during brake rotor replacement 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2012
Apr 2012 low coolant light came on - found loose expansion tank cap, system filled and bled. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

31300 mi
Right rear tail light broke free from fasteners. Dealer reported this to be a common problem on this car. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

26040 mi
Gasket leak at the oil level sensor 
Jan 2018

29487 mi
Battery throwing warnings, accessory power shut off. Recharged battery on trickle charger. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Africa
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

88660 mi

R 1500
All 4 shocks were replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Moscov City, Russia
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

24180 mi
Left stop light got detached from car body. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Exhaust touching other body part and rattling 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 141hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Bulgaria
Feb 2014 - Jan 2015
Apr 2014

18380 mi

$25
Front wheels shimmy at speeds (80 - 100 km/h) - took for a rebalance, no improvement 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

13200 mi
fixed wipers 
Oct 2014

29700 mi
Noise from steering column 

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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
Nov 2012

3000 mi
Defective ping detector 
Mar 2013

3000 mi
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 Texas, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

26000 mi

US $3000
Water pump failed. 4 structurally damaged wheels 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
Mar 2013

15000 mi
loose nut in door 
Jan 2014

15500 mi
Injectors replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

12000 mi
engine stalled while moving aprox 3mph. extensive testing and some reprograming 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

37000 mi
Oil leak, fixed Cracked coolant recovery tank, replaced TPMS went screwy, fixed 

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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
Mar 2012

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. 
Apr 2013

43800 mi
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. 
May 2013

48000 mi
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.. 
Jun 2013

48000 mi
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. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

24300 mi

US $160
Car would not start. Interior lights and other electrical items would work intermittently. Car was towed to dealership. Dealer claimed that one of the battery cables was loose. 
Jun 2016

26000 mi
Engine running very rough and had low power. Dealer diagnosed two bad ignition coils. Replaced all six coils and sparkplugs. Covered under warranty. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

43000 mi
battery was sub performing and so was replaced. 
May 2015

43000 mi

US $125
Intake charge pipe failed. 
Jan 2016

44500 mi
Drip Rails 
Jun 2018

53000 mi

US $524
Auxiliary cooling fan blades failed Water pump and thermostat. The water pump was diagnosed as at Stage 1 failure by a scan of the DME. Thermostat was done at the same time and also the connecting hose to save on labor and time. It was not fun even though I had the use of a lift. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2018
Jul 2012

2200 mi
Warning message displayed on idrive: Engine Malfunction, engine output has been decreased, take vehicle to nearest dealership asap. Dealer found problem with Knock Sensors in two cylinders. Repaired by replacing both sensors. 
Oct 2015

13300 mi
aluminum decorative metal trim broke off door on both sides. dealer repaired using new trip clips. Repair was corrected but the clips broke again and the door trim is coming apart again. will take back to dealer to fix again. 
Dec 2015

15000 mi
metal door trim pieces on both doors was coming apart due to the clips breaking that held it to the door. fixed by dealer. the dealer repair held for 2 weeks and the clips broke again resulting in the trim coming off again. 
Mar 2016

16000 mi
rattling was coming from underneath the car. diagnostics revealed rattle was the drive shaft. drive shaft replaced under warranty previous issue of door trim. when they repaired and replaced the door trim, there were clips that I presume had broken which were inside the door. 3rd attempt by dealer to clean out the broken clips that are rattling in door. still rattlig 
Apr 2018

35000 mi

US $700
bad coil. replaced 6 coils and 6 spark plugs 

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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
Apr 2013

3200 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. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

40000 mi
Air pipe cracked 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
Feb 2017

48000 mi

US $200
Water pump and thermostat. Tightened stabilizer bars 
May 2017

50000 mi

US $50
Oil filter housing gasket replaced. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Northwest Territory, Canada
May 2015 - Dec 2019
Nov 2015

53900 mi

C $600
Adjusted the sunroof close position to flush with the roof. 
Feb 2016

56420 mi

C $111
Headlight washer cover had become loose. Needed to replace cover and retainer. 
Oct 2016

64580 mi
Front Passenger side CV joint was ripped and the 
Aug 2017

69440 mi
Front Differential Replaced Under Warranty. 
Dec 2017

73160 mi
VANOS valve failure. Leaking oil filter gasket replaced at this time (probably cause for failure). 
Mar 2018

79980 mi
Routine Service for Brake fluid. Added note for intermittent heat Intermittent heat in cabin Previous dealer trip incorrectly diagnosed intermittent cabin heating. Water pump failed on the side of the road. Dealer replaced water pump, and leaking oil filter housing (which had previously been replaced). Dealer also replaced leaking oil filter housing (which had previously been replaced). 
Dec 2019

102300 mi

C $950
Replaced both rear dampers and installed original springs 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

81000 mi

US $50
Water pump failure, water pump and thermostat replaced under CPO warranty with $50 deductable. All four rotors replaced with new pads Takata airbag recall work 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

55600 mi
Bank 2 throttle actuator failed and was replaced by dealer under 7 yr/70K mile emissions warranty. 
May 2018

58336 mi

US $2299
Replaced drive belts - worn Replaced engine mounts 
Jun 2018

59219 mi

US $175
Recharged refrigerant 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2015
Jul 2014

35700 mi
Check engine light; increased emissions, DSC malfunction, DBC malfunction, start-stop malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

14000 mi

US $65
Front wheels shimmy at high speeds - took for a rebalance, no improvement 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2014

13900 mi
Replaced throw out bearing under warranty 
Apr 2016

25300 mi

US $20
Oil consumption. Added one quart after 10 miles 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

19000 mi
Back screen Front USB 
Feb 2015

20000 mi
Sunroof is ajar and does not align when closed 
Aug 2015

25100 mi
The Rear Sun Screen continues to get stuck 
Dec 2015

28000 mi
Clutch was sticking, dealer replaced the entire clutch. A fuel injector gave out 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

37000 mi
Driver's side cup holder does not open (jammed). 
Mar 2016

50000 mi

US $128
Ignition coil - Remove & replace - One, Cylinder 2 Part ordered: OEM Ignition Coil with spark plug 

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2011 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

31200 mi
Cracked expansion tank 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

103000 mi

US $1200
Engine overheating. Water pump not circulating coolant. Electric water pump and thermostat replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

53000 mi

US $1200
Engine plug wiring harness worn and exposed could cause engine failure computer failure. Replaced wiring harness 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2019
Jun 2017

55000 mi

US $200
ignition coil 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $200
replaced spark plugs and ignition coils x 6. fixed problem 
Mar 2019

80000 mi
vanos bolts sheared. repaired under warranty and/or recall. drives great again 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
Apr 2014

45000 mi
Loose accessory drive belt tensioner - repaired under warranty Front control arm bushings were coming out of the control arm assembly - replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

46000 mi
Automatic transmission would not shift between gears properly 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

55200 mi

US $120
Rear hatch assist struts failed 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

41100 mi
left rear bearing was noisy and replaced under warrantee 
Jan 2016

43300 mi

US $300
Battery test revealed battery needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

68000 mi

US $300
Moonroof does not work and glove box cover was peeling off. Dealership wouldn't cover in warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

117800 mi

C $500
replaced front rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

4000 mi
I always use the auto trans in manual mode. When shifting from 2nd it would go into neutral momentarily before going into 3rd about 10 percent of the time. Dealer said transmission firmware couldn't learn when manual mode always used. Dealer reproduced problem and contacted BMW who said I needed to drive more miles with transmission in D instead of manual mode in order for transmission to "learn." But could not tell me how many miles I needed to drive this way.  
Oct 2011

10000 mi
Auto trans would not shift correctly about 25 percent of time but only when in manual mode and only when upshifting 2nd to 3rd. Entire transmission replaced. Steering wheel shaft knuckle gear was binding to create high steering effort. 
Nov 2011

10000 mi
Steering column knuckle gear was binding since the car was brand new so was replaced.  Entire transmission (auto) replaced. Problem only occurred when in manual mode and only during upshift from 2nd to 3rd gear. Transmission would momentarily (1 to 2 seconds)shift into neutral between 2 to 3 upshift. Fault code found. Steering column knuckle gear was binding since the car was brand new so was replaced.  
May 2014

46500 mi
Left front speaker drops out for a few seconds then comes back on if you raise volume or open/close drivers door. Despite playing a recording to the shop foreman the dealer could not repair because they did not hear it themselves. Headlight washing nozzles are leaking and they were replaced. My reservoir was losing washer fluid. 
Jul 2014

47300 mi
Idler pully replaced left speaker cuts out randomly Driver door switch module replaced due to sticking rear window lockout switch 
Feb 2015

55400 mi

US $1200
Battery not holding charge and seemed reasonable after 4 bad winters. The charging module showed a fault and told it needed to be replaced. "registerable" BMW Battery $500, charging module $400.  
Mar 2017

71000 mi

US $975
One coil started missing. Recommended replacing all 6 due to high cost of labor. Also replace plugs. 
Apr 2017

72000 mi

US $675
VANOS solenoid (2) were sticking causing barely able to idle and erratic throttle. 
Aug 2017

75000 mi

US $2500
Replace alternator and ground cable 
Jan 2018

78000 mi

US $800
Replaced 2.5 year old BMW dealer battery. Replace front end control arms due to seized alignment bolts 
Feb 2018

79000 mi

US $1000
The entire PRND shifter module needed to be replaced. Was not always possible to put shifter into D position-needed to wiggle it around until it indicated D on dash display. Instead would go into M1 and would not shift out of M1 - car would reached rev limit and cut fuel. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

70000 mi

US $1200
Water pump died 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Maine, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

32300 mi
Leaky headlight washer nozzle replaced 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

80000 mi
Scheduled maintenance covered under extended warranty. Oil change, filter changes, general inspection of vehicle. The steering pump on this car emits an low, but audible hum and has since I owned it. Dealer's Master Technicians say this is normal for some of this generation 3-series. ...keeping an ear on it. 
Mar 2018

94000 mi

US $985
Pot hole impact bent lower steering column. The tires on that side of the car deflected to a point that they left black marks on the rims. There was impact to the degree that the control stalks for rear wiper and bright lights activated. ...yet no tire or rim damage. One of the u-joints in the steering column bent such that the steering input became uneven. Easy-hard-easy-hard as it moved through its rotation. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $50
Complained of a rough idle from time to time. Dealer replaced the coil packs. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

93000 mi

C $100
FRM3 corruption, needed to reflash working EEE 
Jun 2018

94240 mi

C $200
known FRM3 corruption failure. Open recall in the USA, but not in Canada 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2011

12700 mi
Both left and right adaptive headlight module replaced; ECU reflashed to sync the modules. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

1713 mi
Replaced iDrive controller and battery 
Jan 2016

US $326
Slow starting, replaced battery. Oil filter housing gasket was leaking and gasket was replaced. 
Dec 2017

90280 mi

US $1225
Replaced starter 
Jan 2018

91340 mi

US $677
Replaced rear brakes and rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Apr 2014

34300 mi
fives 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

83600 mi

US $80
Front suspension lower arms replaced because of worn out bushings 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

76000 mi

US $1380
Oil leak from filter housing Replace radiator hoses due to oil leak Replace belt and tensioner 
Sep 2017

83000 mi

US $650
P0456 code --- 3 trips for smoke test, replace DMTL pump and fuel tank vent valve 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Apr 2018
Jun 2015

83080 mi

C $850
Car was going into limp mode around this mileage. So read the engine codes using code reader. Based on symptoms and online help replaced ignition coils and spark plugs but didn't help. So changed hi press fuel pump and that worked 
Feb 2016

86880 mi

C $150
The gasket around the oil cooler housing was leaking. So replace two gaskets around that area. Because the coolant and oil might have been contaminated because of the leak, replaced both these fluids as well at the same time. 
Sep 2016

90520 mi

C $600
Big mess underneath the car with oil dripping but with the undertray it doesn't flow on the ground so hard to pinpoint. Found the source, it was oil pan gasket leaking. Got it fixed 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

54000 mi

US $1100
Transmission seal hard starting, replaced battery. Installed new battery. One of few items not covered by CPO or paid maintenance policy. $600 with install. That and some other BS turned me off on BMW of Dallas. turn light 
Aug 2015

59000 mi

US $54
On freeway when got a backfire. Lost boost and transmission acting odd. Upon inspection the intake from air cleaner to MAF had blown off and bracket ruptured. Had car towed to dealer.  Also had bad vibration on AC blower. Replaced. CPO fixed. 
Oct 2015

60500 mi
Car goes into overheat warning them limp mode but analog temp says no problem. Suspect car came with after market flash of prom. Overheat warning again on the way home. Took it back and kept for 3 more days. Seems had a hair line crack in the water reservoir tank. Then to add insult to injury tried to hit me for another deductible on the CPO for a new service. 
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $1297
The main CPO was the unknown of valve cover oil leak. The TPM (tire pressure) was a CPO item but they laid it off on both rear senders being bad so got to charge me for those and a fat fee for diagnostics. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

80000 mi

US $400
Have replaced high pressure fuel pump,  thermostat, and water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

77000 mi

US $1400
Had an oil filter gasket leak, took about 3-4 hours of work and cost 600 bucks. Oil pan gasket leak noticed during oil change. Repair cost 800 dollars. 
Mar 2017

77000 mi
Shop told that the Mechatronics unit is not working properly and should be replaced. Part costs $3500 with labor it is about $4000. It causes jerky shifts especially between first and second gear and flare shifts where transmission slams into gears very hard. 
Sep 2017

83000 mi

US $450
Wheel speed sensor failed had to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
- Feb 2016
Jan 2013

40000 mi

US $2650
Dealer reported coolant low repeatedly upon service at their shop. At conclusion of warranty they advised that the radiator was cracked and needed replacing. Dealer reported oil level low several times when at the shop for routine maintenance. At conclusion of warranty they advised that the head gasket was blown out and leaking oil. Dealer reported oil level low several times when at the shop for routine maintenance. At conclusion of warranty they advised that the oil coolant lines are leaking and need replacing. 
Jul 2015

85000 mi

US $130
Battery failed 
Jan 2016

105000 mi

US $1100
The variable valve timing system failed causing the car to stumble then die on the side of the road. I had to be towed and the system repaired. There was a TSB on this issue. 
Feb 2016

105000 mi

US $1400
radiator was cracked again and leaking fluid. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Jun 2014

49000 mi
The car would stall as the car was slowed to a stop at a traffic light. The engine speed went from 2000 rpm down to zero without leveling off at idle. The dealer updated the programmed fuel curves and the car idles smoothly now. 
Jun 2016

78000 mi

US $708
Water pump replaced. Engine intake cracked during prior repair. Reduced power light was lit before repair. Reduced Power light came on. Actuator for turbocharger waste gate failed to keep waste gate closed. Reduced power as a result. Actuators were fixed to allow engine to build up boost. 
Sep 2016

84000 mi

US $1585
The reduced power light came on resulitng in the third vist to the dealer for the same symptom. The High Pressure Fuel Pump failed and was replaced. A fuel line sensor was also replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2019
Apr 2014

14500 mi
Reduced engine warning light: two hoses and an actuator. 
Dec 2016

48000 mi
Oil filter housing casket leak. Repaired under warranty. 
Feb 2017

51000 mi
door lock failed 
Dec 2017

59000 mi
Expansion tank was leaking, prompted by warning light. Covered by extended warranty. 
May 2019

73000 mi
Water pump failure while driving on highway, never totally overheated 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Trunk latch would intermittently not latch on closure. Dealer replaced latch under warranty. 
Mar 2018

53000 mi

US $290
All washer fluid drained from vehicle. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
May 2017 - Sep 2018
Jun 2017

75000 mi

US $150
Water pump had failed rendering the car non-operational. Water pump + thermostat replaced by shop Freon was only at 50 percent and AC was not blowing very cold. Freon recharged and schrader valves replaced. 
Dec 2017

79000 mi
Indy shop had warned me that oil had been seeping from the oil filter housing gasket a couple of times when I previously had my car on the shop, but stated that it wasn't an immediate concern. In ~December 2017, I decided to have it addressed. 
Aug 2018

83000 mi

US $600
Charge pipe failed so it was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

59000 mi

US $1500
Water pump failed 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

19000 mi
Rear doors were rattling. 
Dec 2014

34000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed. Car was driving normally except for one single instance of reduced power. Otherwise, it drove fine. I suspect it could have gone another week or even a few months. 
Jul 2015

40700 mi
Charge pipe self-destructed. Dealer replaced under warranty. Took less than 2 hours. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

75000 mi

US $200
AC system evacuation, leak check, and recharge. No leaks found so a simple recharge fixed the issue. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

35000 mi
Exhaust rattle. surging idle. 
Jul 2014

42000 mi
broken hid headlight mounting bracket. 
Mar 2015

50000 mi
Electric Water pump failure, heater core was replaced at same time. Oil leak notied during water pump repair. Pan was resealed. 
Sep 2015

53000 mi

US $120
Sensor related battery needed replacing slight leak in coolant overflow tank 
Jun 2016

59000 mi

US $50
Replaced evaporator. 
Apr 2017

67000 mi

US $820
Repair blower motor. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

55100 mi

US $50
AC Blower motor replacement Sunroof motor replacement 
Jan 2018

65000 mi

US $75
Coolant expansion tank replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012
Jun 2010

310 mi
car delivered to me with faulty CD/DVD player CD/DVD replaced at dealership but steering was scratched and wood trim was not properly installed in the dash.. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

93620 mi
oil leak at the filter housing wishbone, one link kit and 3 ball joints replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

46000 mi
The fuel pump sensor needed repairing. 
Jun 2013

50000 mi
Park distance control malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Oct 2013
Apr 2012

12700 mi
Battery failed load test at 9.2V (charge status at 51%). Alternator output at 110amps. Replaced battery under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

55500 mi

US $500
Blue tooth not working with new Android update 
Oct 2015

61000 mi

US $2000
belt tensioner pulley bearings were noisy,  replaced leaking oil pump gasket, 
Nov 2015

61300 mi
cooling overflow tank cracked 3 days after tensioner pulley and water pump gasket were replaced. dealer says not related. not happy. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
Jul 2011

10000 mi
Electrical system malfunction noted, said car could not be driven but there were no problems with driving it. Took it to dealer on no notice. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2015
Jul 2011

3800 mi
Evacuate and recharge AC system; no real improvement. 
May 2014

22300 mi
Inability to latch trunk; repeated "trunk open" warnings despite trunk being closed. 
Feb 2015

24000 mi
Repeat visit: trunk fails to latch in freezing weather. This is now the 5th repair attempt. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi
Passenger front seat replaced due to "screeching" sound when using power seat adjustment. 
Oct 2015

25000 mi
Radio "acquiring signal" on every start after car sits for more than a day or two. This is now this car's THIRD radio; would have cost well over $1k if out of warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

42700 mi

US $50
Car went into limp safety mode while on the highway. Checked overflow reservoir after it cooled down and coolant was below the minimum mark. Failed water pump replaced under CPO warranty. Turbo engine burning through quart of oil every 3-4 months. Dealer found oil leak and repaired under CPO warranty. 
Oct 2015

43700 mi
After a high speed drive, engine block + stability control warning lights came on. Dealership replaced a bad intake pipe sensor on inter-cooler. Engine temperature warning light came on again - dealer replaced leaking overflow reservoir. While replacing the failing water pump 2 months ago, dealership probably didn't inspect it or it wasn't leaking at the time. 
Jan 2016

47300 mi
Engine temp light on again! After replacing overflow reservoir, dealer failed to add water/coolant. 
Apr 2017

53000 mi
My CPO warranty ran out Nov 2016. In March 2017, the 6-speed manual shifter LOUDLY popped out of 1st gear. So loudly that I thought I'd ran over something! I thought it was a fluke from not properly engaging the clutch, but it kept reoccurring. Called the local BMW dealer about diagnosing it but he said they didn't fix transmissions, only replaced them. Took it to an independent mechanic specializing only in European cars - he drove it and re-created the problem. $5K parts/labor for used transmission and $7K for new! On a car with barely 50K miles?? I decided to skip the repair and shift out of first as soon as the car starts rolling. Not ideal for enjoying the "ultimate driving machine" but it beats driving in fear of losing power in the middle of an intersection. Now I understand why people lease BMW's or sell them as soon as the warranty runs out. Buyer beware!! 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $75
Replace oil filter housing gasket 
Sep 2017

82000 mi

US $350
Replace starter motor 
Oct 2017

82000 mi

US $160
Replace battery and register to vehicle 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Aug 2011

10200 mi
The DMTL pump and sensor were faulty within the fuel system causing a CEL. The pump, sensor, and related tubing were all replaced under warranty  
Sep 2012

26000 mi
Engine would die on cold start up. Dealer was able to replicate the problem. They re-programmed the DME and adjusted the idle. 
Oct 2012

26000 mi
After previous repair trip the engine had slow throttle response. the engine also made strange noises, and on two occasions would hang during acceleration The dealer had the car for 45 days before declaring that they cannot fix the car even with help from the factory. BMW will be taking the car back 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

32000 mi
Engine malfunction message, car went into "limp home" mode and would not restart once stopped. BMW dealer did a software re-install and initialization across multiple systems. Glad this was covered by warranty! Rear left muffler rattle, repaired by replacing entire unit. Apparently internal flap was broken. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

48000 mi

US $50
Car had sluggish shifting and then a yellow coolant warning. Coolant low, suspected leak. Took to dealer, checked and found nothing. Next day, reoccurrence with a red coolant light. Issue traced to failed water pump. Fixed under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

16000 mi

US $800
Intake air pressure sensor 
Nov 2015

23000 mi

US $150
Active steering reset 
Jun 2016

30000 mi

US $600
Alignment off due to unknown suspension problem 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Sep 2014

71000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Water Pump 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
May 2014

28000 mi
Erratic idle, a slight stall in cold and then a CEL that came & went. Dealer read out codes, replaced a VANOS solenoid and a fuel tank purge valve. There is no CEL, but there is no improvement to idle either. 
Jun 2014

28000 mi
Erratic idle. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Nov 2014

33800 mi
Exhaust/ muffler rattle. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2016

53000 mi

US $50
Jumpy irregular idle at startup. No fix. No diagnosis. 
Oct 2016

55500 mi

US $1200
Water pump died 
Mar 2017

59000 mi

US $1200
Oil leak at filter housing. Misfires due to coil failure. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

15000 mi
Adaptive light module malfunction. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

44000 mi
Coolant pump failed 
Aug 2014

46600 mi
Headlight replaced Sticker around start button delaminating 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

50000 mi
Sticking parking brake - springs and pad replaced Windshield washer pump replaced Water leak around passenger-side front door - gaskets replaced Seat lumbar support replaced Clutch shuddering 
Jul 2016

67300 mi

US $800
Thrust rod bushings replaced. 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $500
Engine hard to start when weather is cold, often runs rough and dies. ECU reprogrammed, which appears to have worked around the problem. 
Apr 2018

79000 mi

US $1800
Head gasket replaced 4-wheel alignment 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

59000 mi
Dual mass flywheel has hot spots. Didnt notice tgis in the test drive since it surfaces only on hot days and if I have been driving around quite a bit 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

62000 mi

C $2000
Overheated on highway, water pump failure. Oil filter housing leaking, replaced filter housing. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

49000 mi
Service Engine Soon light illuminated. Passive tank sensors in DEF tank reading incorrectly. Replaced active/passive tank assembly. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
Mar 2011

5000 mi
Missing front clamps for rocker panels on both sides of the car. 
Jan 2012

15000 mi
Stop pad with ejector for fuel filler not working properly. 
Feb 2013

28000 mi
Indicator light in FZD module failed. Replaced indicator light. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
Dec 2013

18000 mi
Drivers door control panel for windows and side mirrors failed and was non-responsive. Prior to delivery, dealer replaced control panel (no charge to owner). 
May 2014

20000 mi
Wind noise from drivers door (door appeared not to be latching tight against seal). Rattle from instrument cover glass. 
Sep 2014

21000 mi
Creaking from doors going over off-camber ground. Dealer lubricated door seals, which corrected problem. 
Jun 2016

29000 mi

US $50
DEF tank temperature sensor read out of limits. DEF tank replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2016

30100 mi
DEF valve clogged, leading to check engine light. Appears to have been related to DEF tank replacement earlier. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Apr 2012

17000 mi
Replace A/C compressor belt. 
Dec 2012

24000 mi
Recharged battery. Still get battery warnings when driven short distances. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2017
Dec 2012

18000 mi
Vent deflector broke off 
Jun 2013

22000 mi
Squeak from engine area. Was result of previous service campaign work. 
Jan 2014

51700 mi
Fan blower unit was failing. Replaced. 
Sep 2016

64000 mi

US $3000
Car wouldn't start when warm. High pressure fuel pump and fuel filter replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jan 2013

27700 mi
Radio loses set stations. 
May 2013

21800 mi
Diesel fuel tank "tick" when taking slow 90 degree turns 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2014 - Aug 2018
Feb 2015

59700 mi
Due to Carbon buildup, CPU was throwing many codes, and fuel consumption was up. They replaced the intake runners and a few other things, totaling about 3k worth of work. 
Aug 2018

103000 mi

US $1800
Boost pipe and Harmonic Balancer will fail, replaced in preparation 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

87785 mi

US $53
Carbon Buildup. Sent intake off to be hot tanked, did walnut blast carbon cleaning. Also replaced gaskets: 11-61-7-790-198 11-61-2-246-945 11-61-2-245-439 11-12-7-796-378 13-54-7-792-098 Covered under extended warranty. Cylinder 4 injector 
Dec 2017

99400 mi

US $700
Harmonic Balancer failed. Replaced with OEM part. During repair also replaced non-failed but wear items: -Thermostat -Idler Pulley -1Gal BMW Coolant -Both drive belts 
May 2018

104000 mi
SCR Tank Check engine light illuminated. Known problem with extended warranty. Replaced active tank. 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
Sep 2011

26000 mi
Replaced bad glow plug. Replaced engine mount. 
Mar 2012

41000 mi
Diesel exhaust fluid tank replaced due to low pressure problem 
Jun 2013

75000 mi

US $900
Def injection system repair 
Dec 2013

79000 mi

US $3000
Carbon buildup in engine 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

24000 mi
EGR valve replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2016

25000 mi
SES soon light on. SCR metering valve had to be replaced. Dealer replaced it free under Technical Bulletin. 
Jun 2016

25000 mi

US $600
Control Module for Glow Plugs showed a fault and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

33000 mi

US $500
Mass Air Sensor failure causes SES light to come one. Dealer replaced Mass Air Sensor. Total cost was approximately $500. Third Party Extended Warranty (Mercury) paid all but my $100 deductible. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

56000 mi
carbon buildup in intake manifold 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

29000 mi
System checked. Found OK. Routine scheduled maintenance performed one month ahead of schedule. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

59000 mi

US $1539
MAF air sensor failure, turbo charger balance and sequential pipe o-rings and upper turbo oil feed line replaced due to leaks. 
Oct 2015

70000 mi

US $150
Rough idle, engine stumbles intermittently. Dealer diagnosed carbon buildup but not confirmed visually. Estimated cost to clean $2900. Instead I purchased BG fuel system cleaner and fuel filter, fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

15600 mi
Check engine light - problem with the "Adblue", or urea injection system. CEL came back on within 100 miles of leaving dealership. Check engine light, and warning -> "Engine Will Not Restart in 100 Miles". Dealer reset CEL and fault codes. CEL and restart warning came back within 100 miles of leaving dealership. Check engine light. Warning -> "Engine Will Not Restart in 100 Miles". Urea / Adblue injector cleaned and 2 sensors were replaced. IIRC one of the failed sensors was for differential pressure on the DPF (Diesel particulate filter), the other O2. 
Dec 2017

50000 mi

US $1500
BMW can’t seem to understand that it actually gets cold in some parts of the US. And as such engineer a diesel exhaust emissions system that can function properly in the winter months. 
Feb 2018

52000 mi

US $1100
Cylinder #5 fuel injector was replaced. The harmonic balancer was replaced. Carbon buildup was cleaned out of the intake manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2014

25000 mi
Emissions repair, needed new catalytic converter 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $50
EGR cooler malfunction with CE light on. Part replaced under extended warranty 
Dec 2015

62000 mi

US $10
Rear taillight bulb out. Required substantial disassembly to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Jul 2017

86000 mi

US $3200
Maintenance, intake carbon cleaning, diagnose multiple SAS codes 
Sep 2017

93000 mi

US $4000
DEF tank and sensor failure, Oxygen sensor (2) failure, ,multiple SAS codes, could not smog 
Oct 2017

93000 mi

US $5200
Transmission failure. It was randomly downshifting to second gear from 6th during highway passing maneuvers. Turns out that the tranny is spec'd to last only 200k km so mine was still a bit premature. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

25000 mi
iDrive Controller trim was showing bubbles - entire controller replaced under warranty with updated model. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi
Dealer forgot to reset steering angle sensor 
Dec 2013

44000 mi
Dealer had to add DEF 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

51700 mi
Bad catalytic converter 
Feb 2016

57300 mi
Catalytic converter was replaced under emissions warranty. 
May 2016

61800 mi

US $2500
Urea tank temperature sensor failed. Whole tank replaced due to temperature sensor built into tank in a manner which prevents sensor service/replacement independent of tank replacement. 
Apr 2018

82321 mi

US $1700
Battery, Crankshaft Pulley,  CV Joint Recall, and Motor Mounts replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

46000 mi
iDrive system control knob completely non-functional. Exhaust leak at front of engine. 
Jun 2017

90000 mi

US $600
Oil leak - turbo cooling line. 
Dec 2017

99000 mi

US $1800
Glowplug replacement. Replace headlight. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

32000 mi
sensor in fuel tank failed. replaced under warranty 
Apr 2014

34300 mi
Car would not start. Problem was with intake manifold. Replaced under BMW warranty 
Jun 2014

