really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,978 miles

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2007 BMW 335 fuel system problems

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2007 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #16

Dec 292016


  • 6 miles


I was driving my car home from work one day and the car started loosing power and when I started the car the next day it had a rough idle I have not even had the car 6 months yet. The car now back fires and I don't know what the problem is and I just want my car fixed.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #15

Oct 142016


  • 58,000 miles
I was turning on to a highway, as I accelerated to match the speed of oncoming traffic and merge, the engine power abruptly degraded. I had to swerve out of the lane to avoid an accident. The vehicle had a flashing service engine light and was not producing any power. I had the vehicle towed to park ave. BMW in NJ. The dealer diagnosed my vehicle with a failed dme (engine management computer or ECU) at less than 60K. After doing some research I found many others BMW N54 engine owners online who had encountered the same dme failure. It turns out an electrical component that costs a couple of cents was prematurely failing. This was known to BMW in 2007 when the vehicle was being sold. The BMW service builtin si B 12 18 07 clearly indicates that this is an unexpected failure and is caused by a defective diode. Further more the issue can damage coils and fuel injectors costing thousands of dollars. Replacing coils, injectors, and the dme can exceed $5000. Further more BMW chose no to be proactive and replace the component, instead they put peoples lives at risk, at best their benefiting from their own lack of quality.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #14

May 152016


  • 127,000 miles
High pressure fuel pump & vacuum lines tank 1 & 2 failures. Turbocharger & waste gate failure as well, fuel sending units developed hairline fractures that cause fuel to leak on exhaust manifold likely to case a fire was told not to drive car luckily the mechanic notice the leakage. No more need to to say, you guys are aware of this do some about it please! I never purchase a BMW ever again!

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Jan 062016


  • 50,100 miles


There is a serious defect with the engine and fuel pump. It takes a long time to accelerate when driving especially on the highway, the car will shake, jolt and the engine will start to make a weird noise. There is oil leaking constantly and the check engine light is constantly coming on even after just being repaired. The car goes into limp mode and has shut down on me numerous times while driving. I've had the fuel pump replaced numerous times and yet it needs to be replaced against. The car will overheat at times and and just shut down. I was driving on a busy city street when the car just shut down, I couldn't steer or brake it just died in the middle of a busy street. It was extremely unsafe and put my life in danger as well as the other drivers on the road, especially since they were driving at fast speeds.

- Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 082015


  • 120,000 miles
This is my third BMW. In all cases, the fuel sending units develop hairline fractures that cause fuel to leak; in my previous two cars this problem developed at around 75,000-80,000 miles. In the present car, the propulsion pump near the fuel tank also developed a hairline fracture. The substandard quality of these parts cause an unsafe condition whereby fuel leaks can cause a fire.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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problem #11

Sep 092014


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. While at a stop light, the vehicle vibrated and the cylinders shut down. The failure caused the vehicle to decelerate. The dealer stated that the fuel injectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 082014

335 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


Fuel injectors failing. Known recall exists with BMW for mfg dates between 04/02/2007 through 10/31/2008. BMW refuses to cover my car under the recall as my car was produced in late 2006. However, the piezo injector part number is the same as the part number under recall, the symptoms and resulting failure of the car is also exactly the same as documented. This is a known issue documented thoroughly online and within BMW's database. I propose BMW to extend their recall to cover all model years with this part number.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #9

May 272013


  • 69,285 miles
My car had all 6 fuel injectors replaced at 35, xxx miles back in Feb of 2010. Now at 69,285 miles all six have failed again. The car went into limp mode causing someone to rear end me on an on ramp. Failing injectors seems to be a common problem for this engine. These injectors have a 120,000 mile service interval but they failed for me at nearly exactly 35,000 twice. Hopefully enough people will make this an issue to have this become a recall.

- San Anselmo, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 092014


  • 117,000 miles
Going approx. 55-60 mph, sudden no throttle response, once on the side of the road shut down then restart and drive for about 200ft then went into limp mode, stayed in limp mode until I got it to the dealership 2 days later. Tried restarting twice the following day which resulted in 3-6 sec crank time then once started it would have low throttle response with heavy vibration, after about 10 secs it would go in limp mode again with heavier chugging and vibration and eventually shutdown with 7 secs with a "choking" sound. Lack of fuel.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #7

May 152014


  • 78,000 miles
The car just stalls out. Sometimes, when I stop at a traffic light and then start to go, the car hesitate to go. It stalls in traffic. I have taken it to the dealer, but they can not duplicate the problem with their diagnostic test equipment. I am afraid that I will be hit by other cars because of it. Since the dealer can't seem to figure it out, I have been researching it on-line and lots of other people have the same problem.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #6

Mar 042011


  • 25,000 miles


I was driving on local. All of sudden, there was no response when stepping on the gas. I had to pull over the shoulder and stop the vehicle. I tried to restart the car. It didn't succeed. I had to ask for towing to the mechanic. And it turned out to be a fuel pump fuse problem. My car was just out of warranty since I bought it in Dec 2006. So I had to pay it myself for the repair ($600)

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #5

May 122013


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning with the illumination of the engine service and engine malfunction light. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the fuel injector and waste gate needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Redding , CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 152013

335 6-cyl

  • 71,556 miles
While sitting still at the first incident the car stalled for no reason. Over the next two weeks the car started to run very rough and the service engine light would come on. You could turn it off and restart and it would be fine for a little while, now my engine light stays on all the time and my #3 injector needs replaced. BMW did recall the injectors for the 2008 models, but not my 2007, the cost is my responsibility and many other 2007 owners have had the same problem. I do.have a BMW extended warranty for my fuel pressure regulator, not a recall, but they go bad several times a year. A recall should be extended for the 2007 injectors.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

May 262011

335 6-cyl

  • 62,714 miles
While accelerating on a highway, the car lost power and started to shake. I had to pull off on the shoulder while decelerating while cars around me were honking and driving around to pass me. I was lucky not to have been in a collision. The "engine malfunction" light and "service engine soon" light turned on. After coming to a stop on the side of the road, I turned off the car for a few minutes and restarted it - it drove fine but the "service engine soon" light stayed on. It has happened many times since.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 062013

335 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My wife was departing a traffic circle on base here in germany. She accelerated to 35 mph and experienced stalled acceleration as she was traveling down the main road. My wife was stepping on the gas and the car appeared not to be running. She attempted to get the vehicle off to the side of the road as it rolled to a stop. She was stuck in the right hand turn lane on a two lane road and waited for security forces patrolman that stopped and helped push the car out of traffic.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #1

Sep 172012

335 6-cyl

  • 63,995 miles
High pressure fuel pump failed on freeway causing immediate loss of 70% of power. Dealership is also saying that fuel injectors are faulty. After looking through different internet websites it seems to be a common problem in early 335I models. Almost crashed because of it.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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