hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,500 miles

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2006 BMW 330 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152018


  • 0 miles


Fuel leak coming from the fuel filter / fuel pressure regulator, located inside the fuel tank. The plastic cover where the presurred fuel line is connected cracks causing the fuel to leak. I noticed the issue due to a strong fuel smell comming from the left rear of the vehicle. I followed the smell and it took me to the fuel tank access under the rear seat on the left (driver) side. That is where I noticed fuel accumulation outside the tank. Then I proceed to start the engine and clearly noticed the fuel leaking from an small crack on the filter (not the fuel line). I started a research on the subject and I found several complains about this issue including videos on youtube on many BMW models. Also found there is an active safety recall for some VW models with the same situation. The parts from both vehicle brands are pretty similar and the parts are from the same supplier (vdo). I just need you take a look at this as a safety concern before vehicles start catching fire. Thanks for your attention on this matter. Sorry for not having pictures, just google it and you will see it.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #1

Dec 072015


  • 175,000 miles
I am filing this safety vehicle complaint on my 2006 BMW 330I. What first began as a smell of fuel inside the car escalated to a strong smell of gas, after looking at the undercarriage of the vehicle I discovered fuel leaking down the driver's side gas tank inches away from the hot exhaust. Tracking where the leak was coming from, I removed the passenger rear seat and discovered that the fuel pump plastic housing developed cracks all around causing the fuel to escape below the passenger seat down the gas tank. The vehicle operates fine and there are no dash lights indicating that there are any failures of fuel, however, it seems the fuel has broken down the plastic housing of the fuel pump over time, resulting in an enormous loss of fuel when the vehicle is running. I am very glad I discovered this issue, which I believe is an enormous safety issue and consider myself lucky that I didn't catch on fire on my last drive. I will follow-up with BMW's hotline because I am certain there are other drivers that own the I90 series that may be having the same issue and hope NHTSA can put this on their bulletin and open an investigation on the serious issue.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

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