pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,350 miles

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2011 BMW 328 steering problems

steering problem

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2011 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 032017


  • miles


In models equipped with a heated steering wheel, the steering wheel thermostat very occassionally malfunctions and overheats. It becomes very hot, almost too hot to touch and potentially causing burns. It appears power cycling the switch several times can resolve the issue temporarily. However, it still can take several minutes to cool down to a safe operating temperature. Obviously, this can become very dangerous when operating a vehicle, especially at highway speeds.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 042012

328 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
I was driving on free way around 65-70 mph, suddenly the car lost control, veering, jerking, steering wheel lost control.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 092011

328 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW 328I. The contact was driving 45 mph when the steering wheel started to vibrate along with the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The contact also stated that on one occasion, the trunk opened while driving 80 mph. The dealer found the lock actuator was not locking completely. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 300 and the current mileage was 8,000. Updated 04/11/12 the consumer stated the gps system didn't allow her to put in 95% of the addresses. Sometimes, the gps gave the consumer the wrong directions. Also, the engine vibrated after sitting for a perid of time. Updated 05/11/12

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 262011

328 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
Vehicle drives to the right when steering wheel is positioned in the center position. Straight-line driving position is several degrees to the left. Pull to the right was amplified with speed; highway driving was very noticeable. Dealer performed an alignment at 1600 miles and found rear camber, rear toe, and front left toe out of spec. Immediately afterwards the problem remained. Took the vehicle back to the dealer at 2200 miles for another alignment. Vehicle still has slight pull to the right but the steering wheel remains off-center. Again, straight-line driving position is several degrees to the left.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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