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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,693 miles

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2011 BMW 335 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152015


  • 22,161 miles


The contact owns a 2011 BMW 335. The contact stated that while having the vehicle inspected, it was discovered that the catalytic converter failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,161.

- Lake George, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 292015


  • 79,919 miles
The vehicle stalled while accelerating through an intersection and stranded me in the intersection. I was unable to restart the car at first. It would not even crank. After several minutes of attempting to restart the car it finally responded and started. It stalled 4 more times driving a short distance to get the vehicle off the road. Car went in for service Thursday the 31th and was returned to me Saturday the 1st of August. Stalling issue is back and the car is now being towed in for service again. This is an extremely dangerous issue. There was another 335D in for service at the dealer also experiencing stalling issues!!!!!

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 282011


  • 5,000 miles
Manual transmission. 2nd gear synchronizer (synchro) failed @ 5000 miles. Unable to shift into 2nd gear safely. Problem/failure become more prominent @ 18,000 miles. BMW of san francisco voided warranty retroactively for using aftermarket parts @ 16K miles. Many individuals on complaining of same transmission issue. (1st to 2nd grind). Problem not resolved.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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