pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,124 miles

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2008 BMW 335 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 BMW 335 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 072010

335 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Long crank, stuttering, engine dying at idle (or in traffic), check engine light/limp mode. BMW dealers don't know exactly how to fix it once and for all. They just keep replacing the high pressure fuel pump.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #4

Jun 042008


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 335xi. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph; proceeding to a traffic signal. The transmission exhibited a jerking motion. The vehicle continued in operation. In addition, the fuel pump failed on several occasions. The turbo charger and banos system failed to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was repaired under the service warranty. The driver observed after the vehicle service repair; smoke was coming from the tail pipe and oil was leaking. The failure mileage was 50. The current mileage was 34,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 202008


  • miles
I have a 2008 BMW 335xi. It has a serious transmission problem. When I am at the red light with my foot on the brake it feels like someone hit me from behind! so hard I look in my rear view mirror to see the car that hit me and get out to get their insurance info. BMW will not fix it saying that the tech cant reproduce the problem! if my kids or your or some driver with not alot of experience would have this happen to them I assure you they could panic and hit the gas and end up in the intersection and get killed!!! something has to be done before someone dies!!!!

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 282009


  • 3,200 miles
The 08 BMW M3 with the dct transmission stalls in 2nd gear when going around turns causing near collisions. BMW has not fixed this problem as of yet.

- Brooklyn, NY, 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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