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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,608 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.

2006 BMW 330 engine problems

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 122015

330

  • 178,000 miles

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

I was driving from school and push the gas and 15mph the car jerked in transmission light came on. The car went into safe mode. I could not drive over 40 mp. The dealer ship said the transmission mechatronic may have malfunction. Something inside of the transmission the manufacturer build it with a plastic valve cover it's common on BMW the transmission failure. There are over 67,000 complaints on line for the same issue. Where is the recall!. you pay for this expensive car to pay 7000 to fix. I am looking to start a law suit if they don't recall and fix this common expensive problem!

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 112013

330 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
I was driving my vehicle on the highway in the left lane, trying to pass a car in the middle lane. After getting in front of the car in the middle lane, I tried to accelerate so I could re-enter the middle lane, but the car acted as if it slipped into neutral and would not accelerate. The engine growled as if it were in neutral. It kept driving, but would not accelerate, despite me stepping harder on the gas. This was potentially dangerous as there was a car immediately behind me, which could have rear ended me at over 60mph, and the car in the middle lane that I was trying to pass could have also hit me on the passenger side of my car. In researching this, many BMW owners have been complaining about this, and yet BMW has not issued an investigation or recall: www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/bmw_trans.html there are 650 complaints regarding this problem at the above link. People should not be having transmission problems like this under 75K miles.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 292012

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that while traveling 2 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The contact crashed into a median. There were no injuries. However, the vehicle was totaled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The failure and current mileages were 27,000...updated 11/14/12

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 112010

330

  • 24,323 miles

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

2006 BMW 330 xi when pressing on the brake the car accelerated with a loud noise, could not steer the car; crashed in trees. 24,323 miles still under new car warranty.

- Somerville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 112010

330

  • 24,323 miles
2006 BMW 330xi brake failure, acceleration, no steering. Occurred twice; BMW repaired by dealer new brakes, computer; second occurrence car did not stop until hit trees.

- Somerville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 142009

330

  • 26,000 miles
2006 BMW 328I repeatedly hesitates when the accelerator pedal is pressed. The car has been returned to the dealer on 5 different instances to address the problem. To date BMW claims in "cannot replicate customers problem". in one instance vehicle actually stalled when an attempt was made to pull into traffic. Appears to be a frequent problem with this model as it was addressed in a car and driver test drive article.

- Imperial, CA, USA

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