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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 BMW M3 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012016


  • 100,000 miles


ABS hydro unit on E92 M3 2008 just failed, it is a common issue on all BMW cars, though problem is over the year and because of poor soldiering these unit fails, causing braking problem, cruise control not working irresponsive, and stability control problems.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 272015


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW M3. While accelerating, the throttle became stuck and caused the rear tires to spin. The contact struck a curb, crashed into a tree, and then a fence. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a back injury that needed medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a towing lot. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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