41000 mi
Fuel pump replaced 
Oct 2015

64700 mi

US $3000
SES light on. Carbon buildup in cylinders and intake manifold. Manifold removed, cylinders cleaned as well as manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

54600 mi

US $761
Replaced Nox sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

40000 mi
Repaired broken passenger cup holder. 
Sep 2014

79000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Selective Catalytic Reduction tank due to faulty sensor. Replaced Selective Catalytic Reduction tank due to faulty sensor. 
May 2015

91000 mi
Replaced hot-film airmass meter and SCR temperature sensor 
Sep 2015

97000 mi

US $50
Check engine light. Updated car software & replaced two (2) NOx sensors. 
Dec 2015

98000 mi
BMW Germany said to replace catalytic converter. Said not covered by extended warranty. Bargained and will pay $500 labor and BMW will supply converter. Not in yet from Germany 
Apr 2016

109500 mi

US $463
Catalytic converter replaced. Dealer provided part and I paid labor ($463) 
Nov 2017

33933 mi

US $179
Replace leaking turbocharger oil line (pipe) Replace OEM battery 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2016
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on. Problem was a stuck DEF valve. Dealer cleaned valve and all is well. 
Feb 2011

4700 mi
Low Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) warning stating car wouldn't be startable after driving 1000 miles from time of initial warning. DEF fill is supposed to last until first scheduled maintenance at around 12k miles. Warning came at 4600mi. 
Jul 2013

26000 mi
Brief but loud screeching noise coming from engine compartment, after car sits for several hours on hot days. Dealer was unable to duplicate. No repair made so far. 
Apr 2014

34200 mi
Noisy blower motor. Noisy AC compressor clutch. The problem is, the noise only occurs on hot days, and we haven't had any yet. this year. Weatherstripping at bottom of rear window keeps falling off. This is 4th attempt by dealer to fix. This time they removed the entire window and replaced all of the trim surrounding it. 
Aug 2015

42300 mi

US $500
I drive error message. Excessive battery drain. Solved by replacing battery. 
Jun 2016

48000 mi

US $250
Check engine light came on. Dealer changed EGR valve. Did not solve the problem. 
Jul 2016

48000 mi

US $550
Dealer now believes check engine light was caused by carbon buildup in the intake system. Dismantled intake system for walnut-shell blasting to remove carbon buildup. Light still on. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

2700 mi
Leather replaced on driver seat cushion. Small fold was present in leather when car was delivered, creating uncomfortable hard spot. 
Oct 2011

11300 mi
Urea injection required refill for second time. Should last 15,000 miles. Dealer diagnosed and replaced urea pump. 
Jun 2012

24000 mi
Belt squeal when starting car with compressor on. From reading forums on-line, apparently this is an issue with the 335ds only (not X5 diesel). 
Jun 2013

35000 mi
Check engine light on. Defective swirl flaps in intake manifold. Steering column is squeaking. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

6000 mi
fuel valve was malfunctioning and replaced. car could not be driven over 20mph 
Dec 2010

9000 mi
engine stalling due to insulation stuffed into connector by factory 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2011

6000 mi
SES light on Oxygen sensor showed Secondary Air Valve failed. 
Feb 2013

23700 mi
Grinding noise while turning. Needed to replace fluid 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2016
Jun 2014

26000 mi
A bracket was loose on a piece of leather trim on the center part of the dashboard, which was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

58300 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system 
Apr 2016

63300 mi
Thermostat for emission control system 
Jul 2017

70000 mi

US $3600
Transmission fluid leak repair 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

51000 mi

US $300
Oil drain plug was messed up. I had to have the dealer helicoil and install a new one. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Jan 2012

8000 mi
grinding noise with low speed turns. resolved with changing the differential fluid. Dealer resolved problem quickly. 
Dec 2012

18000 mi
replace oxygen sensor 
Nov 2017

50000 mi

US $1200
throttle actuator bank 2 failed. replaced both complete actuators at the same time. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2018
Jan 2013

68500 mi
"Increased Emissions" message, needed a fuel system vent valve. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $150
Front wheel speed sensor failed, disabled abs & stability 
Apr 2016

74200 mi

US $1000
Replaced thermostat. 
Sep 2016

75000 mi

US $3500
Replaced clutch Replaced wheel sensor Replaced battery 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

8500 mi
Accelerator pedal assembly was replaced due to malfunction. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

50000 mi
Replaced another coil pack. This makes a total of 5. Constantly going out. Had a yaw sensor come on on dash and then the ESC shut off. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2011

21000 mi
The pump that pressurizes the fuel tank had failed. It was replaced under warranty.  
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

12000 mi
Trunk latch sticking 
BMW 3-Series in Hawaii, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
May 2012

6000 mi

US $5400
Rear bumper repaired, rear deck lid replaced and paint. BMW does not have there own repair facility in Hawaii. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Oct 2012

37200 mi
In at least six attempts to fix squeaky noise while going around the bumps entire suspension replaced. Noise reduced but still there, sounds like an old car. Now living with it.  
Jan 2013

43580 mi
This time Squeeky rear suspension. 
Nov 2013

46480 mi
One of the angle eyes failed. 
Feb 2014

48540 mi
Day time running light replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

59000 mi

US $80
Engine check light was on. Cylinder 3 misfire. Changed all spark plugs, totally 6 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

41000 mi
Wind noise on driver side door. Dealership replaced weatherstripping which helped dampen the noise. Replacement was done at no cost. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2013
Oct 2011

4000 mi
The transmission of the car would shift erratically during the first few minutes of driving-transmission would rev unreasonably high disproportional to throttle input. Problem seems to be gone after dealer inspected computer and updates. 
Jan 2013

9600 mi
Trunk wouldn't close. Not sure what repair work (if any) was done but the trunk closes now. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Sep 2015 - Nov 2018
Sep 2015

28000 mi

US $331
battery died and we were stranded until BMW roadside service came along. Dealer said we had ruined battery by leaving radio on. Utter nonsense. Battery should have been covered by warranty - I was charged $332. 
Jan 2018

46000 mi

US $800
Replaced upper control arm bushings 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

31000 mi

US $50
bad coil 
Nov 2016

32300 mi

US $50
All kinds of computer messages in error. Took TWO WEEKS for them to sort it out, replacing CPU and other stuff. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

68100 mi
Camshaft sprocket retaining bolts failed and dropped into motor caused about 3200 in damage. Covered by BMW, recall. Engine misfire diagnosed bad ignition coil on cylinder 1 
Dec 2014

71000 mi

US $133
Car was dying at idle. Replaced intake vanos solenoid. Issue was resolved Vanos exhaust solenoid failed shortly after replacing intake solenoid. Replaced second solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

64000 mi

US $600
Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs after "check engine" light came on and car briefly sputtered. Apparently it was a failure of the #4 ignition coil. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2012

11000 mi
Sunroof motor stopped working and needed replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

67818 mi

US $50
Cylinder #6 Coil failed. Dealer replaced ALL (6) Bosch Coils per SIB 12 18 14 with Delphi Coils. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2013
Mar 2012

7000 mi
Car in for 1st scheduled maintenance: Oil change. Also wiper blades replaced (BMW noticed blades cracked). Both free as part of BMW warranty. BMW noticed AC noise. Leaking evaporator replaced. DIAG code D6450 00000000 19 01. Also Free. 
Oct 2012

7000 mi
Air conditioner not working. Air blowing but is not cold. Leaking evaporator replaced. This is the second time BMW has replaced the part. Service representative said they have been seeing issues with evaporators. Covered under BMW warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2016
Nov 2013

31700 mi
Had a metallic rubbing noise at 30mph or higher. similar to the noise you get with bad engine mounts. Replace differential. 
Jun 2014

36000 mi
rattle in aluminium trim in dashboard on rough roads. problem not fixed. 
Sep 2016

50000 mi

US $360
tensioner belt 
Oct 2016

50000 mi

US $696
All 6 ignition coils replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

30000 mi

US $250
Ignition coils failed for 2 cylinders 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2014
May 2012

14000 mi
Radio Screen washing out (fading).Bmw replaced with new radio. rubber seal on outside lower back window detached 
Jun 2012

15000 mi
Lower Right Corner Trim piece on the rear of Driver's Seat fell off. 
Jul 2013

32000 mi
Driver's side mirror making grinding noise when folding Back window trim came loose again Passenger side seatbelt would not fasten 
Aug 2013

32800 mi
IBS Battery cable failed 
Sep 2013

35000 mi
DMTL Pump(Emissions) replaced 
Dec 2013

37000 mi
Cylinder 5 misfiring, spark plug chipped.Replaced spark plug and ignition coil. Heat not working on passenger side.Heater core stopped up.Replaced heater core unit and topped off with coolant and bled system. Driver's side door lock malfunctioning. Driver's door lock actuator drive unit replaced Rear sunshade not operating. Replaced rear sunshade assembly. 
Apr 2014

43800 mi
AC blowing roughly. Blower Motor replaced Rear glass molding detaching from glass. Replaced rubber molding of rear windscreen. 
Jun 2014

44000 mi
Car would not shift out of first gear. Dealer tried to duplicate but could not do so. Passenger door lock opening extremely slowly. Suspect problem with actuator with driver's side having already been replaced. Dealer would not replace. 
Jul 2014

45200 mi
Rear window molding detached from window again. 
Oct 2014

51000 mi
Back window trim came loose for fourth time Torque converter failed 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

19000 mi
RPM would dip low (near stall, but no stall) at idle occassionaly. Also car would occasionally tug at brakes while idle. The RPM issue has not reappeared. The problem was an internal BMW TSB of known software glitch. 
Jul 2016

24200 mi

US $500
Belt tensioner required replacement 
Mar 2017

36500 mi

US $1000
Rodent wire damage required wire replacement. also either a VANOS or fuel injector issue, can't remember 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

11300 mi
The sensor that senses engine problems was faulty and was replaced. 
Apr 2013

18200 mi
Lumbar support on driver's side malfunctioned. 
Jul 2013

19800 mi
Lumbar support on driver's side malfunctioned. Wasn't fixed properly in April. 
Nov 2013

24000 mi
Car wouldn't start. After jumping it the electrical system flickered off and on, then the next morning, the car wouldn't jump. Had to tow it to dealer 
Aug 2014

27100 mi
A/C controller 
Feb 2015

30600 mi
Sensor malfunction caused one cylinder to not fire. All 6 sensors were replaced. 
Jun 2015

32000 mi
Lumbar in drivers seat does not stay fixed for 24 hours. Could not be fixed. Second attempt to fix it. 
May 2017

45000 mi

US $600
Engine bolt 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2018
Feb 2016

48000 mi

US $35
Misfire in #5 cylinder reported through ORB II diagnostic port. Replaced coil on plug unit in cylinder #5 and cleared fault codes, engine runs fine now with no warning codes. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Feb 2018
Mar 2016

41000 mi

US $150
Battery replacement 
Mar 2017

51000 mi

US $50
Engine misfiring due to bad ignition coils 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $4000
oil measurement function stopped. oil sensor still doesn't function with replacement and new system with computer controller will cost ~$1700. Main computer on car is dead and replacement will cost ~$2300. 
Jan 2015

60200 mi
Main computer replaced. Water pump died and replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2015
Jul 2013

10200 mi
Adaptive headlights malfunction. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jun 2014

47000 mi
all spark plugs and ignition coils replaced with new, drive belt replaced with new, all under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

45100 mi
replaced all coils 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

106000 mi

US $2500
Rear struts were replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

33480 mi

C $300
Engine rough. Plugs had failed. Preventively also replaced ignition coils. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2017
Jan 2014

49300 mi
missing badly on acceleration. bad coil replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

39000 mi
lower steering shaft replaced because of noise and loose 
Sep 2014

46000 mi
replaced all coils 
Sep 2016

87000 mi
steering noise while turning back and forth. design issue. said they have tried to repair but cannot due to design 
Dec 2016

90000 mi
valve cover gaskets 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

26800 mi
Passenger rear bumper uneven. Inside connector popped lose. Fixed by the dealer to original shape. 
Aug 2012

11000 mi
Very loud static from rear speaker. Multiple engine on off didn't correct. Only when car was locked and left for about 5min, noise stopped spontaneously. Unclear why. Has not recurred past 300 miles. Running normally now. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi
Drive door lock stuck. Actuator replaced. 
Feb 2016

64000 mi

US $225
Piston coil replaced 
Apr 2016

66500 mi

US $650
Engine piston coil x 5 and spark plug x6 replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - May 2014
Jan 2014

24000 mi
TPMS module malfunctioned 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2015
Apr 2012 Headlights not aligned properly from factory. passenger mirror sometimes does not work or gets stuck in down position after car is in reverse 
Apr 2014

19800 mi
trunk lid does not close properly. replaced striker and spacer car would buck and idle rev at stop 
Oct 2015

34000 mi
have to look it up 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jul 2015
Sep 2013

26040 mi
Transmission shifting was hesitating and so they upgraded the software. 
May 2015

46500 mi
Check Engine light came on. Took it to the dealer and it had something to do with a valve adjustment - they kept the car overnight and had to replace the valve gaskets as well. 
BMW 3-Series in Maine, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2018
Feb 2015

35500 mi
CEL illuminated and engine ran rough for a few minutes after wide open throttle at high RPM. Faults indicated misfire on cylinders 5&6: two ignition coils replaced. 
Aug 2015

40500 mi
Rough idle/surging at a stop in drive when warming up. 
May 2017

61000 mi

US $1100
Instrument cluster would stop working, and warning lights about brakes, TPMS, and the traction control/AWD system would illuminate and subsequently clear after the car went to sleep. Diagnosed as bad RDC module due to corrosion. Replaced the module and performed programming for new module. Replaced corroded grounding strap. 
Jan 2018

72000 mi

US $210
Intermittent misfires with transient service engine soon light. Replaced all coils and spark plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Oct 2011

10000 mi
Evaporator core replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2018
Sep 2015

73000 mi

US $180
New spark plugs 
May 2016

76000 mi

US $140
AC freon charge and diagnosis 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
Sep 2017 - Nov 2020
Oct 2017

75000 mi

US $450
replaced serpentine belt,tensioner and pulley. These repairs were purely preventative ! 
Nov 2019

88400 mi

US $1100
valve cover gasket replacement. oil filter housing gasket replacement 
Jan 2020

90000 mi

US $450
Replaced all spark plugs and replaced #1 coil pack. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Dec 2014

33000 mi
Trunk won't latch in cold weather. Replaced trunk striker and shim as per bulletin. Re-glued left side rain gutter, came loose at LR door. 
Feb 2015

36000 mi
Replaced RDC control unit and reprogrammed to fix inactive tire pressure monitoring system. 
Mar 2015

37000 mi
Replace front input shaft seal (leaking) and replace fluid. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

37200 mi
The iDrive failed and had to be reprogrammed. The std repair is to reprogram and monitor. If it fails again, they will have to replace the head unit. Thankful it was under warranty, I dread finding out how much this repair cost. The rear window weather stripping fell off for the second time. Appears to be a known issue a horrible design. This is the second time in 6 months that this part has been replaced. It is falling off again after a month. 
Oct 2014

38440 mi
Rear window weather stripping repaired. Required automotive glass subcontractor to remove rear window and use epoxy to attach the rear window stripping. Why on earth BMW uses tension clips for weather stripping we may never know. 
Feb 2015

39240 mi
Replace brake fluid 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Sep 2018
Apr 2017

35030 mi

C $350
Replace rear brake pads and rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

61000 mi

US $10
Windshield washer reservoir leaking. Replaced both pump seals. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2016
Apr 2015

46300 mi
Idrive replaced through warranty. Idrive knob was peeling off the plating. Fuel splashes everytime the fuel tank is filled at any gas station. Dealer said they could not replicate the issue. Going back to the dealer with evidence (took s video of the spill last time I filled up gas). 
Aug 2015

48000 mi
Fuel splashes out everytime car is fueled. First trip (under warranty), dealer said could not reproduce the problem. Second trip outside of warranty: took some videos as evidence. Dealer mechanic came and verified. Attemped but couldn't repair. 
Oct 2015

48300 mi

US $200
Fixed the fuel tank issue. Replaced the whole fuel tank. Dealer/Manufacturer paid for 95% of the cost. Owner paid for 5%. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2015

38400 mi
Ignition coil replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

14260 mi
The evaporator had to be replaced 
Jun 2015

21700 mi
Warranty repair of last summer, one of the connections was not hooked up. 
Jan 2017

21920 mi

C $375
Warning light showed battery problems several times,replaced 7 year ol battery. 
Nov 2017

44020 mi

C $244
ON checkup Budd's service advisor told us we need battery replaced and tires. Asked to have battery replaced but were told they could not do so. Took car to Grand River BMW, checked things out and everything was okay. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

69000 mi

US $350
the ecu required re programing 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
Jan 2015 One of the coil packs failed 
Dec 2015

56000 mi

US $100
Engine would not idle, stalled after starting - engine sensor replaced under certified warranty less deductible 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jan 2021
Jun 2015

37200 mi

C $1500
59,100km Rough Idle and check engine came on. Loss of power noticed, rpm were bouncing 900-1200 at idle, normal is around 800. New coil, eccentric shaft sensor, gasket. Cost 1500$ CAD covered in CPO warranty Driver Cup Holder malfunction (spring broken) New Cupholder installed Covered under warranty 
Mar 2016

43400 mi
Coilpack failed again second time this year. New coilpack installedrnNew ignition coils Steering was grunting Dealer found faulty steering wheel pump Replaced steering wheel pump + fluid Caliper seized Required new rotors and pads in the front computer was acting up, Maintaince section was frozen( km remaining not changing) Computer was restored to factory settings and updated 
Oct 2017

60760 mi

C $2700
Navigation / multi music system short circuited full replacement 
Dec 2018

76260 mi

C $800
Coil pack replaced because misfiring, spark plugs done as well 
Jan 2020

79980 mi

C $600
Radiator and radiator hose replaced 
Nov 2020

83080 mi

C $900
Oil leak found. Oil housing gasket replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

21080 mi
valve cover cracked and was replaced under extended warranty 
Jun 2018

27280 mi

C $80
replaced engine ground cable 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
Dec 2010

5000 mi
Windshield washer fluid froze in tank and would not dispense fluid onto windshield. The fluid level was low and the temperature dipped about 20 degrees overnight. Dealer added some antifreeze and I was good to go. 
Aug 2011

15300 mi
Rubber trim along bottom of rear window kept coming loose when opening trunk. 
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Rear window rubber trim came loose, this time on the opposite side. Dealer put it back together, and hopefully it stays put like the other side. All else is good, the car doesn't feel like it has even aged a bit after 2 years 30,000 miles. 
Aug 2012

32900 mi
The plastic door sill at the drivers door came loose, dealer fixed it. 
Mar 2013

44000 mi
Tire pressure system was inactive. Dealer fixed it. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
Feb 2016

43260 mi

C $70
Misfire, replaced coil and spark plug on cylinder #1. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2015

37300 mi
Passenger side headlight was tilting downwards (halogen). Clip broke inside. Replaced under warranty. Driver side door lock failed upon delivery. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

39000 mi
Front bushings gone bad - squeaking sound when turning far to the right or left. Power steering pump went bad. Groaning sound when turning. 
Sep 2015

48000 mi
Driver side (rear) door lock gets stuck. Door lock actuator replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 about 2 weeks of ownership the check engine light up. it was a valve selenoid regarding valvetronic, well documented on the internet. they replaced the valve/selenoid comfort access stopped working from driver door, exterior handled was warm (it is winter). dealer replaced the handle and everything is ok. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

12600 mi
Radio was acting erratically including occasional loud vibration-like sound coming from rear speakers & randomly changing audio sources. Dealer replaced radio under warranty, but not without an argument. Had to show them a TSB for the issue. 
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Rubber strip along bottom of rear window (where it meets top of trunk lid) kept coming loose and had to be replaced. Was not yet actually leaking water though. A/C was not blowing real cold, needed recharge. 
Dec 2016

25000 mi

US $637
Replaced thrust rod bushings. Dealer said they were starting to fail. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

2000 mi
Broken valve spring 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

27000 mi
Sunroof misaligned when auto closed. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

93200 mi

US $50
Cylinder misfire. Covered under CPO 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2017
Apr 2017

86000 mi

US $800
Leaky valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

27000 mi
Passenger airbag sensor (seatbelt indicator) mat has gone bad, seatbelt indicator always triggering even when no passenger in the seat. 
Jan 2016

32700 mi
Cracked gasket cover, which was replaced 
Jan 2017

35300 mi

US $65
Engine stumbling when cold and throwing CEL. #1 ignition coil changed out. spark plugs changed out. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

116000 mi

US $550
Replace [accessory] belt tension pully Gasket replacement. My Check Engine Soon light came on at 115,000 miles. The dealer did significant gasket work and charged me nothing under an "extended warranty." I will not purchase another BMW. Nice car to drive but the reliability has been very substandard. I don't abuse the car, I do all scheduled maintenance. I look forward to the day I sell it. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

51000 mi

US $500
rear LED light replaced 
May 2016

60000 mi

US $500
door lock mechanism 
Jul 2016

61200 mi
vibration on highway 
Aug 2016

62000 mi
vibration 
Sep 2016

62000 mi
Vibration at speed 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

46400 mi
Timing Chain Sensor replaced 
Mar 2016

50000 mi

US $550
The thrust rod bushings were leaking oil. A typical problem for BMWs. 
Jan 2018

64670 mi

US $132
Serpentine Belt Idler wheel was failing. Replaced using Continental Serpentine Belt Accessory Drive Component Kit. In kit instructions it clearly stated that the bolt retainer MUST be removed before installation. After removing original, I found the BMW factory never removed this clip! So much for German perfection. 
May 2018

67000 mi

US $122
Engine starting running rough. Replaced coil packs and the issue is fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

54000 mi

US $38
Car has a vibration, is still not fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2018
Nov 2015

79000 mi
Battery not charging. Alternator replaced under CPO warranty. 
Mar 2016

81000 mi
Communication problem between two electrical modules causing various dashboard lights to illuminate. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Nov 2018
Jul 2013

15300 mi
Radio/sound system repaired  Battery cable terminal end(s) replaced 
Dec 2017

48000 mi

US $750
HIgh pitch noise at high speed when driving 60+, front wheel bearing (passenger) was bad. Replaced and noise went away 
Nov 2018

52000 mi

US $400
Straighten wheels 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

44000 mi
Trunk latch wouldn't always close when the trunk was closed. The dealer said it was a known issue and replaced the latch under warranty. 
Sep 2017

60000 mi

US $120
A/C recharge. 
Dec 2017

62000 mi

US $50
Leaking o ring in the transfer case adjuster. Lock actuator in drivers door failing. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $1000
Pads and rotors replaced. Control arm bushings replaced, mechanic recommended. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2014 - Nov 2017
Mar 2016

42780 mi

C $300
two ignition coils needed to be replaced 
Sep 2017

54560 mi

C $70
Headlight washer pump 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

53000 mi

US $300
Hit massive pothole at 80 mph, causing the passenger front tire to develop a bulge. Tire deemed non-salvageable by the mechanic, brand new matching tire installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

49000 mi
The engine valve cover gasket needed replacement. 
Nov 2014

55000 mi

US $205
One of the ignition coils needed replacement 
Jan 2015

US $200
Another ignition coil needed replacement. 
Mar 2015

55000 mi

US $250
Severe misfire. All remaining coils replaced and all spark plugs replaced. Air injection hose was knocked loose during a prior repair. 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

68000 mi
Power steering fluid changed. Dirty. Car was driving funny. Fine now. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Nebraska, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

23000 mi
electrical wiring issue caused gas gauge to malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2013

32000 mi
Failed Battery 
Dec 2013

39000 mi
Rear drivers window would not auto close. Dealer had to re-calibrate the anti-trap feature on window. 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Computer was reporting rear brakes needed service, was faulty error, had to have computer reprogrammed with new software. squeaking and squealing from ac blower motor fan on low speeds 
Feb 2015

55300 mi

US $950
Two coil packs failed. Replaced remaining coil packs and all spark plugs were replaced. No freon in system, evaporator was the source of leak. Replaced evaporator. 
Apr 2015

59500 mi

US $400
DMTL (Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage) Pump had failed and needed to be replaced 
Sep 2016

80000 mi
Car would not start, pressing the start button resulted in radio turning off, and all the dash lights going off then on again. Was able to jump start the car and drive to dealer for battery replacement. 
May 2018

108000 mi

US $1400
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket (VCG) and oil filter housing gasket (OFHG) 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

37200 mi
Failed to start on a very cold day. Dealer service found Battery not holding full charge, replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Jan 2015

16700 mi
The Heat/AC temperature control nob was broken. The controls were replaced. Window switches were broken on the drivers side. Lock button stuck. 
Apr 2015

18700 mi
Car had a sweet chemical like smell when the heat is on. The car was leaking on the driveway. Dealer replaced thermostat due to a coolant leak. Leak stopped but smell still occurs. 
May 2015

20000 mi

US $600
Return visit due to sweet smell from vents when the heat is on. Couldn't find any leaks, but found a piece of cookie in one of the vents. Fished it out. Didn't fix the problem. Suggested heater core leak, but was dismissed by mechanic. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi
Car continues to have irritating odor coming from the vents when the AC or heat is on. Dealer can't figure it out. They treated AC with chemical based on the idea that it might be mold but it didn't work. 
Dec 2015

29000 mi
Dealer replaced leaking AC evaporator. Didn't solve problem. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

77000 mi

US $500
Oil leak. Bad pistons misfiring. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

39000 mi

US $50
Car threw CEL, replaced Leak Diagnosis (DMTL) Pump. Known problem with E90. Pump was promptly replaced by dealer. 
Nov 2016

47400 mi

US $50
Misfire in cylinder 1. Diagnosed as bad coil. Part of batch with open TSB. All 6 replaced under CPO warranty. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

136000 mi

US $50
Replaced spark plugs Oil change 
Jun 2018

150000 mi

US $350
Valve cover gasket leaking. Replace gaskets. Car misfiring and running poorly - eccentric shaft sensor failed. Replaced sensor. Oil filter housing gasket leaking. Replace OFH gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2013
Jun 2012

25000 mi
Rear power sunshade was not retracting. Dealer replaced sunshade assembly. 
Nov 2013

45000 mi
The rear power sunshade quit working for the second time. I did not get it repaired before I sold the car to the dealer still under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2020
Mar 2016

20000 mi
Steering wheel made a slight noise turn left. The steering bushing assembly needed a small adjustment. 
Mar 2018

33000 mi

US $200
Battery replacement 
Jun 2018

35900 mi

US $230
Head gasket replacement due to oil leak. Repaired under warranty. 
Oct 2020

52000 mi

US $376
New idle coil 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

96100 mi

C $400
Ignition coils needed to be replaced, cylinders were miss firing. 
Jan 2018

111600 mi

C $440
Battery wouldn't start car. 
BMW 3-Series in North Dakota, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2017
Jan 2015

US $175
Leaking rear transmission seal 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

61000 mi
Wheel bearing was replaced Radio - no sound 
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $1300
Engine was missing. Dealer replaced spark plugs and ignition coil 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Dec 2011

1240 mi
Car had swirl marks in paint from poor polishing job when I picked it up (with 19kms on it). Dealer apologized and re-polished, but they are still there. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

55380 mi

C $300
Steering column problem affected turning. 
Sep 2016

78740 mi

C $80
valves problem. oil cap broke 
Mar 2017

81008 mi

C $500
Battery needed replacement and electrical system reprogrammed.  Lost 1 stop bulb. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jan 2015
Aug 2013

16080 mi
Check Coolant light came on. Dealer topped up coolant and stated this is normal when it gets cooler. Never heard that with any of my previous cars... 
Sep 2014

29140 mi
Oil leak detected during inspection, while performing oil change 
Nov 2014

29240 mi
Oil leak repaired. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

38560 mi

C $90
Engine not turn over. Would crank forever but not start. After to towing to mechanic, no fault was found and it started first time. No errors pr misfires found on computer. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Switzerland
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

3820 mi
Replacement of ignition coils (done as part of an improvement program, free of charge) 
Sep 2013

5580 mi
DSC hydraulic unit replaced (sensor) 
Dec 2013

6820 mi
Recuring ESP Fault. Steering sensor reset, DSC ECU + DSC hydraulic unit replaced. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

87000 mi

US $150
The bearings in the rear wheels failed and started to make a horrible noise. BMW indicated that it wasn't dangerous and it was quite common on the E90 BMW. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

11300 mi
instrument panel reported discharge issue. multiple trips to dealer before battery was replaced. no further problem 
Oct 2017

16000 mi

US $850
replaced all fluids, oil, radiator, brakes, and all wear items. Only transmission fluid not changed. replaced all filters. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

46030 mi
Intake charge pipe blew, this is a known issue and BMW had just sent me a letter that extended the warranty on this part. Repair done under this warranty 
Sep 2017

46000 mi

US $167
Took it to the BMW dealer after a cylinder misfire code and very rough running, car returned to normal after restart. Dealer diagnosed the problem and recommended new plugs, coils and an intake cleaning (walnut blasting). Did not get any work done at dealer. Replaced coils and plugs, very easy to do on this vehicle, needed to buy special socket and a torque wrench. Coils and plugs bought online from FCPEuro 
Jun 2018

58000 mi

US $800
Replaced the transmission pan due to a leak 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

2480 mi
fuel evaporation system repaired under warranty 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
Sep 2016

19000 mi
Glove box did not open. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2015
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Replaced battery under recall 
Jan 2015

10000 mi
Battery not holding charge - replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

38000 mi
flex plate replaced under recall, no cost to me 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

13000 mi
At less than 17,000 miles the DME failed and had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

US $50
Cooling tank had a leak and had to be replaced. Thank God I had the certified warranty. Valve gasket leak. This is the 2nd engine oil leak to be fixed in 6 months, not including the cooling tank leak that was simultaneously fixed. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
May 2017

