2008 BMW 135i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 BMW 135i

2008 BMW 135i Problems

Noise and/or Vibration Due to AC System Low on Refrigerant

A droning type noise may be noted when the air conditioning system is operating. Additionally, a vibration may be felt in the steering wheel. If these issues are no longer present when the AC system is turned off, the problem may be low refrigerant charge in the system. Our technicians remind us that if the refrigerant charge is found to be low, proper leak diagnoses should be performed in addition to recharging the AC system.

Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far

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.

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2008 BMW 135i Questions

How to reset my 2008 135i BMW (1 answer)

I Recently moved and stuffed the truck and back backseat of my BMW 135i full to capacity and my top wouldn't drop, I figured "oh my trunk is to full it will drop when I empty it" I make the move and emptied everything out of my car and drunk and still the top will not drop. after re...

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2008 BMW 135i Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Battery Cable Connection at the Fuse Block May Break

The vehicle battery is connected to the fuse box via a heavy duty cable. It has been determined that the cable connection at the fuse box can degrade over time, resulting in increased electrical resistance. This increased resistance can cause the connection point to overheat and break, resulting in a loss of electrical power and causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method to correct this concern.

Sound Insulation Around Seat Belt Buckles Could Ignite in a Collision

The seat belt pretensioner explosion that occurs during a collision may ignite the sound insulation around the buckles. Dealers will modify the sound insulation on all vehicles, and relplace the seat belt on some models. This recall began on August 23, 2010.


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2008 BMW 135i Reviews

I purchased a used 2008 BMW 135i in September 2012. After two weeks, I started having trouble with the adaptive headlights and the dealer wanted $4000 to replace them. From all the research I have done, it appears a lot of other 135i owners have had similar issues with their headlights. Before I could have the headlights replaced, one of the turbos went out and the water pump stopped working...

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