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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 BMW 135 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 BMW 135 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202014

135 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


Electric water pump failed with no warning, sending the car into "limp mode" with dramatically reduced power. Nearly caused a crash as this was on a major highway bridge with no shoulders.

- Menasha, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 122009

135 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 135I. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine loss power with the illumination of the warning indicator. The vehicle restarted in the low power mode. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The computer software was updated and replacement of the fuel pump. The vehicle exhibited poor acceleration performance after the repair. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they informed that the vehicle experienced a turbo lag which was associated with the newly installed fuel pump. The failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 01/13/11 updated 01/24/11

- Peoria , IL, USA

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