definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,538 miles

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2008 BMW 335 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 BMW 335 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #3

Sep 212008


  • 8,000 miles


I have a 2008 BMW 335I convertible. On two occasions, the fuel pump has malfunctioned coming off of the freeway in los angeles, resulting in complete lack of power. This has put me and my family's life in danger. I have read countless other reports of this occurring. Please make BMW issue a recall, asap before someone gets seriously injured.

- Venice, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 102008


  • 15,500 miles
I took the vehicle for the following symptoms: 1.) long(er) crank 2.) engine malfunction, reduced power 3.) service engine soon 4.) heavy, erratic shaking and shuddering 5.) engine sounded like a union pacific train with loud pumping sound 6.) because of 4 + 5, decide to turn-off the engine or sometimes it just stalls before 7.) after reset, the car becomes drivable but symptoms will reoccur. 8.) able to recreate problem when I mash the gas after doing some research on an auto forum, I suspected that the caused of the problem was a failing high pressure fuel pump. The dealership kept the car for 3 days to run some tests and concluded that the fuel pump was the problem. Since they replace the part, the car has not broken down again. However, they introduce another problems. 1) the car's exhaust noise is much louder now 2) the car is less fuel efficient, lower miles per gallon 3) the car now has a turbo lag which was previously non-existent. This means BMW is falsely advertising the 335I twin-turbo has zero lag. This was true before they updated the car's software but is not longer true at this moment in time.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 222008


  • 1,920 miles
1) transmission jerks forward when letting foot off brake intermittently 2) car has long starts; I believe it to be a fuel management problem 3) car has reduced power intermittently problems occurs about every two days; the transmission jerking forward and reduce power is unsafe. It can't be forecasted during everyday driving. I have in contact with BMW na and my local service center for repairs. Car has approximately 2000 miles; BMW claims no issues with the system. Fuel/transmission issue makes the car hard to predict. BMW dealer recommended a different fueling station due to ethanol contact; since I started using their recommended gas stations, the problem has gooten worse. It should be noted the car has not technically failed yet. I've created an excel chart to track the issues, events and date/mileage/status of car conditions. I will keep in contact with the service manager of the dealer with the re-occuring issues. Vehicle type 2008 BMW 335I coupe (model was not listed in drop-down bar later in complaint).

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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