63240 mi

C $250
Right rear wheel bearing became noisy and required replacement 
Jul 2017

63240 mi

C $4800
Both turbos had to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

63240 mi

C $1800
Cooling fan assembly failed requiring replacement parts only available from Germany 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - May 2014
Jul 2013

30300 mi
TPMS Failure, Dealer replaced RDC Wheel Electronic Module With top up, metal clunking sound from roof 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

52000 mi
Convertible top sticks when opening Side marker light malfunction 
Dec 2015

106000 mi
DCT Transmission overheated, had to be replaced 
Jun 2016

120000 mi

US $2000
Brake sensor failed causing brake booster pump to fail 
Oct 2016

124700 mi

US $400
Replaced right rear tire pressure sensor 
Dec 2016

128000 mi

US $300
Replace battery 
Jun 2017

139000 mi

US $3200
Compressor replaced Replaced fuel sensor 
Sep 2017

144000 mi

US $1700
Belt broke. Power steering became inoperable. 
Oct 2017

146000 mi

US $700
Rear wheel speed sensors replaced 
Jan 2018

156000 mi

US $3000
Spark plugs replaced 
Jun 2018

164000 mi

US $800
Main belt was squealing 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $50
Fuel sensor that is built into gas tank had failed. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

44000 mi
felt like the transmission was slipping...dealer said probably torque converter. They wanted to put an additive in the transmission for $550 and if that didn't work replace torque converter for $4000 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2018

39060 mi

C $2300
rear brakes and valve cover gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

46000 mi

US $800
One coil failed. We replaced all 6 to prevent a future on the road problem. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Passenger window broken by vandals, repaired at insurance-recommended shop, but still had 'rattles' in door. Upon inspection, BMW dealer found poor repair work. Dealer and shop negotiated payment and door was repaired by dealer at no cost. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Nov 2011

8000 mi
Glove box door wouldn't open. Fixed door. 
Feb 2013

23700 mi
Multiple system error messages shown on dashboard 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2014
Dec 2012

9000 mi
Squeaking noise on hardtop. 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $868
Valve cover gasket windshield washer motor 
Dec 2016

63000 mi

US $3488
BMW developed an intermittent miss. All coils and plugs were replaced. Water pump and thermostat showed fault codes, both were replaced 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

52000 mi

US $1100
Cylinder coil failed, needed replaced. Changed all 6 plugs; leaking in oil valve cover and sensor, so replaced sensor before it failed. A coil on #6 cyl shouldn't fail with only 52K miles! 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

53000 mi

US $1500
Service Engine Soon light on. Diagnosis revealed fault in High Pressure Fuel Pump. That pump had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

66000 mi

US $800
AC Supply hose developed a leak at the connector. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

32000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on. Dealer read code as transmission problem but then said resulted from being too low on fuel Door panel insert loose again. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Replacement of failed rear-view mirror (with garage door opener & auto dim function). Recharge of low battery. 
Sep 2015

45000 mi
Radio head was emitting a high pitch hum at all times through speakers. Factory reset was performed on radio and problem was resolved. 
Nov 2016

51100 mi

US $1300
Water pump. Known issue on BMW N54 Engine. No assistance from BMW. replaced thermostat since system was apart anyway. 
Feb 2017

54000 mi

US $300
Battery Replacement and coding (BMW requires battery to be coded to the computer, preventing owners from doing this ourselves.) 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
May 2013

38000 mi
Metal vibration sound from suspension when hitting bumps. Left rear suspension arm bolt loose. Metal rubbing noise when turning right and in reverse. Right rear backing plate was bent. 
Jan 2014

41800 mi
Car started rough and stalled after 5 seconds. Restarted and ran rough but normalized. Engine malfunction notification came on screen and warned of reduced power. Dealer found misfires in cylinders - replaced fuel injectors & spark plugs 
Jun 2014

45000 mi

US $800
Highway under construction, pavement changed drastically. Hit bump and alignment went off center. Thrust rod bushings had to be replaced and alignment performed. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

36000 mi
Persistent noise coming from steering when vehicle first pulls forwards while turning left. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

1000 mi
Electrical failure for control switch for driver side window and mirror adjustments.  
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
May 2015

43700 mi
AC evaporation unit. Plus rear window shade replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

64000 mi

US $2000
Water pump failure. Replaced. Oil filter housing gasket leak. Had first been noted mid 2016. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Mar 2017
Feb 2011

5580 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump software upgrade. 
Jun 2011

9300 mi
Headlight washer cover replaced. 
Dec 2014

44640 mi

C $1500
Cooling fan began to cycle on/off. Caused by fault code. Symptom of water pump failure. Fault 377a pump deviation. Replace pump and thermostat 
Nov 2016

64360 mi

C $1000
Oil filter housing gasket replacement. Technician indicates they were starting to see slight leakage. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

65000 mi

US $50
High pressure fuel pump. Covered under CPO 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

34000 mi
The parking brake warning light would not shut off despite the brake being fully released. This was the second trip to diagnose and repair the issue. All seems to be ok now. During a repair visit for another issue, the technician noticed oil seeping from the turbo unit. He applied a tracer to the oil and diagnosed a leaky valve cover. 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2018
Sep 2013

17000 mi
leak at transmission output yoke 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

41000 mi

US $230
Airbag rattle 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

37000 mi

US $200
TPMS sensors were not transmitting. All 4 needed replacement. 
Mar 2016

55000 mi

US $2300
Had a check engine light with misfires in all 6 cyl. Ultimately needed to replace all 6 fuel injectors, all 6 spark plugs and the lambda sensor. 
May 2016

55000 mi

US $450
Speaker was blown. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

29500 mi

US $50
Electric Water Pump fail. Was stranded on side of freeway. BMW CPO warranty sent tow truck and took it to dealer who repaired it next day. Apparently this is a common problem. $850 repair if out of warranty! 
Feb 2018

45000 mi

US $700
1) - gasket on oil filter mounting leaking.  2) - accessory belt idler pulley failure. 
Mar 2018

45000 mi

US $250
Coolant tank failed and leaked coolant. Coolant level sensor went into alarm mode. Coolant expansion tank was replaced. Apparently, this has been a common problem with BMWs for many years. A seam on the plastic tank split. According to the mechanic "they all eventually do this" and the replacement part has not been improved so it is susceptible to the same type of failure in the future. Not very encouraging. I no longer drive this car out of town as I am concerned about it's reliability. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $50
Battery dead and replaced. 
Jan 2016

70000 mi

US $50
Coolant reservoir leak detected and unit replaced. 
Apr 2016

70000 mi

US $50
Power steering failure. Pump replaced under CPO warranty. 
Nov 2016

75000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn drive belt. 
Mar 2017

84000 mi

US $50
Replaced belt tensioner. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

29140 mi
the 'service' light went on. however when checked by the dealer, the car's fluids were checked as well as tire pressures and 'no leaks' were cited in the report by the mechanic - it seems the 'service' light was on in error. 
Apr 2015

38420 mi
water pump failed leading to temperature increase of engine - water pump replaced under warranty. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2015
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Long starts, engine idle studder, engine stumbling 2nd time this has happened Paint on comfort access food handle was peeling 
Mar 2012

17000 mi
Car was idling erratically, stalling, going into limp mode and basically performing like an early model KIA Rio. 
Dec 2012

23000 mi
Car Messed up again...Idles Way too Low, feels like its going to stall out, Periodically when you depress the clutch on a slowdown the car will stall. At highway speeds you can feel a hesitation or a miss in the engine while driving. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Aug 2011

13020 mi
exhaust rattle left exhaust tip 
Nov 2014

39040 mi

C $1030
water pump failure leading to engine overheated and limp mode 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

23560 mi
cap of headlight wash spray broke 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

1240 mi
EDC Malfunction. Rear shocks and sensors replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

45000 mi

US $100
Replaced the passenger side (Bank 1) precat oxygen sensor that had failed and was giving a warning regarding "pre-heater failure" 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

16600 mi
EDC control unit and sensor malfunction. Both replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

1240 mi
I had the first service done and the check engine light kept coming on after the oil change. The car went back twice to the dealer to get the light to stay off. Still not sure if they overfilled the oil or if the sensor was wrong... 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Freon leak -- removed, cleaned and reassembled expansion valve; replaced inlet and outlet seals, recharged system breakdown of slip differential fluid causing grinding sound on hard turns 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

23000 mi
Needed to add oil. 
Aug 2014

29700 mi
Valve gasket replacement Evaporator replacement 
Apr 2015

38200 mi

US $100
HVAC Blower motor/Blower regulator/wiring replacement. 
Sep 2016

49000 mi

US $200
Oil pan plug stripped. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2014
Feb 2011

2400 mi
Noise in front end. Loose air dam bolt. 
Jun 2012

13000 mi
leak in evap unit under dashboard 
Jan 2014

8300 mi
fuel tank replaced due to vapor lock up 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

65000 mi

US $50
Traction control/hill assist deactivated. Wheel bearing on right rear needed replacing CEL came on. MAP sensor failed 
Mar 2016

74000 mi

US $50
Vacuum pump and thermostat replaced. Car went into limp mode on highway. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

10000 mi
Ticking noise. Dealer say's it normal valve noise. I know what valves sound like. This ticking is coming from the crankcase. This is a known problem with main bearings. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

13003 mi
One of two passenger door storage compartment hinges had no closing-pressure and compartment vibrated while driving. Compartment doors replaced. 
Oct 2015

37300 mi

US $1300
Emissions fault, engine safe mode, caused by vacuum brake pressure sensor malfunction 
Oct 2017

51000 mi

US $500
TPMS System Malfunction - TPMS module replaced alternator has a slight clicking noise, generates and turns fine. Decided to live with it for now. 
Nov 2017

52000 mi

US $100
cup holder mechanism failed and cupholder was replaced 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

60000 mi

US $325
Biodegradable rubber molding around windshield was deteriorating and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2016

48000 mi

US $525
Car vibration due to brake pads warping when engaged. Did not have work done since it wasn't bad enough for warranty to cover Total Engine Tune up 
Oct 2016

53800 mi

US $50
Leak on the manfold 
Apr 2017

63000 mi

US $51
They didn't see the warning light, but as soon as I got home it was on again 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

9000 mi
Warning light of extra discharge from battery 
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Replaced battery due too bad cell. 
Sep 2017

16000 mi
OEM battery replacement by owner and registered by Dealer to properly charge. Recall airbag replacement 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

68000 mi

US $290
Rear wheel speed sensor 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

17000 mi
There was a slight noise coming from steering column. Grease was applied to a bearing. 
Oct 2013

33800 mi
Car wouldn't start, cranked briefly and then power flickered on/off for a minute. Jump start worked. Dealer diagnosed as bad battery. No prior warnings, although with original battery, car used to fast idle after start. 
Nov 2017

75000 mi

US $1500
Differential seal was leaking and needed replacement. Also replaced bushings. 
Jun 2018

80000 mi

US $210
AC was blowing uncooled air. Leak test passed, AC recharged. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

52000 mi

US $50
CEL came on, and car ran rough. Problem intermittent but persistent. #1 coil pack bad; dealer replaced all 6. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
Apr 2011

7000 mi
Leaky transmission. Replaced seal. 
Dec 2012

38000 mi
Tire pressure monitor failed. Replaced control unit under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2015

42000 mi
All 6 coils on each cylinder had to be replaced. A/C evaporator had to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

42000 mi
Car vibrates when idling. Increased idle speed. Problem solved. 
Oct 2016

46200 mi
Had to have the vehicle programmed per BMW bulletin #12 21 12. Also replace combox 1 84-10-9-257-164. Took so long because part was shipped to the wrong place 2 times. Also replaced brake fluid and micro filter. 
Jan 2017

47000 mi

US $376
Installed new battery. Combox recall. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2018
Aug 2014

30100 mi
Fuel door would not lock when vehicle was locked via central locking system. Locking pin was not engaging fully and appeared as though it was sheared off. Filler Flap Actuator was replaced and costs covered under warranty. 
Dec 2016

46000 mi

US $400
battery replaced 
Nov 2017

52000 mi

US $800
Faulty coil pack. Replaced all 6 coil packs. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2017
Apr 2016

41500 mi
Coil packs causing misfire 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

47000 mi
VANOS bolts on intake side sheared off. Known vulnerability with this engine. Fixed under extended warranty. Vanos unit replaced on intake side, bolts on both vanos units replaced, and broken bolt heads recovered from oil pan. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

40000 mi

US $180
Battery died suddenly 
Jan 2017

55000 mi

US $2100
Engine was roughly accelerating. Suspected bad VANOS solenoids and had the solenoids replaced. This did not fix the issue. Front Control Arms had to be replaced as they were bad. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2015
May 2014

43900 mi
The seat sensor would detect a person falsely when it was warm outside causing the seatbelt warning. 
Dec 2014

55000 mi

US $100
Ignition coil in #4 cylinder malfunctioned. Dealer replaced all 6. Oil changed at the same time. 
Feb 2015

57000 mi

US $282
Battery needed to be repalced 
Oct 2015

67000 mi

US $50
Needed thermostat (CEL came on) 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2013
Nov 2010

400 mi
Ran diagnostics on speedometer. Confirmed that it read 5% higher than actual speed, but said it was normal. 

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2010.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

50220 mi
Minor oil leak, worn gasket 

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2010 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

2000 mi
SOS system not locating. steel fuel filler opening jammed (the small gate in the tube seized-up). 
Oct 2010

13000 mi
Service light came on. Flash update run. Then nav/radio not functioning. Could not fix so new uint replaced at no cost to me. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

84000 mi

US $1000
Replaced coils and mass air flow sensor as part of the maintenance where spark plugs needed changing. 
Dec 2017

90000 mi

US $500
Pads and rotors 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

77700 mi

US $500
Fuel Pump stopped working without any warning 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
May 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2015

62380 mi
Two leaking power steering hoses. AC Evaporator failed. 
Nov 2015

67580 mi
Replaced front control arms Replaced front differential Replaced two bad coils 
Apr 2017

78740 mi

C $300
New pads and rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Oct 2012
Oct 2010

4540 mi
Electrical glitch - Tire Pressure Sensor illuminated but no fault found. 
Oct 2012

13020 mi
Not blowing cold, leaking seal replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

38000 mi

US $350
Brake lines exhibited cracking, all 4 lines were replaced. 
Mar 2018

62000 mi
Both Front thrust arms and ball joint at each ends replaced to solve vibration, inconsistent braking, pulling over bumps, and excessive brake dive. Replaced lower steering spindle to eliminate slop in steering, rattle/tick noise when turning. 
May 2018

61000 mi

US $650
Rattle found in steering column, replaced lower steering spindle. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2013
Jun 2012

20000 mi
Left Turn Signal Malfunction. Replaced Housing Vent tabs were broken. Replaced entire vents. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

40000 mi

US $270
left rear LED taillight assembly replaced. LED turn signal failed (intermittent flash) and the complete outer taillight assembly must be replaced. LED circuit board not accessible/repairable. 
Oct 2017

42000 mi
Takata airbag replacement 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2012 Creaking noise from front suspension. Dealer replaced suspension bushings. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Brazil
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

44950 mi

$3000
Full fueling system overhaul - new HPFP, Plugs, Coils were installed.  OFHG replaced due to leaks.  Water pump replaced due to leaks. 
Jan 2018

50840 mi

$100
transmission oil pan leak - oil pan + gasket replaced. 
Feb 2018

50220 mi

$700
evaporator leak - replaced evaporator 
Mar 2018

51460 mi

$100
valve cover gasket oil leak. gasket replaced 
Jun 2018

52080 mi

$200
Changed tie roda 
BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

31480 mi
Turbocharger blew due to a crack in one of the charge pipes. Repairs were covered by Warranty. 
Jan 2015

39680 mi
Replaced leaking radiator 
Nov 2015

45760 mi
Replaced coolant expansion tank, again, due to cracked tank. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

45000 mi

US $85
Power steering would get stuck coming out of full lock, daytime running light bulb was out 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2015
Mar 2012

38000 mi
Valve cover gasket, 2 valves replaced and seals. 
Oct 2014

77500 mi

US $53
I had a clanking noise when turning from a stop. BMW replaced entire steering rack under CPO. 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $50
Water pump failed. 
Apr 2015

85000 mi

US $50
6 fuel injectors replaced, cable cover gasket replaced. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2018
Feb 2013

29500 mi
The passenger side fog light has been loose since I purchased the car CPO 3/12. No signs of getting hit. They glued the light back to the body. True fix will require a new front bumper to anchor the fog light. I opted for glue. The ski pass through door between the rear seat and trunk has locked shut. The dealer said it was a defective locking mechanism and even though it wasn't covered under the warranty that he would take care of it at no charge. 
May 2013

31700 mi
Driver side exhaust had a severe flapper rattle on cold start. The entire left side muffler and exhaust were replaced. 
Feb 2015

47400 mi
leaking valve cover gasket 
Sep 2015

56000 mi
Cracked valve cover 
Mar 2017

69000 mi

US $300
My stock charge pipe blew off and shattered. I replaced the stock plastic one with an aftermarket metal one. 
Mar 2018

78000 mi

US $350
Stuck hood latch. Cable replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2018
Apr 2015

55300 mi
Engine miss-fired in cyl #4 from time to time in 1500-2500 rpm rangernI replaced all all coils and replaced the spark plug in cyl #4. Engine runs smooth and no longer has the issue. Not sure if it was the coil or the sp. 
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $70
Boost pressure converter started making strange noise. I found and installed a replacement. 
Nov 2015

60100 mi

US $425
Carbon clean intake valves. 
Jun 2016

66000 mi
Electrical system malfunction. Light control module (failed when I disconnected the battery) and tire pressure control module failed (on its own after heavy rain). $600 to replace and another $200 to code the car. Always something. 
Jul 2016

66300 mi
Got engine malfunction message - reduced power mode when I was 200 miles from home. Car was sluggish but kept driving. I traced the problem to a stuck rear turbo wastegate. Pulled vacuum and the gate did not move. Used some WD40 to lubricate. 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $450
Oil Filter Housing gasket was leaking and needed replacement. 
Sep 2017

78000 mi

US $60
Rear Right taillight LED assembly failed (right before my inspection was due). One row was dead and the car was showing an error message. I found that the assembly is not repairable and ordered a new tail light assembly on Amazon for around $60. I think the OEM is $250+. Looks like these fail all the time considering the number of people that bought the aftermarket part. The other day I found that the light pipe LED is now dead on my other tail light so it looks like I am going to have to drop anther $60 to fix that. BMW is really letting me down as LED should last a million years if the circuits are properly designed. Chinese are getting a thumb up for making cheap knock off parts for the E90 platform. Rear Left tail light assembly also failed shortly after. Again bought knockoff China made part on Ebay for $52 and back in business. Hopefully these last longer than OEM and probably the car itself :) 
Dec 2017

81000 mi

US $1600
Car was having miss-fire on cold start. Replaced valve cover and valve cover gasket. Installed updated Rob Beck PCV valve. Replaced index 7 fuel injectors with index 12 injectors. Car runs fine after repair. Still seems to burn .25 quart per 500 miles. Hard to chase that issue since it could be normal engine/turbo wear at 82 kmiles. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

49200 mi

US $3150
Fuel injectors stuck open and one bad spark plug. Coils replaced preventatively 
Jul 2017

51000 mi

US $100
Right tail light shorted- not just the bulb. The entire tail light was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

19700 mi
replace 3 fuel injectors 
Aug 2016

47600 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel injectors for cylinders 4-6 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

53320 mi
Owner repaired driver air vent. Plastic part needed to be glued back together. 
Nov 2014

55180 mi
Repaired adjustable headlight mechanism on right side 
May 2015

58280 mi
Klunk heard around corners which was due to bushings on front sway bar. Replaced bushings. Problem solved. 
Sep 2015

60140 mi
Leaking coolant from engine compartment. 
Oct 2016

68200 mi

C $350
Right rear outer tail light. Replaced entire unit after the light stopped working. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2012
May 2012

24700 mi
Three fuel injectors failed. Car was repaired and while the repairs were I was given a loaner. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
Aug 2011

16100 mi
Fuel injector for cylinder one was inoperative causing misfire and rough operation. Injector replaced. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Jul 2013

37000 mi
Rear badge started to peel. Replaced under body warranty. 
Apr 2015

58700 mi

US $50
Pothole dislodged vertical adjustment on adaptive headlight, causing light to point straight toward ground. Only labor to fix -- wanted $140, but convinced them to do it for $50 CPO warranty charge. There is a BMW issued TSB on this issue. 
Jun 2015

62000 mi
Large bumps/smaller potholes will dislodge passenger headlight. Had to remove bumper, realign, reassemble (~2hrs). Dealer will not replace headlight under CPO (not covered until MY2014). They recommended calling BMW customer relations. Likely to repeat. 
Aug 2015

62000 mi

US $5
Steering wheel latex paint bubbled and started to peel off. Very unsightly. Not covered under warranty, so I stripped the paint with rubbing alcohol and sand paper, then sprayed it matte black. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2015

91000 mi
would not shift out of gear, with engine running, symptoms of a failed slave cylinder. turned out to be failing master cylinder which was replaced under warrantee 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
May 2014

70000 mi
Dead battery, 4 1/2 years old. Consider routine maintenance item. 
May 2015

88000 mi

US $1150
SES light, one bad glow plug, bad glow plug controller. replaced all six glow plugs and controller. Defective MAF (Mass Air Flow Meter) 
Sep 2015

94000 mi

US $1200
Leaking Charge Air Pipe/Hose. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

80900 mi

US $2300
Replaced both front and rear shocks and struts. Also got 75,000 mile tune up to include oil change. 
Sep 2015

84000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on about three days after full car tune up. Independant repair shop's computer tool was unable to identify exactly what the repair needs to be. Something about the diesel exhaust treatment fluid sensor. 
Nov 2015

87000 mi

US $128
Service Engine Soon light had been on for one month. Local mechanic did not have system to address repair. SES went off three days prior to service call. Still took it in. Something to do with the diesel exhaust temp guage. No repair. 
Feb 2016

90300 mi
SES light and code says that the diesel exhaust fuel sensor is bad and that in order to replace it, the DEF tank in its entirety needs to be replaced. System also reported a past case that a cylinder had misfired. 
Feb 2017

104000 mi

US $2000
Steering ball system had to be replaced. Coolant hose busted. Car over heated and wouldn't run. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2014
Jul 2010

3300 mi
Software upgrade with major clear and complete reflash 
May 2012

69800 mi

US $130
The back pressure turbo hose ruptured and had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
Oct 2013

34300 mi
Check engine light came on. Code indicated a sensor in the SCR tank was incorrect. Dealer replaced the tank containing DEF fluid. 
Mar 2015

47000 mi

US $300
5 yr old battery needed replacement 
Dec 2015

53000 mi

US $230
Service Engine Soon light came on indicating problem with MAF sensor. Couldn't reset. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Feb 2013

44000 mi
SES (yellow) for 1 time fault involving SCR. Tech cleared fault drove car 45 min. Fault did not reappear. 
Aug 2013

52000 mi
Replaced lower exterior gasket of rear window because it was sagging in the middle and sliding off the rear window. The new part is sliding off as well. I suspect the technician just reused the original part.  
Oct 2013

53800 mi
Replaced the active tank (Urea) due to a faulty sensor. 
Dec 2013

58000 mi

US $50
Supply module replaced (SCR System) Blower motor replaced 
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $50
Problem: SES light and DEF fluid was being pumped out of the tank through vent tubes. NOX sensors replaced SCR catalyst replaced Urea Tank replaced. 
Apr 2014

60800 mi
I bought my own lower rear window gasket and attempted to repair myself this past spring. My repair was better, just sagged a little as the adhesive set. 
Aug 2014

65000 mi

US $350
Urea tank would pump DEF out of the vents onto the ground. Serpentine belts replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

98580 mi

C $2200
EGR malfunction since spring/summer 2014. Difficult to diagnose. Had to replace EGR cooler following warranty replacement of EGR valve a second time. Seized flap valve inside the cooler. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

26000 mi
Check engine light went on intermittently 
Jan 2012

39600 mi
Door chimes going on erroneously when interior was cold. 
Mar 2012

43000 mi
Headlight washer nozzle leaking washer fluid. 
Apr 2012

44000 mi
Leaky fuel injector causing rough running. 
May 2012

45500 mi
Faulty DME controller found to be repeatedly causing injector faults. Replaced the unit. 
Oct 2012

53000 mi
Service engine soon light came back on and engine ran rough. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

35000 mi
Fourth time for injector problem (cylinder #2) via SES light. No noticeable driveability issues. 
Jun 2012

35000 mi
SES light continued to come on. BMW repurchased the vehicle - mechanic I spoke with thought it might be due to excessive carbon build-up as a result of direct injection. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Feb 2015
Sep 2013

78000 mi
Glow plug failure 
Jul 2014

90500 mi

US $50
Exhaust NOx sensor failed. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Victoria, Australia
Jun 2014 - Dec 2017
Jul 2014

17560 mi
Timing chain replacement 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

41300 mi
Replace CIC computer because navigation was not working properly. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Egypt
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

28520 mi

$200
Oil cooler 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2018
Jan 2013

25714 mi
Rear left Wheel Rim was cracked causing tire to go flat. Dealer replaced the wheel under warranty. 
Aug 2018

74000 mi
Rear sunshade stopped working, dealership wanted $250.00 to diagnose problem. I decided I could live without paying close to over $600 to fix/replace a sunshade 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

65100 mi

US $1869
Faulty eccentric shaft sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

38200 mi

US $650
Left and right rear suspension trailing arms broken and needed to be replaced. Usually caused by improper towing. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Jan 2017

57000 mi

US $2600
Oil filter housing stand gasket and coolant. Oil pan gasket, oil pan bolts. Spark plus and ignition coils. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

60000 mi

US $500
Replace headlight 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $600
Computer module had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2016
Aug 2014

54000 mi

US $415
The driver side headlight washer jet failed causing leaking wiper fluid. Part was ~$90 but repair required bumper removal and was labor intensive. 
May 2015

61000 mi

US $10
Passenger low beam bulb burned out. Ordered replacement bulb on line and replaced bulb. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

77000 mi

US $675
Two cylinders were misfiring - replaced all coils and plugs and runs great again 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

30000 mi
AC vent adjusters/sliders were broken. Replaced by dealership under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2018
Dec 2013

29000 mi

US $22
plastic cover over carpet near passenger's side door. It separated from the door assembly and was reattached. Battery needed to be recharged 
Apr 2014

32300 mi

US $22
Rear tow flap replaced. Fell off during a car wash. 
Nov 2016

54100 mi

US $100
Replaced parking lights 
Sep 2017

64000 mi

US $292
Battery replaced. 
Dec 2017

66000 mi

US $3500
ignition coils malfunctioned oil leak and related parts 
Jun 2018

67000 mi

US $60
replaced missing front bumper tow hitch cover. probably the result of going thru automatic car washes. 
Jul 2018

68000 mi

US $180
Brake [wear?] sensor damaged. Replaced. 
Aug 2018

70000 mi
Antenna unplugged causing garbled blue tooth connections. Antenna reconnected. Internal leak in fuel tank vent system. Replaced fuel pump, vent line from tank to fill neck, fill neck to canister, canister to purge valve and purge valve. Replaced canister. Installed gas tank. Driver's side sill trim unsecured. Reattached. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Nov 2012

52300 mi

US $114
Service Engine Soon light was on. Inspection detected defective fuel cap which was replaced. 
Aug 2013

56000 mi

US $2100
Steering rack and pinion was leaking fluid and was replaced. At the same time, a wheel alignment was done. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Upper and lower steering column replaced for the 3rd time. Problem begins with a knock when the steering is turned left to right or right to left. Feels as if a joint is loose. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2015
Aug 2011

22000 mi
Gas tank had a air leak. Replaced tank. 
Mar 2012

30000 mi
The iDrive controller surface began to peel. Needed to be replaced. Under warranty. 
Apr 2015

72500 mi

US $1000
Not sure other than suspension 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

127000 mi

US $760
parts needed to be replaced because over 100,000 miles 
Aug 2016

129600 mi

US $860
left rear light stopped working, entire rear light connection needed to be replaced! 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
Jul 2013

44300 mi
slider for passenger outboard air vent fell off, and trim around mirror became dislodged 
Aug 2013

45000 mi
Replaced another cabin vent control slider, center console 
Feb 2015

82100 mi
Bad ignition coils, replaced under control warranty 
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $50
Oil filter housing cracked, replaced under CPO warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

43800 mi

US $700
Brake light right went out. Light replaced out of warranty. right and left rear door trims (plastic surround molding on window) broke off. fixed at dealer. 
May 2016

55500 mi

US $360
AC system leak in one of the valves. Dealer fixed leak and refilled freon. Interior rear right door trim was loose. Clips had to be installed new. 
Sep 2016

58000 mi

US $11
Car is starting to burn oil. Had to top up a quart after a 300 mile trip when Oil indicator was in the middle level before starting. Hasn't done so for the last 58000 miles. Need to monitor in future. 
Jan 2017

53200 mi

US $600
Serpentine belt and tensioner wore out.replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

6000 mi

US $200
alignment fixed after hitting bad pothole at speed 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2013 - Nov 2015
Feb 2014

50500 mi

US $600
bushings were shot. seemed premature for the mileage. Tensioner is failing. Causing premature wear on fan belt. Is a recall item. 
Mar 2014

50000 mi

US $1200
New brakes, resurfaced rotors, new pinion seal, new cabin filter, synthetic oil change. 
Oct 2014

57000 mi

US $300
The serpentine belt guide had loosened, creating excessive wear on the belt itself. 
May 2015

62000 mi

US $370
thought it was a malfunctioning brakelight, but entire carriage assembly needed to be replaced. Price for the part was 60% on Ebay (oem) of what we paid, but don't know how difficult install was. 
Nov 2015

68000 mi
Rear light signal carriage. 
BMW 3-Series in Alaska, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

