BMW 335xi Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 335xi

BMW 335xi Problems

Aluminum cylinder head bolts may break, most commonly in the front part of the engine. Our technicians tell us revised cylinder head bolts are available which should correct this concern.

One vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors, the mirror may fold out past the standard position. Our technicians tell us that if this occurs a special procedure must be followed to relearn the correct mirror home position.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate and/or a lack of power may be noted due to a failed high pressure fuel pump. BMW has released a service bulletin regarding this matter, the suggested repair is to replace the failed high pressure pump.

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BMW 335xi Questions

when i turn car off then restart the car the problem is gone for a short period of time but later returns. I also noticed that a flap inside the tail pipe on drivers side is closed preventing fumes from escaping. when this flap is open the car seems to be ok. I have read a lot about emission pro...

It's my first BMW and I love it! Bought used a year ago. Car is in good shape with 40,000 miles. I'll put 20-25K on it every year. Can anyone give me an estimate of average repair costs for the next 2-3 years?

The radio and cd's sound fine. Dealer blamed the cable connecter but upon swapping with a friend it made no difference. iTunes or downloaded cd's are all that's on the iPod so good sources. Help!

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BMW 335xi Recalls

The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

An incorrect crimp connector may have been installed on the side air bag and belt tensioner wiring. There may be insufficient contact in the wiring, creating high resistance. This condition may cause the side air bag and/or safety belt tensioner not to deploy if needed in a crash, which increases the risk of injury. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began September 16, 2009.

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BMW 335xi Reviews

Bought my 33xi used with 8,000 miles. The run flat tires are terrible - rough, jarring ride. Huge improvement when I switched to 18" BBS rims. Am worried I have a fuel pump issue

Hopefully I am replying to the post in 2012 (and ones from 2019)about the noisy tires. Just bought Michelin MXV4 ZP (zero pressure) run flats from a local discount tire to me in indianapolis IN for 150 per tire. They are so quiet compared to the prior Turanza El42s I can't believe it.

Great car. Well balanced. Good comfort. I an selling and purchasing a new Audi A4 after only 35,000 miles. TIRE NOISE. Dealer suggested 528xi at $50K to solve THEIR problem. Have loved BMW since 2004, 2002. Enjoyed the 335xi and am going crazy with tire noise which BMW does not care to address. Good buy? No.

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