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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 BMW 335 steering problems

steering problem

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2011 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 252014

335 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 BMW 335I. While driving approximately 15 mph, the power steering seized without warning and the vehicle struck a curb. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician replaced all four tires, the front suspension, and rear axle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000...updated 12/29/14

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 042014

335 6-cyl

  • 44,500 miles
Driving 40mph, smoothly at consistent speed, in middle lane of 3 lane road during morning rush hour. I had been driving for about 10-15 minutes after car had been in garage the night before. Attempted small acceleration, car did not respond, engine had turned off unclear if before or at time of attempted acceleration. Power steering was off. I put on my hazards, slowly drifted to stop, put car in park, attempted restart, first attempt failed, waited 15 seconds and second attempt successful. For next 3 hours, the engine had a rhythmic grinding sound which then stopped. Fuel tank had been filled the day before and was not near empty. Took to dealer, they have not been able to replicate event or find anything to fix.

- San Francisco, 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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