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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 Georgia, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
May 2016

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

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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 Alaska, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
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. 
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. 

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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 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. 
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 

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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 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 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

5700 mi
rear camera not working 

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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 - Jun 2018
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 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. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2018
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. 

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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 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. 
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 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. 

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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 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 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 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
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. 
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 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 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 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 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 Michigan, United States
Jun 2018 - Oct 2018
Oct 2018

51000 mi

US $75
Blower motor replaced, under CPO warranty 
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 Kansas, United States
Aug 2015 - Feb 2019
Oct 2015

1000 mi
iDrive harddrive locked and failed intermittently. 
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 New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

38000 mi
Bad sensor. 

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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 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. 
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 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 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. 

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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 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 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

32000 mi
Transfer case had to be replaced. 

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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
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. 
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. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

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 New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Feb 2015

8000 mi
Washer fluid reservoir replaced, fluid level sensor was malfunctioning 
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 Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

46000 mi

US $170
REAR BRAKES SQUEALING NEEDED ALIGNMENT 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

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 Minnesota, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

22280 mi
Oil sensor 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. 
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. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

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

12000 mi
Removal of sunroof water drain grommet 

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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 Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

28000 mi
Turn signal sound not working. Needed cluster full reset 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

22000 mi
Fuel pump failed. It just stopped on the road. 
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 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 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 Arkansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

27200 mi
Thermostat related to heating system failed. Part was replaced. 
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 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 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. 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Sep 2018
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. 
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). 

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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 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 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 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Texas, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

86000 mi

US $95
coolant loss...no leak found but coolant added 

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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 Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2018
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 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
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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. 
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 West Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

8000 mi
Cylinder misfire; computer update completed. Problem remains 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
Mar 2016

28000 mi
Cruise Control fault 

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2014 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
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 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 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 Quebec, Canada
Nov 2016 - May 2017
May 2017

45880 mi
differential seal leaks 

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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 Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
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 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 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2015

45000 mi
Insulation on sunroof unglued. 
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 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 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
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 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. 

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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 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 Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Sep 2018
Feb 2018

54560 mi

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

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

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 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 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 Belgium
Aug 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

620 mi

€550
Exhaust flap spring broke 
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 Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

69000 mi

US $778
"Drivetrain malfunction" warning light. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

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 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 California, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013 fuel pump clogged 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

4000 mi
seat airbag sensor replaced under warranty. 
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 Washington, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2018
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 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 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 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 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 California, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

6000 mi
passive resistant system passive restraint system 
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 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 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 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
Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

7000 mi
replaced rear driver'side window weather stripping 
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 California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2018
Jan 2013 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
Oct 2016 - Nov 2017
Oct 2017

38000 mi
Turbo oil line leak 
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 Georgia, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

50000 mi
Dash was slightly loose on the drivers side. Had to be better attached. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

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 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 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 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. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

32000 mi
CEL on. Diagnostics compelled thermostat replacement 
Nov 2017

39000 mi

US $600
Front Pads replaced 
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 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 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 British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

12900 mi
Drivetrain malfunction. Changes solenoid 
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 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 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 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
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Feb 2016

29700 mi
Warning of service due for brakes was incorrect. Software update required. 
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 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 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 combox replacement 
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 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 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 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 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. 

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

77000 mi
O2 sensor failed (pre-cat), sensor replaced 

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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 - Mar 2018
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 New York, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

32900 mi
AC not cold 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2016
Jan 2015

26700 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. 

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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 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. 
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. 

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2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

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

35000 mi

US $50
Broken head bolt, oil leaking. 

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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

Engine not specified

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 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2012

1800 mi
Noisy heater fan. Replaced. 
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. 

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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 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. 
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 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 California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

US $450
Engine Oil lead from head gasket. 
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 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
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

31500 mi

US $50
Failed MAF and fuel rail pressure sensor 
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 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 
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 Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

86800 mi
Bad O2 sensor in catalytic converter. Catalytic converter replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

50000 mi
Drive train Malfunction Errors. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

53600 mi

US $4000
Engine Seized 
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 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
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 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. 

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2012 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

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

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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 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 Texas, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

26000 mi

US $3000
Water pump failed. 4 structurally damaged wheels 
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 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. 
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. 

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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 Drip Rails 
Jun 2018

53000 mi
Auxiliary cooling fan blades failed 

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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 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 
BMW 3-Series in Northwest Territory, Canada
May 2015 - Jul 2018
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). 

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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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