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6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,735 miles

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2008 BMW 135 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 BMW 135 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 122009

135 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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

problem #9

Aug 312010

135

  • 24,000 miles
Vehicle is a BMW 135I, model year 2008, convertible. Car suffers sudden and complete loss of power at high speed and often during high-traffic, rush- hour speeds on moderate incline sometimes with minimal safe shoulder and median. This the 6th incident over the last year and a half. BMW of san diego replaced fuel pressure sensor and multiple high-pressure fuel pumps. We have barely avoided multiple accidents. We are scared to drive our car.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 312010

135

  • 7,500 miles
My BMW 135I has 16,000 miles on it and I have had to high pressure fuel pump failures. The car is unreliable and dangerous.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Jul 252010

135

  • 45,150 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on a busy, 45-mph road, my car lost power suddenly and began to shudder when I applied the gas pedal. I was losing speed and unable to accelerate. I had no choice but to put on my hazard lights, and pull into the nearest parking lot I could find. After researching the problem, along with scanning the car for any error codes, I discovered that the high pressure fuel pump (hpfp) had failed and needed replacement. Oddly enough, this was the 3rd hpfp that has failed on this car.

- Kemah, TX, USA

problem #6

May 092010

135

  • 18,000 miles
Car hesitated and stopped running on the freeway.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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problem #5

Nov 202009

135

  • 7,000 miles
High pressure fuel pump ( hpfp ) failed. Driving my '08 BMW 135I the car started running rough. The next day it stalled on a road and had to be towed to a BMW dealer who replaced the hpfp.

- Haines City, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 272009

135

  • 10,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I would often hear a liquid pumping sound on when put onto reverse after ignition. Serviced at BMW dealership but they oddly were not able to replicate the problem. I could replicate it every time. One night the car started with long cranks. "reduced power" warning came on and car was sluggish, jerky, and could not go above about 30 mph. Took it in to dealership. The fuel pump was replaced with new pump. I asked how come it wasn't replaced when I reported the problem earlier. They said they don't replace it until the pump actually dies. This is not a very safe practice.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 102009

135

  • 7,400 miles
High pressure fuel pump failure on 2008 BMW 135I with N54 3.0L turbo engine. Symptoms were long cranks prior to starting. Replaced under warranty.

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 112008

135

  • 500 miles
Bought 2008 BMW 135I in 7/2008. Within first week of ownership message came up stating "engine malfunction, reduce power" car has been in numerous occasions-each time BMW assures problem is taken care of. Reasons given fuel pump, injectors, gas issue and lastly adjustment not done at factory as it should have. So, car is back in the shop as it again sputters and shakes heavily -trying to pass a vehicle on two lane hwy- vehicle slowed itself to 50 mph and I was nearly killed by having to pull back in traffic as I could not pass due to lack of power. We plan to file under lemon law-been in multiple times-has occurred 5-6 times and we are done.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 312008

135

  • 5,800 miles
I was going approx. 65mph in 5th gear in my 2008 BMW 135I coupe when the car stuttered and I got a service engine soon light. Brought my car to BMW service and my service advisor told me that I have an issue with my fuel pump and it needs to be replaced. The car only has around 5000 miles on it.

- Port Chester, NY, USA

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