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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,544 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.

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2012 BMW 335 steering problems

steering problem

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2012 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 312016

335

  • 25,989 miles

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

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

May 212014

335 6-cyl

  • 7,100 miles
My 2012 BMW 335I couple M sport package (automatic) engine stalls randomly (5 times since purchasing the car in November of 2013). As a result, the power steering fails and power brake assist also fails. Resulting in some scary situations indeed. This typically happens between 5-40 mph. Engine typically restarts after 10-15 min. The last time this has happened was on 5/21/14 at around 9am pst. I was stranded on ca highway 85. Vehicle has only 7K miles. No engine fault codes register when taken to dealership and they send me back telling me that the car is safe to drive. Here is a link to the video I captured after the last stall: youtu.be/qwvjcfafo2Y BMW of North America does not acknowledge the problem (even though I have sent them this video) and keeps sending me back to the dealership which is unable to read any fault codes in the computer. In return, the dealership sends me back to BMW of North America. Endless loop with no solution. This video is made to document the evidence of this very hazardous issue.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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