definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,600 miles

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2008 BMW 135 wheels / hubs problems

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2008 BMW 135 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 302014


  • 58,000 miles


The rear right wheel was cracked at 5 places around the circumference and lost tire pressure, discovered by costco tire center in everett Washington when brought it in, in August 2014, thinking that the tire got a nail. BMW seattle declined to cover the tire by warranty stating that I bought in 2009 and it is above 5 years so no warranty on it, I had to buy the after market set of rims (vmr model 701) that does not fit totally with the car and would like to revert to use the original set with a replaced rear right rim. I took pictures and sent in 2 days ago to BMW as the set of rims I bought for the car do not really fit. The original cracked rim has a manufacturing defect as shown in my photos taken from inside the rim looking out: The aluminum material show a riddle irregularity at several places. BMW calls me today to re-iterate the refusal for the rim replacement.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 202013


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 135I. The contact stated that the alloy wheels had cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician verified the failure and stated that the wheels needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 38,000.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 082013


  • 50,000 miles
Went to have a 'slow leak' fixed (passenger rear), and they discovered I have a crack on the inside of the rim.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 072012


  • 42,000 miles
Cracked 18" alloy wheel with oem run flat tires. Wheel size is 245/35R18, tire is Bridgestone potenza re050A run flat (oem tire). Cracked wheel is on left rear, wheel is cracked on along interior of wheel. No known road collisions have occurred (I.e. haven't hit any potholes, curbs, etc of note).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 232010

135 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
-the contact owns a 2008 BMW I35. The contact stated that the rear wheels were cracking on the inside. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer because the tire indicator light illuminated; the dealer stated that the problem was caused by driver errors and was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 25,000. The consumer stated BMW refused to acknowledge that their rims are defective and crack as a result of normal driving, especially their 18 inch rims when coupled with run-flat tires. BMW claimed the cracks must have come from the driver impacting some object like a pothole, rather than a result of a defect in the design of the rim. The consumer believed the rims were designed too weak to take the impact of normal on-road driving. The problem was exacerbated by the run-flat tires, which were very hard with strong sidewalls resulting in too much of the normal force from small speed bumps being transmitted to the rim rather than absorbing some of the shock in the tire. Updated 02/01/11.

- Pompano Beach , FL, USA

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