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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,627 miles

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2011 BMW 335 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 022013


  • 12,000 miles


Sometimes "depend on the speed" when I press the brake, the vehicle accelerate first several seconds and then slow down.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 252015


  • 86,000 miles
In the short period of time Iżve owned my 2011 335xi, I have had to -have the tire pressure monitor reset to factory settings because it kept coming on even though my tires were fine. Disconcerting at best when youżre a single woman commuting at high speeds every day on a turnpike in traffic. -continually replace burned out daytime running or rear brake bulbs -deal with an ongoing surge or lurching when I start from a stop, worse when the A/C is on, that repair shops still canżT pinpoint -replace the front control arm bushings -replace the water pump and thermostat (and worry about possible engine damage from the overheated engine; car had to be towed on my way home from work) -replace the starter -replace the engine tension belt -I will soon have to replace leaking oil filter housing gasket -and I have a probable radiator leak, as IżM refilling coolant approximately every 4 weeks (to the point where I keep a gallon of it in my trunk, with a funnel, for when the light comes on) to date, in the two years Iżve owned this vehicle (I bought it off-lease), Iżve already spent almost $5,000 on what should be completely unnecessary repairs for a high-end vehicle.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012015

335 6-cyl

  • 31,135 miles
Driving down road and car loss power. Then stop car, took a well start car, the check engine light came on, make home. Later slow cranking car and losing power well driving. Next day engine light turn off. Then later engine light back on car runs with less power and slow cranking up. I only had my car 1 yr and BMW dealership says it my hpfp/injector it's not good everything start happening right after warranty end on car that was left from first person purchase. And I love my car but this not looking good..

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 122013

335 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
This complaint is concerning my 2011 BMW 335I. I have been having problems with my BMW since about 9000 miles on the vehicle. The brakes keep locking, the rotors keep grinding and grooving, nose coming from the brakes while driving and stopping, and the dealer has changed them more than 3 times and the issues continues to happen. They advised me that they cannot fix it and there is nothing else they can do. Please help me with my vehicle issue. It has been parked from more than a year and a half and I feel that it is a safety issue. I feel like my life is in danger if I drive this vehicle.

- Anaheim , CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 042012

335 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The engine randomly shuts down. This is accompanied by loss of power steering and reduced braking ability. This incident has occurred three times. The car has provided no warning or indicator lights. BMW service was made aware of this problem. Their response was that they failed to reproduce it. They also failed to correct the problem, the last incident occurred after a service on the car.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

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