49000 mi

US $650
Oil filter gasket not properly installed at quicklube, took it to F.A.T.S. who had to replace sensors, new filter, etc. car was cutting out in power 
Mar 2018

49000 mi

US $650
Replaced coil pack 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

69000 mi
O2 sensor out 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

US $418
LED in the tail light went out. The entire tail light assembly had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Mar 2010

7 mi
Awaiting delivery on 4/9/10. Troubleshooting engine 'whine sound' and interior leather door trim defect. 
Feb 2011

11000 mi
Creaking at door seals. Dealer said they would replace, they simply wiped them done with a cloth and noise returned next day. Replaced on second visit, but they damaged headliner, so I had to bring the car in a 3rd time to repair that. Loud, high pitched whining/whirring noise from alternator, very distinct from 0 - 3,000 rpms. Dealer did not attempt to fix at 3 separate visits, currently waiting for regional bmw engineer to o.k. replacement. 
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Scheduled a visit with service manager knowing alternator needed to be replaced. Car in shop for 2 days before dealer reports they need to order part. 
Apr 2011

12500 mi
Replaced alternator Replaced alternator 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2015
Sep 2013

43000 mi
Broken spring in drivers seat required replacing backrest frame. Replaced dry rotted trim around rear windscreen. Replaced broken rear view mirror. Day/night adjustor failed and resulted in misaligned mirror reflector and inability to adjust or move mirror. 
Nov 2013

46000 mi
Broken floor mat holders. Shift knob deteriorating. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2015

54560 mi

C $350
Condenser failed, had to bring to the shop twice to finally get repaired. 
Dec 2017

91760 mi

C $370
Replaced and recoded battery 
Mar 2018

94860 mi

C $65
Replaced trunk shocks, factory ones wore out. 
Jun 2018

97960 mi

C $650
Possible fluid leak from transfer case and engine oil pan on bottom Taking vehicle back to repair shop to check for fluid leaks versus just sweating fluid. Unknown if it is a leak at this time. 
Sep 2018

100440 mi
Front brakes replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
May 2013

38000 mi
gas gauge erroneously reporting 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New South Wales, Australia
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

49600 mi

A $1500
- 80,000km service - replace front brake rotor, pads and sensors - replace faulty radiator cooling fan - replace coolant expansion tank - replace electric water pump - replace thermostat - replace brake fluid - flush coolant from engine and radiator 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

6200 mi
Erratic warning lights for brakes and low oil. Turned out that the battery was low and this caused all the problems. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

47000 mi

US $1500
BiXenon auto-adjusting lights lost one of the settings. the retail price for the headlight assembly was $1,346. I got a discount. the headlights would not adjust up and down properly. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - May 2015
Jul 2014

14200 mi

US $400
IDrive software required updating before new map updates could be installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Netherlands
Dec 2010 - Jul 2018
Nov 2011

14500 mi
bobine (ignition coils) replaced; software updates for the full car to improve performance and navigation / entertainment system. 
Sep 2014

53320 mi

€750
2 of 4 coils replaced, after all 4 had been replaced on a engine failure AND all 4 where replace after that by a new type because of a recall. The new type apparently isn't much better... 
May 2015

61380 mi

€1500
oil pump / oil pressure, coils and injectors replace for the third time ! 
Nov 2015

66700 mi
This is the cabriolet. Water had leaked into the right back side panel, to the level it sounded like a pool. Might have been cause by the repaint from small accident (that maybe filled the drain holes). They drained about 1,5 gallons... 
Mar 2016

70680 mi

€180
Really annoying rattle in the dashboard. 
Aug 2017

80600 mi

€240
rubber seal between front and rear side window ripped. back glass panel replaced. Water in between the side panel. 
Feb 2018

85560 mi

€800
the tensioner for the chain was out for some strange reason and since that is supposed to be stuck in the bottom of the engine and being oiled by the engine - all oil drained ... 
Jul 2018

91760 mi

€450
Trunk electric lock failure 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

101000 mi

US $470
R2 cracked front windshield. It looked like a reverse L shape... 7 inches down from the top of the windshield and 4 inches to the left. Perhaps a stress crack or cracked in the heat. It was due to something striking it externally.  
Jun 2018

103000 mi

US $250
Right rear speed sensor failed. Sensor had to be replaced. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2010 - Nov 2012
Jun 2010

5000 mi
Delay in brake action when roads very wet despite brake drying feature fitted to car. Dealer consulting manufacturer and will revert. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

57000 mi
Worn out bushing replaced. 
Apr 2016

61200 mi

US $950
Replaced worn out strut on passenger side 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013
Apr 2010

2000 mi
Fuel pump was having issues starting. Replaced it. Apparently had to replacement the navigation system when they did it? Makes no sense to me either. 
Nov 2012

29200 mi
Bad cell in battery. Battery replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2012

10300 mi
Drivers side brake light socket was bad 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

30860 mi
TPMS sensors (under warranty) were replaced 
Nov 2014

45880 mi

C $500
Oil sending unit failure - required replacement. TPMS sensor was reset, and oil & filter change were performed. 
Apr 2017

66960 mi

C $2000
Water pump failed causing an overheating issue which triggered an engine shutdown. Water pump serpentine belt replaced. Rear seal replaced 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2011
Dec 2010

6000 mi
A fuel injector went bad, causing the "Service engine" light to come on. iPod adapter working intermittently. 
Dec 2011

10000 mi
replaced high pressure fuel pump replaced iPod adapter replaced light bulb in the rear. no idea how long it took. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

4000 mi
a/c quit cooling after 1+ hrs - issue with evaporator sensor freezing.  

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

74000 mi

US $2000
Fuel actuator.. obd..bank2 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $380
Alternator overvoltage issue 
Jul 2016

78000 mi

US $750
AC Fan motor died 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

43800 mi

US $20
Coolant expansion tank bleeder valve screw cracked. Screw is made of plastic and this is a common problem on BMWs 
Nov 2016

68700 mi

US $165
Throttle actuator bank 2 failure, replaced for free under CA Extended Emissions Warranty 7yr/70k Air intake temperature sensor failure 
Aug 2017

76000 mi

US $630
Replaced throttle actuator bank 1 
Nov 2017

78000 mi

US $15
Loose rubber gasket inside intake plenum causing whistling noise upon acceleration. Sealed the gasket with RTV. Noise disappeared 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

58000 mi

US $1800
Blower motor 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Aug 2015

56000 mi

US $50
Ignition coils and plugs went bad. 
Oct 2016

61000 mi

US $50
Evaporator went bad. Very extensive labor to repair. Parts not expensive. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2015
Jan 2013

21000 mi
Sensor unit that monitors battery replaced. 
Feb 2013

22200 mi
When the new sensor was put in, and a week passed, the sensor indicated a bad battery. 
Mar 2013

25000 mi
Rear brake light malfunction 
Aug 2013

30000 mi
Front tires reported chopped, resulting in roaring noise when breaking Passenger door repaired due to slight misalignment 
May 2014

41700 mi

US $100
Leaking head gasket, replaced Pump for windshield washer inoperative 
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $50
ABS Failure indicated due to failed sensor in rear brake area. 
Aug 2015

49000 mi

US $115
Right rear brake lights out 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

36000 mi
Tire Pressure Warning Light came on. Adjusted pressure in all tires. Was not able to turn off the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

17500 mi
Faulty ignition coils, misfiring 
Nov 2013

28000 mi
Faulty NoX sensor replaced. Emissions warning light illuminated. 
Jul 2015

41300 mi

£100
Camshaft sensor faulty 
Sep 2016

51000 mi

£880
Caliper corroded. Replaced with new pads and discs. 
Dec 2017

66000 mi

£250
Caliper failure 

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2009.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Mexico, Mexico
Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
Dec 2013

22940 mi

$1000
Oil filter assembly leakage, it leaked over the serpentine belt and it broke. The serpentine belt was sucked into the engine thru the crankshaft seal. Replaced 2 gaskets, serpentine belt and crankshaft seal, oil and coolant. About 16 hours job. 
Jan 2014

22720 mi

$1500
The water pump is cracked and is leaking coolant. Needed to whole replace pump 
Mar 2014

23560 mi

$350
The strut tower base needed replacement. 
Jul 2014

24280 mi

$450
Front left shock wasn't working. Both front shocks were replaced 
Oct 2014

24800 mi

$450
The steering wheel sensor went bad. 

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2009.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Queensland, Australia
Jan 2010 - Mar 2018
Nov 2010

14880 mi
numerous fault, mostly small electronic faults 
Apr 2011

17980 mi
Very rough idle when car in gear at lights. Dealership did software update to try and fix problem however, problem still persist. Rough idle still occurs at start up when car cold. Problem last for 20-30 seconds.  
Oct 2012

32020 mi
Car randomly vibrate on cold start for 20-40sec. Dealership still not sure what problem is. Re-booked with dealership to leave over for a few days to diagnose. 
Nov 2012

33220 mi
Been to dealership more than three times. After changing fuel pressure sensor, problem still there. Then found air flow meter faulty. 
Oct 2013

43400 mi
Engine chugging at cold start when in gear. This issue have been looked at more than 3 times in the past but still can not resolve. Air flow sensor changed but problem still there. Found oil leak in oil sump. Repair seal and other parts. DSC module failed. This is 2nd time that it failed in the 4 year ownership of this car. DSC module failed. This is 2nd time that it failed in the 4 year ownership of this car. Engine chugging at cold start when in gear. This issue have been looked at more than 3 times in the past but still can not resolve. Air flow sensor changed but problem still there. Found oil leak in oil sump. Repair seal and other parts. 
Dec 2013

45260 mi
Chugging problem finally fix after software update. 
Jun 2014

49600 mi
Peeling around stop/start button Cup holder jam Exterior driver door handle sticking Driver side rear indicator faulty. Replace both sets of rear indicator light 
Sep 2014

52700 mi
Chugging Problem came back. Has a particular bad day where it chugged all day on Saturday. 
Jan 2015

57660 mi
Peeling steering wheel Driver side storage compartment door cant close Boost sensor tie with cable tie since last service. Boost sensor clip broken. 
Jun 2015

60760 mi
Leaking transmission. Gasket was replaced but found more leak. Intercooler hose was ordered from Germany and took 2 weeks. Car return with vibration sound/rattling near the gearbox. Had to rebook again. 
Aug 2017

77500 mi

A $2500
Leaking windscreen tank Glow plug module causing car choking problem during cold start up. Problem there since day one. finally diagnoise and parts replace intake manifold was strip and carbon clean 
Feb 2018

81840 mi

A $1000
Suspect dealer may perhaps damage it during rear brake replacement two months earlier. Rear right Speed sensor causing all electrical aid and assist to fail such as ABS, Hill start assist, DTC etc 
Mar 2018

83700 mi

A $700
MAF failed cause hesitation under hard acceleration Alternator failed 

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2009 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

59000 mi

US $214
Abs wheel speed sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

32000 mi
Defective turn signal. Rapid flash only when hot and sitting for hours. acted fine first thing in the morning. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2011

18000 mi
central locking transponder failed due to water ingress. A common problem garage said. New transponder installed and extra sealant applied. 
Feb 2012

22000 mi
Adaptive headlight failure. Whole RH headlight unit replaced and system reprogrammed. FOC under warranty. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

62000 mi

£450
Engine light appeared, ERG Valve needed replacing. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

63000 mi
low coolant level indicator. System needed a coolant flush and fresh coolant. 
Jun 2017

71500 mi

US $80
Leaking fluid from windshield washer reservoir. Pump motor had hairline crack in it causing a leak. I purchased and replaced both motors (front and rear) since this is E91. 
Apr 2018

82000 mi

US $700
Valve cover gasket replacement 
Jun 2018

83000 mi

US $246
replaced accessory belt and tensioner, torx screw. The screw had started to slightly bend and show signs of failure. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2018
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Replaced pump related to vapor emission system 
Jul 2011

46300 mi
Dealer replaced steering lower joint assembly. 
Mar 2015

92000 mi

US $300
Replace rear shock absorbers. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $300
Front struts and links 
Jul 2015

94000 mi

US $350
Replace control arms. 
Jan 2016

89000 mi

US $760
Replace battery. 
Mar 2018

134000 mi

US $150
Replace diversity antenna. 
Jul 2018

139000 mi

US $400
Replace exhaust gasket. Replace three oxygen sensors. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
Jun 2010

16000 mi
Left rear turn signal malfunction 
Jul 2010

17000 mi
Electrical fault in turn signal assembly. Entire assembly replaced 
Feb 2012

40300 mi
adaptive headlight malfunction. first they recalibrated it. problem returned; 2nd trip (3 days in shop) replaced right headlight unit 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2015
Jun 2010

4400 mi

US $335
Replaced battery as we were told the alternator does not charge the battery when it isn't driven more than once per month 
Nov 2010

13000 mi
Replaced sunroof gasket due to wind noise. Replaced sunroof gasket due to wind noise.Done under warranty. 
Aug 2011

18000 mi
Sunroof would not close and was stuck in one position. Mechanical drive components replaced. Sun roof mechanical drive components had to be replaced under warranty.Car was at the dealer for 4 days. 
Mar 2012

28000 mi
The problem was very noisy valve lifters. Replace all valve lifters. It appears to be common problem with this engine and all replaced under warranty 
Aug 2012

31800 mi
Replaced end bushings on sway bar 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Jun 2011

15000 mi
The left turn signal had an intermittent malfunction. The glue used to seal the rear tail light caused the LED blinker to malfunction. A new tail light kit with new sealant was installed. No problems since. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Aug 2015

72000 mi

US $450
Oil Housing gasket leak. Have to replace it. 
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $1000
Water pump failed while driving. Had to tow to shop. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
Apr 2016

80000 mi
Turbo whining/cracking sound detected while changing oil at dealer. The whole turbo system was replaced by dealer under BMW extended warrantty for turbo in 335i N54 engine per class-action suit. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Apr 2012

31500 mi
Spark plugs 
Jul 2013

43500 mi
half engine light 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

9000 mi
HPFP Failure - Engine went into Limp Mode 
Mar 2012

22000 mi
Left rear led's went out and dealer replaced both left and right rear tail lamps per BMW TSB 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2012
Apr 2010

10000 mi
Replaced HPFP 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

43000 mi
abs pump had failure alarm. Replaced. replaced ABS hydraulic unit 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

4000 mi
All of my doors were squeaking and squealing. Took the car in and they placed felt tape in strategic areas inside the door panels. 
Aug 2009

8000 mi
Paint was chipping off of my light switch.  
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

46300 mi
The car stopped in the middle of the freeway and had to coast to pull over. Fault said engine overheated.Diagnosed as cooling pump malfunction. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2015

66000 mi

US $50
A leak had developed around the oil filter housing gasket and required replacement. Since it was covered by my CPO warranty, the repair was $50 rather than $350 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2013 - Feb 2014
Dec 2013

37000 mi
The engine began misfiring and shaking. It was towed to BMW. Cylinder 2 failed and excessive fuel was found on some spark plugs. The replace the injectors in bank 1, the plastic valve cover, vacuum tank and all the spark plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in Puerto Rico
Oct 2010 - Jul 2017
Mar 2011

27000 mi
I had forgotten to report this previously. The adaptive Xeon lights fall off their fixture and they don't illuminate properly. Dealer has tried to repair and even replace the parts on one side, without too much success. Blame the road here. 
Sep 2011

35000 mi
Movable headlight module broke, dealer claimed it was owner caused, manufacturer finally agreed to replace unit.  
Dec 2015

68000 mi

US $2100
Evaporator was replaced. 
Jul 2017

77000 mi

US $700
Damaged water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2009
Jul 2009

6930 mi
Interior squeak/rattle at center rear headliner and left rear door--dealer failed to fix either...will try again when time permits. 
Sep 2009

9000 mi
Left rear door squeak associated with exterior "shadow line" trim at the rear door "B" pillar. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2016
Apr 2010

5000 mi
Long cranks (>5 seconds) in cold morning. 
May 2010

6000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) was defective and replaced. 
Jun 2011

18000 mi
Engine idle speed was too low causing droning sound when turning steering wheel at low speed. Corrected by raising the idle speed. 
Jun 2012

29000 mi
Window was making rubbing noise when car going over a speed bump. Lubed the rubber seals and noise was gone. 
Feb 2013

35000 mi
One door lock was going out. Dealer replaced the door actuator. 
Jul 2013

40500 mi
Rough idle in the morning, but runs fine after engine fully warms up. Replace low pressure fuel sensor and the problem persists. Replace three fuel injectors and the problem goes away. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi
Loss of windshield washer fluid. Dealer stated the whole washer fluid reservoir was replaced. 
Mar 2015

60000 mi

US $150
Low voltage warning. Replaced with a new battery. 
Jan 2016

39700 mi
Replaced both turbochargers due to sticky waste gate. Replaced AC condenser. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

115000 mi

US $1800
Valve cover gasket replaced due to leak at rear. Steering angle sensor replaced. Front control arms worn and clunking under hard braking or steering. HVAC fan bearing failing and generating a squeal. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2009

1001 mi

US $174
Went in for BMW alarm activation on 7-1-09. CIC module failed twice during the programing & had to be replaced. Car was not repaired until 7-17-09 after calling in a special BMW tech to resolve the problem. Cost of 174. was the activation charge. 
May 2012

16300 mi
Plastic latch on battery cover broke. Part is on special order. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

123000 mi

US $3000
6 Fuel injector had to be replaced. 6 spark plug updated. new sw upgrade to match fuel injector. oil change. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
May 2014

14000 mi

US $900
Took car in for half engine light, and radiator fan running full blast. Half engine light caused by failed HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP. This was an HPFP that was replaced during the recall too! Took car in for half engine light and radiator fan running full blast. The full blast radiator fan was caused by a failed WATER PUMP. 
Aug 2014

15900 mi

US $200
Right rear LED turn signal. Bulb burned out causing warning indicator to come on. Required entire lens unit to be replace. LED bulbs not replaceable. 
Aug 2016

22000 mi

US $480
Another failed High pressur fuel pump. That makes the fifth one for this car. They also replaced the fuel pressure regulator. HPFP was under warranty, but not fuel pressure regulator. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2011

12000 mi
replace steering wheel heating module. at times, the heater would turn off immediately after you turn it on. 
Jun 2012

25000 mi
"Engine Malfunction. Reduced power" Turns out to be something in the injection system mechanically stuck. 
Sep 2012

25000 mi
Right corner light malfunction alert but right corner light is not malfunctioning. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2011
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Reduced Power engine light came on. Dealer showed Vanos fault. Cleared code and said it was an anomaly. Problem recurred, need to schedule trip to dealer. 
Nov 2010

22000 mi
VANOS faults- both solenoids replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

17000 mi
Wiper blades were replaced under warranty. Replacement blade was not touching the glass upon usage. Further inspection revealed a defective wiper blade arm, which was replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2013 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

99160 mi
I have continued to have wheel alignment issues to since I bought the car.I have spent thousands on tires, rims straightening, alignments.I insisted BM do wheel alignments free of charge.They say it seems fine now.We'll see. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Aug 2009

3100 mi
Car has 1500 km, on highway trip, car starts to run rough, loses power, engine light goes on. Phone roadside assistance, told to shut off and wait for tow truck. Loose connection in the electronic ignition system.  
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
Feb 2010

19300 mi
Rt front door, hinge seal replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2010
Apr 2009

13000 mi
HIgh pressure fuel pump failed. 3 days in shop 
May 2009

20000 mi
Check engine light. Some software upgrade fixed the issue. Under warranty. 2 days in the shop. 
Jul 2009

23000 mi
High pressure pump failed again 
Aug 2009

26000 mi
VANOS (exhaust camshaft) bearing failed. Entered limp mode. Spent 7 days in shop. Threw another CEL on the way home. Spent 3 additional days in the shop, but they couldn't identify the problem. 
Sep 2009

31000 mi
VANOS exhaust solenoid. After the initial repair, the CEL came back on the way back from BMW of Fairfax, within eyesight of the driveway. Turned around and brought it back.  Previous fix lasted two weeks, then it died on the highway. VANOS bearing ledge - exhaust. Running fine since. 
Jan 2010

32300 mi
Another VANOS error and check engine light 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
May 2014

66000 mi

US $150
Both turbochargers were replaced under extended warranty. 
May 2015

75000 mi

US $100
Replaced spark plugs 
Aug 2016

87100 mi

US $300
Battery died, replaced at dealer. Water pump failed 
Apr 2017

91200 mi

US $600
Replaced cracked valve cover. 
Oct 2017

93000 mi

US $120
Replaced leaking fuel injector 
Nov 2017

95000 mi

US $1600
Struts were leaky, replaced with coilovers. 
Dec 2017

95050 mi

US $200
LED tailight failed, assembly replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

53940 mi

C $85
tie rod replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

33480 mi
warning light for right headlight. 
Aug 2015

55660 mi

C $150
Window Washer pump failed 
Mar 2016

58900 mi

C $1500
The cooling fan was running continuously and I had no heat. Water pump failed at 95000km. also replaced thermostat at same time. 
May 2016

60760 mi
Car running rough, engine warning light flashing on and off. On restart, still rough but light off. Fault localized to spark plugs which were changed. Car smooth and running fine (so far). 
Jul 2016

62100 mi

C $250
Engine light on. Diagnosed as faulty high pressure fuel pump. Fuel pump replaced in June. Car still running rough at startup and then engine warning light came on. Took back to non dealer specialist shop. Diagnosed as ignition coil malfunction. Repaired for about $250 on top of almost 2k for fuel pump 
Aug 2016

62620 mi

C $975
Engine warning light again. This time low pressure fuel pump changed after replacing high pressure fuel pump in July 16 and water pump in February 2016 m 
Sep 2016

62620 mi

C $500
Engine warning light came on with car running rough in safe mode. Diagnosed software issue where components not communicating. Reloaded software cleared error codes Running rough again. Persisted despite software update in same repair visit. Did injector flush. Much improved. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

46500 mi

C $1680
Car Stalled-half engine light. Codes said fuel pumps. Replaced low pressure fuel pump and low pressure sensor. High Pressure fuel pump replaced last May. 
May 2016

54420 mi

C $250
Computer update required to correct fuel delivery problem 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
Aug 2015

58280 mi

C $400
New gasket replaced, no more leaks. Parts cost $25 only, but it takes about 3- 4 hours to finish the job. 
Oct 2015

589000 mi

C $1000
Water pump died at 95,000km, had the car towed to mechanics. replaced the water pump and thermostat. Parts weren't expensive but the labour cost is. Longer replacement time is required for xdrive BMWs. 
Feb 2016

60760 mi

C $1000
Water pump died at 95,000km, had the car towed to mechanics. replaced the water pump and thermostat. Parts weren't expensive but the labour cost is. longer time required for xdrive BMWs. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

C $400
Transfer case and transmission starting to fail. Tried reset the transmission adaptations, done tranny fluid change. Will change transfer case and diff fluid next week and see how it turns out. 
Jul 2016

66960 mi

C $850
Water pump died again because of leaking oil filter housing, it was replaced under warranty. Timing belt changed. Sign of Valve cover gasket leaking. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $75
Oil change plus Dealer fixed battery cable from BMW recall. Battery warning still shows in dash 
Apr 2014

63200 mi

US $15
Bulb failed from a brand new headlight installed in July 
Jun 2015

75000 mi

US $350
Car lost power on highway due to one cylinder head being blocked from carbon buildup in intake. Intake cleaned and walnut blasted to remove buildup. 
Mar 2016

77000 mi

US $375
One Cylinder blocked, needed intake cleaning with walnut blasting 
Oct 2016

79000 mi

US $475
Serpentine belt broke. Replaced belt and tensioner. Oil changed. Car leaked oil the next day and had to return to shop. 
Nov 2016

79000 mi

US $1750
Broken serpentine belt wrapped around engine components and caused failure of crank seal and oil pan gasket seal causing major oil leaks. Oil change redone and battery also replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

88700 mi

US $196
Plastic molded engine intake charge pipe cracked at pipe seam. Common failure mode for engines with higher mileage and/or increased boost pressure. This particular failure caused by age. Replaced with Cobb aftermarket aluminum charge pipe. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $700
Intake valve cleaning with walnut abrasives. Serpentine drive beltrnBelt idler and tensioner pulleys. Coolant flush. Performance turbo down pipes. 
BMW 3-Series in Mississippi, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

7000 mi
Paint peeling from exterior window trim. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2017
Aug 2010

4935 mi
Complete loss of engine power. High pressure fuel pump replaced per SIB 12 55 06 
Apr 2012

16225 mi
Exterior rear window lower rubber molding debonded. Replaced with new piece. 
Feb 2013

22595 mi
Rear window lower moulding debonded again. Replaced with new rubber frame P/N 51-31-7-138-664 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

70000 mi

US $2000
Serpentine belt broke and went through the front main oil seal. Pan had to be dropped and many small pieces of belt removed. They said we had an oil leak on the oil filter cooling block which contributed to the failure. They also stated that all BMW's leak from the oil filter cooling block because the material for the seal hardens over time then leaks. They say it's a known problem that BMW doesn't change so all BMW's at 50000 - 70000 will leak and must be repaired. 
Nov 2017

75000 mi

US $1500
Running rough at idle. Replace fuel injectors on all six cylinders. Mechanics says coil packs are next about 100k miles. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2017
May 2009

6000 mi
ABS and traction control malfunction caused by dirty sensor in rear wheel. 
Jun 2009

7000 mi
windshield washer fluid leak. replaced right front headlight washer assembly. 
Feb 2013

45700 mi

US $600
Battery was replaced 
May 2013

47000 mi
The radio did not stay on the last station listened to when the car was restarted. 
Jul 2013

50300 mi

US $200
Leak in windshield washer tank. Pump replaced 
Nov 2014

64000 mi

US $504
low pressure fuel sensor replaced due to error message 'engine malfunction reduced power' 
Dec 2016

80000 mi

US $2600
oil leaks at filter housing and oil pan 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - May 2017
Oct 2014

51140 mi

C $2000
brake caliper control pistons 
Apr 2017

89900 mi

C $1900
water pump failure 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

52000 mi
Fuel injector 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2014

83000 mi
Valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket leaking. Replaced valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket 
Apr 2015

94000 mi

US $1500
Water pump failure. Replaced water pump and thermostat 
May 2016

110700 mi

US $3400
Car was misfiring and running rich at cold start. Multiple fuel injectors malfunctioning. All 6 fuel injectors replaced and programmed. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

7500 mi
iPod adapter not playing sound. Bumper scratch, requested quote for repair, none received. electronic control module ordered after initial ordered part failed to fix system. Audio control module replaced to fix non-playing iPod. Bumper scratch repaired and repainted Bumper scratch, requested quote for repair, none received. iPod not playing sound. Windshield chip iPod connection replaced; did not fix non-sound issue. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2010
Apr 2009

1500 mi
A/C not working. Dealer replaced A/C expansion valve under warranty ($0 cost). 
Jun 2009

5000 mi
Car overheated. Dealer replaced water pump under warranty ($0 cost). 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

62000 mi
Halo or "angel eye" daylight running lights. Replaced lamp, miserable job for something so simple. 
Mar 2016

87000 mi

US $1100
Difficult to diagnose (off and on) coolant leak. Would not leak under pressure test. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

79700 mi

US $3000
Both drive belts replaced, active tank unclogged, etc. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2015
Apr 2011

14300 mi
Rear parcel shelf squeaks over bumps. Attempted to fix (2nd try, 1st time at this dealer). 
Jun 2012

22000 mi
Seat lumber control Exhaust system replacement 
Apr 2015

43200 mi

US $500
Replaced vapor barrier on drivers door. Replace light powering "angel eyes" DRL on drivers side. 
Oct 2015

45300 mi

US $2500
Carbon build up required cleaning. Replacement of defective glow plug. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

27200 mi
Right rear turn signal led taillights failed 
Oct 2014

32200 mi
Check Engine light on for bad glow plug. Code was cleared with no problems and light stayed off. 
Jan 2015

33000 mi
Check Engine light on again. Sold car. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

18000 mi
The vehicle was in the repair shop for a Service Engine Soon light for over 30 days during one visit and maybe 3 more times prior to me ending the lease. The problem was not resolved which was why I ended the lease. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

118300 mi
Aluminum tube from turbo to lower charge pipe leaking. O-rings replaced on pipe. Parts under warranty; part of head gasket set installed 12-22-11 @ 70856 miles during EGR SCR warranty service. 
Jan 2015

123000 mi
CEL and DEF warning lights on. Service bulletin for SCR system update--new parts and programming--resulted in warning lights as a result of DEF build-up. Service tech may have made error during TSB update procedure. Parts cleaned, fine since. 
Apr 2015

139200 mi

US $2700
Pulled intake manifold for carbon check. About 70k since previous engine rebuild because of carbon. While build up not as bad as before decided to have walnut shell cleaning done on intake manifold, etc. Should be good for another 70K miles 
Apr 2016

162200 mi

US $630
HVAC blower motor failure. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

60500 mi

US $650
temperature sensor on DEF tank recall, dealer replaced tank free of charge;  also found some issues with alignement, needed new alignement and some otehr front suspension parts? 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $4150
Oil leak, seals, oil change Rear pinion seal leak Low/ end of life original battery Booster pump hose 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

46000 mi
Daytime running light out. Quick fix. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Sweden
Mar 2009 - Apr 2016
May 2014

74400 mi

$500
There was an oil leak that was found to come from between the oil filter mount and the engine block. The gasket was replaced and leak fixed. Mechanic had never seen this before......... 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

16000 mi
DCT software updated to remove throttle lag, problem solved. 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
May 2016

49000 mi

US $250
Rough start and trouble normalizing idle when cold engine and cold external temperature. Replaced Idle Control Device based on forum advice. Did not fix or improve issue. 
Jun 2016

51000 mi

US $130
Same rough start when bold as before. Replaced fuel pressure sensor. Fixed issue, car now starts normally. 
Apr 2017

