really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
300 miles

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2013 BMW 128 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 BMW 128 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152013

128 6-cyl

  • 300 miles


I purchase vehicle from BMW May 3,2013, with 40 miles showing. The dealership had to jump start vehicle to get it started and off of show room floor. I asked about that and was told it happens all the time. After test drive and purchase I drove vehicle home 220 mile. For the next week every time I tried to start vehicle it would not start and acted like a dead battery. Made a appointment with service dept. May 15 after driving 25 miles I heard a loud noise "bang" and smoke. Coast off hwy.stop car open door and saw flames coming out from under car. Jump out and start to store within 5 seconds heard loud "bang" turn around and saw car total engulfed in flames. Vfd show up, tom green county tx. Sheriff made report. A bystander made viedo and photos of vehicle burning that I have. I escape being engulfed in that fire ball by seconds. If there would have been in a child seat it would never have survived! this should not happen to a car with only 300 miles off of show room floor.I hope this event is looked in to before the worse happens.vehicle is with allstate clame#[xxx]. from the feed back I get from BMW and the dealership I dont think they take this event serious. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Angelo, TX, USA

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