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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,494 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 BMW 328 steering problems

steering problem

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2012 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 312016


  • 25,989 miles


While in line in a drive thru the vehicle turned off suddenly losing all electrical power and power steering. Upon trying to start "charging malfunction" appeared on the information screen in with a red warning sign. Tried 2-3 times to turn over starter. When vehicle turned on it was time to move forward. When trying to exit drive thru drive way vehicle was very heavy and almost impossible to turn. Finally after several back and forth attempts vehicle was moved about 50 feet to a safe parking location.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 312012


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 BMW 328I. While driving approximately 40 mph, there was a complete loss of power steering with an illumination of the power steering warning indicator. The contact applied significant force to the steering wheel in order to maneuver the wheel. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. Upon restarting, the steering wheel functioned normally with the warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection where they advised the contact that the battery was low voltage. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Palm City , FL, USA

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