fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,300 miles

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2013 BMW 650 engine problems

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2013 BMW 650 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 232015

650 8-cyl

  • 12,300 miles


While driving, the car will have a sudden shake, an immediate loss of power and the engine light comes on. The main radio screen displays a drivetrain malfunction, reduced power, immediate service. During this time the car has significant and sustained shaking and loses nearly all forward power. The car must come to an immediate stop and turned off. If you were passing or on a busy highway, this could likely lead to a car accident with no ability to avoid it since the car has little to no power. There are scores of complaints online about this for the 650I gran coupe. There are also youtube postings. The owners have posted that they cannot find the issue. Dealers have reprogrammed the ECU, replaced spark plugs, replaced coils, replaced fuel injectors and replaced fuel pumps. Even with this, the cars continue to have the same issue, which could easily cause an accident. NHTSA, since BMW has repurchased dozens of BMW 650I gran coupe cars because of this, they are clearly aware of the fault. There are dozens and dozens of posts online and on youtube, this is a well known issue. Yet BMW does not have a single fix to resolve the issue. Please help us resolve this issue before someone gets killed or injured, unless someone else already has.

- Snoqualmie, WA, USA

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