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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,493 miles

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2012 BMW 328 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 062016

328

  • 71,000 miles

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

August 6, 2016 - car stalled at about 50mph, just when about to go uphill. I wasn't able to make it to the shoulder leaving the car blocking traffic with my wife and daughter in it. Once it stops, it puts itself in park, making it impossible to push aside. We created a traffic jam and police barricaded while we were trying to move the car. Eventually, in about 30 mins, the car turns on. Happened after an hour of highway driving. Car seemed fine after that. August 17, 2016 - on another long trip, the car stalled on the highway. Would crank but not turn on. Almost exhausted the battery. Called a tow truck but by the time it got there, after about an hour, the car restarted. Had my odb-II scanner with me and got code used my obdii reader and got code P142E - pressure too low in high-pressure system, which is consistent with not starting and the and the fuel system malfunction message. I took the car to autogermana service center, that same day. September 22, 2016 - stalled on a main road, with my daughter, on the way to the pediatrician. I was able to maneuver to the right lane and park on a gas station. Ambient temp was 94F. Waited about 30mins and the car re-started. The dealeship would not acknowledge a fuel system problem because they could not replicate the failure. Sent email to BMW customer relations but they referred me back to the dealership.

- San Antonio, PR, USA

problem #2

Nov 102016

328

  • 24,000 miles
I was driving on a very busy road in downtown Chicago in heavy traffic and the car just suddenly stalled without any warning middle of the road and won't move. Of course came close to being crashed from behind. I am grateful and lucky that the cars behind were able to stop in time and maneuver around me to avoid collision. The BMW dealer inspected the car and told me that the fuel pump and its control unit is faulty. I have attached their diagnosis as well. I find it hard to believe that a less than 4 year old car with under 25K miles on it has a fuel pump failure, unless it was faulty to begin with. I checked into the recalls for BMW 328I models for faulty fuel pumps and it seems BMW recalled models from 2014, but it seems the 2012 BMW has this issue as well. I was saved but I want to make sure no one else is hurt because of faulty parts that car manufacturers fail to check before selling it to unsuspecting consumers, who think they are safe when driving these expensive cars with their families and precious ones in it. I shudder to think what could have happened and I consider myself lucky to be still alive, safe and ok to write this message.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 042015

328

  • 38,478 miles
Sudden complete loss of power while underway on interstate 476 North of philadelphia. Car stopped in the middle of 4 lanes of high speed traffic at 4:10 pm.it would not restart. There was no warning of an issue prior. I am sole operator of car. Car was in dealers shop for 7 days. No obvious cause found, but Bosch coils replaced as a precaution. 300 miles later on May 26, at approx 5:20 pm the car again w/O warning had sudden complete loss of power; would not restart.

- New Hope., PA, USA

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