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10.0

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

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1996 BMW 328 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172000

328

  • miles

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

When the vehicle was put in drive it accelerated backwards with the engine recing at 40 to 50 miles per hour and hit a tree, passenger sustained head injury. Nlm

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

May 151998

328

  • miles
I was accellerating from a stop to highway speed. When I pushed down hard on the accellerator to move from 10 mph up to 55 mph, quickly, to merge with traffic, the engine suddenly and unexpectedly dropped to an idle speed and the gas pedal no longer responded. The dealer said the problem was a broken throttle cable at the point where it enters the throttle assembly in the engine compartment. A recall campaign is mentioned in the dealer's repair order, but I received no notification of the recall. This is a very dangerous problem, as the vehicle decelerates when one expects it to accellerate. Life threatening emergencies may result. Collisions are likely.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

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