hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,821 miles

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2000 BMW 328 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 BMW 328 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Oct 012011


  • miles


The reverse gear in the transmission will not go in gear. All other gears respond. Cannot move car in reverse. Problem started October 2011. At this time the car has not been moved.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 012010


  • 79,000 miles
There is a major problem with the reverse on these vehicles. We thought we had a unique problem but it is a obvious that this is a widespread problem. I found 359 complaints on our yr/make/model on this website alone. Also numerous complaints on a website called no reverse.org. Our BMW will not go into reverse. I have learned to park on an incline so I can roll backwards out of a parking space. BMW needs to do a recall. They are loosing faithful customers by not addressing the issue. If there is a class action lawsuit, I want to be a part of it. BMW reps at customer service decline to help so far.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #3

May 132011

328 6-cyl

  • miles
My 382I would not go in reverse nor forward. The BMW richmond va. Asked for $2,695.56. To repair my transmission. I order a used transmission from lkq aftermarket by keystone bring to cost to replace my transmission at BMW richmond va, to $1,065..the BMW dealership told me they damaged the car replacing the transmission causing a oil leak..they didn't tell me that there's no oil in my car, but I checked anyway do to the fact I live in brooklyn NY and had a long drive..when I put the oil in the car the car smoked very badly and I had towed back to the BMW richmond dealer and they charged me another $693.29 to fix the problem.I found out that BMW richmond va. Never replaced my transmission. Also the clamps that hold the cooling fan was missing and I was told to pay them $475, to replace it or the cooling fan would jump into the engine causing death or injury to me or anyone around the car.I am in court about this serious situation they put me and my family in..

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 012011


  • miles
My 2000 3 series BMW has stopped going in reverse. At all. It's very dangerous as I was in traffic yesterday at a red light when a semi truck turned the corner in front of me and needed me to back up. I was stuck behind a van that was able to go in reverse and of course expected me to follow suit, and I couldn't! I've been reading online and all over the world people are having this same problem over and over again with this particular series of BMW. I've only had my car a year. It has a little over 100K miles on it. I absolutely cannot afford the 3-5K it will cost to replace it. There are so many complaints on the web. Please have this recalled before it turns into another Toyota debacle. It's not fair.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 022011


  • 132,000 miles
Reverse gear (automatic transmission) stopped working without warning. Car acts as if it is neutral, engine just revs. Car has been well maintained. Was surprised to find it is a very common occurrence with this model, and that there is a website devoted to the problem (noreverse.org). Also learned that a recall was issued for Cadillac that used the same transmission and had the same problem.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

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