really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,611 miles

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2007 BMW 335 fuel system problems

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2007 BMW 335 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Sep 152007


  • 11,000 miles


Substantial power loss, many episodes (5 at least), BMW does not seem to be able to correct. High pressure fuel pump and injectors replaced twice. Problem still exists this has happened at 70mph, car bogged to 20mph. Barley got off freeway last two times.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #25

Aug 022008


  • 11 miles
NHTSA action number : PE08032 NHTSA recall campaign number : N/a make / models : model/build years: BMW / 335I 2007 manufacturer : BMW of North America, llc component : fuel system, gasoline fuel system, gasolineelivery fuel system, gasolineelivery:fuel pump date investigation opened : April 28, 2008 date investigation closed : open summary: The 2007 BMW 335I vehicles are equipped with a high precision fuel injection system designed to allow precise metering of the fuel mixture and higher engine compression to increase engine and fuel efficiency. The system includes a standard in-tank fuel pump to deliver fuel to the engine and a high-pressure fuel pump driven by the oil pump chain drive assembly, which can achieve a maximum programmed fuel pressure of 200 bar. ODI has received three owner complaints of stalling incidents in the subject vehicles due to failure of the high-pressure fuel pump. Additionally, ODI has received eight complaints alleging incidents of vehicles unexpectedly going into a limp mode because of high-pressure fuel pump failures. A preliminary investigation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect.

- Washington Dc, DC, USA

problem #24

Aug 112008


  • 8,000 miles
My previous car was a 2007 BMW 335I coupe. After a couple of months of owning the car, the car was diagnosed with a faulty fuel pump. Subsequently, I purchased a 2008 335I convertible. After driving the car for a couple of thousand miles, the car started showing signs of a faulty fuel pump (long crank times). Yesterday, the engine malfunction light came on and the issue was determined to be that of the faulty fuel pump. At this point, the car went into limp mode with reduced power. Additionally, there was shaking and the car was misfiring and running very rough. This is clearly a huge defect with the 335I engines. It is a safety hazard should the fuel pump break while the car is on a highway, or in a deserted location with no access to a repair shop. I would appreciate if this issue is given the seriousness that it deserves.

- Woodside, CA, USA

problem #23

Jul 102008


  • 19,832 miles


My 8 month old BMW 335 fails on me while driving in the freeway with my 7 year old son at 1130pm. Engine malfunction. Towed it to the dealer -it was the fuel pump. They apparently replaced it..the next day I got it back late afternoon. Driving it back home after 60 miles. It did it again. Apparently im not the only one who' S having problem..this is a very serious..it just stop in the middle of the road with a vehicle that's only 8 month old....hope you will address this.

- Delano, CA, USA

problem #22

May 302008

335 6-cyl

  • 14,200 miles
Initially, car was slow to start after pressing start button. Immediately experienced noticeable decrease in power. Car was not responsive at all whenever I attempted to accelerate. Exhaust note began to sound like there was a hole in the muffler. After 1 or 2 days, a yellow service engine light appeared in dashboard display. Afterwards car felt like it would stall out unless I depressed pedal to keep rpms up. The car was towed to the dealership where I was told when I picked up the car that the problem was due to a computer program failure. On my way home after 10 minutes of driving I returned the car to the dealership and told the service advisor that my car was not fixed and that I was experiencing the same car substandard performance. After a couple of days I was called and told the problem was the high pressure fuel pump. The car is till at the dealership as the part has not arrived at the dealership yet.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

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problem #21

Apr 252008

335 6-cyl

  • 17,991 miles
Fuel pump completely failed; car undrivable, would start and then stall 5-10 seconds later. Initial stall occurred pulling out of a driveway onto a highway. BMW towed the car to closest dealership & diagnosed as high-pressure fuel pump failure. Pump replaced, car out of service for ~5 days during repair. Occurred with ~18K miles on vehicle. Multiple online reports of other 335I vehicles with identical problems - this requires a safety recall.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 102007

335 6-cyl

  • 6,700 miles


High pressure fuel pump failure.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #19

May 122008


  • 15,100 miles
2007 BMW 335I coupe : faulty high pressure fuel pump they changed my fuel pump to remanufactured fuel pump. They should change this to new one.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #18