58000 mi

US $1300
Car would throw emissions codes on start and operate at reduced power. The codes thrown led to a diagnosis of worn out throttle control valves from forums. Throttle control valves were replaced and fixed the issue. 
Jun 2017

59000 mi

US $20
Tried to get into the car after it was sitting for a day and it was completely dead. No lights, no dash, no door locks. Battery was tested as fine at the jump points under the hood. Forum reseach found that there is an issue with the B+ cable which goes from the battery to the fuse box. The connection to the fuse box rattles and wears out over time at which point the fuse box loses all power from the battery. Was fixed by splicing in a new B+ cable. This is a part that was created specifically to address this problem. It was a recall for all 2007 - 2011 3-series, except the M3. M3 has identical part numbers for both the batter cable and fuse box as other 3-series vehicles. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

10000 mi
Sunroof shattered w/ no stone hitting - flaw in glass?? 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

40000 mi

US $175
Oxygen sensor replaced. Apparently damaged with prior installation 
Apr 2013

40300 mi
Passenger rear turn signal intermittently not functioning. Both rear turn signal assemblies replaced under warranty. 
May 2014

49000 mi

US $440
Leak in one of the transmission lines needed to be repaired before it was sold. It had not caused a problem yet. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2016
Feb 2013

24800 mi
Replaced battery under warranty 
May 2014

37000 mi

US $100
Fuel pressure sensor died, code P0191 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $145
Frozen, made pinging sound periodically. BMW dealer took the rear brake assembly, including emergency brake apart, lubed, and reassembled.  
Jan 2015

45700 mi

US $500
Ping from rear when in reverse. By the time I got to the dealer (15 miles) it was not making the noise and they could not reproduce. Not really a reliability issue since still works even when it makes the noise, but a bit disconcerting. 
Jun 2015

54000 mi

US $50
left bank throttle actuator 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Oct 2009

6200 mi
BMW assist not working for past several thousand miles. Finally took into Union Park BMW, after 7 hours, still not fixed. car does not show having it, I am told. Awaiting BMW NA response, I'm told. 
Jul 2010

12000 mi
Rear driver side blinker light broken/replaced. Only 3/4 of pattern worked & at less intensity/illumination for the LED signal. Dealer replaced. Took 2 trips before complete. 1 to "actually" belive my diagnosis, & order part. 2 to do wrk Rear driver side blinker light broken/replaced. Only 3/4 of pattern worked & at less intensity/illumination for the LED signal. Dealer replaced. Took 2 trips before complete. 1 to "actually" belive ownr diagnosis, & order part. 2 to do wrk 
Apr 2014

34000 mi

US $120
Car not start, replace battery 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Problem still persist took it in again in July. 
Dec 2010

33000 mi
daytime running lights out 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2012
Apr 2012

30000 mi
Driving light bulb change, took about 20 minutes. 
Oct 2012

33000 mi
Leak in washer system 
BMW 3-Series in Districto Federal, Mexico
Dec 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

48980 mi

$400
Check engine came on, misfire on one cylinder. All 8 spark plugs were replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Oct 2013
Jun 2010

3720 mi
Manual Transmission locked into second gear, Replaced under warranty 
Jul 2011

8680 mi
Turn signal not operating properly  
Jul 2013

12500 mi
Idle control valve. Defective Rear turn signal failed 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2014
Jun 2009

10000 mi
Replaced Stability Control sensors and computers 
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Anti-rattle pin was sheared. Shards of metal caused rattle. Parts of front brakes (calipers, pads) replaced. Took three trips to the dealer and a total of 5 days in the shop to diagnose and fix.  
May 2011

36000 mi
Failed idle valve. Appears to be a known problem with E9X M3. Dealer replaced $500 worth of parts. 
Jun 2012

45000 mi

US $135
1. Faulty sensor of burned out headlight bulb. 2. Faulty Halo light. 3. Moldy smell from HVAC. 
Jan 2013

50000 mi

US $280
Electronic Dmaper Control (EDC) fault. EDC randomly becomes non-functional. Electronic Damper Control system (EDC) fault. EDC randomly becomes non-functional. 
Mar 2013

50000 mi
Electronic Damper Control (EDC) fault 
Jul 2013

53000 mi
Secondary air pump failure. Took the dealer two attempts to diagnoze. 
Dec 2013

55000 mi

US $2000
Clutch failure, pressure plate springs failing, 1st-3rd not held effectively. 
Feb 2014

57000 mi

US $1100
Engine coller thermostat failure Oxygen sensor failure 
Mar 2014

57000 mi
A different oxygen sensor failure 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2017
Sep 2014

62000 mi

US $1300
around 45mph it felt like a vibration coming from the rear suspension,after the dealership look it at, it was the torque converter 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

33160 mi
Squeaky suspension over bumps. Replaced bushings and tie rods. All work performed under original warranty. 
May 2015

49480 mi

C $25
Power steering fluid slight leak. Replaced hose clamp. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

19200 mi
Evaporator leaking - replaced under Goodwill warranty 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

36000 mi
replacement headlight, replacement taillight 
Feb 2015

53000 mi

US $400
Replace ignition coil. Replaced led brake light. 
Aug 2016

58000 mi

US $3000
Timing belt tensioner bent, replaced along with belt. Oil filter housing leaking, replaced. Cam cover gasket leaking, replaced both gasket & housing. 
Dec 2017

60000 mi

US $300
At 9 years bits are starting to fail. Had to replace the trunk handle with micro switch as the plastic had disintegrated.  The trims between the windows and the body have all perished.  One of the cup holders failed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

40000 mi
Rear sunshade motor needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

16000 mi
Rear right turn signal not working. Replaced lamp assembly. 
Aug 2012

25700 mi
Damaged part due to a previous accident and incomplete repair. 
Jan 2013

30000 mi
serpentine belt tensioner loose; tightened 
Jan 2014

24200 mi

US $20
The ride height sensor that controls adaptive headlight aim came detached from rear camber arm. 
Mar 2017

56000 mi

US $4000
Eccentric shaft sensor leaking oil. Replaced it and valve cover gasket. Also replaced spark plugs. 
Oct 2017

61000 mi

US $3200
Replace oil stand gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

41000 mi
A/C was not blowing cold enough. It was easily fixed by recharging the system. They checked for leaks and did not find any. It has been working well since then. 
BMW 3-Series in Germany
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

19840 mi

€90
rear brake light replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2013
Dec 2010

21000 mi
CEL Replace O2 Sesor pre-heater 
Mar 2011

25000 mi
rear directional signals were going out intermittingly, both rear tail light assy's were replaced under TSB?warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

29000 mi
Low tire pressure light wouldn't go off. Found out it needed to be reset. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2015
Sep 2012

21080 mi
Evaporator leakage, crayon like smell for first minute when car started. AC did not work well. 
Sep 2014

33480 mi

C $700
Steering wheel was off to drive straight. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

14000 mi
Rear passenger turn LED turn signal was working, but very dim. The turn indicator in car was blinking quickly. Dealer replaced the LED array. 
Aug 2012

23500 mi
Intermittent buzzing from rear drivers speaker. When it happens it stays on for 5-10 minutes. 
Oct 2012

24300 mi
Intermittent buzzing from rear drivers speaker. When it happens it stays on for 5-10 minutes 
Mar 2014

55000 mi

US $30
Windshield trim came loose, had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $50
Navigation system goes black and pops up unnecessary malfunction warning lights. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2009 - Aug 2019
May 2010

5208 mi
Gear whine (whistling noise). Differential replaced. Differential replaced due to gear whine. 
Jul 2012

19220 mi
Rear ball-joints replaced due to squeaking. 
Sep 2012

21080 mi
Creeking and clunking noises, front suspension. Replaced front stabilizer bar bushing. Greased front struts. 
Feb 2013

22940 mi
Creaking noise front suspension. Dealer tightened everything and grease some things. Noise gone for now. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

6200 mi
Door seals rattling. Replace seals 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

30160 mi
Loud buzz in the rear speakers that goes on for 5 minutes. The noise gets louder and louder and stays on even when the car is off. After 5 minutes the radio restarts and it is ok. It happens once every 6 months 
BMW 3-Series in Mexico, Mexico
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

83700 mi

$450
Oil leaking. Replaced all three valve cover and intake gaskets 
Apr 2017

94860 mi

$1000
Preventive VANOS plastics replacement, leaking gasket for oil filter stand. Also, a coolant bypass hose and clip was replaced, preventative. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2014
Dec 2012

37000 mi
Faulty mass airflow sensor, replaced under warranty 
Jan 2013

38200 mi
carbon buildup in intake due to low quality diesel fuel. manifold replaced, cyl. heads were walnut blasted to remove buildup. 
Feb 2013

41300 mi
crack in adblue/urea exhaust fluid tank. tank was replaced, lines cleaned and fluid refiled. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2012

16512 mi
sunroof jammed partway open; car in shop for a week to replace sunroof motor 
Feb 2012

17888 mi
replaced both rear lighting modules because of service bulletin. replaced both rear lighting modules because of service bulletin. 
Feb 2013

25105 mi
drivers side heater core was clogged with foreign substance, so no heat on drivers side of car. in shop 16 days for diagnosis, incremental repair efforts, and finally need to order repair part from Germany (!) repaired under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

8000 mi
Defective center console hinge 
Feb 2010

13000 mi
Fixed defective center console hinge 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2017 - Apr 2018
May 2017

116000 mi

US $250
Multiple warning lights on dashboard (ABS, traction control, and brake) were on. Diagnostics pointed to bad reading at rear right wheel speed sensor. Replacement sensors (3 of them) did not fix issue. Changing both rear sensors also did not fix issue. Axle replacement recommended. Instead only the reluctor ring was replaced with one found on eBay. Difficult to get the axle out due to rust, etc but overall not a very difficult job. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

48281 mi

US $992
Oil level low light came on. Removed oil filter, oil filter housing, o-ring gasket. Installed new o-ring gasket, reinstalled the oil filter housing. 
Aug 2016

68246 mi

US $581
Took the car in for routine service. Replaced micro filter, 2 quarts of oil added, left brake light bulb replaced. While servicing, discovered the valve cover gasket was leaking oil Removing and installed sealing cylinder head cover. Replaced all valve cover gaskets (SULEV emissions warranty). Replaced drive belt tensioner. 
Jul 2017

80431 mi

US $71
Replaced left front low beam head lamp. 
Nov 2017

84963 mi

US $136
Replaced driver side low beam light. Also replaced wiper blades. 
Feb 2018

87000 mi

US $379
Car spewing coolant from the hood. Car towed to repair shop. Hose found to be rotted and cracked. Removed and replaced upper hose and bypass hose. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2009

4000 mi
There was a slight squeak coming from the steering column when the wheel was turned to the left quickly in a parking lot. The boot in the column was lubricated and the sound went away. 
Mar 2010

10000 mi
The DMTL Pump failed and was replaced. DTML pump in gas tank replaced due to Service Engine Soon light coming on. 
Nov 2010

23000 mi
A squeak coming from the right rear wheel upon acceleration. The dealer did not fix the problem. They claimed they couldn't hear it. I heard it on the way home from the dealer. 
Oct 2013

62500 mi

US $50
The condenser was replaced under extended warranty 
Jan 2014

65700 mi

US $40
The drive belt and tensioner were replaced. 
Jan 2016

69500 mi
ABS sensor replaced Belt tensioner pulley needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2016

92000 mi

US $140
Starter replaced, had a long crank Passenger door handle replaced due to melting. 
Sep 2016

100000 mi
Mechatronic sleeve was leaking. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
Dec 2017

171000 mi

US $580
Valve cover 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

55800 mi

C $150
A/C would not blow cold air. 
Apr 2015

69440 mi

C $330
Car sat for 5 months. Battery was dead. Recharged battery but some data would not stay as input. ie clock, calendar etc. replaced and initialized battery. Cooling fan running at extremely high speed and very loud. Intermittent problem. Diagnosis showed faulty temp. sensor. Replaced sensor. 
Aug 2016

75520 mi

C $140
Ac continues to lose coolant. Recharged 
May 2018

82460 mi

C $15
A/c still leaks slowly. Recharged at home. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

53000 mi

US $70
Smaller rear taillight bulb needed replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

46000 mi
Intermittent issue with radio. Got new one under warentee 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
May 2016

120900 mi

US $200
Oil filter gasket replaced 
Oct 2016

130000 mi

US $300
Belt tensioner replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2011

15500 mi
Noticed a clunking sound from front end when going over large bumps in cold weather. Problem was diagnosed by the dealer as worn/damaged front sway bar bushings. The bushings were replaced and the sound is now gone. 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2017
Jan 2017

33700 mi

US $600
All of the tensioner pulleys and the belt were replaced. The reason for it was that there is a known issue with these motors. If the pulleys deflect enough to let the belt slip off, they can suck the belt in and destroy the motor. 
Jun 2017

37000 mi

US $750
Had an AC leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2015

150000 mi

US $45
Bad ignition coil replaced 
Oct 2015

164000 mi

US $20
Faulty ignition coil 
Apr 2017

199000 mi

US $1000
Replaced rear shocks, front struts and front lower links. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Jun 2015

54000 mi
Car was making whistling sound that was intermittent and could not be diagnosed. Think it may be an issue with the crank valve. Will update when I know more. 
Oct 2015

55300 mi

US $1000
Crankcase valve needs replacing. 
Dec 2015

57000 mi

US $950
Crankcase vent valve problem, also required new valve cover. 
Apr 2016

57000 mi
Diagnosed with rear main seal leak. This is a major repair cost, and so I just traded the vehicle for a Prius. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

51200 mi

US $100
AC damaged by stone. covered by insurance. replaced condenser 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2013

34000 mi
Steering wheel heater was not functioning correctly. BMW replaced the entire steering wheel under warranty. No charge and loaner car provided. 
Oct 2013

43800 mi
Emissions light - false warning and reset during oil service 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

37200 mi
Left rear tail light replaced. 2 days later right tail lights had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2014
Aug 2012

37900 mi
replaced both rear tail-lights for burnt out LED's 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

62000 mi

C $50
Front sway bar bushings worn. 
Apr 2014

62700 mi

C $50
Coil pack failure 
Jul 2015

78320 mi

C $50
Passenger side power seat motor failed 
Nov 2016

100180 mi

C $175
Needed to replace original OEM battery. 
Mar 2018

119660 mi

C $2200
AC not working. Leaking evaporator replaced. 
Jun 2018

125240 mi

C $800
Rear passenger LED taillight assembly needed replacing. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2010 - Aug 2018
Jun 2011

24800 mi
Suspension brackets worn out 
Mar 2012

33480 mi
Suspension bushings, bad quality part replaced 6 months ago. 
May 2015

71300 mi

C $250
Tail light, 400 dollars because LED technology, and whole unit to replace. However, after insisting, dealer found a service note from manufacturer and sold right and left units for around 250 dollars 
Mar 2016

78740 mi

C $1800
Shock absobers leaking front both sides 
Jul 2016

87300 mi

C $18
Broken, needed replacement of wire 
Mar 2017

96100 mi

C $1300
Evaporator leak 
May 2017

97340 mi

C $70
Left front headlight, element around the main light 
Feb 2018

109 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2012
Feb 2012

29000 mi

US $66
The shifting of the transmission was "jumpy" and rough. I was told by the dealer that the program/software that manages the transmission had to be updated and reprogrammed. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2016
Apr 2012

26800 mi
External Light Warning, tail light bulb replaced 
Jul 2012

31075 mi

US $920
Replaced both tail light assemblies. Fixed AC leak. Replaced lower steering spindle. Replaced both tail light assemblies. Fixed AC leak. Replaced lower sterring spindle. 
Nov 2012

35000 mi

US $79
Clunk noise while steering returned after two weeks. Replaced lower spindle again. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

28200 mi
Steering wheel had click in it 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2018
Oct 2012

46000 mi
Adaptive headlight arm failed. Fixed under warranty. 
Jun 2013

59000 mi

US $100
The seal where the manual gear lever enters the transmission was replaced. 
Jul 2014

84500 mi

US $145
Battery replaced. DIY. 
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $70
Cylinder two ignition coil failed. Self maintained the vehicle. 70 dollar cost for coil and shipping. 
Jan 2017

81700 mi
Kept on hearing rattling noise from the belt area. The issue was diagnosed as a pulley and a harmonic balancer. Both got replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2017

143000 mi

US $1300
The oil filter housing was leaking. And, it started to damage the accessory belt. We also got other services such as replacing the break fluid, oil change, and coolant replacement. 
Jan 2018

147000 mi

US $1100
Oil pan was leaking. This work was very intensive where the tech had to drop the sub-frame to replace the pan gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

7000 mi
I noticed the voice activated phone system was working eratically, so I used the onboard Assist to request an appointment. Never heard from BMW or local dealer - maybe both are faulty. Will try again and report back.  
May 2011

31700 mi
Car was idling roughly and giving poor mileage. Dealer tested and found faulty MAF, replaced the unit, and problem was resolved.  
Nov 2011

37500 mi

US $10
At the same time a defective exterior light warning came on, Bluetooth stopped functioning. Re-pairing my cell phone brought Bluetooth back. Dealer checked the system and found no fault. A warning showing a fault in the exterior lights came on. The dealer kept the car for a day, and replaced a defective rear taillight. The $10 listed below was for gas for the remtal car the dealer provided while the car was in the shop.  
Nov 2013

51000 mi

US $265
Replaced failed windshield washer pump. 
Oct 2014

55200 mi

US $700
Wheel speed sensors replaced due to failure in one wheel - I was advised they tend to fail one after the other, so it's cheaper and more convenient to replace them all at once, 
Feb 2015

56000 mi

US $250
Battery failed and had to be replaced. 
Jun 2015

57000 mi
After sitting overnight (only), the a/c doesn't begin to cool until the car has been driven. If the car is started and at idle, the a/c doesn't engage - the fan works and air is circulated in the system, but no cool air is produced. 
Aug 2015

57900 mi

US $200
My June report turned out to be a low a/c system - recharge by the shop fixed it. 
Jan 2016

56800 mi

US $200
Right rear turn signal failed. Replaced both right and left LED turn signals - TSB said to replace both if either failed. Low cost OEM parts found at oembimmerparts.com 
Sep 2016

61000 mi

US $180
"Angel" lights replaced. 
May 2017

63000 mi

US $215
As commented above, the airbag was replaced. The cooling fan for the AC radiator was defective and was replaced. This was a bizarre, intermittant problem, The repair shop diagnosed the problem as the fan motor occasionally stopping on a defective contact, so the motor wouldn't engage until the air flowing over the fan turned the motor to a good contact. 
Jun 2018

75000 mi

US $1850
The front tie rods on the right side were damaged, presumably from one of the ubiquitous pot holes in New Orleans. Both sides are were replaced and a four wheel alignment was done. In addition, the rear tires were replaced, but the front still have about 30% of the tread left. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2017
Dec 2012

41000 mi
Blower motor not working. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $50
Multiple warning lights were illuminated in the dashboard; dashboard illumination not working; power windows not working; turn signals not working 
Oct 2014

60700 mi

US $1600
Brake light assembly including LED lights 
Jan 2017

68000 mi

US $1300
Oxygen sensor Drive belt tensioner 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

57800 mi

US $250
The right rear directional signal stopped working. Since the lights are LED it was not cheap to fix. Apparently problem is with a controller that connects to the rear directional and not the actual bulb or lights. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018
Nov 2017

137000 mi

US $90
Had intermittent misfires on #1 and #2 cylinders. Replaced all six spark plugs and #1 and #2 coils. Runs great now. 
Jan 2018

137000 mi

US $150
Seized right rear shock absorber. Shock absorber was leaking and full of water. Water froze and locked up shock. Replaced shock absorber 
Jul 2018

147000 mi

US $190
Starter motor quit working. Removed and replaced starter. Requires considerable work, removal of the intake manifold. Took advantage of this opportunity to replace valve cover gasket which had a small leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Apr 2012
Jul 2010

10354 mi
Heated steering wheel worked intermittently Heated steering wheel 
Mar 2011

14260 mi
Heated steering wheel would not work and nav system provided erratic destinations 
Apr 2012

21700 mi
Comfort access 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Nov 2011

22000 mi
Car failed to accelerate during emergency manuever avoiding an accident ahead. Transmission light came on and car was sluggish to respond afterwards. Was able to avoid accident anyway. 
Jul 2012

30800 mi
It's been in twice because the transmission failed and car wouldn't accelerate. Twice the dealer has been unable to find the problem and is still working on repair. 
Aug 2012

32000 mi
Had to update software for shifting. This is the fourth update. 
Dec 2012

37000 mi
For the fifth time since purchase, the transmission got stuck in first or second gear while accelerating and caused a dangerous situation while blending into interstate highway traffic. BMW refuses to replace part only software upgrades 
Feb 2013

38400 mi
After transmission went into high gear on its own several times, they finally replaced the computer module that operates the shifting mechanism on the transmission.  Also, replaced rear shock mounting brackets as they were rubbing. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2016
Oct 2014

71300 mi

US $50
Replaced a failed cable, triggered the drive off assist failed light 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $50
Replaced leaking shreader valve 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
May 2010

19220 mi
Actuator of door look needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

41540 mi
Sway bar bushings replaced 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

22940 mi
Heated seat indicators lighting up without seats being turned on. Diagnosed as wiring problem. Parts ordered but wrong harness delivered. Parts ordered again with correct harness finaly arriving. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2013

50840 mi

C $470
Left signal light burnt out. This is an LED light so whole unit had to be replaced at cost of $470. This price includes 20% discount. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Czech Republic
Oct 2014 - Jul 2017
Feb 2015

60100 mi

$80
Self-levelling xenon sensor failed, replaced with OEM item in at and indy shop. 
Mar 2016

71920 mi
N47D20 timing chain preventative repair Started making a lot of noise in the last few months and the engine was vibrating more than ever at 1,500-2,000 rpm Seat heating (driver's seat) stopped working last year Replacement parts had to be ordered The shocks were not as good as they used to so changed them to Bilstein B8 and Eibach springs. 
Jul 2017

84320 mi

$200
Cracked windshield, OEM replacement.  Suspension check due to clunking noises. Bilstein dampers found at fault. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

9920 mi
Bluetooth on radio not functioning correctly. Radio would be silent after end of call. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Nov 2011
Oct 2008 Convertible top water leak on both door & top seals. Oil light came on once. Passenger window intermittently goes back down when convertible top is raised into position. Dealer drilled license plate holes during new car prep despite notations on original factory order not to 
Dec 2008

US $19
Headlight washer cover fell off. Owner ordered & paid for part; Dealer painted upon arrival; Owner installed. 
Aug 2009

4000 mi
"Service Engine Soon" light with rough starts. Replaced sensor, then High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) Navigation and iPod miscellaneous problems 
Aug 2010

7200 mi
Fuel/Emissions Update 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Roof leaked during car wash.  
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2016
May 2009

1500 mi
Software bug in Nav system displayed POI's when option not selected. a.k.a. "Shopping cart bug" CIC software updated, problem solved. Update Navigation software for display error 
Aug 2009

6000 mi
Engine malfunction light activated at freeway speed, followed by engine unable to rev greater than 2000 rpm. Car fairly crippled. Enroute dealer service for 5 hrs. Problem believed to be cyl. coil loose, however not conclusive. No further problems  
Apr 2016

39000 mi

US $100
Brake fluid flush per warning light 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2013

39200 mi
Trim peeling from various places in vehicle Convertible top leaking Engine stalls under heavy accelleration 
Mar 2013

40000 mi
Recall on battery cable issue that could cause anything from stalling to an engine compartment fire. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2013
Apr 2013

52500 mi
power supply system 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

18800 mi
Four light bulbs replaced. All were accessory bulbs. Three in the headlight assemblies and one backup bulb. Repair took 3 hours. All of these bulbs seemed to fail at the same time, within one week of each other. 
Jan 2015

19680 mi
Sudden onset of rough running and stalling engine. Three injectors (#4,5,6) prematurely failed and ports and valves were dirty. Replaced all 6 fuel injectors. Ports and intake valves cleaned. Apparently a common issue on N54 BMW engines. 
Mar 2016

32860 mi

C $440
Driver's seatbelt retractor replaced. Would not allow the belt to be extracted. At first just difficult, then not at all. 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2016
Mar 2015

67000 mi

US $150
Worn bushings 
Oct 2016

100000 mi

US $200
Seat belt restraint failure 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2012

32200 mi
Convertible top needing lube and adjusting 
Oct 2012

38700 mi
Misfire code hidden in computer & rough idle on cold start. Dealer diagnosed & replaced 2 faulty injectors. 
Mar 2013

46000 mi

US $1400
Faulty Transmission. Dealer replaced transmission, clutch. I paid for flywheel 
Apr 2013

46500 mi
Battery worn. Dealer to replace after 2 trips. 
Jan 2014

58000 mi

US $250
Leaking oil from valve cover, oil filter housing, and oil pan gaskets Bushings on front tension strut were bad and leaking Bad engine mounts. Passenger mount collapsed, driver's side bad. 
Feb 2014

59000 mi
Leaky injectors. Two injectors bad causing two fouled plugs. Dealer replaced all injectors, plugs. 
Feb 2015

74000 mi
Wastegate Rattle. BMW Dealer replaced turbos at no charge 
Sep 2015

83000 mi

US $450
Waterpump failure. Had to pay out of pocket to replace thermostat (not covered by 3rd party warranty) as preventative maintenance. 
Mar 2016

86000 mi

US $400
Rear main seal leak Radiator overflow hose and upper hose replaced 
Mar 2017

96000 mi

US $800
Oil Pan gasket leak 
Nov 2017

100500 mi

US $500
Engine coolant reservoir measuring stick broke. Replaced coolant reservoir 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

15700 mi
The buttons on the center console for Power/EDC/DSC were loose. The individual features still worked but occasionally the physical button popped off while driving. This is primarily cosmetic in nature. 
Jun 2014

33000 mi

US $700
Defective driveshaft causing rattling and violent shifts. Driveshaft replaced. BMW USA paid parts cost out of warranty. 
Sep 2014

39000 mi

US $110
Daytime (Halo) LED running lights burnt out on driver's side. Replaced light assembly. 
May 2016

55000 mi

US $600
Engine threw fuel pump failure warning. Replaced all fuel pressure sensors 
May 2018

68000 mi

US $1500
Computer threw engine system alert. Dealer identified failed engine temperature sensor and replaced part. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Rattle when convertible top was up. First time dealer fixed but problem showed up again. Second time different dealer fixed correctly. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

52000 mi
Adaptive Headlight (right) replaced 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009 Rollover bar deployment system fault--warning went off as I drove off the lot. Eventually the entire mechanism was changed and problem solved. 
Dec 2009

4000 mi
Convertible top not working and out of alignment. Took a few days to diagnose problem then repair. Got car back after a week of work. 
Apr 2011

11000 mi
motor controlling head rest and seatbelt pulley broken and replaced. Had car back the next afternoon. 
Sep 2011

14000 mi
all windows up and roof close button don't always work on front windows and results in one of the front windows going back down. 
Jun 2016

26000 mi

US $500
Needed new battery (car is 2009 model) 
Aug 2017

26000 mi

US $250
Convertible top working intermittently. Difficult to diagnose but found spottily working relay. Replaced both and works great. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

25200 mi
Convertible top would drop into trunk, but sensor wouldn't acknowledge that it was closed. 
Nov 2013

35000 mi
Oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2013

32000 mi
Weather seal around trunk latch deteriorated and hanging loose. Replaced seal. 
Jun 2017

67500 mi

US $575
Replace leaking valve cover gasket. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2011

8300 mi
Fuel tank valve, CEL Radio head unit, intermittent no radio 
Nov 2011

10700 mi
Intermittent 
Feb 2012

13000 mi
Hardtop convertible leak at windshield Radio works intermittently 
May 2012

15500 mi
Battery symbol, sluggish crank 
Sep 2013

22000 mi
Adaptive cruise control sensor at front of car needed to be re-aligned 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2013
Jul 2012

37700 mi
Rough start & idle. Puff of smoke at start. 
Nov 2013

63000 mi

US $600
Failure of Fuel Injectors 4,5,6. Replaced with new, purchased from dealer. Symptoms were hard start, poor idle, stutter on hard acceleration, unburnt fuel on hard acceleration. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Nov 2012
Oct 2012

50000 mi
Fuel injectors replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2013
Jul 2009

1000 mi
Faulty injector on cylinder 1 
Aug 2009

3000 mi
Engine misfire on cylinder 1 
May 2010

10000 mi
Removed carbon buildup on the valves caused by (BMW claims) either oil flowing back from the turbo or excessive ethanol content in the fuel. Flashed ECU to increase engine running temperature. Removed carbon buildup on the valves caused by (BMW claims) either oil flowing back from the turbo or excessive ethanol content in the fuel. Flashed ECU to increase engine running temperature. 
Oct 2012

30300 mi
High pressure fuel pump replacement 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

62000 mi

US $120
Defective boost solenoids and vacuum lines prevented car from making boost. Replaced both boost solenoids and all vacuum lines. 1 year old battery would no longer hold a charge. Battery was replaced, and car was coded to reflect the change. 
Oct 2017

62000 mi

US $1000
All six high-pressure fuel injectors were replaced with new index 12 parts to ensure future reliability. Intake valves were walnut-blasted to remove carbon build-up as general maintenance. 
Apr 2018

63000 mi

US $235
The windshield heat cracked from intense, direct sun. Avoid FY windshield glass. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
Mar 2013

26660 mi
Transmission gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

32000 mi

US $100
replaced drivers door handle reinforcement bracket 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2014 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

38440 mi

C $300
Replaced sensor attached to the battery 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2009

3000 mi
Stereo would not turn on intermittently due to software error. Fixed with simple software reflash.  
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2009

6000 mi
Misfires caused MIL to illuminate, Service Bulletin stated to change fuel injectors to a redesigned part. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2016 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

