really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,840 miles

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2014 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 022016


  • 23,000 miles


Vehicle has on 4 separate occurrences stalled/failed to accelerate. "drivetrain malfunction" error code is displayed. The vehicle had 11564 miles on the odometer at the first occurrence. The faults were cleared, but because they could not replicate the failure, no action was taken. The second occurrence, 6 months and 9000 miles later, a sensor was replaced, faults cleared, no further action taken. The third time, six weeks later, a fuel quantity control valve was replaced. The car has just been towed for a fourth time. On 3 of the 4 occurrences, the car was on a highway or busy street, at one time traveling in excess of 60 mph. The last time was turning onto a busy highway, narrowly avoiding an accident. The first time was on a downtown city block, stalling in an intersection at low speed.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 072015


  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 BMW 3281. While at a stop light with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle accelerated independently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure was unable to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 03/04/16

- Arabi, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022015


  • 10,858 miles
I pulled slowly into a parking space at the gas station. I stopped and I had my foot on the brake. I was pressing the park button when the car surged forward, accelerated over the curb and into the outside wall of the store. The damage to the car was enough to render it undriveable and there was significant damage to the building. Thank goodness, no one was on the sidewalk. Police and fire departments responded.

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 282014

328 4-cyl

  • 9,500 miles
Driving on the highway, the car reported an error "chassis: Drive moderately. Consult service center." There were no other symptoms. I drove straight to the service center. The problem was not reproducible at the service center after turning the car off. After a couple of days in the service center the acceleration sensor was replaced. The day I received the car, I got the same error, this time while driving at around 20 mph. On stopping and restarting, the error was not reproducible. 500 or so miles later, I got the error once again, this time at around 40 mph. And again, on shutting the car off and restarting the error was not reproducible. I plan to contact the service center again tomorrow.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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