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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 BMW 135 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 BMW 135 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182010

135 6-cyl

  • miles


Radio not always going on when turned on or turning off by itself or changing stations. Ongoing problem. Brought to dealer who had me wait for over 5 hrs. For the "controller" to be changed. Problem continued along with one occasion of loud buzzing coming from rear of vehicle. Brought to attention of dealer several times when in for servicing but was told there was no problem. Discovered only too late that I was beyond the time of filing a complaint under the lemon law. Brought vehicle it to dealer for appraisal and possible "buy back" but was offered only about half its value. Now I am encountering problem of "service engine soon" light going on and remaining on (over several thousand mi.), paid to have checked but received code only. Tired of going around in circles with this car and company so am now considering trading with another company.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 282010


  • 8,000 miles
At approx 70 mph, "electrical malfunction, power decrease" message lights. Vehicle comes to dead stop during rush hour on fl turnpike. Driver puts on flashers. Watches rear view mirror as dozens of vehicles approach. Two car crash occurs behind stalled vehicle. Driver must exit car and run to shoulder to avoid potential injury. Multi car accident miraculously avoided.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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