Jun 152007

335 6-cyl

  • 2,700 miles
--1. car started to idle rough when started from cold. Car would shake at traffic stops and often feel sluggish during acceleration. --2. high pressure fuel pump failed and car went into limp mode. Limp mode immediately shut down the car and could not be started again. This is a safety risk as car shuts down and could cause serious injury when traveling at high speeds. --3. after waiting 32 days, the high pressure fuel pump was replaced. BMW North America claimed national backorder on the part. BMW kept the failed fuel pump.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #17

Dec 222007

335 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
2007 BMW E92 335I had fuel pump replaced due to car going into limp mode. Car had fuel pump replaced. Driving on six-lane highway 101 North of san francisco, crowded highway, the car went into limp mode and stalled in the fast lane. Traffic from behind car almost rear-ended car three-times before I was able to frantically pull to a safety lane. I thought I was going to be killed in this situation and never in my driving career was as frightened as I was when my car put me in a very dangerous situation.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #16

Sep 272007

335 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


The fuel pump fails and dies out.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #15

May 072008


  • 9,800 miles
Fuel pump on 07 BMW 335 failed while making a left hand turn. Immediate loss of power almost caused an accident. Car towed to dealer. Waiting for parts. This has become a common problem with these cars.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #14

Dec 152007


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle sporadically failed without warning. The vehicle was able to restart immediately. On several occasions, the vehicle would shutter excessively while driving at any speed. He took the vehicle to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure or provide a remedy. The failure recurred so he took the vehicle back to the dealer. A technician stated that the fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump was the possible cause of the failure. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The failure mileage was 2,000 and current mileage was 15,000.

- Wilmette, IL, USA

problem #13

Apr 012008

335 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,500 miles
I have 5,500 miles on my brand new BMW 335I, and the fuel pump failed on me. Luckily, the failure occurred while my car was at my home, as opposed to on the road/freeway, which could have caused me to get into an accident. It's now been 5 days that my car has been at the dealership, and instead of immediately replacing the fuel pump under warranty, the corporation is requiring the dealership to run a bunch of tests on my car, and to basically get rid of the fault codes without replacing the fuel pump. This is a known issue with the 335S which BMW North America refuses to issue recalls for. The issue is widely discussed on www.bimmerpost.com.

- La Canada, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 162007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
I had a 2007 BMW 335I sedan that experienced a bad fuel pump problem. I brought it in to be serviced but they stated they could do nothing about it until an error code was thrown. The car ran like complete garbage and would shake fervently while idling. Now, I have a 2008 BMW 335I and after about 4800 miles, 2 spark plugs and 2 ignition coils had to be replaced. I am absolutely fumid paying this much for a vehicle that has zero reliability. This car also shakes rather roughly at idle and makes me question the integrity of the manufacturer's fueling system.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #11

Nov 152007

335 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,200 miles
The high pressure fuel system on my 2007 BMW 335 failed at speed on the expressway causing me to lose power and be forced to pull onto the shoulder and call roadside assistance.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #10

Feb 072008

335 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Fuel pump failure.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #9

Sep 262007

335 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Entering a freeway on ramp during a turn, the car's fuel system failed and caused the car to 'shutter' (same feeling as someone who does not know how to drive a stick shift). This caused the car to lose control and flip over after hitting a ditch. The car has already had two fuel pumps replaced and BMW knows about this problem. So far, BMW does not want to take responsibility for their inability to fix this known 335I problem. There are already 11 complaints (not including this one) regarding the issue on this website. BMW assist also failed in the crash as it did not contact BMW assist call center after the crash.

- Newcastle, WA, USA

problem #8

Feb 072008

335 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,600 miles
The high pressure fuel pump malfunctioned while merging into traffic on a freeway on-ramp, resulting in a near rear- end collision as the vehicle suddenly slowed due to the malfunction. This is a well known defect in this vehicle for which production continued, knowing full well the potential for eventual malfunction, without disclosure to the purchaser.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 042008

335 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Failed fuel pump, (twice now) once at 8,000 miles, and now again at 23,000 miles. I bought this vehicle new. It's a 2007 BMW 335I.

- Portland, OR, USA

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