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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,884 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.

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2013 BMW 320 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 BMW 320 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 092014

320 4-cyl

  • 7,420 miles


The contact owns a 2013 BMW 320I. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle lost power to accelerate over 2800 rpms when it was placed in second gear. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 7,420..... updated 08/05/14 updated 08/18/2014

- Manassas, VI, USA

problem #6

Mar 042013

320 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
The car has displayed "drivetrain malfunction, drive moderately" twice now in less than one year of ownership. When this display has occurred, the car goes into "limp mode" and can only be driven at low speeds or with very sluggish acceleration. This is a safety hazard, as it becomes easy to be rear-ended by another driver when it slows substantially.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 082014

320 4-cyl

  • 5,300 miles
Second problem with drivetrain malfunction, first problem back in Nov 2013 bought the car in August 2013.

- Oakley, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013

320 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


My car started shaking vigorously, and a message was displayed (drivetrain malfunction).

- Oakley, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 022013


  • 8,200 miles
Transmission problem resulting in violent shuddering of the vehicle body and abrupt engine stops resulting in dangerous driving conditions. Fluctuations in the tachometer when the car attempted to stop and the car would automatically change gears to neutral or park.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Feb 252013

320 6-cyl

  • 2,515 miles
Heard noise and the car starting shaking and then car died on me and service on middle of nowhere and I starts the car back but it got stalled many times and it was shifting the gear to neutral it was a bad experience I could had an accident brand new BMW.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 272013

320 4-cyl

  • 2,250 miles
The subject vehicle accelerated unexpectedly when the car was slowly turning into a parking space in a parking lot. The driver had to suddenly press very hard on the brake in order to stop the car.

- Mclean, VA, USA

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