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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,895 miles

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2009 BMW 328 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152010

328 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles

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

2009 BMW 328I with 17K miles malfunctioned caught fire and exploded. I was injured by the fire getting out. It was a total loss vehicle fire causing personal injury. In addition to the cost of the car there was additional 20K personal property damage. It was not caused by collision or operator error. On 15 Nov 2010 approx 7: 30pm after about 8 mins of driving my car started to lose power and the ses light came on. It acted as if it was running out of gas I pulled over off of the shoulder in the grass. The car died and would not start back up I took my flash light and looked under the hood.I did not see anything or notice anything unusual. After a little time the car started back up, the ses light did not come back on. It was dark outside, I was out of state and BMW was closed so I turned back. I drove approx 1 block to a driveway where I stopped and called my husband to say I would not come home until my car could be seen. I began to drive back towards longview, tx. I entered the highway on the other side of the road at about 50 mph my car began losing power. The engine made a load noise and the RPM gauge went up to 7000 rpms I was in traffic and needed to pull over. I put the car in neutral and coasted at approx 40 mph I put the car in 4th gear and it redlined again. I put it back into neutral the clutch went to the floor. Still coasting in traffic I got off the road as soon as I could. It died on top of a bridge with a narrow shoulder. I turned off the car and called roadside assistance, while talking to them I seen flames coming from the drivers front wheel area. Without a second thought I got out of the car I undid my seat belt opened the drivers door and jumped out only my cell in hand. There was a wall of flames taller than me I got burned getting away from the car I ran through the flames into on coming traffic and was almost hit by an 18 wheeler. I was in the middle of the bridge when I heard the 1st explosion and the 2nd as I ran off of the bridge.

- Ok, OK, USA

problem #1

Feb 222010

328

  • 98,790 miles
I own BMW 320D 2009, my problem with the car is exactly the opposite, as my car suddenly accelerate by its self, as I go down from say 75 mph and release the brakes, suddenly the car speeds up again. This is happen to me several times and BMW says this was nothing I was assuming this, after complained and complained, finally an iginuer looked at my car and kept it for a day, but only to say nothing is wrong. It keeps happening and happening and BMW does not react, as I mentioned Toyota in one of my letters to them, they answered me angry with we not Toyota. To this point I keep complaining nd complaining and also use my other car more often.

- Muenster, 00, USA

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