99687 mi

US $500
Full strut repair with housing 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2016
Jun 2009

549 mi
Low pressure fuel line disconnected. Line was reconnected by dealer under warranty 
Aug 2013

100000 mi

US $495
Intake valves clogged with carbon buildup (known issue for N54 engine), cleaned with walnut shell abrasive blasting (BMW approved procedure) 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2018
Mar 2011

16000 mi
replace and reprogramming for high-pressure fuel pump 
Mar 2012

26000 mi
DRL and inner brake light out. Manual recommends dealer fix both problems. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
May 2014

38100 mi

US $1600
Power steering pump seized, broke serpentine belt. required tow. 
Jul 2014

39300 mi

US $1000
Water pump failed, car went into limp mode due to overheating. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

1000 mi
I feel the window seal isn't tight as I can hear cars that I pass or pass by my driver side window. They said this is standard as compared to other BMW coupes. My RDS radio information is delayed by several minutes. It will not tell me the title and artist until about 2-3 mins into the song. However if I change stations and come back then the artist and title updates. Told "they all do that..." 
Oct 2009

4000 mi
Drove about 120 miles and car overheated. Warning light came on although OIL temp only at 250. Car went into limp mode then stopped. Waited 10 mins & restarted car. Brought to dealer, possible water pump failure. Replaced pump (although remanuf. pump) 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

US $2000
Water pump failed Leaking oil filter housing gaskets 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

50000 mi
Heated steering wheel intermittent; did not stay on 100% of the time. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Oct 2009

1700 mi
High pressure fuel pump. Long cranks followed by service engine light. 
May 2010

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump, second time. 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Nov 2011

40000 mi
Rough idle and acceleration. Dealer replaced 3 high-pressure injectors. Covered by factory warranty. 
Feb 2013

77600 mi

US $190
Engine idled rough and raw fuel was coming out of the exhaust. Replaced one faulty fuel injector. 
Feb 2014

93000 mi
Replaced all 6 fuel injectors again. Supposedly another redesign since the last ones (~1 yr ago) 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

70000 mi
Oil leak from Turbo #1, $3400 quote for repair or 6

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

5000 mi
DCT shift lag--fixed via software update 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

28200 mi

US $600
Low pressure fuel sensor 
Apr 2015

31000 mi

US $600
Fuel regulator 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

6000 mi
DCT TSB software update. Low mileage oil change - have to go back as the dealer did not change oil! 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2013
Jul 2011

10000 mi
DCT update for M3 DCT transmission 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

7000 mi
Backed car in parking spot, came out to start & move, but there were numerous warning lights/caution notices on idrive...would not go into gear. 45 min later, it worked but said service. Dealer looked at it & said there were no codes/issues 
Feb 2011

11000 mi
Went in for yrly service and there was a TSB out for a reflash. 
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Hard to start (8 second eng crank) & RPM flux for about 30 seconds after start. 
Nov 2014

25000 mi
Transmission oil pan warped and leaking...it's a plastic pan. BMW replaced it under my extended warranty. 
Mar 2015

25000 mi
Engine sputtered with high rev down shift. Replaced spark plugs & this appears to have made the issue better. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

23000 mi
DCT LAG ISSUE. When under hard acceleration, the car would not engage the gear for up to 3 seconds. DCT LAG ISSUE 2. When turning into a corner, and letting off, when you press the gas, nothing happens. On last visit, they reprogrammed my ecu, and the sat radio disappeared. Reprogrammed and it is back now. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Map light rattled over rough surfaces and when you would tap it. Plastic clip broken inside rolling around (factory defect). Parts ordered, replaced - took 1.5 days to "re-program" car after light assembly installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

15500 mi
2 and 3rd gear syncrhomeshes were extremely worn, not a driving behavior problem, most likely a defect. transmission (complete) ordered as BMW does not replace transmission internals 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Aug 2011

19400 mi
Lose screw in the dashboard. Twisted seat belt. 
Jul 2012

27000 mi
Break pad sensor broken Broken brake pad sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

31000 mi

US $1300
A valve needed replacement due to failure. A special tool was needed by the dealer, so they had to order which caused them to need the car three different times. 
Jul 2013

39000 mi

US $150
Battery wasn't charged enough. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2016
Apr 2014

48200 mi

US $400
Battery died, mechanic said alternator was "overcharging" to compensate. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

143000 mi

US $100
Right rear bearing inner core broke. Started scraping sound after 15-20 minutes of driving. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2011

23000 mi
Rear passenger brake light bulb replaced 
Nov 2012

39600 mi
Replaced starter 
Mar 2015

59000 mi

US $50
Valve cover gasket leaking, replaced under extended warranty Windshield washer pump leaking, still worked, but slowly leaked all the fluid out. 
Dec 2016

68000 mi

US $450
Car began to start weak Valve cover gasket leaks 
May 2017

69000 mi

US $1100
Belt tensioner Front suspension control arm bushings 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

49900 mi
Battery would not hold charge and was replaced. 
Jan 2014

50500 mi
Reverse light burned out & was replaced. Not accessible to the owner, no instructions in the manual. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

40200 mi
This was a recall for a bad connection to the battery. Water was leaking around one of the rear turn signal lights and collecting in the area where the amplifier is housed. This was shorting out the amp, causing many issues with the audio system. 
Aug 2013

40900 mi
Water was leaking around one of the rear turn signal lights and collecting in the area where the amplifier is housed. This was shorting out the amp, causing many issues with the audio system. 
Sep 2014

47000 mi

US $45
Pinch sensor on the sunroof needed to be reset. 
Oct 2014

47000 mi
The tire pressure monitor system lost connection with all four tires, reporting them all as low. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Feb 2016
Oct 2015

56000 mi

US $50
Fan belt idler pulley was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

36200 mi
headlamp burnout 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

98000 mi
Vanos needed to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $3760
AC evap? had to be replaced. It is located behind the dash so it took a lot of labor hours to fix. Total cost for this was about $2800. Replace belt tensioner 
Mar 2016

53000 mi

US $300
Variable valve timing unit had an oil leak. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2012
Jul 2011

6000 mi
Gas cap fell apart and was replaced 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2011

16000 mi
Fixed rear brake lamp and seat belt extensioner.  
Apr 2012

32000 mi
Heated steering wheel malfunctioned and replaced by dealer. If not under warranty this wound have cost $1200!!! 

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2008 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

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 North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

56200 mi

US $3700
Throttle Valves banks 1& 2 went bad thermostat open 
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 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 California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

18300 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 RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2021
Mar 2018

89000 mi

US $1600
Replace gaskets Changed all fluids 
Oct 2018

93000 mi

US $300
Replace plugs and coil packs 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

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. 
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

56300 mi

US $1120
Battery replacement in Nov 2013 done by AAA did not reset car computer to coordinate with new battery; so Nov '13 battery was failing. Needed new battery and reset of car to this fact. Windshield washer fluid leaking onto garage floor. 
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 Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

56000 mi

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

70700 mi

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

70300 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. 
Jan 2017

72000 mi

US $2400
Replaced both rear shocks and mounting hardware Automatic tensioner for serpentine belt was failing, leaking oil onto belt. 
Apr 2018

105000 mi

US $2500
Oil seal failed, replaced. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Oct 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2017

98300 mi

US $100
subframe rust. Found salt deposits. Remediated. 
Feb 2017

100000 mi

US $40
Headlight washer leaking, replaced. 
Apr 2017

100000 mi

US $70
Steering wheel trim was peeling, replaced. 
Jun 2017

103000 mi

US $300
Replaced failing VVT eccentric shaft sensor.  Replaced leaking valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket (common gasket failures for the N52 engine). 
Sep 2017

104500 mi

US $400
replaced sway bar end links, tension strut, and lower control arm in effort to eliminate vibration at freeway speed. Old tension strut bearings did have some excess play in them. 
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 Tennessee, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

19000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure 
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 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 Florida, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

36200 mi

US $455
AC blower motor was making a whirring noise, usually accelerating or slowing down. Motor was replaced. While it was at Redline, the cabin air filter was replaced as well. 
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
Dec 2014 - May 2017
Jul 2015

92300 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. 
Nov 2016

100600 mi

US $2900
Valve cover gasket leaking. Removed and resealed valve cover with new updated oil filter cap. Oil level was very low when brought to the shop. Oil filter housing is leaking oil. Removed and resealed oil filter housing housing. Parts replaced: oil filter stand gas, oil cooler seal. Front thrust arm bushings were leaking. Removed and replaced both thrust arm bushings. Parts replaced: control arm bushings. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2013

45200 mi

US $1560
Unspecified failure, needs new transmission. 
Nov 2015

59100 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 Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015
Jun 2014

43000 mi
AC evaporator was replaced. 
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. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

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

41000 mi
Driver door entry panel came loose. Replaced clips 
Apr 2012

41200 mi
Intermittent misfires, poor gas mileage, engine code P2A87. Dealer replaced intake and exhaust Vanos solenoids. 
Oct 2012

43300 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

54500 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
Mar 2014

55000 mi

US $550
Motor for blower heat and AC was busted 
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 California, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2017
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

97700 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

103300 mi
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. 
Aug 2017

116000 mi

US $500
There was a leak in the oil filter housing - meaning oil leak. Was fixed/replaced by mechanic. 
Nov 2017

118000 mi

US $600
The check engine light was on. As well as the engine malfunction under accelerative load. The dealer replaced the map sensor, that temporarily got rid of the check engine light. But says, I need to replace two further parts (that tell the turbo what to do) to get rid of the engine malfunction issue (says it is NOT the HPFP and the turbos themselves are ok) 
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

31300 mi
seatbelt malfunction, required replacement. second replacement. 
Jan 2014

31800 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 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. 
Aug 2011

41400 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 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
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

300 mi
Within 3 weeks of purchase check engine light came on three times: 1. No fault found, code reset car given back. 2. In 4 days light back on, dealer replaced fuel injector. 3. 5 days later light back on dealer replaced 2 additional fuel injectors. Failure of a fuel injector 
Jul 2008

500 mi
Failure of additional two fuel injectors 
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 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

42400 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 Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

82000 mi

US $50
Oil cooler 

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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. Fuel smell in the cabin. Fuel injector line torqued 
Nov 2011

55000 mi
high pressure fuel pump replaced 
Jan 2012 warning lights and message, transfer case failure 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2015 - Nov 2016
Apr 2016

71000 mi
Removed and lubricated ventilation blower motor 
Jul 2016

72300 mi

US $190
Recharged A/C 
Oct 2016

74000 mi

US $200
Replaced daytime running light 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

40000 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump. 
Aug 2013

60800 mi

US $1000
Driver headlight would not illuminate. Required replacement of light control module. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

132000 mi

US $500
Replace the rear struts and strut mounts 
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 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

60700 mi

US $50
Failed water pump. 
May 2014

66600 mi

US $50
Dealer replaced #5 ignition coil. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 issues with overall electrical system- occasional problems starting, lights intermittently not working. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

25600 mi
Engine failure light came on with some loss of performance. Bad solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2018
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. 
Feb 2017

110000 mi
Ignition coils failed; replaced coils. 
Sep 2017

116000 mi

US $300
Turbo vacuum lines cracked and leaking. Replaced vacuum lines. A/C recharge needed due to leaking evaporator valve. Evaporator not replaced due to high labor expense. 
Nov 2017

119000 mi

US $1610
A high pressure oil seal was leaking. This leak also caused a leak in the water pump, requiring early replacement. Water pump had been replaced 35,000 miles and three years earlier. Water pump and thermostat were replaced due to leaking water pump. Water pump seal failed due to oil leaking on it (see previous repair). 
May 2018

127000 mi

US $2400
Leaking AC evaporator replaced; also replaced expansion valve and blower motor. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2019
Mar 2015

119000 mi

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

129000 mi

US $300
front control arm bushings worn 
Nov 2016

143600 mi

US $300
Changed ignition coils and spark plugs hoping it would clear up misfires. 
Dec 2016

145000 mi

US $1100
Replaced 6 fuel injectors, three had failed (repairs by owner, parts $1000 plus $100 for cable to code ECU). 
Mar 2018

164000 mi

US $80
Replaced upper coolant hose to head, leaking o ring at head flange 
Sep 2018

168000 mi

US $45
Oil leak due to failed valve cover gasket. Replaced gasket. 
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
Dec 2008 - Jul 2018
May 2014

57000 mi

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

70500 mi

US $700
low fuel pressure sensor failure 
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $450
crankshaft position indicator replaced 
Oct 2016

74200 mi
HDP fuel pump replaced under extended 10 y warranty 
Jul 2018

84000 mi

US $200
inspection 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2017
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

32900 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

36300 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 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 
May 2013

67000 mi

US $50
bearing was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
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

45500 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

59300 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

65500 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

70300 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

78300 mi

US $69
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. 
Mar 2017

92550 mi

US $120
Replace vanos intake solenoid due to yellow check engine light and reduced power "limp" mode (fault codes 002A87 & 003100). 
Nov 2017

97400 mi

US $1634
Both front struts were leaking fluid and car's handling had degraded. Independent BMW shop installed two Bilstein B4 front struts (model 22-135032 & 22-135049) plus two front strut mounts and two front support arm bushings. Problem resolved. 
Feb 2018

99725 mi

US $1081
Car threw yellow and then red temperature warning lights. Independent BMW shop diagnosed bad water pump and installed new OEM water pump, thermostat and coolant. Problem resolved. 
Jun 2018

102000 mi

US $1600
Started car in morning, RPMs surged and engine started to stumble. Received yellow check engine light and fault codes 002B2C (high-pressure, plausibility, cold start) and 0029F2 (high-pressure fuel system, fuel pressure). Had car flat-bedded to BMW dealership and diagnosed bad high-pressure fuel pump. HPFP was only 3 months past BMW NA's 10 year/120K mile extended warranty but BMW NA would not cover cost. Authorized replacement and have decide to sell car. This is the car's second HPFP failure/replacement. Discovered significant coolant leak and replaced cracked expansion tank. 
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 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 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. 
Dec 2011

36580 mi
dealership disconnected aftermarket heated rear seats, without consent or informing me, during prior repair. Dealer had to contact aftermarket supplier to reconnect. free of charge. 
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. 
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 Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

6000 mi
Fuel Pump - known problem with 335i BMWs. 
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. 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 Alabama, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2019
Jun 2018

128967 mi

US $400
Car was experiencing severe misfires on hard acceleration. Warning light would come on at anything over 4,000 rpm. Engine codes suggested fuel pump failure. Also experienced hard starting problems on first crank of each day (cold engine). Multiple times the car would start and then instantly die. Car totally stalled at least twice at traffic stops. I was able to re-crank and drive, but it ran very rough. Replaced the high pressure fuel pump with new unit. 
Oct 2018

134033 mi

US $207
Car was cranking slowly and battery was not holding charge. Replaced battery. 
Feb 2019

138196 mi

US $345
Brake warning lights were coming on routinely. ABS and traction control stopped working. Error codes were 5DF0 and 5DF1. Replaced ABS Module with rebuilt unit from Module Masters. 
Jun 2019

141748 mi

US $283
Car was misfiring and hesitating on heavy load acceleration. Common issue is carbon deposits on intake ports. Solution is manual cleaning by removing intake manifold and scraping/blasting each intake port. Also replaced all intake manifold gaskets and charge air inlet tube. 
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 HPFP 
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

38200 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 Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

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

101300 mi

US $1680
High pressure hose failure 
Dec 2016

113000 mi

US $2000
failure of tensioner on accessory belt 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

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

41540 mi
4x4 ABS sensor warning lights came on and could feel the traction slipping. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

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

60700 mi

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

66800 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

70300 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

82500 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. 
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 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 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 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

36200 mi
Entire Fuel system was replaced. Fuel injectors, low pressure fuel sensor, high pressure fuel pump and valves were cleaned. 
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 
Jul 2012

52700 mi

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

60960 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 Pennsylvania, United States
May 2015 - Nov 2017
Sep 2015

37000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed...this is now the car's 3rd unit in less than 40,000 miles. Nice job BMW! Thankfully, BMW covered it completely under an extended warranty. 

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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

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Germany
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

99200 mi

€2750
Power Steering motor failed. Private garage could not repair, because computer codes are only available to BMW dealer 
Jan 2017

96880 mi

€500
Rear windshield wiper motor failed.  Screen covering cargo area broke. Replaced Rear Wiper Motor. 
Mar 2017

104160 mi

€350
The BMW "I Drive", this multi-position knob on the center console would not react when I pushed down on it. Pushing on the knob is the "enter" button, so without this function you cannot change dozens of functions. 

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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 - Nov 2017
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. 
Apr 2017

84816 mi

R 750
Throttle actuator caused faults and limp mode. Figured out the actuators were the issue with a code reader, then removed the actuators myself and sent them to Jason at Rebuild.org.uk. He refurbished them and then returned them. I then installed them again. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

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 Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

27680 mi

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

36880 mi
Blown door lock fuse, fixed with supplied spare fuse. 
Oct 2013

41740 mi

C $150
Emissions air pump hose and sensor faulty, OBDII codes 2430 and 2432. Hose replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2017
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

22300 mi
Passenger side "halo light" burned out. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

33300 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

36400 mi
Check engine light and increased emissions lights again. This time it was a loose wire on a sensor. Dealer repaired at no charge. 
Jan 2017

56000 mi
Got error messages - two separate times - saying battery discharge while parked - and had to reset clock and date. Dealer ran tests and kept overnight and could not recreate the problem. 
Jun 2017

58000 mi

US $1000
A/C fail. Diagnosed as main hose leak. Parts ordered, installed, recharged, and tested. 
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 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
Nov 2009 - Sep 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

63100 mi

US $50
Bad thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2018
Mar 2010

30000 mi
Rear side window shade tore Differential made grinding noise when making slow speed turns after the dealer replaced the differential fluid as part of regular maintenance. Problem solved when dealer changed differential fluid again. 
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

59300 mi

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

65000 mi

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

64300 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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

68200 mi
Wheel bearing. 
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 Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

45260 mi
Throttle Body failure. Requires replacement. 
May 2015

46980 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
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
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2013

49200 mi

US $330
right rear sensor failure 
Nov 2014

66300 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. 
Sep 2016

94000 mi

US $1300
thermostat failed, replaced water pump as a preventive measure 
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 2012 - Apr 2017
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 
Oct 2016

78000 mi

US $115
Right rear window regulator 
Jan 2017

71000 mi

US $3500
Thermostat replaced Idle control valve replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

35000 mi
Oil level sensor replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

51400 mi

US $300
Gasket worn out, causing exhaust leak at exit of manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
Nov 2010

21700 mi
Rear axle differential fluid changed to one with less viscosity - groaning noise from rear at low speed while turning. Navigation system stopped functioning 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

38000 mi

US $50
Throttle valve 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
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

44000 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

78500 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 $150
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. 
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $700
ABS module failed. Cost to replace is 3500. Instead, removed unit and sent to Module Masters. Then I replaced, towed to a shop, and had them flush the system and reprogram. Car was out of commission for a while while module got repaired. 
Mar 2017

131000 mi

US $200
Starter failed. I bought an off-brand starter and replaced myself in two afternoons. Starter is located under and behind intake manifold, thus it is very difficult to reach. 
Jun 2018

140000 mi

US $400
Valve cover failed, causing oil filter housing gasket to fail. I replaced the valve cover and the oil filter housing gasket. This took me a whole day and a few hundred in parts; the dealer quoted me nearly $3k. 
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 Alaska, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017 Control arms. Front rotors (warranty). 
Nov 2017

132000 mi

US $325
front rotors replaced under warranty for the 3nd time (Brembo, Zimmerman). This finally fixed the front rotors from warping. We replaced front left caliper along with the front rotors (at 154K km we had changed the front right caliper). 
Feb 2018

134000 mi
Airbag finally became available for the car. 
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 Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

40000 mi
Power Mirror memory module failed. Motor and controller replaced; computer reprogrammed.  
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 Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2018
Feb 2014

83900 mi

US $4250
rattle new battery 
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $600
heater blower motor no start, replace battery 
Jan 2018

123000 mi

US $750
grounding strap corroded Idler pulley cracked causing loud belt noise 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2018
Mar 2014

61000 mi

US $50
Replaced thermostat 
May 2015

68000 mi

US $275
Replace ignition coils 
Feb 2016

71600 mi

US $1100
Head gasket and oil filter gasket 
Jan 2017

72300 mi

US $313
Repair passenger door pull and door lock mechanism 
Sep 2017

82000 mi

US $350
Driver door lock assembly 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $50
Low on freon 
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 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

69500 mi

US $2800
AC evaporator developed a leak. Dash needed to be removed in order to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Jan 2011

54700 mi
Noisy lifters. 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

64300 mi

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

67400 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 California, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

29900 mi

US $300
TPMS replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

93000 mi

US $1000
Thermostat was broken. 
Mar 2018

102000 mi

US $1420
Crankshaft position sensor broke, engine light came in and engine stopped while running. 3 days after the sensor repair the coolant pump failed, the engine overheated and the car stalled. I have to tow it to the dealer this time, and they fixe the pump ($1,420 total cost). After picking the car up, I drove it for 2 days, and the "Service Engine" light came up. I drove for 3 more days with that light on and it finally turned itself off. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2017
Jul 2013

40500 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

36000 mi

US $100
Rear window regulators failed on both LHS and RHS. 
Dec 2016

60000 mi

US $2000
Automatic chuffed assembly needed to be replaced 
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

71800 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 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

91600 mi
Problem w/ wiring caused failure of car. Quit running and would not restart. Was covered under recall. 
Aug 2015

120400 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 Mexico, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014
Jan 2012

44700 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

60200 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

62200 mi

US $600
Windshield washer Pump failed 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2017
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 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $200
Leaking oil filter housing gasket 
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 $50
Right rear window regulator failed Window Regulator needed to be replaced. 
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 Arizona, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2017
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. 
Dec 2016

51000 mi

US $781
Gas smell inside vehicle. Shop saw leak around fuel filter/regulator on passenger side. Recommended replace both fuel pump and regulator/filter assemblies. 
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 California, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

66000 mi

US $300
oil pan leak. replaced gasket and aluminum bolts 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2014
May 2010

39000 mi
Driver side window chatters due to misaligned gasket. Fuel plug needed replacement was hard to remove and insert  Rear speaker shelf creaks (plastic rear defuser rubs on metal frame) 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. 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

50700 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 Michigan, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

98000 mi

US $900
Starter failure 
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 New Jersey, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

59000 mi

US $2400
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

61300 mi

US $1200
All inner and outer tie rods replaced as they were seized. Alignment performed. 
Apr 2017

72000 mi

US $1600
Cracked coolant expansion tank Valve cover gasket had to be replaced. 
Aug 2017

74000 mi

US $1200
Tune up: replaced spark plugs, cleaned fuel system. 
BMW 3-Series in Wyoming, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2017

57000 mi

US $670
Original battery needed replaced and registered. Had an alignment performed. 

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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). 
Apr 2013

53500 mi
shock absorber spacers left in and damage to the dust boots resulted. 
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 California, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2017
Jan 2012

31000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on, software update 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

79000 mi

US $200
New battery installed 
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 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

84940 mi

C $350
starter motor 
Jan 2018

135160 mi

C $800
Left rear wheel bearing 
Jun 2018

140120 mi

C $500
Transfer case actuator motor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

42800 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. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

95000 mi

£330
Three of the original wheels had cracks in, one wheel had two cracks in. Had to replace all four wheels. 
Aug 2017

95000 mi

£200
Bearings on the alternator were beginning to fail, new belt was also purchased. 
Dec 2017

98000 mi

£925
Timing chain 

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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 Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

25000 mi
Squeak on when turning. CV Joint issue 
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 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

11240 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

39020 mi

C $35
Halo lightbulb replacement 
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 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 Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

52900 mi

US $50
Water Pump was replaced 
Jul 2014

57000 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 - Apr 2017
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 Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2019
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

35700 mi
Replacement of steering rack on car. During diagonsis of steering problem dealer dropped one wheel off the alignment machine damaging fan shroud and coolant hoses - everything replaced and car detailed for free with appology. 
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

37700 mi
Repaired - no other problems 
Sep 2017

60660 mi

US $1200
Thrust bushings. It was a shop recommendation after regular, scheduled annual service. After replacement I noticed that there was not as much suspension noise when driving with the top down as I had heard before. No other noticeable changes. Replace front brake pads and wear items 
Nov 2019

73000 mi

US $1400
Replace electric water pump, coolant, thermostat 
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 Arizona, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2017

80000 mi

US $376
Airbag fault. 
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 Florida, United States
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Apr 2010

16200 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 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

108000 mi

US $1300
Auxiliary fan and motor 
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. 

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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 - Sep 2018
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

45540 mi
Engine jerky and misfiring again. 
May 2012

47000 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

47840 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

80840 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

93560 mi

C $1200
Wheel bearing was replaced. 
Jul 2016

100000 mi

C $2500
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. 
Nov 2016

104160 mi
Something wrong with the blow valve. 
Jun 2018

124000 mi

C $1000
Ignition misfires and fuel bleeding. Nothing has been done yet. Car is drive-able, and runs fine after the engine is heats up to normal running temperature. It keeps giving check-engine lights until the engine warms up, and I keep clearing the codes. Problem has not been fixed because of scheduling issues on my part. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

76000 mi

US $1400
Water pump failed. Water pump and thermostat replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Aug 2017
Dec 2011

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

64000 mi

US $750
Water pump failed 
Jan 2014

78300 mi

US $250
Thermostat failed 
Jun 2014

68000 mi

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

75500 mi

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

84100 mi

US $850
turbo low pressure system needed to be replaced 
Jan 2017

90000 mi
Oil pan gasket and head gasket were leaking oil Rear passenger side bearing and hub went bad 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

97960 mi

C $4263
Throttle actuators replaced for bank 1 & 2 Thermostat replaced with new O rings Left Turn signal bulb 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

54000 mi

US $250
replaced O2 sensors 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
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 New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

27000 mi

US $100
glove box lock actuator replaced 
Apr 2014

29200 mi

US $100
lower latch for glovebox jammed again. fixed this time. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $3000
Both actuators 
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 Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

48000 mi
front control arms replaced, $875 billed to BMW 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2018
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

55100 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

56300 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
Oil pan gasket leak. 
Oct 2015

65000 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. 
Jun 2017

85000 mi

US $150
Low Coolant Warning - Replaced Upper Radiator Hose and the Expansion Tank Breather Hose to correct issue. 
Sep 2017

86500 mi
Driver's Takata Airbag Recall. (Funny, when I asked the service manager if my car was affected when the news first broke over 2 years ago, he said "No, this is a BMW") 
Nov 2017

89000 mi

US $1000
Valve cover gasket (VCG) repair. - Here's the history: VCG, replaced at 50155, 63685, and 89000. Oil and filter change. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2013

45900 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. Convertible C-pillar trim contacting interior quarter panel trim when top is closed: Replaced required components from repair kit 54.37.7.175.575 
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

68500 mi

US $50
Replaced electronic junction box and re-programmed. Also replaced front brakes and pads under extended maintenance warranty.  

