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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,672 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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2013 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 082015

335

  • 7,000 miles

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

While parking car in usual parking lot at work, 8:30 am, turning wheels to left, car suddenly accelerated on it's own without any warning, causing car to jump over parking bumper, through concrete block wall and continued to Ram into private home, making home unsafe to enter. All this caused $14000, now, updated to $19000 damage to the car, not including the cost of damage to the wall and building. BMW dealership will not look into the accelerator cables etc...says it is not an issue with this incident. This should be investigated further as safety of occupants / pedestrians and other vehicles could be in jeopardy! P.S. we have not driven the car yet since it has been at the BMW body shop since December 8 2015. Car is second owned by us. We bought car at 6K miles and now has 10K miles. My wife is scared of getting behind the wheel and driving the car.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 082015

335

  • 10,000 miles
While parking car turning wheels to left, car suddenly accelerated on it's own without any warning, causing car to jump over parking bumper, through concrete block wall and continued to Ram into private home, making home unsafe to enter. All this caused $14000 damage to the car, not including the cost of damage to the wall and building. BMW dealership will not look into the accelerator cables etc...says can't be an issue with this incident. This should be investigated further as safety of occupants / pedestrians and other vehicles could be in jeopardy! P.S. we have not driven the car yet since it has been at the BMW body shop since December 8 2015. Car is second owned by us. We bought car at 6K miles and now has 10K miles. Kind of scared of getting behind the wheel and driving the car.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 042015

335

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 BMW 335I. While driving 20 mph making a 90 degree turn, the vehicle accelerated without warning and crashed into a telephone pole. The contact sustained neck and back injuries, but no medical attention was required. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000........updated 12/08/15

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 122012

335 6-cyl

  • 2,993 miles

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

Loss of power, the car will not rev past 3,000 rmp and no fault codes show on dash.

- Commerce City, CO, USA

problem #4

Nov 152013

335 4-cyl

  • 11,109 miles
Had similar problem as previously reported incident (09/30/2013), the loss power. This was the second time for me. The first incident occurred on October 29, 2013. When I put foot on gas, the car would not accelerate. I took car to dealer and two days later was told the auxiliary power supply needed to be replaced, but the replacement part was unavailable: There were no parts in the country nor could they tell me when the part would be available. I was told I could continue operate the car and I should not be concerned. The loss of power occurred again November 15. I also noticed similar to the previously reported incident a change in the engine temperature - the temperature dropped from about 250 deg to about 205 deg.

- Penn Valley, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 022013

335

  • 8,200 miles
Transmission problem resulting in violent shuddering of the vehicle body and abrupt engine stops resulting in dangerous driving conditions. Fluctuations in the tachometer when the car attempted to stop and the car would automatically change gears to neutral or park.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 192013

335

  • 1,825 miles
As I was approaching the on ramp for the highway, I sped up in order to merge into oncoming traffic. I depressed the gas pedal completely to the floor but the car picked up extremely slowly as if it did not have any power. I also noticed at the same time that my engine temperature seemed to be unusually low for a vehicle that had been running for over an hour. There had also been an extremely loud fan noise that would come on every 2 minutes or so. As a result of the lack of power, I nearly caused a collision between myself and the vehicle behind me because the oncoming vehicle did not anticipate someone merging onto the highway at such a slow pace. I continued to drive without power for about 20 minutes as if the car was a naturally aspirated vehicle even though it was clearly turbo charged but the turbo never kicked in. When I got off of the highway and was able to pull over to restart my vehicle, the car started to run as normal.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 272013

335 4-cyl

  • 2,250 miles
The subject vehicle accelerated unexpectedly when the car was slowly turning into a parking space in a parking lot. The driver had to suddenly press very hard on the brake in order to stop the car.

- Mclean, VA, USA

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