fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,896 miles

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2012 BMW 328 engine problems

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2012 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 312016


  • 25,989 miles


While in line in a drive thru the vehicle turned off suddenly losing all electrical power and power steering. Upon trying to start "charging malfunction" appeared on the information screen in with a red warning sign. Tried 2-3 times to turn over starter. When vehicle turned on it was time to move forward. When trying to exit drive thru drive way vehicle was very heavy and almost impossible to turn. Finally after several back and forth attempts vehicle was moved about 50 feet to a safe parking location.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232014


  • 15,700 miles
Engaged cruise control on interstate and the vehicle immediately and aggressively accelerated. As the vehicle speed indicator approached the cruise control pipper, the pipper began to increase, staying about 5mph ahead of the speedometer needle. At approximately 95mph I disengaged the system using the control in the steering wheel. Information center displayed a "cruise control malfunction" error. Engaging the brake disengaged the cruise control, but once I release the brake pedal the cruise began aggressively accelerating again. Tried it once more off the interstate at approximately 30mph and vehicle displayed same symptom. Vehicle speed always appears to chase the cruise setting which increases steadily in relation to vehicle speed. Plan to contact dealer today.

- Adams, TN, USA

problem #1

May 232014

328 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
Unable to accelerate safely, engine gives out intermittently at varying speeds. Called every dealership around alpharetta, ga; gwinnette BMW told me they wouldn't work on it or help me and then hung up-all on a recorded line. Still waiting for a manager to call me. Called another dealer and they said to wait a few hours and try again meanwhile I can only hope my car doesn't shut off on my during rush hour or on my way to work. This has been on ongoing issue with the F30 BMW 3 series as many customers indicated this issue for at least two years.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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