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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

£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 2018
Oct 2012

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

31000 mi
Headlamp washer eventually replaced. 
Jan 2014 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 
Jun 2017

90000 mi
Main fuel pump failed and replaced Oxygen sensor failed 
Sep 2017

92000 mi
Induction [ignition] coil failure 
Oct 2017

91000 mi

£500
Another induction [ignition] coil and “recalibrated” 
Mar 2018

95000 mi

£600
Injector 
May 2018

98000 mi

£130
left dimmed headlamp needed wheel arch removed to refit 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

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 California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

62000 mi

US $4500
Bushing change and shock leak 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2015
Nov 2013

74900 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. Leak emanating from coolant overflow tank, overflow tank replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

130000 mi

US $5000
Water pump failed on a freezing cold day stranded me on a tollway with 10 year old in freezing cold. Part was previously repaired by Fields BMW 18 months earlier failed on a very hot day. was covered by 2 year guarantee but was a pain Water pump failed and I was stranded on the side of the highway in -5F weather with a 10 year old. Second time the Water pump failed. 1 st time was September 2014. It was supposedly repaired/replaced by Fields Automotive group. I suspect that a faulty repair job was the cause for the second failure. Also had 2 run-flat tires burst a sidewall when I hit a construction zone on the tollway. This car started to fail regularly after 100,000 miles so I traded it in. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2018 - May 2018
Apr 2018

55000 mi

US $572
replaced intake hoses to turbos much improved performance 
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

28800 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

54300 mi
Turbos were replaced. Comfort access failed. Right door handle malfunction, could not open car unless I used the key. 
Jul 2012

56300 mi
Oil sensor was bad. Car was experiencing a small leak. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
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. 
Dec 2017

53000 mi

US $1600
Electric Water Pump Failed. Replaced Electric Water Pump, Thermostat and Radiator Cap. 
Apr 2018

54000 mi

US $600
Hoses + Gaskets for Cooling system and thermostat need replacement - leaking. 
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 2010

9000 mi
When a seatbelt/airbag sensor was replaced at an earlier repair, the wire connector was not properly crimped and had to be recrimped. 
Oct 2011

12000 mi
Seat belt sensor replaced. 
Jan 2012

12000 mi
seat belt sensor failed again, 
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

33300 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 Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Air conditioner not blowing cool air. Test at dealer. Needed a new evaporator. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
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
reflash Wind noise not appreciated by shop mechanic Two, isolated incidents where radio/CD player not functional. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Had windshield wipers replaced at last visit. One of these wipers was too long and overhung windshield. That wiper blade was replaced at this visit. 
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 South Australia, Australia
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
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 
Jan 2017

44200 mi

A $100
occasional misfiring under load causing Engine Management light to come on and occasionally goes into "limp home" mode. changed spark plugs, now drives like a new car. 
Jun 2018

69440 mi

A $7900
Rebuild ZF transmission due to wear on 3-4 selector. now completely rebuilt with new software and torque converter. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2012

76700 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 
Apr 2013

84700 mi

US $1100
Water pump and thermostat failed 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2011
Jan 2011

13800 mi
replaced corona ring headlight bulb 
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 Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
May 2011

35700 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. 
Oct 2013

81000 mi
ignition coils, plugs, I have no idea why it took 3 days 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2018
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

56100 mi

US $650
replaced angel eye 
May 2013

65100 mi

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

78000 mi

US $1200
fuel injectors replaced 
Oct 2016

112000 mi

US $487
replaced pads 
Aug 2017

116000 mi

US $1500
replaced compressor & condenser 
May 2018

122000 mi

US $50
warning light that tire pressure system is inactive; and flashing low tire pressure. tire sensors were found to be putting out good strength signal; have not yet attempted to diagnose/repair the computer monitoring system for this - I just manually check tire pressures just like in the old days (tires switched from run flats to normal) 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

55200 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
Nov 2015

77900 mi

US $1300
Replaced low pressure fuel pump 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

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 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 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 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 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

28500 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 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 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 Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
Aug 2010

21300 mi
"engine malfunction - reduced power" warning from car resulted in both VANOS (variable valve timing) solenoids being replaced. 
Jul 2011

30300 mi
Replaced left rear brake light holder/housing after brake light fault reported by the car's computer. 
Aug 2011

30600 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 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

39700 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

51100 mi

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

54000 mi

US $649
Replace oil filter stand gasket 
Jul 2015

54700 mi

US $239
Hose leak 
Aug 2015

55700 mi
Bad coils Bad oxygen sensor 
Mar 2016

62000 mi
Oil leak in crankshafts. Replace abs module, additional parts BMW roundrel fell off hood 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2018
Feb 2018

55000 mi

US $159
Low pressure fuel sensor code thrown for failed sensor - no drive ability issues or Check Engine Light triggered. Issue found during a routine code scan by owner during regular check (every 6 months or so..). Driver's Side Air Bag Recall 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

110000 mi

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

114300 mi

US $120
Leak Detection Pump went bad. 
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $450
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. 
Mar 2018

163000 mi

US $1300
Oil pan gasket replacement Valve cover gasket 
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 District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2018
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. 
Sep 2017

124500 mi

US $3100
Large amounts of oil began leaking from the engine. This was caused by the clutch wearing out and damaging the flywheel. Clutch, flywheel, and flywheel gasket were replaced. 
Oct 2017

125000 mi

US $3200
Oil filter housing gasket was leaking onto the coolant hose, causing a coolant leak. Coolant hose and oil filter housing gasket were replaced. Alert lights indicated a problem with the brakes. On inspection, the brake sensors were broken. Brake sensors were replaced. A headlight and two brake lights went out. Bulbs replaced. 
Aug 2018

128000 mi

US $350
Tire pressure sensors were not working Passenger side view mirror was not working. The wire had been disconnected when body repair was done. 

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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

66200 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

75000 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 Norway
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Mar 2017

81840 mi

$7000
Unable to use DS or manual gear shift. Changed gear shift 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
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 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 
Jul 2016

43500 mi

US $561
Thermostat Leaking 
Oct 2016

46000 mi

US $235
Secondary Air Emission Hose. $460 to replace when part arrives. 
Nov 2016

46500 mi

US $435
Secondary emission suction hose 
Jul 2017

50000 mi

US $1668
Replace motor mounts Replace front & rear pads 
Sep 2017

52000 mi

US $1013
Replaced custom front brake pads (actually a sensor change due to a BMW quirk) Oil Pan thread stripped in aluminum pan. Mechanic had to fix. 
Mar 2018

54000 mi

US $104
cabin filter had to be replaced and air filter cleaned 
May 2018

54000 mi

US $653
Replaced Adjusting Pulley with Level for Water Pump, Alternator Belt and Deflection Pulley 
Jun 2018

54000 mi

US $846
Replace front window and rain sensor 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Driver side seat belt presenter repair 
BMW 3-Series in Greece
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

13826 mi
Idle valve replacement (cost covered under warranty) 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

49000 mi

US $1900
Leaking AC system repaired 
Apr 2016

52000 mi

US $500
Thermometer which controls coolant flow was not working, replaced 
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $700
Power steering pump replaced 
Dec 2016

52000 mi
Engine was destroyed by the rod bearing failure issue which is common among these cars 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2017
Aug 2011

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

22700 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. 
Jun 2017

54000 mi

US $400
A/C Recharge 
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 Louisiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2016
Oct 2009

8000 mi
Traction control problem 
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Broken tire pressure management sensor 
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

33500 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

51000 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 Texas, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2014

49400 mi

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

51300 mi

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

53800 mi

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

65000 mi

US $18500
Spun a rod bearing. engine seized. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
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. 
Jul 2010

6000 mi
Service light came on, computer calls for brake flush.Brought up trans issue of locking out 2nd, 4th, and 6th gear on 3 occasions.New service adviser & mechanic took car out for 'extensive test drive'& cause other damages...4 days later.. 
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

11300 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 Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $200
Coolant expansion tank sensor 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

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 Utah, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
May 2012

28000 mi
Found AC leak: Replaced evaporator and recharged the system. 
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 California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
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

40900 mi

US $350
Idle control unit failure under warranty, also fuel pressure sensor not covered 
Jan 2017

40000 mi

US $3400
Idle Control Actuator went bad (common problem @ 40-50k miles). Replaced both to make sure I didn't have problem for another 50k miles 
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 Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2017
Mar 2010

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

8350 mi
HD radio quit playing after five seconds on selected stations. Dealer claims to have repaired the problem. 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

20700 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 California, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2018
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 
Sep 2018

79000 mi

US $750
Replace sticking thermostat, temp sensor, and vent hose clear CEL 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

123000 mi

US $2400
Also replaced motor mounts  and replaced exhaust manifold gaskets for exhaust leak. 
Apr 2017

128000 mi

US $280
Leaking valve cover gaskets were resulting in oil dripping down the engine and onto the ground under the car. I replaced both valve cover gaskets, all spark plug tubes, and bought new screws for the valve cover. 
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 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. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

US $2000
Throttle actuators 
Mar 2018

85000 mi

US $800
Thermostat replaced 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2014

40300 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. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2015
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. 
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 California, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 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
HVAC system cleaned. Interior fans and ventilation vents cleaned. Peeling rubberized grips on doors and steering wheel replaced with non-rubberized plastic. 
Oct 2010

35700 mi
Steering wheel console cover wearing/tearing prematurely. Replaced. 
Jan 2011

39800 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

69700 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

78500 mi

US $500
Fronst suspension components worn. 
Dec 2014

83000 mi

US $800
valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket replacements 
Oct 2016

102000 mi

US $750
Bushings. Front left Windshield washer fluid motor replaced 02 sensors replaced 
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. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

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 Maryland, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

102000 mi

US $560
Engine mount 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2017
Sep 2009

16000 mi
Electric seat failed 
Jan 2014

37700 mi

US $700
automatic junction slipping, not shifting smoothy 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

83000 mi

US $524
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

89500 mi

US $570
Leaking axle seal replaced ($300). This is a common problem with xi models and the leak was small at this time. 
Oct 2016

108000 mi

US $700
Repaired crank case sensor and o2 sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

77500 mi

US $1000
Valve cover gasket 
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.  
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, 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

59200 mi

US $400
Battery died, was replaced 
Jan 2015

60500 mi

US $1500
don't know 
May 2015

68900 mi

US $365
Windows and mirrors would not operate 
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 

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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 3-Series 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 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

44740 mi
Cracked then broke Power Steering pulley and a broken belt. 
Mar 2011

45260 mi
BLOWER MOTOR FAILURE 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Window regulator 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

75000 mi

US $275
ignition coil failure caused very rough running 
BMW 3-Series in United Arab Emirates
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

53320 mi

¤2000
Starter motor malfunction Radiator fan not working which caused overheating Water pump malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

15500 mi
Felt inside rear driver side window came off. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2015
Jun 2010

30000 mi
The driver side speakers stop working intermittently. The dealer could not replicate the problem.  The windows were squeaking and rattling. The dealer lubed the window seals and the problem stopped. 
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $500
My right-rear wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

64900 mi

US $130
Battery needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2014

65300 mi

US $5
Blower fan was squeaking. Removed pollen filter and sprayed fan with WD-40. Easy fix. 
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $2800
The Mass Air Flow sensor needed to be replaced as well as the PCV Valve. I also replaced the brakes and got an oil change. I think they PCV Valve and MAF were close to 2,000. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Apr 2011

26000 mi
Wicked sunroof rattle, fixed by relaxing seals and adjusting cassette. 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $120
Hood latch broken. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

122000 mi

US $900
Control arm and bushings drivers side 
Jun 2016

125000 mi

US $750
Bad starter 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - May 2010
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Car died 6-8 times on a trip home. Flatbedded to BMW dealer. Engine management software totally replaced per instructions from BMW. Apparently KNOWN problem (svc bulletin) for this particular model. No problems since then. 
Sep 2009

13000 mi
Drivers side lock actuator failed.  
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $125
Pulley bolt missing caused pulley to warp. Pulley and bolt replaced under extended warranty only $50 deductible on this problem. Rubberized coating of inside door grab was peeling off. Dealer agreed to pay half of material and installation of a new door panel @ $225 with me paying $225. Also offered to dye the rubber for $80. I chose not to rplc door panel but dye. 
Jul 2011

69500 mi
Both Front Door Lock actuator had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

69000 mi

US $410
water pump and thermostat replacement 
May 2018

70000 mi

US $430
Replaced the non - OEM water pump and thermostat with OEM parts when the previous water pump was found to be defective. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2014
Aug 2009

18162 mi
gaskets replaced in tail lights 
Jul 2010

31000 mi

US $50
Noisy valve tappet, replaced all exhaust valve lifters under warranty 
Feb 2011

38307 mi
steering column replaced 
May 2011

41092 mi
fuel tank vent seal replaced fuel tank breather replaced 
Aug 2011

43000 mi

US $50
front door lock actuator replaced 
Sep 2011

43652 mi
battery replaced 
Dec 2011

45783 mi

US $50
input shaft collar resealed 
Aug 2012

59527 mi

US $50
drivers lock replaced 
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $50
blower motor replaced under waranty blower motor replaced under waranty 
Apr 2013

61300 mi

US $50
bad coil pack, replaced under warranty 
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $50
Starter replaced under warranty with $50 deductible Battery depleted probably due to high draw from bad starter Cracked valve cover replaced 
Mar 2014

77000 mi

US $610
positive jump post shorted out and took new battery with it. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

26000 mi
Dealer broke rear wiper assembly when they replaced wiper blade. 
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Previous dealer in Ocala FL broke the rear wiper when replacing wiper blade. Fell off somewhere on the road. Collected repair part from Ocala dealer and took it to a different dealer in Orlando. 
Sep 2012

53000 mi

US $1000
replaced water pump 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2015
Mar 2007

18000 mi
low oil level warning came on. oil was not low. dealer manipulated engine to reset. dealer did not replace oil sensor. dealer said that it was a software issue and BMW had a fix almost ready to issue. 
Sep 2007

31000 mi
driver seat rail cover had been loose since delivery...dealer did not have part, otherwise it would have been replaced at 1 year maintenance rear left wind deflector (under side) broke off sometime last winter...dealer would have replaced at 1 year service but did not have part. It was replaced on same trip as seat rail cover. 
Jul 2008

50000 mi
Wind noise from sunroof...roof sealer/gasket needed replacing. was not sealing properly. 
Oct 2008

54000 mi
Rear window wiper intermittent since April 08. Finally stopped at a time I could get to dealer. Needs new shaft. This was 2nd week in October. They ordered it from Germany. By 20 November it had not yet arrived. 
Dec 2008

60000 mi
Rear window wiper had failed, outside of warranty. Dealer finally got part, replaced. All OK and there was no charge. 
Oct 2009

74000 mi
steering wheel lock warning came on unexpectedly. Tech said it was software, and reflashed. However, within a few days the bogus warning was back again. Oil change is due soon and I'll have them look at it again. 
Sep 2010

95000 mi

US $100
Front L and R door lock actuators failed (proximate cause was blown fuse because of sticking and general malfunctioning. Replaced actuators and fuse. 
Oct 2012

119000 mi

US $3200
Check engine warning. Four oxygen sensors replaced. Did some routine maintenance at the same time. 
Jun 2013

136000 mi

US $400
thrust bearings (both sides). 
Sep 2013

145000 mi

US $621
Cup holder $66 Halo bulb $118 Outer tie rod, passenger $327 
Oct 2013

145800 mi

US $800
Water pump failure, $800. 
Nov 2014

158000 mi

US $650
main a/c and heat fan failed completely. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2016
Dec 2009

31000 mi
Windshield washer fluid line became clogged. Dealer replaced check valve and blew out line with air. Covered under warranty.  
Apr 2010

34000 mi
Central locking system failed, had to unlock driver's side door with key. Remote key fob would not unlock doors. Dealer replaced fuse and relay under warranty. 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
Driver's side lower window seal was making noise when window was rolled down. Dealer said seal was damaged, ordered seal and replaced at later visit. Have since used Gummi Pflege on all seals. BMW warranty is great.  
Dec 2013

72000 mi

US $1700
Valve cover leaking oil, had indie shop replace valve cover gasket, and oil filter housing gasket. Coolant replaced since it was drained during work. 
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $500
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil, was not the gasket, as was the case earlier when replaced in Dec 13. Valve cover was warped, had to get new cover. Had shop replace spark plugs while engine was apart. 
Oct 2014

80000 mi

US $440
Replaced drive belt and tensioner pulley. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

62000 mi

US $180
Starter failed, in order to replace starter the intake manifold has to be removed. Starter and bolts along with Intake manifold gaskets were replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

95000 mi

US $1200
replaced coils and sparkplugs 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2018
May 2009

13000 mi
Sunroof wind deflector screen popped out of frame. 
Jan 2010

44200 mi
Knocking or loud valve lifters. All described here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?&t=13504 
Mar 2010

19000 mi
Still knocking occasionally however dealer could not replicate so cyclinder head not replaced. May have to wait for colder weather. 
Oct 2010

25000 mi
Replaced seal on windshield wash fluid tank. 
May 2011

31000 mi
Cup holder stuck. Both upgraded to later design. 
May 2012

38200 mi

US $50
ABS sensor indicated problem with rear wheel; turns out bad bearing caused speed variation. Have extended warranty thus this repair cost only $50. 
Jul 2012

39000 mi
2nd time replace leaking windshield washer pump and seals. Prior replacement pump installed <2 years ago so this was a warranty repair. 
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $78
Needed new battery. Interstate MTP-93 replaced under pro-rated warranty. 
Apr 2014

51300 mi

US $50
Windshield washer pump replaced for the third time since 2008. I've last replaced it in July of 2012. Warranty covered it, but still needed to pay $50 "deductible." 
Jul 2014

53300 mi

US $50
ABS Light on; 5df0 5df1 errors. Bad DSC hydraulic unit. Failure of ABS / DSC module + pump Dealer replaced just before end of BMW Gold Extended warranty 
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $226
Original Bosch ignition coils -- 1 failed and caused CEL (cal misfire). Replaced all 6 with new model upgraded Delphi coils 12138616153 
Mar 2016

71000 mi

US $900
Interstate battery not holding good charge after 3 years. Replaced with AutoCraft Platinum AGMBattery, Group Size H8, 900 CCA Part No H8-AGM Original Bosch starter failed after close to 9 years manufacture date, 9 months after extended warranty expired :-(. High labor cost due to accessibility of starter. 
Nov 2017

80000 mi

US $2250
Engine oil pan gasket leaking, orignal bolts. Replace gasket & bolts. 127.97 782.82 910.79 S DWR 1 - NG6 OIL PAN GASKET 68.13 1 68.13 S 7-1 - NG6 OIL PAN BOLTS AUTO TRANS 53.45 1 53.45 S OIL LEVEL SENDER O-RING 6.39 1 6.39 J E 1 Valve cover gasket leaking, recommend replacing valve cover assembly due to 708.75 757.71 1466.46 age and crankcase valve wear. 0.00 Remove leaking/cracked valve cover, clean oil residue, install new cover 0.00 along with all associated gaskets/seals. S DC1 - N52 PLASTIC VALVE COVER 708.75 1 708.75 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

38000 mi
Replaced Alternator and IBS 
Jun 2012

48000 mi

US $390
Battery replaced and registered 
May 2014

67000 mi

US $1105
Control unit replaced (ca. $1,200 goodwill from dealer) Sunroof aligned and gasket replaced 
Jan 2016

US $1432
Misfire. #6 plug and coil replaced Valve cover gasket leak. 
Sep 2016

77000 mi

US $630
Drive belt slipping. Belt and tensioner replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2013
Nov 2012

71200 mi

US $700
Broken windscreen on sunroof 
Jan 2013

77000 mi

US $440
Replaced battery 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2013

59520 mi

C $600
Operation (CHRISTINE @ 02/22/2013 11:52) COMPLAINT: REPLACE LEAKING VALVE COVER GASKET. CAUSE: VALVE COVER LEAKING OIL AND DURING REPAIR FOUND ECCENTRIC. SHAFT SENSOR CONNECTOR LEAKING OIL THRU CONNECTOR. CORRECTION: REPLACED VALVE COVER ASSEMBLY AND ECC 
Apr 2014

67780 mi

C $2900
totally rebuilt transmission replaced non functioning one. 
Sep 2015

84320 mi

C $1050
engine did not "turn over" on starting, battery seemed fine and was powering all the systems when the ignition was pressed. starter replaced. 
Feb 2016

87420 mi
"Left rear shock is leaking and suspension is bouncy and soft" 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

63501 mi

US $50
Blown fuse found. Driver and passenger side door locks replaced. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi
Driveshaft center bearing failed. Wicked noisy. Dealer replaced at no charge under CPO warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2007 - Nov 2015
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Sunroof seal cracked and needed replacing 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $900
Bluetooth SOS module failed, part ordered and installed 
Apr 2015

64700 mi

US $3400
valve actuator failed - in the process damaged other parts. 
Nov 2015

69000 mi
Door locks not working with key fob. Fob replaced but problem persisted. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
Jul 2009

14000 mi
Steering wheel lock malfunction warning. Sensor pulled, reinstalled, and reprogrammed. 
Nov 2009

20000 mi
Steering lock malfunction. Lock replaced and software updated. Power brake vacuum valve leaked and was replaced. 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Horn was inoperative. Reattached wire from horn. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi
Occasional rough idle and jerk from stop when taking off. 
Nov 2011

30000 mi

US $391
Rear window regulator broke. Window would not close. Regulator replaced. 
Sep 2012

38000 mi

US $1600
Check engine light. Replaced fuel emissions vent pump, VANOS solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2011
Apr 2011

28000 mi
Sideview mirror motor failed 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Sep 2008
May 2007

8000 mi
replaced passenger-side dash cupholder, which was broken when a passenger's knee bumped it. These cupholders are the typical afterthoughts offered by German carmakers, who don't think people should be drinking or eating in their cars (I happen to agree) 
Mar 2008

17000 mi
There was a leak in the vacuum check valve, which caused the brake pedal to be very stiff upon start-up when the car had been sitting overnight. This is a known problem to BMW and on a technical service bulletin. 
Aug 2008

21000 mi
Problem of stiff brake pedal upon start-up reoccured about four months after a vacuum check valve was replaced. More than 8 days in the shop -- and a visit by a BMW field engineer -- led them to diaganose a leaking vacuum pump. Pump still on order. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2017
Aug 2011

18000 mi
dealer did not properly tighten oil pan bolt, which came loose and dumped oil in my garage. 
Mar 2015

30000 mi

US $900
windshield washer broken 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2010
Jul 2007

4000 mi
iPod problem, would switch mode form iPod to FM radio after 10-20 min. 
Aug 2007

5000 mi
iDrive display went out. Problem diagnosed as faulty cable, which needed to be ordered from Germany. Cable replaced and problem solved. Took over 3 weeks to get new cable - not good. 
Aug 2008

17000 mi
Sunroof not opening properly - corrected by initializing the sunroof operation 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2010

40000 mi
Update to iPod software. 
May 2011

47000 mi
transmission leak 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1200
waterpump, thermostat failed 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $150
headlight worked intermittantly. wire casing lose or was disconnected and had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

50000 mi

US $400
Trace of leak from transmission/repaired no cost under warranty (now expired). Had oil changed, been 6000 miles, and car detailed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

25000 mi
Just a rattle in the exhaust, was very loud but was fixed quickly by the dealer. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013
Jul 2010

31000 mi
High pressure fuel pump and low pressure sensor replaced - warranty Scope work performed - warranty brake fluid changed - warranty one wiper blade replaced - warranty 
Aug 2010

33000 mi
Vanos Solenoid Exhaust Jamming - Replaced exhaust Vanos Solenoid 
Feb 2013

57300 mi

US $480
Right rear window lifter/ regulator 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2018
Dec 2014

75000 mi
Ignition coil and injector Water pump and thermostat. Thermostat caused a check engine light but was still functional. My mechanic claimed the water pump was also failing but I didn't see any codes. The pump replacement was covered by my 3rd party warranty. 
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $450
DME died and was replaced.  Dealer also replaced 3 injectors. 
Oct 2016

89500 mi

US $6000
Replaced turbos, several hoses,  camshaft solenoids 
Dec 2017

98000 mi

US $100
Valve cover gasket.  Drive belt, pullies, and tensioner. Rear passenger window regulator went bad. Replaced several ignition coils and preventative maintenance, replaced coil and spark plug to fix misfire. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008

11000 mi
Sidemarker replaced. Alarm updated. Flat tires to Bridgestone RFTs. Runflats plugged else require replacement. 
Jun 2008

11700 mi
Oil Cooler Retrofit due to high oil temperatures in moderate climate. 
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Replaced exhaust and intake cam ledgers due to premature wear. 
Sep 2009

27000 mi
Peeling steering wheel cover, low mileage oil change. 
Jul 2010

37000 mi
Cracking and peeled weather moulding above the front windshield. Replaced under warranty by dealer. 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
High pressure fuel pump  
Mar 2011

47000 mi
Repaired leaking mechatronic sleeve to the connector as well as replacement of transmission pan and gasket. 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Radiator flush, power steering flush and reservoir replacement, oil change, rear brake pads/rotors replaced because of squeaking, brake fluid bleed/flush 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

43000 mi
Oil change sensor falsely indicated oil change due 
Jul 2011

56500 mi
My car broke down on a road trip and had to be serviced. Work was performed at BMW of Bloomfield NJ. They replaced three fuel injectors, under warranty. 
Nov 2011

69000 mi

US $1240
BMW of Silver Spring. Steady check engine light and then a "reduced power mode" incident during hard acceleration. Diagnosed faults for Cyl#2 misfire, replaced coil and plug for cyl#2 - $381. Transmission leaking oil, replaced mechatronic sealing sleeve - $859 
Jan 2012

75000 mi
My rear window went down and would not go back up. I repaired it myself - stuck window regulator due to kinked cable. 
Jul 2012

87200 mi

US $1300
Replaced one bad coil and four other coils as pre-emptive measure since this was second bad coil in less than six months. Bad halo lamp (halogen headlamp) 
Nov 2012

99700 mi

US $175
Right Angel Eye bulb went out. Replaced both left and right units with LEDs. 
Jan 2013

100500 mi

US $1200
bad water pump and thermostat Leaking oil filter housing gasket replaced 
Mar 2013

108000 mi

US $35
Recall work - replaced battery cable and fuse box. Car had been stalling. Stuck front caliper 
Sep 2013

117000 mi

US $250
Replaced caliper that had a broken bleeder valve. Replaced center console air vent - diverter tabs were broken. Repaired peeling paint on rear console. 
Dec 2013

122000 mi
Fog light became loose - required removing wheel well and replacing missing screw. 
Mar 2014

125000 mi

US $450
Replace cracked valve cover - new valve cover gasket, PCV valve and crankcase vent pipe also. Rear passenger window stuck in down position. Removed door panel and forced window back up. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $2000
Oil filter housing gasket leak & engine oil pan gasket leak Window actuator replaced. Replaced control arm bushings 
Aug 2014

92000 mi

US $430
I had the rear driver side window motor replaced, but it still was messing up. It was an error of the repair facility, so I had them redo it. Front passenger door lock actuator replaced Replaced front struts, strut mounts, and control arms 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $287
Thermostat replaced Replaced rear shocks 
Mar 2015

110000 mi

US $681
Front passenger caliper leaking, and replaced. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $470
Vacuum hoses connected to turbos were worn and severed. Those were replaced. Replaced DMTL valve, and relay on ECM. 
Oct 2015

128200 mi

US $440
Hesitation and rough idle due to oil leaking into plugs. Replaced valve cover gasket. 
Mar 2016

142000 mi

US $983
Water pump failed 
Apr 2016

142500 mi

US $952
Cylinder misfire, and bad ECM 
Jun 2016

145000 mi

US $1000
Turbos 
Oct 2016

155000 mi

US $250
Replaced Crankshaft position sensor. Replaced Mechatronic sleeve. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2010
May 2008

10000 mi
Updated software to make the acceleration smoother. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jul 2015
Feb 2012

57660 mi

C $600
Rear wheel bearing needed replacement. Wheel sensor recognized the problem and shut down entire ABS and DTC system. 
Oct 2012

62300 mi

C $900
Water Pump Failed. 
Mar 2015

86800 mi

C $900
Replaced Valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket and spark plugs 
Jul 2015

88660 mi

C $800
Oil Pan Gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2017
Jul 2012

76000 mi
Within 2 days of purchase, Engine Service light popped. VANOS problem. Took back to dealer, back 4 times for repair!! Still at Dealer who took it back to Auction House in Odessa for arbitration, who forced seller (Passport BMW in MD) to fix. 
Jul 2014

92000 mi

US $1500
Turbos started whistling and whining over about a one month period. Took the car to dealer and discovered both turbos needed replacement. BMW had released a recall, but car was too far past time and mileage. 
Oct 2014

92000 mi

US $646
Blower Fan motor stopped working. All indicators worked. Might have been FSU or Blower motor. Turned out to be blower motor, but replaced FSU as well for safety. 
Nov 2016

112900 mi
Rough on start, bogging, no power. After warmup engine runs ok, then 15 mins later, engine reduced power warning, service engine light. Continues until key restart. Then 15 mins later, reduced power and service engine light. Repair FAIL. 
Jan 2017

115000 mi

US $1500
Going to have to find someone to figure out problem. No can help including dealer. Professionals are ignorant about this. VERY EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. Quite chagrined. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2007 - May 2010
May 2007

620 mi
After driving about 25 km, the transmission went into limp mode and refused to shift. After the car cooled down I took it back to the shop immediately. they said it was a computer malfunction and had the car completed by 11 am the following morning. Pr 
Dec 2007

4960 mi
transmission shifts are very sluggish when the car is cold. Hard shifts when starting from low speed 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
May 2012

41000 mi

US $340
Bad ignition coil 
May 2013

57000 mi

US $45
Coil went out 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2015
Jan 2008

25000 mi
Squeaking noise from rear wheels. Diagnosed as brake wear indicator rubbing. 
Mar 2008

28000 mi
Recurrence of squeaking rear wheels. Problem not diagnosed, but different problem discovered (out-of-spec parking brake bracket: ordered). 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $80
Windshield washer pump not working 
Dec 2011

90000 mi

US $500
Exterior windshield window trim cracking (long-term degradation). Trim replaced at same time as schedule maintenance. Rear window regulator failed (window would not roll up/down). Immediately took car in to have regulator replaced. 
Jan 2013

104000 mi

US $600
Water pump failed. Replaced. 
Feb 2014

121300 mi

US $200
Oil leak at valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket. Replaced gaskets. Low engine power, intake valves fouled. Removed manifold and cleaned valves. 
Mar 2014

123000 mi

US $20
Crankshaft position sensor failed. Sensor replaced. 
Jun 2014

127000 mi

US $10
Front suspension, upper and lower control arms replaced due to bushing wear. Vacuum hose leak leading to loss of power. Leak found to be broken vacuum canister attachment. Vacuum lines replaced, canister repaired. 
Feb 2015

139000 mi

US $32
Hood props worn, not holding hood open (gas-filled struts). Part replaced. 
May 2015

142300 mi

US $200
Boost solenoids not holding vacuum. Both solenoids replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

53000 mi
Extreme turbo lag - takes seconds to begin to accelerate. SOS light came on. BMW of Columbia said they'd come get the car and give a loaner. They never did and have had no correspondence since. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

17000 mi
Replaced warped rocker panel under CPO warranty before taking delivery. 
Dec 2008

20000 mi
Experienced long cranking and took into dealer to inspect for fuel pump failure. Dealer could not replicate so no replacement but did admit the car recorded fault codes in the computer 
Jan 2010 malfunctioning steering lock replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2013
Jul 2012

31300 mi

US $420
Windshield washer pump failed and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

38300 mi

US $900
I broke the transmission pan while replacing the brake pads. I used the paint cans to hold the brake calipers. Long story short: the paint can broke the tranny pan while backing out of the garage. What an embarrassing problem. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

40920 mi

C $210
radiator was leaking and replaced under warrenty. However, the light was on within the week again. Going in next week again. 
Dec 2011

42160 mi

C $100
window pinch protection warning came on radiator continued to leak after initial repair. fixed in return visit. 
Mar 2012

43400 mi
Sensor recalibration 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

53900 mi

US $800
Thermostat..routine maintenance 
Sep 2014

56000 mi

US $1200
Thermostat 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

39000 mi
Dynamic stability control system malfunction Periodic rough idling. Passenger airbag malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

92000 mi

US $4600
Upper bushings have worn out and degraded shift performance to almost unusable state. Update: The transmission failed and needed $6,000 to replace it. So I sold it as is and bought a Mercedes. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2007 - Oct 2009
Jun 2008

