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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,200 miles

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2009 BMW 135 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 BMW 135 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 142015


  • miles


Car was purchased with an extended warranty for up to 100,000.I kept experiencing the car vibrating as well as the low oil light appearing within weeks of servicing the car was taken back numerous times and was told they could not find anything while car was under warranty. In July aprrox at 106,000 my check engine light appeared was taken only to BMW for solve the issue have paid over $3800 for repair and light is still on. Was taken on Friday Sept 18 and on Sunday Sept 20 the light is on again. Spark plugs have been changed twice with 2 months this cannot be right. The car apparently has electrical problems and is unsafe.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 022015

135 6-cyl

  • 46,100 miles
On November 28, 2014, my wife and I purchased a 2009 BMW 1-series convertible from a local Chrysler dealer. We also purchased an extended warranty contract through the dealer. A few weeks later, my wife noticed the air bag icon on the dashboard was lit and a air bag "off " light located above the rear view mirror stayed on. We contacted the dealer to have it checked but the dealer could not diagnose the problem since they did have the diagnostic equipment to do so.they suggested that we take to a repair shop that had the equipment to test it. After the repair shop tested the system it was determined that air bag sensor located in the passenger seat was defective. The dealer's warranty company was then contacted by the repair shop to notified them about the failure and the cost to repair is estimated at approximately $1,800. We were then notified that the repair was not covered by the warranty. We then re-contacted the dealer to authorize the repair by the repair shop and they refused, saying that the repair was not covered by the type of warranty that we had purchased. Our concern is that because the air bag system is not operating correctly, there may be a chance of an accidental activation and deployment of the air bags and possibly injury. I read on the NHTSA's website that there is an investigation concerning the air bag systems on BMW's, id # 10052013 and think that this should be looked into further.

- Carneys Point, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 082010


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 135I. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked with the engine off when the vehicle exhibited an unusual noise. The contact started the vehicle and a noise was exhibited from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that the vehicle would need to be reprogrammed. The contact declined the repair. In addition, the contact stated that he received a recall letter from the manufacturer regarding certain bmws having problems with the fuel pump and reprogramming the vehicle if a warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 2,500 and the current mileage was 8,500.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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