17000 mi
Broken cup holder 
Feb 2009

21000 mi
Replaced the right rear seat belt -- it was difficult to put on as it would lock unless it was removed at the slowest pace possible. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

54000 mi
Oil level sensor failed 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2011

91800 mi
Car started shaking and vibrating upon cold start with check engine light on. Dealer scanned code and found faulty injectors were causing misfires. Replaced all six injectors and coils.  
Aug 2012

75500 mi

US $50
Door locks stopped working. Remote access no longer worked. Needed to use mechanical key to open driver's door. Passenger doors and fuel tank refused to open. Dealer replaced both front door actuators and put in new 20A fuse. Light bulb warning popped up on dash. Read out code: CC-ID 132. Dealer checked for shorts and replaced bulb assembly. No actual defects observed by owner. Water pump was failing and was replaced under extended warranty free of charge. This also caused a check engine soon light to go on.  Mechanic also noticed an oil leak under vehicle, and a repair was made to fix it. 
Jan 2015

73500 mi

US $1524
Car started overheating on the freeway and went into limp home mode. Needed to replace radiator and water pump, as well as coolant hoses. 
Feb 2015

118100 mi
Angel eye light bulb needed replacing. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Feb 2015

39200 mi
Engine valve cover oil leak 
Mar 2015

40000 mi

US $800
Initial repair was a valve cover gasket due to a oil leak. Still leaked oil. Dealer then said I need a new valve cover ($800) that included a PCV) drove home still leaking oil. Dealer also broke a air filter housing when replacing gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jan 2016 - Feb 2017
Nov 2016

107675 mi

US $1475
Replacement of valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket. 
Dec 2016

107897 mi

US $474
Valve cover gasket was faulty. Oil filter stand gasket replaced. A coolant hose cracked while the repair was being carried out. That was replaced as well. 
Jan 2017

108383 mi

US $96
PCV hose failed, causing another oil leak. 
Feb 2017

108383 mi
Still leaking oil. It had to go. 
BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2008

39000 mi
Transmission leak: replaced seal around "mechatronic sensor" and trans pan gasket.  
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Car said brake pads were worn out. Actually was software calculation error--pads were still OK. New software flashed into car computer. 
Aug 2009

43000 mi
High pressure fuel pump finally failed after months of periodic "long crank time". Got check engine light and limp mode. Common problem on the 335i. Warranty on this part has been extended to 10yrs/120,000 mi. 
Jun 2010

48000 mi
Power door lock was squeaking on unlock. Dealer replaced both door lock actuators per TSB. Also had a sticking exterior door handle. Parts are on order.  Rear passenger side exterior door handle was sticking in "out" position. Dealer is ordering 4(!) new door handles. May have been a TSB on this problem.  
Aug 2010

49000 mi
Installed door handles ordered before.  
Jan 2011

66200 mi
Rear power window regulator replaced.  
May 2011

52000 mi
Fuel tank vent valve failed. Small leak in evaporative emissions control. Problem diagnosed on one visit, part installed a few days later. No drivability symptoms or fuel smell.  
Jul 2012

55200 mi

US $50
Had to put in new battery to replace original. Car requires computer resetting of adaptive values and battery capacity. Must be done at shop or with special equipment and software I don't have. 
Sep 2016

68000 mi

US $500
Front thrust bushings worn. Affecting handling and tire wear. Took 2 days because I also did tires and alignment. 
Dec 2016

69000 mi

US $500
Car was not warming up. Engine fan was running at high speed. Diagnosed as water pump or thermostat. Replaced thermostat and housing and electric water pump. No warning lights were ever displayed, but some hidden codes were stored. 
Sep 2017

72000 mi
Driver's side airbag was included in Takata recall. Over a year wait between notification of problem and part availability. 
Dec 2017

74000 mi

US $150
VANOS solenoid was bad and giving me the "half engine" symbol. Never illuminated check engine light. BMW code reader indicated exhaust timing/cam problem. Swapped solenoids and the problem moved to intake a week or so later. Changed solenoid and all is well for now. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

73040 mi

C $1200
Rich system code reported. Engine misfire. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2009
Jun 2009

29000 mi
Something to do with the air silencer was replaced. Didn't know it had a problem. Repair mentioned something about an "SIS" but not sure what they were talking about. Tire pressure monitor was lying and saying I had a low/flat tire when I did not. They just reset or reflashed something to fix it. Cup holder is of a very poor design (cheap, flimsy, comes out of dash right where people's knees are when sitting in front passenger seat) and after a light accidental strike by my friend's knee, the cup holder would no longer go inside dash. Replaced. 
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Car told me I had a low tire when I definitely didn't. This is especially annoying with RFTs because you can't visually tell. I was on edge during my road trip hoping at no point I'd actually gotten a flat. Simply reset, no fix. This is a repeat issue. Aluminum trim piece on door was not successfully reinstalled when door was disassembled from past issue with water leaking past vapor seal. This dealer (Roadshow BMW Memphis) seems to be incapable of fixing things right the first try. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Driver side rear view mirror would not move when pressing driver side memory button. Apparently this is an issue noted by the manufacture according to the dealer. Part replaced, problem solved to date. 
Nov 2009

26000 mi
Transmission Hose leaking, very minor, repaired quickly without questions, with car pick up and delivery + equivilent loaner vehicle. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Oct 2015

125000 mi

US $1000
Leaking oil pan gasket 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

700 mi

US $9
Missing Oil Cooler installed. Sunroof antitrap function. 
Sep 2007

3700 mi
iDrive system constantly crashing. Sunroof constantly going into anti-trap function. Navigation system extremely slow and crashing. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

6500 mi
Warranty- High Speed Fuel Pump. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
- May 2013
Nov 2012

78000 mi

US $450
Car refused to start, ran after getting a jump start from friend. Battery found to be defective and was replaced. 
Feb 2013

87000 mi

US $850
Car left my wife stranded on road with our infant. Was towed to shop and water pump was found defective. Water pump and overflow tank replaced. 
Apr 2013

92000 mi

US $1000
Car overheated and left my wife stranded again. Towed care to repair shop and radiator found to be defective. Radiator replaced. 
May 2013

95000 mi

US $875
Car would continue to heat up when at a stop, coolant temp would come down while moving. Radiator fan found to be defective and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2013
Jan 2011

52000 mi
Replace high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) under HPFP recall. Was experiencing HPFP failure symptoms (long crank, rough idle when cold, check engine light after cold start). These have now gone and car runs better even when warm. 
Nov 2012

68100 mi

US $500
Water pump failed. Symptom was the engine fan running on full followed by an engine overheat warning. Replaced the pump and thermostat with oem BMW parts. Also drained and replaced all the coolant. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

33000 mi

US $1000
ABS control went bad, got a re-manufactured one. 
BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

92500 mi

£150
Rain sensor and control unit faulty 
BMW 3-Series in Ukraine
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

24800 mi

$50
Front driver side door actuator 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2018
Feb 2017

154000 mi

US $2500
TPMS sensors needed to be replaced on two wheels after failing. These sensors were not OEM sensors, they were added to aftermarket wheels pre-delivery in 2015. Replaced with OEM parts. Rough shifting from 2nd to 3rd, replaced seals, mech sleeve, filter, pan, and fluid. 
Mar 2018

171000 mi

US $1100
Power sidevidew mirror on driver's side failure; full mirror replaced for $650 Passenger door grip coating failure, replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2014
Nov 2009

28000 mi
Nav system freezes. Door locks would not open remotely. Lock actuators replaced. Door locks not working. Nav system freezing. Fixed under warranty 
Aug 2010

39000 mi
Fixed the cupholder. The spring came out of the notch, so I pushed it back in. Took about ten minutes. 
Jan 2011

42000 mi
AM reception was poor. It is still poor, but did not notify the dealer/mechanic. Will take it back after some time. 
Jun 2013

49000 mi
Hpfp replaced. Engine warning light twice. Oil change. Spark plugs replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
Sep 2009

25000 mi
Door lock solenoid replaced 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
A continuing issue with the “Check Engine” light, which was probably caused by a faulty gas cap. Several visits to BMW dealers failed to fix this. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2011
Nov 2008

16000 mi
Harsh downshifting after coming to a stop, felt like you were tapped from behind by another car. Software update was applied to remedy torque converter not unlocking. 
Jul 2009

22000 mi
low pressure fuel sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Aug 2007 - Jul 2015
Oct 2007

2000 mi
Car will not start on occasion. This is an intermittent problem and tends to occur about once every two weeks. Car started every time when in the shop. Starting problem typically occurs after car sits overnight. Car will not start on occasion. This is intermittent problem that has not been fixed. Dealer reports car started everytime they tested it while at their shop. 
Oct 2010

24000 mi
fuel system sensor malfunctioning so it was replaced under warranty at the BMW dealer. 
Apr 2011

26000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed and BMW is repairing all of their cars suffering from this manufacturing defect. High pressure fuel pump and several fuel injectors were replaced by the BMW dealer at no charge. 
Apr 2012

32000 mi

US $540
transmission fluid was leaking from mechatronic sealing sleeve. As part of the repair they also have to replace the transmission pan gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

22000 mi
Center console started peeling near the storage door. Fixed by dealer no charge. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Side signal light unit clips broke. Replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

93000 mi

US $700
Water pump failed. Both water pump and thermostat replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2014
Nov 2010

57000 mi

US $1645
All six fuel injectors failed. Just another issue with the twin turbo BMW fuel system. I am very disappointed with this ongoing issue.  
Feb 2014

107000 mi
Carbon build up in engine head. Remedy: sandblast with walnut shells.  Also stability control sensor faulty. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

82155 mi

US $505
Oil Filter Housing Gasket was leaking and was replaced, also replaced serpentine belt at the same time. Electric Water Pump failed and was replaced. Thermostat was replaced as a preventative measure since they are attached and inconveniently located. 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $804
Occasional misfire, required replacement of fuel injectors #4-6 because they must be replaced in sets of 3. 
Oct 2014

96000 mi

US $318
Belt tensioner pulley(s) making very audible rattling noise. 
Feb 2015

101000 mi

US $660
Cam Bearing Ledges & Fuel Injectors replaced Running rough and oil pressure warning light illuminated several times 
Jun 2015

101000 mi
Oiling system failure caused oil starvation to multiple internal components requiring an engine replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2018
Jun 2009

27000 mi
The rear passenger side window would not go up using the driver control. The window motor was replaced at no charge. 
Oct 2009

34000 mi
BMW assist was never activated. When I tried to activate, it was defective and needed replacement. All under warranty. The gas fill cover pops open on its own. Dealer replaced mechanism under warranty. 
Nov 2010

44000 mi
passenger rear window would not close from driver controls, one of the two buttons was not working one of two horn buttons was not working. successful repair. 
May 2016

95000 mi

US $2000
Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs Oil leak from oil filter housing gasket 
Jan 2017

86500 mi

US $170
TPMS part failure and replacement. I suspect that it was damaged or not properly re-installed when I was having wheel straightening and new tires. 
Sep 2017

102000 mi

US $3750
Replaced transfer case servo motor replaced rear differential seal Replace right axle seal 
Sep 2018

108000 mi

US $1900
water pump failure and replacement @1,500 plus misc battery cable, windshield wipers, manufacturers recall 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jul 2013
Oct 2007

6000 mi
Dealer replaced high pressure fuel pump under warranty. Symptoms were slight hesitation and illuminated "Service Engine Soon" light on dash. Car did not strand driver. 
Jan 2009

13000 mi
Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty. Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty; repair faulty and new part ordered. Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Check engine light came on during track day and wanted it checked. 
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Car went in to fix the radio, a problem noted under warranty, but car was days out of warranty. Dealer replaced radio.  Also replaced high pressure fuel pump. 
Jul 2013

46000 mi

US $900
Door lock fuse blew. Doors inoperative from inside the car. A well-known symptom of a failing actuator. First you replace the fuse, then after the 2nd or 3rd fuse, you replace the actuator. Replaced the fuse and traded the car. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

54100 mi

US $450
replace one control arm 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

32000 mi
iPod adapter will not recognize my iPod. Dealer wants to charge $300, since they claim it does not fall under warranty, therefore I didn't have them do the work at the time. 
Jul 2010

34800 mi
iPod adapter finally fixed under warranty by a cooperative dealer. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed. Dealer replaced and software updated under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Jul 2008
Jan 2007

11 mi
Pass side wing mirror glass cracked on its own and was replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2014
Feb 2010

36000 mi
replaced high pressure fuel pump. 
Aug 2011

60500 mi
Reduced power message - Limp mode. Dealer replaced HPFP under recall. 
Mar 2012

71000 mi

US $230
engine malfunction; reduced power warning; leaking vacuum control valve in intake; replaced valve 
Jul 2014

109300 mi

US $300
Engine malfunction/reduced power warning Found split vacuum line for turbo pump. 
Sep 2014

111000 mi
reduced power engine malfunction warning still comes on intermittently. Shop cannot find source of error. 
Oct 2014

111000 mi
engine malfunction; reduced power warning. Shop unable to locate source or fix. Comes on intermittently 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2018
Jun 2009

16000 mi
Rattle noise in dash 
Nov 2013

134300 mi

US $1100
AC Fan short circuit 
Mar 2015

170000 mi

US $1200
Car door lock actuator malfunction. No locking with electric option Transmission whining 
Mar 2018

205000 mi

US $280
Fuel injection gets easily dirty. Changed coils, spark plugs, and added fuel injection cleaner 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $300
Thermostat was stuck open causing the engine to heat up slowly. Gas mileage suffered. I also changed the pump at this time. 
Nov 2016

102100 mi

US $30
Faulty brake sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

US $3000
Rims were cracked, rear tires bad, clutch bad. Sold me problems 
Jul 2013

107000 mi

US $1200
bad water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Nov 2014
Mar 2010

44640 mi
Outside window trim was discoloring  
Aug 2010

48360 mi
Replaced twin turbos after complaining of irregular idling After driving since replacing turbos engine would go into safe mode after driving at high performance levels. Engine light came on indicating a temporary loss of power. Dealer tested and replaced fuel pump. 
Dec 2012

63240 mi

C $200
Replaced water pump and thermostat (latter preventive) Replaced HID light and Halo light myself - quite the task since required removing wheel, inner fender to get at part 
Jul 2014

90520 mi

C $1200
Removed garbon build up on fuel intake system, replace air cleaner filter and cabin filter replace spark plugs replace rear wheel bearings 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2017
May 2008

22680 mi
Limp home mode activated on car while driving long distance. Engine reflashed. 
Nov 2008

29389 mi
Limp home mode activated on car while driving long distance. Valve train sleeve repaired as part of technical service bulletin. 
Jun 2010

50000 mi
There was a squeaking noise that the dealer insisted was from the turbo blow-off valve. I kept insisting it was most likely a brake issue. We kept arguing back and forth. The dealer wouldn't touch it unless they did it under the blowoff valve guise... 
Sep 2010

52000 mi
The dealer finally found the root cause of the problem, which turned out to be a brake issue. It was in the shop for about half a day, and they filed off a part of the brake dust shield (I think) which solved the problem. 
Jun 2011

61000 mi
Car was in for two items: high pressure fuel pump recall and oxygen sensor failure replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
Sep 2015

123000 mi

US $48
Valve cover leaking oil. Replaced gasket. 
Nov 2015

123000 mi

US $203
Battery not holding charge when not driven for several days. 
Aug 2016

136000 mi

US $37
Filler tube for windshield washer fluid tank cracked and leaked. 
Apr 2017

142000 mi

US $258
Replaced rear brake pads, rotors and wear sensor. 
Aug 2017

150000 mi

US $15
Crankcase vapors carry oil to the intake ports where it builds up in the ports and on the valves and eventually disrupts air flow causing some roughness under acceleration. The intake manifold is removed and using special tools crushed walnut shells are used in a media blaster to remove the build up. No parts replaced. Just about 10 pounds of crushed walnut media. It needs to be done about every 40-50,000 miles. 
Feb 2018

154000 mi

US $70
One ignition coil 
Mar 2018

155000 mi

US $10
Ground strap between body and engine corroded causing no-start condition. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2018
Jul 2015

67000 mi

US $39
Replaced rear passenger side window regulator. 
Aug 2015

72000 mi

US $740
Replaced water pump & thermostat. Drained cooling system and replaced with fresh coolant. 
Sep 2015

76000 mi

US $39
Replaced rear driver side window regulator. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

44000 mi
DMTL pump failed causing check engine light. Pump was replaced 
Dec 2011

46000 mi
Vehicle has keyless operation. One key fob not working. Dealer indicated that door handle was the problem. Replaced 
Apr 2013

54300 mi
Battery cable at fuse box loosened 
May 2013

54900 mi
Drivers door lock inoperable with remote or switch in car. 
Aug 2013

56000 mi

US $131
Door locks became inoperable with remote or rocker switch. Only drivers door operated and only with key. Fuse on automatic door locks was changed and reset computer. 
Jun 2015

66000 mi

US $1168
Electric coolant pump failed. 
Jul 2017

81195 mi

US $1251
Air conditioning compressor making loud whining sound. Replaced compressor with new OEM. 
Nov 2017

84335 mi

US $842
Water pump housing cracked 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

71400 mi

C $1000
Water leak originating in the Water Pump. Replaced Thermostat, Water Pump, Coolant Sensor, and Radiator 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Defective oxygen sensor. Oxygen sensor malfunction indicated by "service engine soon" warning. Under warranty 
Dec 2009

14000 mi
Bad speaker in drivers door. Speaker replaced 
May 2010

18000 mi
Interactive cruise control stopped working. Replaced sensor under warranty. Would have been ~ $400 if not under warranty. 
Jan 2013

47000 mi

US $59
Rubber mud flap under the car needed repair. 
Feb 2013

36600 mi

US $350
replaced oil filter seal o ring. Dealer quoted $ 645. change brake fluid. Dealer quoted $ 180. replaced oil filter seal o ring. Dealer quoted $ 645. 
Dec 2014

45000 mi

US $856
The car is equipped with key in the pocket locking, unlocking and starting. The unlocking function was failing intermittently. Replaced the ISB cable. Also alledgedly needed a new battery after only 2 years. 
May 2016

50300 mi
Surging under hard acceleration. One coil replaced. 
Jan 2017

49800 mi

US $300
sponge rubber door gasket split and was leaking air 
Feb 2018

56000 mi

US $217
The aux in receptacle detached from the bottom of the console and had to be glued back in 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2013
Sep 2007

4000 mi
Nav was sluggish; missing poi search; missing arrow display groaning noise from engine compartment when A/C is on. dealer said refrigerant was low. dealer could not properly diagnose due to cool temperatures. will bring back next summer. 
Dec 2007

5000 mi
A/C compressor went bad. Small oil leak. Head Gasket replaced. 
Jun 2008

9000 mi
DVD Drive failure. 
Jul 2008

9000 mi
New DVD drive installed. 
Sep 2008

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure caused car to report an engine malfunction. 
Apr 2010

23300 mi
Long crank when cold starting 
Sep 2010

30000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced. Second occasion.  
Jul 2011

38000 mi

US $50
door lock actuator replaced on 3 out of 4 doors. 
Apr 2012

44300 mi
Replaced waste gates noisey fan windows not closing 
Jun 2012

46000 mi

US $50
diagnose engine malfunction indicator 
Jul 2012

46000 mi
Got engine malfunction light. Valve cover or some other cover was not bolted down tight enough when waste gates were replaced. 
Feb 2013

51400 mi

US $50
DVD Player malfunction. 
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $50
DSC malfunction, DBS malfunction, 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

104600 mi

US $1100
Valve cover replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2007 - Oct 2010
May 2007

1000 mi
Had "Service engine soon" light come on. Stopped by Schuck's to have it scanned, turned out to be a loose gas cap warning 
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Driver mirror was not holding memory positions. Mirror motor was replaced and it has worked perfectly ever since. 
Sep 2009

22000 mi
The water pump failed at 21,000 miles. The dash displayed a yellow engine warning light that shortly turned red. Limped the car 0.3 miles home and called the dealer. They had a tow truck come and get the car, diagnosed the problem and fixed it. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

62300 mi
Both turbos replaced, trouble with vacuum leak after reinstallation of engine/trans 
Jan 2014

61800 mi

US $120
Replace Xenon lamps DIY 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $1850
Replace water pump, T-stat and a couple of hoses. 
May 2015

80000 mi

US $1600
Gasket leak.  2 new coils and intakes needed blasting to clear carbon build-up. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $350
Coil misfire covered by warranty. Exhaust flap 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Oct 2008
Aug 2008

8000 mi
Headlights shake excessively over rough pavement. Car makes a rhythmic metallic ticking noise at idle. Dealer attempted to fix the problem by performing a bleeding procedure, but noise persists. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2013
Jun 2008

15000 mi
During body shop work the seat thigh bolster locking mechanism was broken. Parts were shipped overnight and repair was successful on day 2. Loaner was provided. 
Nov 2008

20000 mi
Experienced 3 "Engine Malfunction - Reduced Power" messages. Dealer read codes and needs car for several days to diagnose. Haven't returned for service yet, put a new tank of gas in, problem seems to be resolved on its own. Suspecting a bad tank of gas. 
Dec 2008

21000 mi
Known defect was determined in cam ledges and rings causing a groove allowing oil leakage leading to low oil pressure in Vanos system. Parts where ordered and replaced and car has been perfect ever since. This is the same November issue - not bad gas. 
Feb 2009

23000 mi
A/C was performing poorly, alternator was loud. Refrigerant was found to be low. Source of leak not identified. Refrigerant topped off. A/C cools and alternator is quiet. Driver-side cup-holder was jammed in dash. Replaced. 
Dec 2009

34000 mi
Turbo wastegate hose had become pinched by a clamp causing underboost conditions. 
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Loud crunch when going over speed bumps. Strut support was loose, retorqued. 
Apr 2010

37500 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump. Replaced with latest version of component. 
Nov 2011

59000 mi

US $900
Low coolant warning appeared multiple times over 6 months after top offs. A leak in the radiator hose was found after a pressure test. This was not covered by my extended warranty. Oil leak was discovered during inspection around the oil filter housing. This was 100 percent covered by my extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

40800 mi
Water pump failed. Symptom was radiator fan cutting on immediately and at high speeds. Wastegates on turbos were out of adjustment causing boost cutout in 5th and 6th gear at highway speeds. Oil leak around fuel filter housing. Second failure of same part. 
Jul 2013

80000 mi
Both differential seals leaking Oil pan leaking Check engine lights - VANOS solenoid needed replacing 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2018
Sep 2014

50000 mi

US $1200
Chipped alternator pulley caused serpentine belt to tear and eventually completely destroyed the belt. Pulley and belt were replaced and problem was completely solved. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi

US $1060
The electric water pump failed causing the engine to overheat and go into limp home mode. Replaced the water pump and thermostat and everything is back to normal. 
Aug 2015

58300 mi

US $1000
Rear brakes squealing and grinding. Found protective boot for rear calipers was torn allowing dust and dirt to clog brake piston causing them to bind up and not fully retract. Replaced rear caliper, brake pad and disc. 
Jan 2018

63000 mi

US $10
Central locking system stopped working properly. Was unable to unlock doors using key fob or lock button on the dash. Driver door still locked when using key fob or lock button after unlocking manually. Diagnosed the problem to a blown fuse in the central locking system (Fuse #57, 15A). Replaced fuse with a higher rating (20A) as per BMW recommended service. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1100
Electronic water pump failure 
Feb 2018

118000 mi

US $4500
Valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2007 - Aug 2012
Jun 2007

2000 mi
Sounds like exhaust shield rattle. dealer duplicated it on another 335i. entered puma case 
Jul 2007

2000 mi
same as previously noted... rattle from engine at 1500rpm and higher. 
Sep 2007

3000 mi
same as before... rattle from engine/transmission. no fix avail yet. 
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Computer shows 25,000 or 2 years for first oil change, wasnt fixed in the first trip, still isnt fixed. 
May 2008

8000 mi
Resolved by updating the software 
Aug 2008

9000 mi
HPFP failure. 
Dec 2009

16000 mi
22k oil change indicator, squeaky brake sensor (front) 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

113000 mi

US $15200
Piston failed and car threw a rod through the block. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

US $100
Replaced both rear window regulators under CPO warranty. $100 deductable 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2015 - May 2017
Dec 2015

86800 mi

C $1200
Water pump and thermostat. Latter preventive. 
Jun 2016

91140 mi

C $1500
Air intake sensor replaced, Vanos solenoids replaced, spark plugs and ignition coils replaced. 
Dec 2016

96720 mi

C $7000
Cracked valve cover, faulty injectors, leak around oil filter housing. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2018
Mar 2010

39000 mi
Front Passenger wheel felt loose over bumps at low speed. Dealer replaced ball joints becuase they had play. clunking in passenger front wheel when going over bumps. Dealer replaced bushings. 
May 2010

41000 mi
Turbo Wastegates making noise at low RPM's and when revved. Dealer replaced the wastegates. Dealer also noticed something was wrong with steering column and replaced the joint there as well. 
Aug 2016

97000 mi

US $5200
Ecu went bad. They tried chaniging a couple things but problem followed ecu. Had to replace ecu and coils I think. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

45000 mi
Right door actuator failed. Fuse blew for all doors. Could't open any door except driver's door could open with key and manual from inside. Used emergency opener for fuel filler door. Installed front door actuators and bigger(20 amp)fuse  
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2015
Nov 2008

8000 mi
Low coolant light. Dealer topped off coolant and pressure tested the cooling system for leaks. None were found. Right rear window would not close when fully opened unless the window switch was rapidly used or after waiting for 30-60 seconds. Mechanical binding in the window regulator caused the motor to activate the anti-trap feature. Regulator replaced. 
Oct 2009

15000 mi
Central locking system failed and only the driver door and the fuel door could be opened (they are the only ones that can be manually unlocked). Front two lock actuators were replaced. A cable for the lock actuator in the passenger door was left unhooked when the car was returned. The door opened from the interior handle and locked/unlocked, but the exterior handle was not functional. Dealer connected it and it works now. 
Nov 2010

22900 mi
Passenger door would not completely latch shut. The door would close and lock, but there was wind noise when driving and a noticeable gap when viewed from outside. The door could also be pushed in from the outside, but wouldn't stay. 
Mar 2011

25000 mi
Bad seal on the (head?) gasket was causing oil to leak onto one of the sensors. Car would only start intermittently and different error lights would appear overtime the car would restart. 
Aug 2012

36500 mi

US $50
When taking it in for an oil change, the tech noticed oil leaking onto the engine. Traced back to a leaky gasket (again). Car showed no symptoms yet other than visible oil in the engine bay. Previous repair of oil leaking from gasket was performed with a faulty part. Oil was leaking again causing a burining smell and smoke from engine bay. Repair was repeated and successfull this time. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Feb 2011

25000 mi
A light bulb was out. The dealer replaced the bulb and changed engine oil, replaced air filter. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

46000 mi
Driver side mirror had manufacturing defect and would not adjust properly Windshield seal was badly cracked and was replaced 
Oct 2011

50000 mi

US $800
Low coolant warning light came on. Crappy plastic radiator had two cracks and was leaking. Radiator was replaced for $797. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

24000 mi
Door lock actuators malfunction & related fuse blown requiring replacement of both. 
Mar 2015

44000 mi

US $696
Cam cover gasket leak 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

37000 mi
Engine clicking noise. Dealer replaced exhaust HVA elements (lifters), replaced valve cover gasket and cam bolt. Dealer did not replace cylinder head which may be needed if clicking noise comes back. 
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Engine clicking noise came back after a week. Replaced cylinder head. 
Apr 2010

37000 mi
Replaced telematic control unit. Replaced engine rubber mounts for stablizer mounting on front axle (due to complaint about strange noise). I am still having an issue about rattle and creaking noise when going over small bumps. I've been to the shop 4-5 times combined with other issues. They have lubricated the door seals, placed felt in areas of the center armrest console and wiped down the glass windows. Lessened but still there. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
Apr 2010

29000 mi
Locking system stopped working. Dealer replaced front door units and control module. Warranty. 
Oct 2011

40000 mi

US $50
Driver side mirror would not fold in properly, nor would mirror adjust to an angle allowing safe rearward vision. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
May 2011

26000 mi
Check engine light came on and they replaced a sensor under original warranty 
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Warning light on the dash appeared for ABS/DSC. BMW service tech got diagnostic code to replace DSC hydraulic unit, which he did. 
Jun 2013

36000 mi
Fan assembly needed replacing. During an oil change the mechanic noticed when idling, the car was overheating.  
Apr 2015

42200 mi

US $842
Replace Electronic Steering Control Unit. 
Sep 2015

44000 mi

US $812
Doors would not open from inside the vehicle, locking the driver inside the vehicle. Doors would only open with stick key inserted into the outside door locks. Two door locks with motor actuators were replaced. 
Apr 2017

50000 mi

US $380
Replaced belt tensioner. 
May 2017

50000 mi

US $175
AC was leaking. Front floor was wet. 
Jun 2017

50000 mi
Driver airbag was replaced due to a recall 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2010
Mar 2010

34000 mi
replaced TPM sensors on two tires and regulator for TPM system. 
May 2010

38000 mi
finish peeling from steering wheel audio control area. installed new steering wheel panel. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

45000 mi
Grinding noise when releasing clutch pedal. Replace transmission and dual mass flywheel. No change in noise. 
Nov 2010

47000 mi
Seat moving during acceleration or braking. Fixed by replacing seat.  
Oct 2011

58000 mi

US $50
Xenon headlight failed. Igniter / ballast replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010
Aug 2008

11000 mi
Condition-based maintenance computer did not reflect miles driven in first year - started with 16,ooo miles until maintenance and did not change in 10,000 miles 
Jun 2009

19000 mi
DSC & Brake MIL - found faults in DSC module faults 94B5 & 5E43. Replaced STL steering column switch cluster, reset steering angle sensor, updated software